We have a two car garage, but currently only park one of our cars in it. I drive a Kia Sedona and the hub’s drives a Hyundai® Santa Fe. I am pretty sure if we organized our garage better we’d be able to get both of them in there nicely…. well maybe. I don’t mind my car being parked in our driveway, as I don’t have to get up every morning and drive to work. Too be completely honest I drive as little as possible. Anyways back to the main point of the article our garage.
Again it’s a 2 car garage so it’s pretty roomy, and you could probably find everything under the sun in there. We have a deep freezer, the hub’s tools, tool boxes, the weed whacker and blowers. I also have an area for the laundry, which consists of shelving, washer/dryer, laundry cart for the detergents and baskets. etc. You know a typical laundry room area. With that being said I think I treat our garage just like another room in our house, I am always cleaning & organizing it. This past week I tackled it again. I spent about 3.5 hours putting our holiday decorations up in the attic, and organizing the garage. I have realized that I dislike clutter and if I let it, I get really annoyed by it. … Hence my obsession with having a clean garage.
As I was tackling the garage I couldn’t help to think that there has to be some sort garage organization systems. We have many of our things hanging on the walls and on heavy duty metal cart type things. But …. if I could find some cabinets made especially for garages, then I wouldn’t see all the stuff and be bothered by the clutter. Yes! I would completely trick myself but it would be well worth it, maybe this way I wouldn’t treat the garage like a large play room and constantly want to clean it. Geez after writing this I realized I sound like I’ve lost it.
Well me being me I had to find out if there were such things for garages, and decided to talk with my good buddy Google. I did a search and found a ton of garage type cabinets that looked nice. There are actually a ton of companies out there that specialize in this type of stuff. Perfect! Now that I know it can be done I have added it to our to do list for this year. Oh let me add that some of the units are very affordable. (Which shocked me!) I think we can get away with spending maybe $1500 and get rid of a lot of clutter in our garage. Maybe by the time we complete the project our 2 car garage will actually hold 2 cars!
Do you look at your garage and feel the need to clean it like me? Do you have some sort of garage storage units or are you using open shelving?