What do you do if you have lots of furniture and memorabilia but no where to put it in your house? Its likely you’ll just chuck it in the garage and think about it later.
This can cause a huge headache down the line, especially if you end up accumulating large amounts of stuff over the years. This could be bits of broken furniture, old appliances, school records for your kids or any other random objects.
Make a point to clear out all your junk – whether it’s taking it to the tip or having a garage sale.
Once you’ve gotten rid of all the clutter in your garage, you can start to think about storage for things you want to keep. In your garage, you typically have lots of room for overhead storage. Install a rack from the ceiling and store things like ladders, fishing rods, garden equipment or even crates.
You can also inspect your walls and see if you have enough room for shelves – as long as they won’t jut out and put a scratch in your car!
Finally, once your garage is looking spic-and-span, you can start setting up your functional workspace.
Think about what you’ll be using it for. Is it for hobby woodworking? Perhaps a home office? This will give you an idea of the equipment you need and how to set it up.
If it’s a home office, find a desk, chair and cabinets that will easily fit into the space. For crafts and hobbies, you’ll need a working bench and a place to store all your tools.