Our basements can all too easily become a dumping ground for every piece of junk and clutter we think we might need someday, or just don’t want to make a decision about right now. Plus, this space is often one of the largest storage areas in your home. Put these two facts together, and you […]
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Installing Weathered Grey 8′ HD panels was simple, even though the garage was finished drywall. InstallStrips were quickly fastened to studs with 2 1/2 inch self-drilling screws, using approximately six screws per strip.
Let’s face it, many of us just don’t know how to organize properly, especially in large areas like the garage. We may be fine with cleaning and decluttering, but when it comes to a true garage organization plan, we just don’t have one. A simple redesign of your garage can make all the difference. Try […]
Most of us know how to ride a bicycle, and once you have learned, you don’t forget. You can also ride a bike almost anywhere, at any time of the year and without spending a fortune. Your first decision of course comes in determining what type of bike you are after. Your second decision (at […]
Memorial Day is this Monday and many folks have their BBQ grills ready and burgers and ribs in the fridge. Don’t let your cluttered house stand in the way of a good time with friends and family. Before you kick back and enjoy, we want to share a few simple and quick de-cluttering ideas that’ll […]
When your tools are easy to access, your project goes smoother – period. Just ask my brother-in-law. He’s a handy guy, but he has tools in his basement, in his attic, in his garage, in his kitchen drawers…and when he needs something, he’s never able to find it. It annoys him, and my sister. Getting […]
If nearly perfectly paved, often twisty roads, wooded scenery, lots of lakes and a great storage solution all sound like a good formula for your motorcycle enthusiasm… we think so to! Riding a motorcycle is one of the most fun things you can do, but we think organizing our garage is to!
It’s finally here. After a long winter, it’s finally time to look forward to all the ways you can spruce up your yard, and to think about the flowers, plants and vegetables you’ll plant in your garden. Now’s the best time of the year to unpack your gardening gear and get all of your tools […]
Simply put, there are four main types of storage that help get your belongings in order to clean up your everyday life. In some cases, you may want to hide items from view or protect them from the elements and possible damage. In other cases you may want items in the open for easy access. […]
And it’s time to spruce up, clean up and tidy up! Debris has a tendency to infest a yard over the course of the winter months. We know all too well that spring cleanup is a messy affair… with all of the crouching, lugging and dragging of tree branches, winter mulch and even trash that can […]
If you took stock of all of the supplies in your craft area or room, you’re going to have at least 10-pages with all different types of papers, writing instruments, ribbons, stamps, buttons, stickers, etc. etc. etc. And with all of that on hand, we can easily come up with over 100 tips and tricks for […]
Love it or loathe it – the laundry must be done. Either way, the trick is to make it feel less like work, with smarter ways to sort, space-saving ways to dry and simpler ways to organize. Line-dry only clothes, baskets and hampers, bottles and boxes of laundry detergent and fabric softener – these items […]
Earlier this week I went to the gym…a rare event. And wouldn’t you know it, the gym that was packed earlier this January was close to empty just a few weeks later. It’s not a surprise – we all make resolutions that end up falling between the cracks once the year begins. But one of […]
The 2014 Closets Top Shelf Design Awards is now accepting submissions. Top Shelf Awards are given every year to honor the best in home organization design.
National “Get Organized” Month has been around since 2005 thanks to the National Association of Professional Organizers – www.napo.net. The organization is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives. Research shows that people waste as much as an hour a day, on average, looking for things they’ve misplaced. That […]
Here in Wisconsin, nature celebrated the first official day of winter with a snowstorm. Luckily I was prepared, but it’s never too late to get your garage in order to make winter less of a burden and keep your things in proper working order. So get ready for the cold temps, mud, ice and snow […]
Instead of spending all winter cooped up inside, get out and about with fun winter activities. Now’s the perfect time of year to mix up what you have to do – such as shoveling, salting and chipping away ice – with things that you actually enjoy! Whether you like the rush of downhill skiing, snowboarding […]
Whether it’s elaborate, sleek, wood, plastic, deep or shallow, when you’re organizing your spaces, nothing is quite as simple and functional as well-placed shelving. Shelves are possibly the easiest way to make use of your wall space to keep your prized possessions on display or to store items, getting them off your floors, tables and […]
Plastic storage bins and totes are a great way to organize your home and/or office. The containers are versatile, stackable and can be used to store items in the garage, basement, office, attic or closets. Colored bins are good for storing seasonal items. Green bins for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween. Choose clear or translucent […]
A closet and dresser clean-out anticipates the new season and gives even the most frazzled folks a sense of organizational accomplishment. Follow these 4 primary tips to maximize your closet space and welcome the next season… Rotate off-season clothes out of your main closet and dressers. Sort and purge – if you haven’t worn it […]
It’s easier to keep the recycling habit if you make your home recycling center as convenient as possible (easier to develop consistent recycling habits, too). Choose a spot in or near the kitchen, which is where most waste is generated. The variety of bins and totes out there on the market, surely make it possible […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find the Thanksgiving centerpiece and other decorations, in just seconds and put them away just as quickly after the holiday? Organize your decorations so you can access them all-year round. Store things together based on the season, so that when you take down decorations for one holiday, you can […]
If nearly perfectly paved, often twisty roads, wooded scenery, lots of lakes and a great storage solution, all sounds like a good formula for your motorcycle enthusiasm…we think so too! Your motorcycle may be one of your most prized possessions, so of course you’re going to keep the bike maintained, running at peak performance and […]
When the leaves start changing, don’t just grab the football and stand there. “Tackle” your organizational plan by putting your summer toys in bins, on shelves and in storage. Likewise, when warm weather replaces cold, it’s time to move the sleds into storage and break out the pool toys and camping gear for summer.
Slatwall panels are solid panels with rows of horizontal slots, into which you can attach hooks, bins, baskets, shelves and cabinets. Slatwall has been a mainstay of the shopfitting industry for decades. The feature is simple – to reclaim floor space and maximize storage, organization and flexibility. They are as attractive as they are functional, and […]
In order to get your garage organized for the fall and winter, organize your space in a way that makes it easy for you to do the things you need to do, yet be able to get to the items you need easily. Bring the lawn rakes, trash bags (for the leaf piles) and snow […]
It never fails. A few times every year you go to dig out the sweaters and ornaments, or shorts and gardening gear, and discover a mess. Over the months you’ve moved boxes around that you forgot to label, boxes have ripped or gotten wet, or you’ve just plain lost some things. If you’re like me, […]