5 Tips for a Workable Garage

A workable garage is a garage which is durable,organised and functional. If your garage fails to be like this over time, oil, moisture, heat and weight will conspire together to destroy your garage and its contents.

These conspirators cause pitting, cracks and noticeable deteriorations. It is worth your while taking the time to re-organise and sort out your garage making it a workable space for all who use it.

Remember, the garage is the first part of the house that welcomes you home; when you are back from the day’s activities, you do not want to be greeted by a shabby-worn out garage.

Always consider using epoxy flooring for the garage floor; it improves durability and gives a great finishing look. Epoxy flooring offers triad of benefits which include epoxy coating, design, style and durability.

Investing in the infrastructure of your garage will go a long way to maintaining its useful life.

Following these five Tips will help you achieve a workable garage:

Keep it, Sell it and Bin it

Here is where you prioritise your garage items. Some items are used daily; hence, it is wise to keep these most accessible. Some of these items include oil tins, car wash items, sports equipment and gardening tools.

There are some things you no longer use, or maybe you have not used it in a very long time. Trade these items for cash if you can. If you can’t sell them, donate them to local op shops.

The last set of items is the ones we classify as junk, bin these items. Make sure you follow your local councils regulations on how to dispose of items in a responsible manner.


The next step is to zone your items. Categorise items by creating different zones in the garage. The zones will consist of sports/recreational materials, D.I.Y, gardening tools, and rarely used items.

Once you have chosen the proper zones, it is time to sort your items into their designated zone.

This zoning makes the garage tidy, spacious and attractive. It allows the car to fit in very well.


By insulating your garage, it makes it a workable space in all weathers. Should you need heating during the cooler winter months, then the insulation helps to keep the heat in, so you can continue working on your projects.

Insulation also keeps the garage atmosphere regulated. With a more regulated atmosphere, items will be at a lesser risk of any primary damage due to extremes in temperatures.

Clean out the Garage (Hygiene)

Hygiene is unarguably the most challenging part of the work.

Once in a while, pull everything out, clean it and check out the condition of garage items.

By doing this, the garage functionality is drastically improved. It will help you get rid of junk like old and used paints, oil containers and damaged hard wares.

Cleaning up the garage makes everything clean and tidy. Achieving a clean environment is cheap and tantamount to a healthy working space.


Maintenance is the last but certainly not least. Maintain the doors, locks, irons and floors of the garage.

Maintenance saves us from more significant future damage and maintenance is relatively cheap and affordable compared to major repairs.

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Scarlett Rae Coleman: Scarlett, a residential architect, shares design ideas, architectural trends, and tips for planning a home remodel.