If you’ve never had a garage before, moving into a place with one can seem like a whole new adventure. Not only do you have a place to park your car to shield it from the elements, but you also have an entire area of your house to be used for all kinds of purposes. Garages can provide extra storage or be used for hobbies. You can especially make the most of your garage when faced with a clean slate.
Whether you’re adding a garage onto your home or you’ve just moved into a place that offers more garage space, using it wisely and effectively is the best way to ensure that you enjoy it. Here are five ideas to make the most of your new garage.
1. Clean and Shine
This tip can be applied to any room or space, but it can be especially helpful when considering a garage space. After move-in, take some time to deep clean your garage. This can give you a clean slate before you begin filling it with moving clutter.
Cleaning your floors, getting rid of any stains or cracks, sweeping and doing any other cleaning necessary to make your garage look spick and span can prime the space for anything you want to use it for — be it a home for your car or your DIY-den.
2. Build a Workshop
Do you like to work with wood or crafting materials? If you happen to have a project or craft you love, using your garage to build a workshop — or even using part of the garage for your work area — can be a great way to make the most of the space.
This is especially handy with a multi-car garage. You’ll have plenty of room for a vehicle while keeping more work-intensive hobbies out of your home’s interior. Considering your flooring, setting up a workbench and choosing storage are all a part of creating the best workshop possible.
3. Smart Storage Choices
Garages inevitably become a place for storage, whether you intend it that way or not. You can avoid disorganization and clutter before they even become a problem. You’ll just need to set up a few smart storage solutions before you start piling boxes up.
Shelving, bins and cabinets are all great storage options. You should also create a system for what does and doesn’t go in the garage to keep things tidy. Otherwise, you’ll need to make time for garage cleanouts in the years to come.
4. Create Organization Zones
Creating zones can help you stay organized — making sure you always have enough space to park your car. Putting things on their own specific shelf or bin depending upon their uses can make your garage easier to navigate, and therefore easier for you to use and enjoy.
One great organization tip is to divide up seasonal items and arrange them systematically. Put your winter holiday decorations in one bin and your summer pool supplies in another. You can then easily locate your supplies easily and keep things neat as you cycle through the year.
5. Shelves and Hooks
Whether you’re talking household storage or customary garage items like rakes, brooms and shovels, the walls shouldn’t go untouched. Going up with your storage is one of the best ways to use all the space you have.
This can be especially useful for small garages or one-car garages. Using shelves and hooks on your wall space can help you use the storage space for all it’s worth.
How to Make the Most of Your New Garage
Whether you have a brand new home you can’t wait to get started on or you’re adding a garage to your place to the very first time, there’s so much you can do with the newfound room.
If you’re looking to make the most of your space, it’s all about being intentional and staying organized. That way, you can use your space to the fullest.
We hope you found this blog post 5 Ideas for Making the Most of Your New Garage useful. Be sure to check out our post How to set up a Garage on the Backyard with Low Budget for more great tips!
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