Back to Basics: Home Garage as Parking Space

June 03, 2022

Over the years, the way we utilize our garage has evolved from merely a vehicle parking slot to storage space to workshop activity area to name it and for sure the garage can accommodate it. However, during the course of time, the initial and traditional function of the garage gets blurred. Our vehicles are often reduced to parking on the driveway or on the street.
Main Reason Why We Can’t Park Our Cars in the Garage
In a survey done by the Wall Street Journal, it says that 74%of homeowners still see that parking is the most essential and important use of the garage. It is quite contradictory to the garage situation many of the homeowners face now. And the biggest factor why one could not maximize the garage space as a parking area is clutter. The garage clutter is like a thief in the night–it may walk past you and leave unnoticed. Before you know it, the clutter has accumulated and relegated to the garage as just a storage space.
Decluttering Frees Up Valuable Floor Space
Decluttering your garage does not need to be burdensome. Clearing and cleaning the garage space can be done with ease by using the right equipment. And by finding the correct storage for your space, it answers most of your problems on how to create more floor space for your vehicles and activities that need foot traffic. There are many wall shelves and overhead garage storage available in the market. A quick search on e-commerce sites will show hundreds of products. But looking for what will be best suited in your garage will take time if you do not know what you want and need in garage storage. Aside from the affordability and price, the criteria that you should look for in storage equipment is that you can also utilize an organizing shelf that can be of multiple uses and offers flexibility, which will suit your needs–whether it is for weight capacity, reinventing of the orientation of the shelf and compatibility with the kind of walls that you already have in the garage. It is common sense that it will be easier and financially logical to get a rack that is already compatible with the build of your garage. The Fleximounts WRC24B Corner 2-Pack 2’ x 4’ Wall Shelving is one such reliable top storage solution. You can save a great amount of space in the garage by using the corner walls to install the wall shelf. Moreover, it offers flexible installation as you can use the WRC24B either as a corner shelf or a two-pack wall shelf. It is also compatible and suited for either wood studs or concrete walls. It is made of powder-coated steel, which is responsible for its heavy-duty and sturdy performance. Each shelf can carry a maximum weight of 220 lbs without it being wobbly, so you are assured of the safety of the items stored on it and you do not need to worry about falling objects cluttering your garage. Additionally, its one-piece grid design for easier assembly makes it more stable compared to others with multi-piece assembly available in the market. Assembling and installing this wall shelf will be a breeze as it is designed for easy one-person installation. In the package, all the hardware that you need is already included, as well as the installation template that helps with the mounting of holes, and the bubble level that helps get the perfect horizontal location. Moreover, the Fleximounts WRC24B Wall Shelving storage space offers additional storage options. The storage can easily be expanded with the Fleximounts GRH1/GRH1B hooks or GRH2/GRH2B hooks. You can use the hooks to store bikes, tools, cleaning materials, and more.

Reasons to Park Your Cars Indoors

1.Protect significant investment in your car
The average cost of a brand new four-wheel drive in the U.S. is about $35,000. And that sum could be your second biggest investment next to your home. So parking outdoors is beyond unimaginable, impractical, and illogical at this point. Whatever happens to your car outside could be covered by insurance–yet another investment, but the damage could be beyond what the insurance can shoulder. So, to save money and to protect your financial investment, it is best to store the car indoors or in your home garage.
2. Added security to your vehicle
It blows our mind when we pass by houses that leave their cars outside as it is an open invitation to a car thief. If you tell us that yours is not a luxury car and you are off target, surprisingly, the top ten most stolen vehicles in the U.S. are not even in the high-end category. Popular makes such as Honda and Toyota are often the most targeted ones as the car parts like the tires, rims, airbags, and catalytic converters are hot in the black market. Not only parking on the driveway will subject your vehicles to theft, but also to vandalism. And nothing about that experience is ever pleasant as you have to deal with insurance claims, unsettling feelings of having one’s possessions to be violated or stolen, and if you own a single car, then you have to put up with the inconvenience of not having a car.
3. Extends the life of your car by protecting it from the elements
Cars, especially the modern ones, are engineered to last long years. However, weather and other external elements can shorten its shelf life. One may argue that the car is well-maintained by frequent washing, occasional waxing, and rust-proofing, but in one way or another, the elements will eventually show their toll. The snow, ice, and rain speed up the rusting process. The extreme heat in the summer causes engine seals and hoses to dry out or worse crack faster. UV exposure makes the paint and colors fade quickly. On top of that, other elements like acidic bird droppings, fallen tree parts, dust, dirt and pollen, and other weather-related factors contribute to the faster deterioration of your vehicles.