Part of the reason for cleaning out the garage, along with making the space more usable for the rest of our home improvement projects, was so we could park our cars in it. Unfortunately, neither of the doors had a garage door opener. A standard garage door opener runs about $150, so we were looking at spending at least $300. During a trip to Habitat for Humanity Restore, Zach spotted one for just $50! I found a second one on Amazon Warehouse Deals for just over $100, getting us two garage door openers for the price of one.
Since we're in the middle of the kitchen remodel and Zach has started school, we decided to hire out most of the installation (we used Sears). And since we saved so much money on the openers, we were still within our budget.