I have a 26 x 32, and it is always getting smaller every time I buy anything. Plus I rent 2 garages on opposite sides of town to store crap, and cars, plus a heated warehouse spot for my 4100. It's a total of $125 per month. Adds up, but it's a little cheaper than buying a huge place with more taxes/insurance for now. Too late to start over with that plan anyway. I've wasted a lot of time trying to find stuff that I couldn't remember where I stashed it, but it is always where I put it.
Last edited by 4100 Fire Truck; Sat Dec 07 2019 01:03 AM.
Well all and all it's kinda like the more money you have, the more money you spend and you live to them standards. I hear people all the time talking about how broke they are at the same time I'm towing their BMW and putting it the garage next to 2 more. If you have a 500 sq, you need 1000. If you have a 1000, you need 2000. I have 3000 but I need 4000. As with every thing, as humans, were never happy. Some are content, but never happy.. Be happy with what you have, or could be worse..
Thanks. But the truth of the matter is I really need the rent payment for a write off on my taxes or Uncle Sam would get it anyhow. I figured I should spend it b4 he takes it..... Looking at your garage and the organization you put into it, you are probably using more sq footage in a 1 bay than some people use in a 3 bay. Nice setup. Its obviously working for ya.. Nice truck too
Some of you guys really get innovative when it comes to no space at all. I guess we all have our issues with what we have and we would all like more space. I guess I'm lucky my AD is in out of the weather. Nice to see everybody is getting it done though.
Last edited by olezippi; Sat Dec 07 2019 08:19 PM.
"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem" 1949 5 Window 3100 Veteran of the USAF
28 Years of Daily Driving. Now with a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
My problem is that I have too many types of projects. One of my biggest projects was building my personal shop. It is the second one I built and I know it still would not be enough room. My biggest key to the space problems is two things. First, I take advantage of all the space I can that is up high. My shop is 36'x56'x14'. I built mezzanines where I use the space for storage. I try to use all nooks and crannys for storage. I get some of the stuff I have out of boxes and hang them up on a wall (more room for more items). The second is cheap reliable storage space. I had a garden shed that needed replacement. After figuring out the costs of these sheds, I instead got a couple of storage containers. The 20' one I use as my new garden shed. I put shelves in it and have big doors for my lawnmower and wood chipper. The second on is 40' and I filled it 1/2 full of shelves for "shop stuff". I also have a 22' trailer I use for some larger items. The thing I like about the storage containers is that they are solid, cheap, movable, and near rodent proof. I bought 2 storage containers for less than the price of a 1 stall garage. They work and they are secure too. I don't need all that stuff in my shop. Builder
This is my future shop as right now it is only being used for storage. Bigger than it looks, it's currently storing 4 trucks (3 half tons and 1 ton and a half Big Bolt), a 27 foot travel trailer, an extra Task Force cab, 2 canoes and a kayak, 2 garden tractors, a lawn sweep, 3 or 4 engines and transmissions and way too many parts to mention (hoods fenders etc), plus tool boxes, ladders, lumber etc. My brother in-law Terry helped me build it a dozen or so years ago. It features 14 foot side walls, 220 volt power, a 16x42' mezzanine, one each 18x12.and 10x8 overhead doors. A little more insulation and a source of heat is all I need to for it to be a fully year-round functional workshop.
Oh yeah, and the time to enjoy it. Still working full time. But someday .....