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Taking an Overstuffed Garage from Cluttered to Cozy

Most people use their garage for more than just their car. They will use it to store tools, old boxes, and many other things. If you are one of those people that have packed their garage so full that your car barely fits anymore, then you may want to read ahead for tips on making your messy garage a neat and tidy space once again.

The first thing you are going to want to do is head into your garage with a garbage bag and gloves. Throw away everything that is trash. When you have thrown away all you are willing to throw away, move everything out of your garage and commence thorough cleaning.

Taking an Overstuffed Garage from Cluttered to Cozy
Taking an Overstuffed Garage from Cluttered to Cozy

When the garage becomes cluttered and messy it can attract bugs nests or rodents. You may need to call an exterminator if you find severe problems. If you cannot afford an exterminator, then you will want to arm yourself with bug spray and lay out rat traps if you notice signs of rodents.

After everything has been cleaned out, and while all of your boxes and things are still out of the garage, go through them. Think of what you need and want, and decide if there is anything that you can give away, or perhaps sell in a yard sale.

If you are still left with a bunch of clutter, think about the things that you have left to put away. You can install shelves, cabinets, and hooks in your garage. If you have a lot of tools, then you can install a tool rack on a wall of the garage. Any of these are great ways to save space and a lot more efficient than stacking boxes.

After cleaning out your garage and installing your new space organizers, put them to good use. Sort things before putting them back into your garage. For instance, separate tools, holiday decorations, old clothes, and other things that can be put into different categories and then stored.

It may take a lot of patience to do it, but if you can muster the will to clean out your garage, it really is not as hard as you think. You can be done in no time.

A Great Solution to Building a Steel Garage

Most homeowners these days have a hard time finding an affordable home with a garage built into it. Luckily for these homeowners, there is a more affordable alternative to buying a home with a garage. If you already own a home without a garage, you can build a steel garage addition to it. It’s not as laborious as one might think, nor as expensive as it would be to buy a home with a garage.

Building a Steel Garage
Building a Steel Garage

If you look online, you will find that there are many websites devoted to helping you design and price your own steel building. Some sites even offer ready to build steel garage kits that you can order at discounted prices.

As for location, you will want to align your garage to your driveway. So take a good amount of consideration over the size of the structure. You may have plenty of room around your home, but a minimal amount of space for your car port.

Though it is a matter of preference, you will also want to be sure that the exterior blends in with the rest of the house. It isn’t absolutely important, but it may aggravate you after a while to have a dark blue home and a deep red garage addition. You might feel like you’re living in a police siren. To avoid this, simply evaluate the look of your home, as well as the space and material.

After you get your garage parts ordered, don’t be concerned if you end up getting distracted or not having as much time to construct it. You can still hire a contractor to come in and finish. You may have to hire one anyway to excavate the area you want to build over. You will also want a garage foundation built into the ground with enclosed anchor bolts. Working from the foundation up, your walls need to be put into place first.

Afterward, you will want to get your roof up before the weather can ruin the structure. Then you can work on the floor inside. You are not really required to hire anyone, but with as much work that goes into building a garage, you may want to invest in some assistance.