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Making Your Garage A Safe Space to Read

Nov 28, 2022
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Education is valuable because the power of knowledge can never be taken away from you.

There is wisdom to be learned from reading books in addition to the experiences we have in life that feed our thoughts. Many people picked up the reading hobby from their parents. They start grabbing everything they can read when they see book shelves at home and begin to fall in love with the tales and storylines they come across. Some people find solace in books. Reading only allows you to concentrate on one page at a time, in contrast to social media apps that direct you to many links and keep you trapped in an unending scroll. Your focus is firmly fixed on the information you are acquiring from that single page, which both feeds and provides for your intellect.

Reading is a hobby for many people across the globe. They take pleasure in immersing themselves in other worlds and creating scenarios in their minds as they read. They enjoy having their minds challenged and learning new things about reality that they do not already know or have not imagined themselves. 

The love of reading that bookworms have is contagious. They allow readers to lend out the books they have read. They debate the stories with their peers or even establish a book club where they each get a turn to talk about a different book. Some authors believe that sharing their knowledge or a great piece of fiction with others comes before selling their books, even when they do. Most people exhibit their favorite books in their homes. But where can you even put your books without allowing them to decay when there is no longer space available? How can you give meaning to the words in these books if you've amassed a vast library yet are unwilling to donate them so that you can pass on the knowledge from that particular book to another person?

Even while you don't own the only copies of every book ever published, you do have access to information that you are in the unique position to offer. For this reason, we suggest starting a public library where you are currently residing. 

One strategy that many people have used to start their own public library at home is to use the space available in their garage. This is because you might not be that eager to invite total strangers into your home on a daily basis, and understandably so. Once you raise the doors, everyone can enter. To get through the library, they wouldn't need to go inside your house. Your books can be arranged and stored in the garage's spacious storage area in an orderly manner. 

For those looking to convert their garages into libraries but unsure where to begin, there are many design boards accessible on Pinterest. Think of how many children, young adults, and new adults you could persuade to share your passion for books! So that you don't misplace any books, you should have a clever categorizing system. Additionally, you can be amenable to book exchanges so that you can acquire fresh reading material.

Of course, if your home is small, your garage is probably also where you keep some of your possessions in storage. Make sure the garage maintains that purpose once you create a library in one of its corners. Install clever storage options like wall shelves and overhead racks that will make the most out of the available space in the open garage. We listed down options from FlexiMounts to select in this article. 

But before we get into those, you’d want to make your public library as appealing as possible. Since the rise of Kindle, more people are now used to reading books from a screen as opposed to flipping printed pages. So if you open a public library in your neighborhood, chances are people would just pass by it and won’t bother to stop by and check out what’s inside. 

Make it enticing by having other offers. For one, you can set up a simple cafe that just offers drinks or if you’re going to add food, you’ll just have snacks on the menu. You can hold events too such as outdoor film screenings. All you need is a projector for everyone to watch the movie or documentary clearly. You can arrange a group discussion after the screening. Or you can collaborate with different artists to perform on special nights. Maybe someone can play the guitar and have jam sessions every Friday and then every Saturdays, there’s a spoken poetry word night or impromptu acapella riff offs. You can even hire a live illustrator who can draw portraits of your guests. You can arrange for book swaps and have a book club that convenes every Tuesday night. 

With that said, let’s move on to how you can maximize the space in your garage to make the public library and all of these activities possible. Install any of these storage solutions: 

WRC24B CORNER 2-PACK 2′ X 4′ WALL SHELVING

Do not worry if your garage has limited space. FlexiMounts offers this wall shelving product that makes 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. 

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.