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Mike Foti

Mike Foti is the President of Innovate Home Org, a division of Innovate Building Solutions. You can learn more about Mike here.

Mike Foti

Mike Foti is the President of Innovate Home Org, a division of Innovate Building Solutions. You can learn more about Mike here.

How to use basic math to make a smart garage storage plan

Using Basic Math for a Smart Garage Storage Plan | Innovate Home Org | #GarageStorage #ColumbusOhio #ColumbusGarages #StorageTips
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Does your garage resemble your 9th grade Algebra class or worse yet college Calculus class? Not sure you get the connection? Well – they’re both places you’d rather not be? Your lack of a garage ‘storage and organization system’ (if that’s what you can call the cluttered mess today) can cause you to be a victim of too many negative numbers. Think about these bad stats:

  • The number of times your spouse has nagged you to clean out the garage.

 

  • The…

7 Simple Tips for Downsizing Your Home as an Empty Nester

7 Simple Tips for Downsizing Your Home as an Empty Nester | Innovate Home Org | #EmptyNester #Downsizing #ColumbusDownsizing
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You knew the moment would come. You just dropped your last child - ‘Daddy’s little’ girl’ - off at college. You’ve officially become an empty nester. Now you and Bill have your Upper Arlington home with 4 bedrooms, a fire pit, a hot tub and large yard all to yourselves.

You’re supposed to be jumping for joy.

You feel more like crying.

There will be no more cheer practices, band recitals, or field hockey games to attend. You’re faced with THE…

7 Sizzling Hot Design Trends to Ramp up Your Storage Spaces in 2018

7 sizzling hot design trends to ramp up your storage spaces in 2018 | Innovate Home Org | #storagetrends #closetdesign #closetstorage
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There are situations where I wish I could go back to the days when I was growing up. Visiting Grandma’s house for a fresh Italian meal is one of them. The smell of garlic bread with fresh parsley flakes or her famous pizza (with the thick crust, diced up tomatoes, and small bits of anchovies - yes, I know some of you are grossed out about that) baking in the oven. If I could only get another slice of it today.

However, there are other aspects…

The 10 Commandments of Closet Organizing Success

The 10 Commandments of Closet Organizing Success | Innovate Home Org | #ClosetDesign #OrganizingCloset #SpringCleaning
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Is your closet SO messy you think you need a dose of divine intervention to tame the clutter?

Your clothes are packed in as tight as Buckeye fans enjoying another victory over the team up North at “The Shoe.”

Your shoes are a disheveled mix buried under hanging clothes – lurking in the dark depths of your closet.

Your sweaters resemble the ‘leaning tower of Pisa.’ They’re stacked at the top of your closet in near impossible-to-retrieve…

Should Closets Be An Afterthought In New Custom Homes?

Should Closets be an Afterthought in New Custom Homes | Innovate Home Org | Columbus Closets
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Every year I attend the Columbus Parade of Homes where builders and designers show off the latest new products and interior design trends. What continues to blow me away is how I see $700,000 to over $1 million-dollar homes using cheap wire, or un-adjustable white painted pressed wood closet ‘systems’ (I use this in quotation marks because they’re not much of a system).

As an owner of a closet company (no – I’m not Jay with Pritchett’s…

9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Organize Your Garage this Spring and 7 Reasons You Should

Reasons you Shouldn't and Should Organize your Garage | Innovate Home Org | #ColumbusGarages #MessyGarage #SpringCleaning #StorageOptions
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Spring has almost sprung in Central Ohio (maybe only one or two evil snow days left). Your spouse is cranking up the spring honey-do list. There may be no space of your house which needs to be freshened up after a waaaaaay-too-long winter than your garage. It’s gritty, grimy, nasty, bug-infested mess from the salt and dirt which are the winter seasons oh-so-lovely remnants (does it sound like I’m not a Winter fan?).

While sweeping, cleaning and…