Are you an old couple looking for a date idea to reignite the fire in your relationship?
This might sound boring or dragging but hear us out. Why not make a date out of cleaning the garage?
Your face might already be scoffing right now but we actually really think that it’s gonna be fun!
When you clean the garage, you will go through all the things that you stored in it. That means going through old holiday decor, old sports gears, rusty picture frames, old woodwork projects, old shoes, old tools, and the list goes on. Just seeing these things can automatically sent you down, with a rush of nostalgia, to memory lane.
It’s a great way to look back on the good old days. Your memories will flash right before you when you see a memorabilia one after another.
You might already be deciding a new home for these items but for the sake of your date, do not rush the cleaning process and use the things you’ll find as conversation points. When did you get the item; why did you get it; how did you get it; who or what was it for; what are the things that you did with it; and how did it impact your life. You might have seen an old tennis racquet and remember the days you used to play as a varsity player. You might have met your significant other because you were both athletes. Then, your first date was on a tennis court and you purposely missed all the shots to make your partner feel good. (But she knows it because you’re an athlete and you can’t possibly miss everything!) And then, one of you will sign-up for tennis and you’ll see each other more frequently. You were even playing tennis when you proposed. And the first sport that your kid wanted to play was tennis because the racquet that you’re now holding in your hands was left in the living room when she was a toddler tinkering with everything she finds lying around.
So much memories flashing in your head. And boom, there goes the signal to hug.
Needless to say, the 5Ws and 1H questions will unpack a lot of memories and will certainly make for a good date. And once you’re done, you have a cleaner garage! You can start sweeping and washing all the dirt and grime from the ceiling to the bottom. You can even make an art project out of this date by painting the walls or the garage door together with a wall art.
Afterwards, you can make a date again out of selling the items you have found and donating those that can still be donated. Then, it would be time to install smart storage solutions. Here are some of FlexiMounts’ offers to help organize and store your items properly in the garage. Once your items are organized, you can make use of the garage space for other date themes such as a dance party, a workshop session, or an intimate dinner.
WRC24B CORNER 2-PACK 2′ X 4′ WALL SHELVING
This product is perfect for small garages. This wall shelving will make use of corner space that can guarantee to optimize all vacant spaces in your garage. It can be used as a corner shelf or a 2-pack shelf. Like the other wall shelves and overhead storage racks from FlexiMounts, this item also features an integrated grid design. It’s easy to install by one person because the package comes with all the necessary hardware. An installation template will also help locate where to mount the holes. You may install it in wood studs or a concrete wall. For additional storage, this is compatible with FlexiMounts GRH2/GRH2B and hooks GRH1/GRH1B.
BR24 GENERAL 2-PACK 2′ X 4′ WALL SHELVING
If you don’t have much space in your garage, you may opt for this BR24 general 2-pack wall shelving. It is 2’x4’ in size and could carry 440 pounds in total, 220 pounds per tier. It is made of powder coated steel that is of high quality and has passed through rigid quality tests. It can easily be installed by one person because it arrives in one box that has all the hardware you would need. You may choose to install it in a parallel or vertical manner. Like our other products, this also features an integrated grid design that makes it stand out from others in the market, makes it easier to assemble, and gives it more stability compared to other storage solutions that have a multi-piece assembly. You may opt to add flat hooks from FlexiMounts so that you could hang your bikes. It comes in black and white.
GR48-H HOOKS 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK
Maximize safety and stability with this Amazon Best Selling product from FlexiMounts. It can carry up to 600 pounds of weight and is 4’ x 8’ in size. Its height can be adjusted from 22 to 40 inches and it is made of cold-roll steel. Again, it comes with a Step-By-Step instruction and installation template so don’t worry too much about the installation process. It is also waterproof like the other products which makes it a great storage option for seasonal items that are mostly tucked away during the year. This will arrive in one box including accessories you may attach to it. You could attach four pieces of flat hooks or the GRH1 or two pieces of utility hooks (also included) or the GRH3. These hooks offer additional storage for your items.
GR48F BASIC 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK
The GR48F has a weight capacity of 600 pounds and it is 4’ x 8’ in size. The height can be adjusted from 22 to 40 inches. It is made of cold-roll steel and is guaranteed to be strong and sturdy where you could load 3/8” plywood or even thicker. You may customize the color of your wooden desks or even use old wooden boards.
This product has multiple dedicated embedded mounting points that will ensure the security of your products. Like other items in this list, it makes use of ceiling space which is a perfect storage solution for seasonal and unused items that are kept in your garage.