That's My Garage!

July 26, 2012

Garage Cabinets

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There are so many options today for garage cabinets. It used to be custom cabinets came with a hefty price tag, upward of ten thousand dollars. Not the case anymore. There are many outfits today using high quality MDF with many color choices that are amazing cabinets for the garage. Using 3/4 to 1 inch wood, these cabinets will hold plenty of weight for a long time. Be careful with the box store brands. They are definitely cheaper, but the quality for longevity is just not there. Look for cabinets that have high quality hardware, adjustable shelves and at least 3/4 inch box frame. Also make sure your cabinets are mounted off the ground to prevent water damage and ability to clean underneath. For a few thousand dollars you can outfit your garage with a bunch of cabinets freeing up room to park your car.

May 10, 2011

10 Ways to Stretch Space to Improve Home Organization

From one of my favorite blogs. – http://diyorganization.com/category/home-organization/

When it comes to home organization, it takes two things to make it happen:  1)  Decrease the amount of stuff that you have.  2)  Increase your storage space.  Sometimes you have to be a little bit creative when it comes to stretching your space, look up, look down, look all around!  If you need a little bit of help, here are 10 ways to stretch your space:

1)  Look up and use the ceiling such as with this great overhead storage unit for the garage.  Stuff over, car under.

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2)  Use hooks on the wall to maximize storage.  Great for garden tools like shovels & rakes in the garage!

3)  Use available space under your bed.  A storage container with wheels and tight fitting lid is ideal.

4)  Use wall space, walls are a blank canvas waiting for shelves & hooks!

5)  Use organizing products. The options abound!

6)  Use wall racks to increase storage-especially great in garages!

7)  Look for overlooked areas that you can use for storage:  washing-machine-wire-shelf-amazon1

8)  Use doors-another blank canvas waiting for hooks.  You can even purchase hooks that just slide over the top of the door.  No nails, no holes but a place for your towels or robes!

9) Take advantage of height or stacking.

stackable-shoe-shelf110) Part with some of your stuff-send it off to another room or even off to another person or charity!

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Make decisions on what to keep, let go of the excess and then use any or all of these tips to stretch the space that you do have!

September 16, 2010

First Impressions

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The theme of this blog is the garage is like our daily lives. In life we often will push off major decisions or stray from confrontation hoping it will go away. Similarly our garage is often our dumping ground for “stuff” we don’t need until we first cannot get our cars in there and then we cannot close the door. If we stop there we are not giving the analogy the proper respect it deserves. Imagine how you feel on those days when you have no lingering issues to deal with. No family decisions, work is great, car is paid off and your kids are straight A students. You are sleeping thru the night and waking up feels so much better. So if life is like a garage how much better would you feel if after a long day at work you come home to an organized garage that allows you to park your second largest asset inside. When you roll up that door for that 60 seconds you go from car to house you will feel good and hopefully give you a fresh start before you enter your home. Where the analogy loses steam is the very fact that you cannot always control life issues BUT you can control how your garage looks. If you live in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Portland or the SF Bay Area contact www.storageoverhead.com otherwise you can DIY at www.diygaragestorage.com

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