The backyard shed: is it the place you feel you need to wear a helmet to safely enter? If the shovel you need is at the back of the shed, are you willing to purchase a new shovel rather than climb all the way to the back to fetch the tool you need? If you find yourself not even bothering to lock the backyard shed anymore in the hope that a burglar might steal some of the junk and make it easier for you to access the things you need, it may be time to give Garage Décor and More a call.
The backyard shed is an extension of your home. It can free up a great deal of space in your garage or basement storage, but only if it is organized properly. If the proper amount of time and resources are put into the backyard shed, there may finally be room in the garage for your second car. Perhaps this will free up space in the basement for the New Year’s resolution exercise equipment you just couldn’t find space for. A well-organized backyard shed can even serve a secondary purpose as a workshop, studio or “man cave” space. Or, the relatively new term, “She-Shed” comes to mind as well! Is that backyard shed needing some TLC? It may be time to organize it!
To begin the organization process, empty the shed. Yes, completely emptying the shed will help determine what’s even in it! Next, make sure you have the right items in your shed. These should be items that you need, of course, but items that are not used on a daily basis. When the shed is empty, it will also be easier to inspect the space. Any leaks or holes should be repaired immediately. Further, ensure the door of the shed is in proper working order. It’s important that the shed you are spending time organizing is in good shape because you will not want to go through the hassle of organizing it to only find it’s in disrepair, potentially damaging the items you are trying to keep.
Once you separate the items to keep and the items to part with and confirm the shed is in good condition, it’s time to consider the storage solutions for the shed space. These solutions vary on a case-by-case basis and should be specific to your storage situation. The products you may want to use to organize your shed vary depending on the goals of the shed’s unique space. Regardless, we have options for you! Slat walls by StoreWall are ideal organizers for garden tools and slat box shelving, offering solutions that makes it easier to see what you’re looking for, as soon as you enter the shed. Enclosed cabinets, like ones from Redline or Contur, can be used for storing items in-style and unseen. Our storage solutions will ensure your shed is being used to its fullest potential.
Gone are the days of a pile of odds and ends in the center of the shed! It’s time to use the full square footage of the space. Stack and store upward rather than strictly on the floor of the space to allow for considerably more efficient storage as well as an easier path to access the items when they are needed. Depending on the structure’s size, overhead Hyloft Storage Racks may even work for you.
Garage Décor and More has all of the storage solutions to maximize the space and potential of your backyard shed. Give us a call at (618) 789-7969 or visit us online to set up your free consultation. One of our storage experts will provide a custom quote for your specific storage situation. We can work with your budget to make your shed a functioning space that serves you and your family in the best way possible.
Most sporting gear can mess up any space in the home. Golf bags, soccer balls, and baseball equipment can clutter homes all year long, especially if you have multiple children playing multiple sports. Hockey families will all agree that the oversized equipment that goes along with playing the game, as well as the stench that accompanies the equipment, can be overwhelming at times. Hockey sticks, skates, practice net, and jerseys need to be organized and contained. Here are some tips to help organize your hockey gear so it’s easier to store and easier to find.
Typically, keeping hockey gear in its bag after it’s been played in isn’t ideal. Gear gets wet from ice and sweat, and containing those smells all week long in a hockey bag is a germ breeding ground! Wouldn’t it be ideal if you had a spot in your garage to store the gear, helping your son or daughter find each piece of equipment before every game or practice? Hockey families all know the pain of driving to an ice rink hours away and forgetting a helmet or game jersey! If you organize your hockey gear, it’s easier to find and easier to keep tidy. ProStock Hockey, an online resource for authentic hockey equipment, shared tips with us in a handy infographic. You can find them online at www.prostockhockey.com.
When you create an organizational system in your garage to store hockey equipment, it’s easier to put things back where they belong. Pick a wall or a corner in your garage for the hockey gear, and make sure you have enough space for those extra sticks and extra jerseys. We offer StoreWALL organization systems that work perfectly for hanging sticks, helmets and more, offering families the ability to air out wet gear.
To make sure you plan your space needed for the equipment properly, it’s best that you don’t hang on to the old, worn and outgrown gear. Once you replace the old equipment with new, contact your local hockey clubs to find out if they would be interested in your old equipment. Many organizations offer “learn to play” opportunities for kids interested in the sport, and donated used equipment is often greatly appreciated. There are also online social media groups and used sports equipment stores that will offer families opportunities for selling or donating old equipment.
We offer open cabinet options for hockey families that can be beneficial for hanging jerseys, making sure they are dried properly. Our Workbench Series offers unlimited possibilities for organizing your garage, with specialty cabinets and cubbies built for your exact space. With pull-out drawers for additional gear, you will love the look of your new hockey storage system. For a sleek look, we can custom install our Redline Cabinets, also with a lifetime warranty. Tough and also attractive, you’ll be using our cabinets for years…even after all of the hockey equipment is sold and your favorite hockey player has grown and moved away.
Garage cabinets and drawers are also handy for hockey tape, pucks and laces that accompany any hockey family’s gear. Storing the equipment and accessories away in a cabinet, it helps organize your entire garage for other items and protects the hockey stash from dents, scuffs, and other damage. Any hockey parent knows that game socks get lost and practice pucks disappear. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a place to put everything? We can help!
Hockey families, now rejoice! Contact us at Garage Décor and More where you can find everything you will need to organize your sports gear and make your garage functional again. We can create a custom layout that will serve you for many years. Need hockey gear? Visit www.prostockhockey.com for a variety of products your hockey superstar needs. Ready to transform your garage? Give us a call at (618) 789-7969 or contact us here for a free, no-hassle quote today.
The entryway: the catch-all littered with shoes, coats, hockey sticks, last week’s science project, lunch boxes, tennis racquets, dog toys, keys, mail, newspapers and quite possibly anything in-between. It is one misstep away from a trip to the emergency room. This is a reality that most of us have accepted. Enough is enough. It is time to whip the entryway into shape. There is no reason to continue to live with the clutter and unsightliness of a busy entryway.
Resolve to organize your entryway in 2018. A more organized entryway will make it easier to get out the door and off to school or work on time every morning, reduce clutter in your home, reduce stress of losing things in the infamous pile and it will make your home much more welcoming both to your family and your friends. Now, let’s discuss how to tackle this daunting project.
First, while you’re at it, you may as well take the opportunity to sort through the items in the entryway to determine what is still needed and what you might be able to part with. Bring the whole family in and determine what items are needed. Start by separating everything into the “keep”, “donate” and “trash” piles.
Once you whittle everything down to the keep pile, go through those items and determine which actually need to be kept in the entryway. The items you keep in the entry way should be the items that you need every day. If you do not need or use the item daily, it should be stored elsewhere – either in the house or in the garage. The entryway should only be used to store the items that are critical to daily life and need to be easy to access as you run out the door for the day.
Next, you’ll need to purchase the right products. This is where we come in. We have the solutions for you. Give us a call and we will talk size, price and style. We highly recommend tall cabinets. These provide a clean, uniform look that you will love. Many people believe storage cubbies are the answer. While these greatly help to keep your space clean, they also leave the clutter open for everyone to see.
As you decide on cabinetry and storage solutions, you will want to go in with a rough plan of how you would like to organize everything. One fun way to keep everything in line and to teach your children ownership and independence is to have a cabinet for each family member. This will help each family member keep track of their own things. It’s almost like a luxury locker. Another popular option is to organize by category perhaps with a shoe bin, a school zone, an outerwear cabinet and a sports area. If you aren’t sure how to tackle the daunting task of organizing everything, we can certainly help!
Once you finish the organization project, your entryway will be a warm and welcoming space that is ready to take on the high traffic from your family and provide a hospitable entry for all of your home’s guests. We would love to help you with your organizational endeavors.
At Garage Décor and More, we have everything you will need to organize your entryway and make it functional for your family. We can create a custom layout that will serve you best and last for many years. Our products are built and installed by proven professionals and come with a lifetime warranty. Give us a call at (618) 789-7969 or contact us here for a free, no-hassle quote today.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. We entertain, congregate, and live and laugh in our kitchens. Great food and wonderful memories are made while enjoying this space, and as one of the most loved and utilized rooms in a home, it’s also the room that can easily become the most disorganized.
There are products homeowners can find online or in their local hardware store to help with their kitchen organization, but often these quick-fixes are universal solutions and not made-to-order. Garage Décor and More offers custom solutions for your kitchen space, and we can discuss with you exactly what your needs may be during your free consultation. Our services go beyond custom garage and closet solutions! We can help you organize every room in your home so it’s being used to its fullest potential.
Prior to organizing your kitchen, or any room in your home, it’s best to de-clutter the space. You’ll be amazed at what you find when you thoroughly examine the contents of the pantry, kitchen drawers, and cabinets. When expired or forgotten items are taking up prime real estate space in the kitchen, it’s best to re-evaluate what you need by throwing away what you don’t. This can be a time-consuming process, but also a very worthwhile one. Know what else? When cabinets and drawers are bare, this is also the best time to clean and disinfect the areas.
Now that you have de-cluttered, it’s time to think about the livability in your kitchen. Does it make sense to have your large pots and pans where they are currently located? Do you find that the food items you use the most regularly are in an inconvenient spot? Sorting items in your kitchen in a logical way makes your kitchen more enjoyable and workable, especially when you’re entertaining larger groups of family and friends. Your needs may have changed slightly since you first moved in and initially selected where things should go. It may be time to access the flow of your kitchen, and Garage Décor and More can help.
Not sure what will make your kitchen more functional? When you call us, we can help you decide what type of storage product will work best to get your family organized. We can then help you select the perfect kitchen storage solution for your unique space. Whether you need a solution for the placement of your recycling containers in your kitchen pantry or where to add extra baskets and shelving, we can make the best use of your existing space. We can organize your kitchen with cubby storage for cookie sheets and pizza trays. At Garage Décor and More, we also offer pullout drawers that can help you sort a wide variety of items in your kitchen, office nook or cabinet.
Pantry’s that are organized and functional can turn a good kitchen into a great one! The shelving options offered at Garage Décor and More range from simple to complex. Every need is different, so we offer shelves in a wide variety of depths and heights to customize your pantry. Do you have an idea that you’ve seen at a friend’s home or something you’ve pinned on Pinterest? Let us recreate it for you.
Garage Décor and More has many storage and organization solutions to help you get your kitchen organized. Need more space in your pantry? Let us custom build a new solution for you! With many finishes and designs to choose from, our custom designs are sure to fulfill all of your storing needs. Whether it’s spice racks or pullout organizers for oversized pots and pans, every storage solution is installed by a professional and built to last. Best of all: it’s all backed by a lifetime warranty. Give us a call at (618)789-7969 or contact us here for a free, no-hassle quote today.
Proper storage solutions are key when striving for more efficient living. Let’s face it: all of us are too busy to look for everyday items in the home, every day. A cluttered home can be challenging, especially if you find yourself surrounded by items that are not being used and simply don’t have a place to be stored. Today’s homes often have too much stuff, making organization a priority.
If you want the process of organizing your home to go smoothly, it’s best to first decide what you need and what you don’t need. This beginning step may take some time, but is an important part of the plan. If you don’t de-clutter first, you’ll end up spending time and effort on items to store that you don’t really even want or use anymore. Here are some other handy tips on how to store your stuff, which will make your life easier and your household more organized.
Seasonal organization. Unless you keep your holiday lights up all year long (ugh!), then you need to find an effective way to organize holiday decorations. Often holiday décor ends up scattered in the unfinished basement, with a potential for lost items year-after-year and even water damage. If you are keeping that heirloom Christmas wreath from your great-grandmother simply leaning against a cold, basement wall or floor, you’ll likely be the last family member to own it. Many of our clients love the StoreWall system to organize their garage or basement, an updated slatwall system for hanging items on the wall and off the floor. All accessories feature the exclusive CamLok, to insure years of hard use and safety.
Aside from décor, where do you store all of your seasonal clothing for the family? Unless you are lucky enough to have that oversized cedar closet in your home, you probably need more closet space for the clothing, shoes or seasonal items not needed until the weather changes. Garage Décor and More offers beautiful Redline Custom Cabinets that give home owners clean and contemporary options for storing the seasonal clothing that you aren’t using now.
Keeping the kids organized. If you have kids, you may look around your home and think to yourself, “when did this tornado hit?” Smaller kids especially have a tendency to bring items out of their toy room or bed room and leave them scattered throughout the home. Does your son or daughter have a walk-in closet? One of our professional designers can visit your home and assess the situation, giving you recommendations on how to turn their bedroom closet into a perfect place for not only clothing but toy storage. Even a standard sized closet can be transformed into a more organized space with the right planning and products.
If your children are a bit older and have daily homework, it may be time to move their study space from the kitchen table to an area more secluded and conducive for studying. The papers and homework scattered throughout the kitchen island or breakfast bar ends up being a daily headache, and often items end up being lost or misplaced. To keep your kids from using “the dog ate my homework” excuse, consider organizing their bedroom with a new desk, shelving and/or cabinetry. Garage Décor and More offers custom manufactured cabinets that fit the homeowner’s exact specifications using computer-aided design. Your child’s new study nook will fit your space like a glove.
Offering many custom storage solutions to make your life more efficient, Garage Décor and More is the perfect gift this holiday season. Give yourself or a loved one the gift of organization! You’ll be amazed at how much space you actually have in your home once you organize it. With many finishes and designs to choose from, our custom designs are installed by a professional and built to last. Best of all: it’s all backed by a lifetime warranty. Give us a call at (618)789-7969 or contact us here for a free, no-hassle quote today.