It is time to embrace the extra square footage that your garage gives you. A garage can be usable space for more than just vehicle storage. With proper planning, a garage can be used as a workspace, a living space, or a recreation space.

Clean Out the Junk

Too often a garage becomes a catch-all for things. A great start to your newly repurposed garage is a garage sale. Take everything out of the garage and sort through all of your stored items. Think about what can be thrown away, sold, and donated. Once you have separated these items, you can have a good handle on what you are keeping, and what will be going away.

Touch Up and Repair

Once you have cleared out your garage, it is time to pay attention to any repairs that need to be done. Check the garage door to ensure it is in good …