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!
The challenges of moving and reorganizing can seem overwhelming. Closet City’s space management specialists can help you prepare as you move. Making a move is never easy… with our help, we can make planning, packing, and moving in feel like a success, not a burden.
RECLAIMING SPACE AFTER CHILDREN LEAVE HOME
Even the most organized of us will get to a point after years in the same home where we find ourselves somewhat overwhelmed by the things we've collected. Raising children attracts items that represent memories that make us smile or send us screaming from the attic and basement. Now that you are an empty nester, it's time to reclaim your space and do some purging. Why save all those art projects, sports trophies, posters, and collections of beanie babies, matchbox cars, baseball cards, etc.? One word of caution here. Don't purge the baseball cards. You'll never live it down -- believe me!
So January is over now, and maybe you weren't very successful with your new year organizing resolutions? Are you thinking your efforts have all been in vain? Not to worry! There are simple, one-step-at-a-time ways you can gradually improve the neatness and organization of ANY area of your home.
Your garage door may not be the first thing you think of “dressing up” when it’s time to sell your home. However, REALTORS® say it is worth giving it some attention. Replacing your garage door prior to listing your home could increase the asking price. They estimate increases anywhere from 1-4% according to a recent nationwide survey. On a $350,000 home, that is a curb appeal increase of between $3,500-$14,000, just because of the garage door. (The average price for a new garage door ranges from $700-$5,000. This is depending on the size of the door and the materials used to make it.)