If your garage looks like the average homeowner’s garage, it’s likely composed of piles of unidentifiable stuff that never moves. At Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Riverside, CA, we see this all the time. That’s why we want to share with you the great benefits of organizing your garage.
Reclaim Square Footage
In many homes, a considerably large portion of the square footage under the roof is in the garage. It is definitely larger than any other single room in the house. So how well are you managing this valuable real estate in your possession?
Imagine your kitchen, den, or even a bedroom packed to the ceiling with items, 80% of which you never use and haven’t even seen out of the box in years. You would never do this to a regular room in your house, yet we often do this with our garages! Organize all that stuff and you’ll be amazed at the additional space you’ll be able to reclaim for your home.
Protect Your Vehicle
Though originally designed to house vehicles, many garages nowadays never see a car parked inside them. We’ve written here before about the many benefits of storing your car in your garage that many people don’t think about:
- Protect your car from prolonged UV exposure
- Avoid severe storm damage
- Increased security
- More convenient access
When was the last time you went out to the garage to find one simple item and spent hours lost in there? With all the unlabeled or mislabeled boxes that are stacked in no discernible order, how do we expect to find anything? This is where an organization system, even the most basic, will help us redeem hours of wasted time.
You can start very low-key by simply gathering together like items – decorations, files, tools, toys, etc. – and labeling the boxes. You may also want to invest in some real storage solutions that will get everything off the ground and out of sight. If you decide to go this route, you’ll find another one of the great benefits of organizing the garage.
Believe it or not, we are finding in the last few years that potential home buyers are interested in storage solutions in their garage. If you’ve installed some basic cabinets and other storage solutions like bike racks, you may see buyers more willing to meet your asking price. Consider it not only a benefit to you now, but an investment in your future as well.
Protect It All With A Good Garage Door
Now you’re convinced of the benefits of organizing the garage and have taken action. Once you’ve gotten everything nice and organized, it’s important to protect everything else with a quality garage door. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Riverside, California can come do an inspection and make sure that your roller, tracks, hinges, opener, and everything else are in good working order. Give us a call today!