Of course, the initial phase of any reorganizing process is to wipe the slate as clean as it can be. In regards to a garage, that means that everything should be sorted into separate piles. The broken things obviously need to be put into the trash heap. Some things may be able to be recycled or just given to friend, family or charities. After all of these things are taken care of, it is time to reorganize the entire garage area. Here are some useful points to think about when arranging this large multiple purpose room. However, before starting make sure that you have cleaned out the garage and, if possible, given it a fresh coat of paint.
First of all, you must accept that the main purpose of the garage is to provide a shelter for the family car or cars. This might depend largely on the size of the available room. If the area is very small, hardly accommodating your vehicle, then there is probably no need for further contemplation. However, if you are one of the few fortunate people who have a very large garage, then it is entirely possible that you will want to set aside specifically designated areas for a number of diverse activities. You might choose to store all of the gardening and carpentry equipment there, or create a home office or small gymnasium area, as long as there is still room for the cars.
Secondly, it is always wise to leave some space at the entrance of the garage. It should be around five or six feet in depth; an ideal place for parking the garden tractor or snow blowing equipment. It is imperative that these pieces of equipment be parked so that they can be easily reached whenever they are needed.
Thirdly, installing some hooks onto the walls at different heights will allow you to hang up a lot of things. For example, the bicycles for the entire family would suddenly be off the floor. Garden tools, snow shovels, rakes and many other long handled implements could be within easy reach and still be out of the way. The addition of a few shelving units can be used to store the bulkier and seasonal items; this includes the camping and fishing equipment, holiday decorations and camping supplies. Try to use as much of the vertical space that you can.
Lastly, any remaining space could serve any other function you wish, depending on its size. A drop down table top that is installed on the wall is perfect for allowing the children to do their homework and still be with a parent. It can also serve as a work table for gift wrapping or sorting papers. The best thing about this kind of table is that is can almost disappear entirely when it is no longer needed.
Autor: James Smithers
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Added: March 6, 2010