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Max Rockatansky:
I built a shed with my MILís boyfriend specifically to get the general storage items (mostly stuff my wife had) out of the garage.  I also built a side run to the house for yard equipment which can be stored outside.  Some storage in the garage was retained, but only on organized shelving units.  My garage is largely now a shrine for a car, road signs and maps. 

tchafe1978:
We have a one car garage attached to the house through a breezeway, but for us it's never been useful to park a car in. It's barely big enough to fit a car into, and the house was built in the 1950's, and I've always wondered how the big boats from the 60's, 70s, and 80's ever fit into it. We've always used it primarily for storage of the lawn mowers, snowblower, yard decorations, etc. When we did try parking our van in it, there wasn't enough room to open the driver's door so I had to crawl out the sliding door. Wwe didn't try parking a car in there again for a couple years until we got a smaller car that did fit, and my wife parked it in there in the winter. That worked for one winter, but then the next winter, the door broke and fell on top of the car. The door was an old fashioned one piece flip up door that was starting to rot, and the springs that attached to the sides of it broke and the door fell  on the car. Since then we've boarded up the door opening and just use the garage for storage and the cars stay outside. One day if we get the money we might get a new overhead door put on.

SectorZ:

--- Quote from: tchafe1978 on October 02, 2022, 06:35:51 PM ---We have a one car garage attached to the house through a breezeway, but for us it's never been useful to park a car in. It's barely big enough to fit a car into, and the house was built in the 1950's, and I've always wondered how the big boats from the 60's, 70s, and 80's ever fit into it. We've always used it primarily for storage of the lawn mowers, snowblower, yard decorations, etc. When we did try parking our van in it, there wasn't enough room to open the driver's door so I had to crawl out the sliding door. Wwe didn't try parking a car in there again for a couple years until we got a smaller car that did fit, and my wife parked it in there in the winter. That worked for one winter, but then the next winter, the door broke and fell on top of the car. The door was an old fashioned one piece flip up door that was starting to rot, and the springs that attached to the sides of it broke and the door fell  on the car. Since then we've boarded up the door opening and just use the garage for storage and the cars stay outside. One day if we get the money we might get a new overhead door put on.

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My wife's grandparents had a garage just like this (in a 1950's ranch), and somehow her grandmother managed to shoehorn every iteration of Mercury Grand Marquis she owned into it. I don't know how; I did it once and I was terrified I was going to do damage to something. She successfully did this into her late-80's.

That garage literally had nothing in it, it was dead empty when the car was outside.

ClassicHasClass:

--- Quote ---My garage is largely now a shrine for a car, road signs and maps. 
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Car, check. Road signs, check. But I also use it as a workshop (there's a couple workbenches and pegboards for tools). That said, I cop to storing stuff there I should really move to the shed in the back.

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: ClassicHasClass on October 03, 2022, 01:55:13 PM ---
--- Quote ---My garage is largely now a shrine for a car, road signs and maps. 
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Car, check. Road signs, check. But I also use it as a workshop (there's a couple workbenches and pegboards for tools). That said, I cop to storing stuff there I should really move to the shed in the back.

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More or less my current work shop tends to spawn out of that side run to the house or wood back on an old wooden park table I have.  We have a shocking lack of power tools that Iíve gradually rebuilding my assortment of.

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