Do you long to create a garage that is not only functional, but one that also extends your living space? Is your garage overstuffed with tools, bikes, paint cans and sporting goods? Does your garage serve as a dumping ground for things that you have no idea what to do with? Does a clean, clutter-free garage sound like a dream?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this post’s for you. You can reclaim and create a functional living space for work and storage using Feng Shui principles and some good green cleaning.
Feng Shui Garage
First, you’ll have to determine whether or not the garage is part of your home for it to be considered by Feng Shui principles. If the garage is attached and shares one or two walls with the house, the garage is considered to be part of the house and Feng Shui principles can be applied. To achieve a Feng Shui garage, clear the clutter, make space to park your car, keep the workshop area clean, and bring natural light from skylights or windows in. Read more about applying Feng Shui principles for your garage here and check out this video:
Whether you practice Feng Shui in your home or not, if you do not have a clean and logically organized garage, you’re once again stuck with a cluttered mess. Here are some tips for organizing your garage and making your own cleaning products, for a sparkling clean garage.
Interested in an eco-savvy garage like the one in the main image? I’ve coveted the image of this garage from Sunset magazine because it is a wonderful example of an eco-friendly structure. It uses reclaimed furniture (workbench, shelving and cabinets). The building is wrapped in a ribbon of translucent polycarbonate panels, which suffuse it with natural light, and it sports a green roof. Oh yeah, it also comes with that spiffy sports car too. Not too shabby.
Does your garage measure up or is it just a mess?
Photo Credit: Sunset