I can’t tell you how many of my friend’s garages I’ve walked into just to realize that they use it as a pretty unorganized storage space where everything just collects dust and nothing can be found. If you have a garage in your house, it’s in my humble opinion that you ought to make the most of the space you own. While garage renovations can get costly, there are a few ways to reduce costs and still come up with a decent makeover for your garage. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Clean Up, And Get Organized
The first thing you undoubtedly have to do is get rid of all the clutter you have in your garage. Don’t act like you need all that junk that has accumulated over the years. The truth is: most of the stuff that is cluttering our garages is never going to be used. If you ever cleared out the garage of a deceased relative, you know this all too well.
Next, get yourself some DIY garage cabinets. This will help you get organized, and not only will it be cheaper but you will be able to customize it for more efficient use of your garage. You can make sure that the most used items are within your reach at all times, and occasionally used items can be stored safely in higher shelves. You can also add or delete design elements according to your taste and need.
Fund Your Project With A Garage Sale
You’re getting rid of all that clutter anyway. So it makes sense to hold a garage sale. The revenue you’ll generate won’t be massage, but it can help fund your garage makeover. If all it covers is a quarter of your expenses, that’s still substantial enough for you to give yourself more options in your upgrades.
Get A New Paint Job
Even if you aren’t planning to go all out on the aesthetic aspect of your garage, you may want to get a new paint job. It’s a relatively easy task, and usually won’t cost much. You can have fun with the colors, giving the cabinets a striking contrast to the walls behind them.
If you want to keep your garage from getting cluttered again, you will need to have an organization system in place. Remember that everything should have a place, and so long as you keep within your original organization system you should be fine. Like we said before, you should place items you use more often nearby, and seldom-used items can be stored in more hard-to-reach places. Cheap plastic bins and label makers are also a great way to help you organize your storage space, so you can avoid opening up everything just to find that one tool or item. Sort your items, separate them, and label them accordingly. It will be easier to maintain your garage this way.
Now that you’ve fully organized and cleaned up your garage, the makeover is complete. Now all that’s left is to keep it that way.