Most people who own a garage often find themselves wishing that they had a bigger space to work/unwind in, mainly due to having too much ‘stuff’, and unless you’re super organized, then it could be that you don’t have enough spare room to ‘swing a cat’. It’s an easy trap to fall into, especially if you’re not the only one using your garage, what was once your idea of a neat and tidy place to retreat to, or to tinker in with bits and bobs soon becomes a place, that you would even take your cat, let alone do anything else. But it doesn’t need to be that way, you can declutter, and make your initial ideas come true;
Sometime this needs to be a ruthless process because most people’s ‘clutter’ is usually stuff that they keep, with the idea of using it one day, they may not even know what for, but it has a purpose. There may even be some bits and bobs that are of sentimental value, in which case look for some home storage solutions that mean you will be able to neatly store those bits elsewhere in your home without too much disruption.
Make some money
It could be a great opportunity to make some money, surely you must have some tools, or equipment that you only use once in a blue moon, yet could be of real use to somebody else? Think about things like any wood working tools that you might have purchased with the intention of getting into woodwork, or the oversized mower that doesn’t get used half as often as it should do. You could sell them and on, and not to worry because you can simply use machine rental (known as เช่าเครื่องจักร in Thai), as and when you need it.
The option to rent stuff has nearly always been an option but, for most people, for some reason or another, they prefer to buy. God knows why, it probably comes down to needs and wants, the brain winning with what it wants, clearly. However, you could save yourself some money, or make some money by either not buying equipment in the first place or selling your gear that you rarely use and just hiring what you need, when you need it.
Get some help
Depending on the size of your garage, or your level of attachment to certain ‘things’ you may need some help to achieve your decluttering goal, be sure to ask anybody that doesn’t have the same attachments to stuff.