Posts Tagged ‘garage storage’

Tips to Organize Your Car

By csc-admin - May 29th, 2015

With summer on the horizon, we know that your car may be seeing a lot more action, whether it’s for summer activities, parties, or even a road trip. To make the most of your summer, and to minimize any problems that might occur with a long car trip, Closet and Storage Concepts is here with some useful tips on how you can get your car into tip-top shape.

The first step will be to give your car a clean out. Remove all of the unnecessary items, but particularly trash. Sort the remaining items in a way that allows you to see them all at a glance. This will help you assess what you have, and what will need to make it’s way back into your car. Make a list of items you need to keep, what you can relocate to the proper area of your home, and what items can be donated or thrown away. This list will help you evaluate what you have, in addition to keeping you honest about what you end up keeping in your home and car. Having too many things you don’t need is the clearest cause of clutter, so summer is a great time to streamline!

Vacuum your car’s nooks and crannies, and don’t forget to remove car mats so you can reach the base carpets for a good clean as well. You’ll be more organized with less dirt and allergens causing havoc in your car. It’s a win-win scenario!

Once your car is all cleaned up, it’s time evaluate what you have, and determine the best solution to put back what you need. Keep items that will be used more frequently in the front of the car, and less frequently used ones in the rear. A good example of this would be your phone charger, vs. jumper cables. While jumper cables are very useful to keep, you won’t need them as often as the phone charger, so you can keep the jumper cables farther from hand, like in your trunk or back seat.

To keep your car organized you will want to develop a storage solution much like you would for your pantry or closet. Key strategies include having storage catch-alls, a car clean out schedule, and an organized garage.

Reuse and repurpose items that are normally found in your home to help with organizing your car. Use remote TV holders, make-up bags, and empty Kleenex boxes to create a place for everything. Remote TV holders offer areas for drinks if your car is short on cup holders, or even for crayons and markers if your kids like to color while on the go. Make-up bags can help to keep documents or a health kit together without Band Aid strips flying around. Use Kleenex boxes to contain plastic bags for trash. Bins are particularly useful in the trunk to keep groceries and other items from rolling around. Choose ones that are sturdy and easy to remove when you need to take them out for a wash.

Another strategy is to create a schedule to clean your car out. A little effort can yield some great results! As you fill up on gas, clear out any trash and take the opportunity to re-arrange items that might be in the wrong area. Depending on your schedule, you should make time to clean your car out about once a month (although more frequently wouldn’t hurt either).

A clean garage can help you keep your car clean as well, since many items for your car are found here. Use a custom storage solution to make grabbing your kid’s sports gear or any tools needed as easy as possible. This will help to reduce any stress you may have when loading and unloading your car, while helping to keep your car free of any unneeded items.

At Closet and Storage Concepts we know that an organized home (and car) can help you have a less stressful day and help you enjoy life more! Need more organization tips? Give our experts a call. We can help you create a custom solution for your needs from the comfort of your couch!

Spring Cleaning: Garage Storage Solutions

By csc-admin - February 21st, 2012

Spring Cleaning Fever will hit any day, and one thing spring-cleaning calls for is storage solutions.

We talked about getting your closets organized for spring, but how about your garage storage?

A normal garage holds many things from tools and equipment to unused clothes. Making maximum use of your garage space by evaluating the Garage Storage Solutions-Garage Organizer Ideasgarage storage includes the available floor space, installing storage organizers, tool storage, workbench, storage.

By storing tools where you can actually find them the entire family benefits.

  • Workbench
  • Slatwall tool storage
  • Sports racks
  • Pegboard tool storage

Closet & Storage Concepts can take your garage organizer ideas to design and build the perfect garage storage system for your home.

Schedule a free in home Garage Storage Consultation, or call 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567).


Garage Organizers Can Pay Off

By csc-admin - August 26th, 2011

garage-storageWhich Home Improvements Pay Off?

According to SmarMoney*, improvements that increase the functional space of a home hold their value longer than ones that just make a house look better.

So what do garage organizers have to do with selling your home? In a rough home sales market, anything you can do to make your home more appealing can make a difference.

There are many options available to help organize your garage. Shelves, wall units, cabinets, slat walls for tools, are all ways to make maximum use of your garage – and put your car in as well!

Contact us for a FREE in home consultation. We’ll take your garage organizer ideas to design and build the perfect garage storage system for your home.

* –
Real Estate July 2, 2010

Garage Storage Solutions

By csc-admin - July 25th, 2011

A modern garage has become the house’s biggest closet, especially since we now have so many things to store. Home improvement supplies, tools & paint, garden supplies, sports equipment, seasonal decorations and even the recycle bin have left most garages a ‘catch all’ for storage. Is it a any wonder there is no room for the car?

With some organization, you probably do have room for all these things and your car. Make maximum use of your garage and everyone will benefit when all of their ‘stuff’ is easy to access.

Solve a multitude of garage storage problems with a ‘garage makeover’.

slat-wall-tool-closetToo many tools, not enough shelves.
Your collection of home improvement supplies has expanded, but your shelving capacity has not kept pace? Slat wall tool storage allows you to store what you want where you need it most. Mops, brooms, hoes, shovels and rakes can also be conveniently contained.

Footballs, Soccer Balls, Basketballs, oh my! sports-equipment-storage
If  you’re struggling to keep your family’s sports equipment organized then a sports rack is the solution.

Let us be your organization company and create the perfect garage storage solution for you. Contact us for a FREE in home consultation. We will take your garage organizer ideas and build the perfect garage storage system for your home.

Organizing For More Space

By csc-admin - May 24th, 2011

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#1: Maximizing Garage Space

Evaluating the garage storage space includes the available floor area and installing storage organizers, tool storage, workbench, storage.  Another possibility many times overlooked is unused space above the car. Creative home owners turn that air space into storage space.

#2: Wall Beds

One of the most ageless examples of maximizing space is the wall bed. Wall beds today combine modern design with luxurious sleeping. If done right, wall beds can offer a useful way of creating a multi-functional room that can work as a bedroom/guestroom and a stunning living and work space.

#3: Built-in Closet Solutions

There are many great built-in closet organization solutions. Here are some tips to help you get your closet organized and give you more space:

  • First choose what is most important to you, and then design your closet to provide the solution.
  • By using long, medium and double hanging areas you can maximize your closet space.
  • Adjustable closet shelving will give you flexibility with your things
  • Your closet should be off of the floor for easy cleaning and flooring changes.

Contact us to Schedule a Free In-Home Design Consultation to help you get organized and gain space.

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