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How to Reclaim your Garage Space for your Car

24th Jul 2013

We all have a garage and we all seem to forget the purpose that a garage is meant to serve. Reminder; you are meant to be able to park your car in the garage; it’s a safe and locked location to keep your car in doors. We accumulate more and more stuff each year. However, we don’t accumulate more space. Do you see the problem? Before you know it you are parking your car on the street and the garage is a storage room. The following article lists some simple tips to follow when attempting to reclaim your garage. This mission is going to be a success!

Do you need it?

This is the easiest way to start. You need to be honest with yourself and tough. How long has this item called the garage home? If the answer is more than a year then you really need to ask why it’s still hanging around. If you haven’t used the item in a while it’s pretty obvious you don’t need it. You need to be tough but reasonable. There is nothing worse than throwing something away and then wishing you still had it the following week. If there is something that you can’t make your mind up about, put it aside and reconsider later or get another person’s opinion.

Garage sale

Don’t just throw things away. It’s true; ones man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Is it so hard to believe? Not only will you make a little extra money to help with the bills but knowing your items are going to a good home is a great motivator. If you don’t have the time to hold a garage sale, consider giving your items to a second hand or opportunity shop. Feel good for being charitable and have space to finally park your car.

Storage

If there are some big tickets items that you just can’t live without but don’t have the room to keep around, consider hiring some storage garage. Places like Fort Knox Storage will keep your belongings safe without costing you an arm and a leg. It’s a great idea for people that have down sized to a smaller property and plan to find something bigger once the market has picked up.

Finally, make sure that you have time. You don’t want to be rushed. This is a long and thoughtful process that requires your full attention. You want to do it right the first time. Set yourself a goal and reach it. If the goal is quite large set yourself some partial goals, these will be the increments to reach on the way to the final goal.

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