Some homeowners feel like they don’t get the full benefits of their garage. It may have become a catch-all for items that don’t really have any other place in the home, or it may be so disorganised that vehicles no longer fit in it. If that describes your garage, then you’re probably ready to improve it so you can get the most out of that space. Here are a few different tips for making your garage much more useful than it currently is.
Get Rid of the Useless Stuff
The first step to making your space more useful is to get rid of everything you don’t need. Too often, the garage becomes a storage space for things that actually need to be thrown away rather than stored. While you might have intended to use those holiday decorations every year, you might realise that some got stuck in a corner and haven’t been seen for years. They may be damaged beyond repair and need to be tossed. You might also find that you’ve accidentally been storing garbage for several years.
Add Organisational Accessories
If you have no cabinets, shelves, or other organising tools in your garage, it can be hard to separate items and put things into meaningful groups. If you add things such as shelves, a rolling tool cabinet, hooks along the walls, or a pegboard, you can very easily turn your messy garage into an organised space. Using labelled plastic bins can also help organise things, and they will protect the items from pests and water damage.
Replace Your Garage Door
If you haven’t updated your garage door in a decade or more, it may be time to look at replacing it. Garage doors can become weather-damaged over the years, damage that is only made worse if you or someone else has bumped into it with a vehicle. These doors also get hit with children’s bicycles, sports balls, and many other things. If you see dents, scratches, and other signs of damage, it may be time to contact AutoRoll UK to see about replacing your roller garage door with a new one.
Create New Habits
In the past, one of the things that contributed to your garage being in disarray was that things were put wherever there was space for them. Nothing was organised and put away properly when it was added to the space, leading to inefficient use of the area. Once you have your garage organised, it should be easier to avoid doing this. Get into the habit of putting things where they belong when you move them into the garage, rather than stacking them up near the door with the intention of getting to them later. If you continue to do that, you’ll end up with a large stack of items waiting to be put away, which will in turn lead you back to a disorganised garage.
Along those same lines, make it a habit to go through your garage every six months, or once a year, and throw away things you were saving but really have no use for. This will help keep junk from accumulating and ensure that you have space to store things you really do need to keep.