Although it is often a necessary space that is neat and organized, the garage can be a place of clutter and stress for many people. Here are three tips to improve the form and function of your garage.
Tidy It Up
Going through all of the items in your garage can be one of the easiest ways to improve it. By throwing or giving away things you no longer use and organizing all of your items, you can create more space. Doing this, you will also know exactly what you have as well as where those items are. Tidying up can help you feel more organized and less stressed, all while improving the function of your garage. If the task seems daunting, break it up into smaller chunks. You can organize one section of the garage at a time or simply set aside a set amount of time each week and do what you can for that hour or two. Just keep plugging away and you could be amazed at the result.
Change the Flooring
Once your garage is cleaner, a simple, but effective way to continue improvements is to change the flooring. A garage floor should be able to handle spills and messes from your vehicles and still be able to look nice. While there are several different kinds of garage flooring types, the most popular are epoxy floor coatings. These are durable, stain-resistant, and fade-resistant. They are easy to clean and look great. The epoxy also comes in many different colors and shades, allowing you to choose the perfect option for your garage.
Create Some Space
Creating a designated space for each item in your garage makes things easier to find and creates more floor space. For example, the walls can be used for mounting bikes, camping equipment, and tools. You can use even use large hooks that hang from the ceiling, depending on the configuration of your garage. Corner shelves, floating shelves, and pegboards can be mounted to increase the amount of storage on the walls. Getting items off the floor can help improve how your garage looks and functions and create room for the things you really want to do.
For some people, the garage can become a black hole, a place where things are stored and stay forever. However, by following these tips, your garage can be a place where things are stored, as well as a place to work in and enjoy.