While setting up my garage of the new house after I changed cities, I was in a dilemma. On one hand I remembered how much clutter my earlier garage had acquired. I did not want the new one to look like the old one – it had become a challenge to find anything and store anything further there at the latter stages. But then I did not really want to throw away anything – I knew quite well that most of the items in the garage would come handy for me sometime or the other. In fact, I was at a complete loss about what to do.
Over my first weekend when I was still setting the new house up, I happened to call my mom on the telephone. She kept asking me whether the new house I had found was good, how was my kid finding it and so on. I brought up the dilemma about my garage storage, and then what she suggested completely changed my thoughts. She asked me a simple question, “if land is scarce, why not the sky”?
Well, I knew what she meant. Of course not the sky – but she was hinting me to use overhead garage storage. Now that the thought had dawned upon me, I started carefully evaluating the option. Apparently everything but one small thought all were in favor of going ahead with implementation of the suggestion.
What were the positive parts of the thought? I realized that my garage overhead space would anyway remain unused. So I could store a serious amount of goods there if I could install a storage system. It would significantly reduce my floor clutter. I could space out well enough to store better – finding things would be easier. Additionally, if I fix good-looking cabinets then my garage would look better rather than worse.
What was the negative thought that I had? It was that I would not want to store garage items that I still need frequently enough at those heights. There were a few such items but not too many. But since most of the items were not used too often, it was a relatively small hindrance.
So I installed an overhead garage storage system. And I still think it was one of the best decisions that I had taken while setting up my new house.
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