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  1. MelindaV

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    Does anyone have plans to do any cleanup or improvements to their garage (beyond charging infrastructure) prior to the Model ☰ arriving? What's the current state of your garage?

    My garage has unpainted sheetrocked walls, a bare concrete floor, stacks of 'stuff' that probably should just be sorted thru and donated/tossed and a couple too many cars. My goal is to sell a car or two, clear out some of the piles and paint the walls. I'd love to add rubber tiles or epoxy the floor too, but would be happy to just have enough of it clear to be able to clean

    Here's some photos from the TMC garage thread to get you thinking of what you'd like to see changed in your own garage.
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      I would love to have a showplace garage, just not going to happen. Ours is 3 cars wide and 1-1/2 deep. Seems pretty large by most standards. But the contents make it kind of tight. There is space for 2 wheely bins (garbage and recyclables), a 1 face cord fire wood rack, Julie's tools and pond supplies, garden tools, and the Toolcat with snowblower in the winter and EZ-Go in the summer. The VW Beetle TDI is going back to VW next month but we are keeping the Tiguan. So, there is one slot for the ≡. Being in Minnesota means that all manner of road salt and dirt is dropped off of the bottom of the vehicles in the winter which makes a real mess and erodes the concrete. The most that I could do to spiff it up is paint the drywall and coat the floor. but that would mean moving everything out...to where?
       
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        I like the work that Daerik did in painting his garage and put up the Tesla logo. There is another Youtuber by the name of Bob who has some fancy flooring. I am just going to clean my garage.
         
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          I have an integral garage, insulated from the rest of the house. I already own a Leaf, so having a warm garage helps extend my range in the winter. I bought new insulated garage doors two years ago. Last year, I bought one of these FLIR Thermal Cameras. With the frigid weather we've had the last few weeks, I've been putting it to good use locating the remaining "leaks" around the garage doors. I bought several rolls of Foam Weatherstrip Tape to seal off any places where cold air was seeping in. It's in pretty good shape now - the temperature remained around 48°F inside the garage even with our single-digit temperatures this weekend.

          But that's more of a practical thing. I'm not going to do anything fancy.
           
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            I'd spruce mine up but my wife's unused car lives in our single car garage so no point

            Our 3 will live outside :(
             
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            Wow, your garage is amazingly clean. I'll be copying the garage picture right beneath your picture. I'm all over that one! The owner actually posted a step by step process of accomplishing it. Can't wait!
             
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            What kind of unused car gets precedence over the III? No way! :mad:
             
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            Happy wife, happy life ;)

            Besides, if my car lived in the garage I'd have to move hers everytime to use mine.
             
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              Haha! You're a better husband than me. Mine says she doesn't even want to look at it when it comes because I'm so obsessed and she's afraid to do anything to it
               
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                oh no... my garage is this ;)
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                the pix from post 1 are other's tidy garages :)
                 
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                  Oh, makes mine look organized.haha :)
                   
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                    I almost forgot. I had my kitchen redone a few years ago. I mounted all of the old kitchen cabinets in my garage. So it's actually a lot more organized (and prettier) than it used to be.
                     
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                      I have a seperate 2.5 by 1.5 cars garage. Plus a carport. But both our daily drivers are outside, because there is no room for them!
                      I did the same as @garsh, but since then I accumulated a lot (I mean a LOT!) more stuff. Mostly carparts for my classic Citroëns. Engin blocks, transmissions, body panels, interior parts, and at least a dozen crates of small parts.
                      So mine looks more like @MelindaV 's quadrupled with oily bits.
                      Before the Model 3 arrives I will sell at least 3 (maybe 4) cars. Do away with most parts. And keep just one 1975 DS Wagon, which I own since 1991. Then clean up the garage and put in an automatic door system!
                       
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                        A valued classic or youngtimer lives inside. Of course it does! Quite right @TrevP !
                        Mine do too!
                         
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                          My ga
                          My garage is much worse than your garage, so there.
                           
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                            At least your Christmas tree base is handy for next December.
                             
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                              Just noticed the potential fire hazard near the water heater. Yikes! :eek:
                               
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                                Since there won't be any oil drips from the ≡, maybe I'll have my garage carpeted in shag.
                                 
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                                  I've started my improvements. I installed my Telsa Wall Charger last year (to get tax credit!) and also installed these nice red cabinets, but still have more work to do! I've also been thinking about ordering a custom grid decal / poster to install on the inside panels of my garage door so that when the garage is closed there will be something nice to look at....I plan on spending a lot of time in my garage ;-)IMG_2357.JPGFullSizeRender 2.jpg
                                   
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                                    Home Depot cabinets? If so, I got the same ones but in grey. Then when I went back to change my order, the red was sold out. Darn! I'm still going to try.
                                     
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