By Jamie Novak,
gleaned from the book “Keep This, Toss That”
3 Reasons to Organize Your Garage Before Winter
Is your car on the driveway or street because the garage is full of "stuff”? Why have indoor parking space if it isn't used for what it is intended? Here are good reasons to organize that unsightly space NOW:
Garages are one of the most common areas people have difficulty keeping in order. Most people perceive them as one giant storage bin, a catch-all area for things that really don’t have a place. These things add up and start going vertical after the horizontal space has been covered. In some cases, it is almost like living with a landfill attached to your house. Along with having a sore view to look at and live with, it is also a potential safety hazard!
Not many people truly enjoy doing laundry, but almost everyone can benefit from suggestions on how to make this necessary chore a bit easier. Whether your 'laundry room' is actually a room of its own or simply a washer and dryer near the kitchen or down in the basement, these common-sense tips will give you a good start to having a more functional, organized space.
The concept of “built-in furniture” almost sounds like something out of a movie: the dresser with a hidden compartment, or a chair that hides a secret drawer.
The truth is a little less dramatic. Built-ins refer to any custom furniture that is a permanent part of your home, such as the breakfast nook in your kitchen area or a set of bookcases attached to the fireplace. In other words, things that you’ve built into your house.
Mudrooms have become a must-have among homeowners over the past few decades, but there was a time where these spaces were more of a necessity than a luxury.
Travel back in time to a pre-asphalt America, and you’d find plenty of unpaved roads and plenty of muddy shoes. Many rural homes had little vestibules near their kitchens where people could remove their shoes to avoid tracking dirt into their homes.