Many of us use our garage as storage space. It is where we keep our gardening and lawn care tools and where we stick the odds and ends that we have no place else to store. As the place where random items are stashed, it can easily become cluttered over time. Whether you want to clean out your garage for spring, because you plan on showing it to potential buyers or just because you are tired of the clutter, here are some fun ways to freshen up the space and to make it a more enjoyable part of your home:
• Organize Its Contents
Not only will this make your garage look better, it will make items easier to find as well. Consider grouping the items by type, so that there is one area for your sports equipment and another for your gardening tools and so on. Also, consider installing shelves and cabinets for better organization.
• Set Up Separate Workspaces
Do you share the garage with your spouse or another family member? Separate workspaces may be the way to go to keep the garage uncluttered and to preserve your relationship. Consider demarcating separate areas so that there is no conflict over what is yours and what is theirs. There are even shelves and cabinets that can be used to create walls for this purpose.
• Get A New Garage Door
Your garage door is one of the most visible components of your home's façade. If you are planning to sell your home, getting one that is secure and aesthetically pleasing is a must. Its visibility means that it greatly affects curb appeal and will influence the potential buyer's first impression. The right garage door will not only make your home look better, it will make it more secure as well. Your options include garage doors that are insulated for greater energy savings and ones that are safer to operate.
• Invest In Garage Technology
Modern technology offers you a lot of options for sprucing up your garage. The technology includes smartphone apps that can control your garage door opener. These apps allow you to close and open your garage door from anywhere that you can find a usable cell or Wi-Fi signal. This means that you can operate your garage door opener from around the world. Motion detector lights are another useful form of garage technology. Having these installed keeps you from having to remember to hit the light switch on the way out.
Garages are magnets for clutter, but it doesn't have to be this way. It is possible to resolve the chaos by following these few simple steps.