Would You Live Where Your Car Lives? Feng Shui for Your Garage

Before summer truly leaves us and the snow begins to fly, there is still time to do a project that could bring about some surprising changes that enhance the quality of your life. It is often treated as though it has little if any impact but is a practical, functional place in which the car(s) and other stuff gets stored. Depending on where the garage is located in relation to the rest of your home, it could have an enormous influence on your money or your relationship, as well as your health and well-being.

The garage is often the first place you see when returning home. It goes without saying that the condition of the garage and the experience you have driving into it can influence how you feel in general. Even if your garage is detached from the house, it can still be instrumental in making you feel welcome or making you feel discouraged.

Besides removing clutter, here are some tips for enhancing your experience with your garage. . . .

1. Deal with the floor. At the very least sweep out the garage once a year. Hosing it down is better. It may be time to consider painting the floor or adding an epoxy coating for a nicer, cleaner look not to mention it will make sweeping it out a whole lot easier.

2. Have a system for storage. The garage can certainly be used for storage but there should be a system. Shelving works; cupboards work; plastic bins with covers are also an option. Make sure you know what it is you’re storing and that it doesn’t impede the experience of getting out of your car.

3. Be inspired. Have something fun in the garage to lift your spirits when you come home. This might be a banner or a poster. Change it up from time to time to keep your interest level high.

Your goal is to make the garage the best garage that it can be. You don’t have to convert it to an office or a bedroom—-that is never an easy conversion. You don’t have to wallpaper or carpet the floor. You only need to make it an enjoyable experience. Pretend you were your car—-would you want to live in there?