Do you feel comfortable showing off your garage to your visitors? If you don’t feel confident opening your garage door for your neighborhood to see, you’re not alone. Only 11% of Americans feel satisfied with their garage and wouldn’t change a thing about it according to a survey by the Wall Street Journal.
Most people put effort into making their home interior to look spotless and picture-perfect, but the garage remains the room most often forgotten. Your garage doesn’t have to be an abandoned, dark storage room. Restore life into your garage by decluttering and developing better organization habits both for your own good, as well as the longevity of your garage.
The issue isn’t a lack of space in your garage. Garages are usually the biggest room in a house, but they are also the room least attended to. The problem begins when you become disorganized because then clutter accumulates. Declutter your garage by doing the following:
- Garage sale: Part ways with your unused items by allowing someone else to give them a second life.
- Donating: Take your old belongings to your local thrift store. The objects you want to get rid of can go to others who are in need. This not only helps your garage be free of dusty items, but you’re also helping others.
- Creating zones: Separate your garage into multiple parts. Create a zone to store your gardening tools, sporting goods, car parts, storage boxes, and all your other material items. You can even designate space for you to do your hobbies in.
- Using wall space: Effectively use your wall space by attaching shelves and modular hooks to your walls for vertical storage.
Having a cluttered garage can not only feel embarrassing, but it also creates safety hazards such as:
- Rodents such as rats and field mice claiming your garage as their new home
- Pesky bugs such as spiders, cockroaches, and termites invading your space
- Fires that could be detrimental to the rest of your home and your family’s safety
- Slipping on chords that are scattered on your floor
Cleaning out your garage isn’t only for aesthetic purposes; it’s a necessity in order to live a safe, comfortable life.
Your garage has the potential to be repurposed into a fitness room, a recreational area, a living space for your pet, and to become a habitable room in general. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to only be once a year–show those bugs who’s boss by taking ownership of your garage. Make the most out of your garage by maximizing your storage space today.