A garage always starts out as a place for vehicles. But, over time, a work-bench is added, along with tools, gardening equipment, secondary fridges, Christmas decorations, and more and more boxes of . . . STUFF.
There’s a new survey out on garages, and 36% of Americans say their garage is so cluttered, they can no longer park vehicles inside.
And 62% say their garage is the most cluttered space in their entire home.
Just over half, 53%, use their garage as an at-home workshop for DIY projects. Which implies that there’s still enough space to walk around, at least.
Not surprisingly, most people would PREFER an organized garage.
90% of people say an orderly garage can make a small garage feel bigger and 85% would take pride in a well-organized and usable garage.
But 52% of people are NOT satisfied with the way their garage is set up now.
BONUS: Things You Find in Every Garage
- Exercise equipment that fell into disrepair from overuse. (Okay, neglect…)
- The “Scarface” poster she made you take down.
- Christmas lights. Or, more likely, the box where your Christmas lights would go if you didn’t leave them up all year.
- A refrigerator filled with all that deer meat your weird uncle keeps bringing you at Thanksgiving.
- A recliner covered in so many stains even Goodwill’s like, “Yeah . . . no.”
- A string with a tennis ball dangling from it.
- An empty fish bowl. (Rest in peace, Gilly Gibbons!)
- A bucket of balls you used to toss with your kid until you both realized you hate baseball.
- Well, if you’re a typical listener of THIS show, probably some stuff you need to make meth.