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Our Top 10 Closet, Garage & Laundry Organization Blog Posts of 2017 – Innovate Home Org

Our top 10 Closet Garage and Laundry Organizatoin Blog Posts 2017 | Innovate Home Org - Columbus Ohio #Garage #Closet #LaundryRoom #Organization
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Are you tired of your “walk in closet?” Is it hard to claw your way into it because your clothes are jammed in like sardines? Is your garage a cluttered disaster-area with heaps of little-used storage containers, sporting equipment the kids haven’t pulled out for years and holiday lights – half of which don’t work? Is your laundry room a source of constant frustration? Mixed up piles of dirty and clean clothes eating up the floor. No…

7 Tips to Make Your Garage More Useful Before the Snow Flies (and Be Able To Park Your Car Inside)

7 Tips to Make Your Garage More Useful Before the Snow Flies (and Be Able To Park Your Car Inside) | Innovate Home Org | Columbus
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You walk through your garage to your car parked outside covered in snow. You say some choice words (not OK to print here) as you get out your scraper and “unbury” your car from another brutal Columbus snowfall. You think, “I hate Winter! It would be SO nice if I could get both cars parked inside the garage and not deal with cleaning snow off and being late for work because of it.”

Does this painful routine sound familiar? If it’s any…

7 Critical Factors to Choose the Best Shelving for Your Storage Project

7 Critical Factors to Choose the Best Shelving for Your Storage Project | Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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If you think a shelf is just a shelf think about how frustrating it is when these things happen:

  • Your towels and sweaters are a pain to put away because they hang over the edge of your too-shallow 12” deep closet shelving.

 

  • Last year your 3-year-old son yanked the shelf right out of the wall. Fortunately, he didn’t get hurt – this time.

 

  • You throw your high heels in a jumbled mess on the floors because there are “holes” in the cheap wire…

A garage designed to be as neat and organized as an operating room

A garage designed to be as neat an an operating room | Innovate Home Org project in New Albany Ohio a suburb of Columbus
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Are you used to driving into your garage and seeing a mess? Can of paint stacked in a haphazard fashion on open shelves. Extension cords, gloves and potting soil in a jumbled mess. Shovels with caked on mud and rakes with a errant leaves still holding on propped against the garage sidewalls (just waiting for someone to trip on them). Your concrete garage floor a mixed-up brew of dirt, leaves, oil stains with a few good cracks thrown in for…

7 1/2 key questions to decide between open shelving or closed cabinets

7 questions to decide between open shelving and closed cabinets for a closet laundry room or garage | Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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My wife Rose HATES clutter and with 3 kids this can be a major challenge if you know what I mean! When I think about open shelving or closed cabinetry for our closets, laundry room and garage storage it’s a slam dunk for me to know what Rose would want (OK – I’m going a bit out on a limb here thinking I know what my wife wants – ha! ha!). She wants stuff behind closed doors and clean countertops (but that’s another conversation).

Although that…

7 deadly sins of a bad garage storage design (and how to fix them)

7 deadly sins of a bad garage storage design and how to fix them - Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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Who wants to be an expert in how to design garage storage when it’s an area of your home you’d like to avoid like the plague? Overstuffed with junk. Creepy crawly bugs everywhere. Tons of obstacles in your way. Who does half this stuff belong to anyhow?

When you decide to “tackle” your garage organization problem (two-hand touch won’t work for this space) it can be overwhelming. How do you design your garage to be an efficient place to…