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Among the current pandemic that the coronavirus has caused, social distancing is at an all time high right now. Not only is it extremely important to halt the spread of the virus, but it has caused many of us to self quarantine and only go out when absolutely necessary. When you hear the term social distancing, you probably don’t think about anything related to your garage but you can utilize your garage during this time. In this blog post we’re going to be showing you some ways that you can utilize your garage space during this time. Keep reading to learn more! 


Starting off, it’s important to understand what social distancing is. Social distancing is not a new term, but it’s a term that has been recently brought to light and used very frequently in the past few weeks within various new articles. The term “social distancing” has been used to describe the way that people are trying to control the spread of this infectious virus. Most recently, it’s been referenced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, as one of the most effective and best ways in preventing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 


The CDC has defined social distancing as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (about six feet) away from others when possible.” People have also been using the term “quarantine” or “social isolation,” which are essentially relating back to the same thing.


For some, social distancing may feel like a relief. Events are being canceled, travel is limited, and for some, all of the alone time has made them feel less anxious, especially those who may have forms of social anxiety. Others have found social distancing to be a huge inconvenience and may even find it a bit depressing. So many events that people have looked forward to are now being postponed or even canceled. Regardless of how you are feeling about social distancing, it can get a bit boring, especially as the weeks go on and government officials are predicting this could last up to another month. 


Now, let’s discuss what all this has to do with your garage. 

For many of us, our garages hold our cars, tools, and other storage items that you don’t want to keep inside your home. This space can be utilized in so many different ways. Here are a few activities that you can do to keep yourself busy, while still practicing social distancing. 


Organize Your Space 

Social distancing has given most of us a lot more free time than we’re used too. With all that spare time, use it to clean out your space! All of us tend to keep things in our garages that are older or are things that we don’t use in our daily lives. Instead of letting items pile up throughout the years, take this time to clean your space out. It may seem like a big project but just think about how clean your garage is going to be after! You’ll finally know where everything is and it will be organized, making it easier to find things in the future. 


Once you’ve cleaned and organized everything, find a place that you can donate these unneeded items. Of course, you’ll have to end up throwing some things away but donating good and barely worn items is a great way to give back. 


Create Your Own In-Home Gym

With gyms and other fitness centers closing due to the coronavirus, many people have been lost when it comes to creating a workout routine or workout space. Of course, living room workouts are great but if you have extra space in your garage, you can easily utilize that to create your own in-home gym. You don’t need any fancy gym equipment but you can add that if you want to. Creating a separate space can help you feel more focused and comfortable, which can ultimately help you get a better workout in. Opening the garage door and working out in that space with the fresh air coming in can also help boost your mood. No matter what, try and keep your body moving. It can be easy to want to sit on the couch all day and watch Netflix but the healthier you are during this time period, the better. 


Build Your Own Workspace 

Similarly to creating your own gym, building your own workspace is a great way to help improve your home and stay busy. You’ll also be able to use this space in the future. Whether or not you’re someone who likes to build their own furniture or other household projects, this can help give you a safe and open space to use your tools. It can also be a great way to make sure that all of your items are in one spot. Make sure that these items are out of reach for children and that all your power tools are kept locked away. 


Repair Your Garage

If your garage door isn’t working properly for any number of reasons, now is the time to repair it. Some repairs you may be able to do on your own, but other times it is better to let a professional take care of it. We know that garage door repairs can be an annoying problem, but at Door Doctor Inc we’ll take care of all your issues and leave you with a perfectly functioning garage door — so perfect that we’ve been able to become the number one choice for garage door repair in Lee County and Cape Coral. We’ve been proudly serving the area for over 20 years and have over 30 years of experience in the industry. If you have a garage door issue, chances are we’re able to fix it no matter the make and model. If you have any questions regarding garage door repair, call us today. We promise to point you in the right direction. Click here to contact us!


This time is difficult for all of us. Remember, if you’re having symptoms of coronavirus, please call your local doctor’s office before coming in. Many places are setting up virtual visits to help decrease the spreading of any type of sickness. We do urge you, if you’re feeling sick with any of the symptoms, avoid going to public offices like emergency rooms or urgent care clinics. 

It is important to take care of yourself during this time, practice social distancing, and check the CDC’s website, as well as your local and state governments for more updates. To all of our customers and their families, stay safe!