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Garage of Horrors: Every Homeowner's Daily Halloween Situation

Oct 27, 2022

When you think of Halloween, you probably think of mythical creatures, costume parties, blood, gore, trick-or-treating, and more. However, every homeowner has their own version of Halloween on a daily basis – a nightmare every time one steps foot in the garage room. 

The area of the house that gets the greatest traffic is the garage. It is the entrance to the house's living quarters, parking for your car, a workspace for your projects, and even storage for your belongings. Homeowners put a lot of demands on their garages. The wear and tear of the garage are unavoidable given the volume of foot traffic it receives and really happens more quickly than we would want.

We notice more issues in our garage as a result of the daily increase in requests. It's possible that the issues are less complex than you think. There is always a solution to every problem.

The Horror: No More Space in the Garage Due to Clutter 

As previously said, the garage is a free-for-all type of space in our home. What we may imagine of accomplishing and maximizing the room may merely provide enough breathing space, if any at all. The most typical issue is excessive clutter masquerading as a necessity. If you've actually decluttered and arranged your garage to the best of your capabilities and still don't notice any progress, you could be trying for a self-defeating remedy.

The Remedy: Durable and Space-Saving Storage Solutions

You probably have more garage storage systems than any of your friends, and you've probably seen their drawbacks time and time again. The key to making garage space more usable is to make the most of any vacant walls or ceilings. You will start noticing a large amount of breathing room in the garage once you install them and arrange the orderly bins. They substantially open up the floor area, allowing you to move around the room comfortably and park your cars and valuables in a secure location.

The issue of excessive storage on the garage's valuable floor space is solved by using overhead storage racks. The ground will become accessible for your cars and other activities you plan to carry out within the garage once items have been securely tucked away in the compartments in the ceiling.

Because of its reinforced hanging garage storage wire deck design and high loading capability of up to 800 lbs, the Fleximounts GR48M Pro 4′ X 8′ Overhead Garage Storage Rack is made to withstand severe use. However, there's no need to fear because this rack was made with high-quality materials that guarantee a safe and efficient loading capacity. Longer ceiling brackets and wider contact surfaces are supported vertically by substantial space, which also increases stability and safety. As a way to guarantee the quality of the hardware, the screws that come with the box are thicker than any others that are on the market. In addition, the rack is water-resistant, guarding the objects placed there from being harmed by leaks of liquid or water in your garage.

Since you may essentially place the garage ceiling storage racks almost anywhere, the GR48M enables flexible installation. With Fleximounts' smart joist configuration, you may mount the rack in either concrete or wood at any angle, even perpendicular and parallel to sloped ceilings. Make sure the vertical posts are spaced apart by 48 inches. Using a stud finder to locate the joists if the ceiling is drywalled.

Conversely, the garage rack may be simply upgraded with hooks and clamps to accommodate additional stuff such as tools, cables, bikes, and more.

Even while having some familiarity with the hardware is a significant benefit, beginners may still build the rack easily. The template and installation instructions for assembling the rack yourself are also included in the package. You don't need to worry as they are simple to follow.

The Horror: Space that is Inefficient and Constrained

More than just your skill set is required to succeed in your repairs, metalwork, and other tasks, a strong and broad workbench is required as the projects increase. The success of any project is also significantly influenced by the workspace.

Additionally, the garage area may get disorganized as you will be using tools and machinery. The space in your workshop is insufficient to store all of your equipment and supplies.

If you enjoy working long shifts, particularly when you are in the zone, you should seek a workstation that can accommodate your preferred working posture, whether it be standing or sitting.

The Remedy: Invest in a Height-Adjustable Workbench

A solid workstation is essential for a variety of tasks and activities. Adjustable workbenches are a huge relief. When you include adjustable height as one of the features one should look for, then the Fleximounts WB102 Manual Height Adjustable Workbench is a clear winner. The user may manually change the frame's level to the proper size. So, whether you like working standing or seated, you can depend on this workstation.

The Fleximounts WB102 Manual Height Adjustable Workbench allows the user to manage any sitting or standing job with optimal efficiency safely. It lets you change the height of your workspace from 29.5 inches to 44.1 inches. The extra-large crank handle provides smoother operation than usual, allowing you to lift the desk effortlessly even with heavy loads such as the computer set, toolboxes, vehicle cleaning equipment, paint cans, and many other items. And, most of all, you would never need tools to modify the height of the table legs, as is required for conventional workbenches without a crank handle.

The WB102's 1.5 mm cold-rolled steel frame is strong and has a 500 lb weight capacity. Its worktop table has a desktop that is 47.2 inches by 23.6 inches by 1 inch in size, offering more than an adequate workspace, and a surface constructed of solid rubberwood.

Additionally, you may use it as a sewing and craft table, a desktop computer for your home office, or a workbench in the garage.

The Horror: Inadequate Lighting

If productivity is a concern, lighting can make or break any environment. Bright lighting is never possible with just one or two 60-watt bulbs. A lack of adequate light sources in the area creates a safety threat, in addition to decreasing your enthusiasm to complete the task at hand. The problem is made worse because many objects are kept in the garage, which might lead to slipping and falling incidents. 

The Remedy: Add Sufficient Light Sources

A quick and affordable solution is to install fluorescent or LED strips or tubes. LEDs would be the better solution because they only consume 30% less energy than fluorescent light fixtures. They are not only more ecologically sound, but they will sustain longer. To avoid having to look for the switch each time you pass the garage at night, you may also opt to install motion-activated lights. Additionally, if you install lights outside the garage, where it is very dark, that will greatly aid in illuminating the space

Another suggestion that might enable you to save money during the day is to make the most of natural light. Large windows enhance a space's brightness and create the sense that it is open and airy, which increases productivity and elevates your mood.