Step 1 – Declutter and Clean
The most time-consuming part of changing your garage from catch-all to car house is cleaning it out. Start by splitting your driveway into five areas – trash, recycle, donate, and keep. As you take items out of your garage, be brutal about which category you’re going to put them in. If you haven’t used something in a year or longer, get rid of it by trashing it, recycling it, or donating it. If you have difficulty letting go of perfectly good clothes, toys, or tools that you don’t need or have never used, have a garage sale to try to make back some of the money you spent on them. Otherwise, donate them to your local thrift store so those in need can use them. If you do plan on donating some items, put them in boxes and put the boxes in the back of your car. You’ll be more likely to actually get to the thrift shop if the boxes are taking up room in your car rather than collecting dust in your garage.
Step 2 – Design Your New Garage
Step 3 – Set It Up
You’ve sorted out all of your things, made any necessary repairs, and have a map of where everything needs to go. Now all you need to do is get the necessary organizational products and set everything up in its proper place. Opt for hooks, shelves, and other storage products that fit with your budget and your style. If you have anything dangerous like weapons or toxic chemicals, make sure to get a locked cabinet to store them in safely. Once you’re finished putting everything back together and the proper places, you’ll feel much better about parking your car in the garage this winter. You won’t be worrying if a hammer will fall on your windshield or if you’re going to hit something pulling in.