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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…

3 New Years Wishes as We Hit the 2018 Reset Button

3 New Years Wishes as we Hit the 2018 Reset Button From Mike Foti Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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Note - This is a personal reflection post to kick off 2018 - it does not have any home organization advice.

Whether 2017 was a stupendous success or a disastrous downer what’s true for all of us is in a few days is we get to push the reset button. We will be launched forward (ready or not, here we come) into 2018. As I start to get mentally ready for 2018 I have 3 wishes for me – and for you.

Wish #1 – Continue to have faith

It’s easy to lose…

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…

7 tips to eliminate your scary kitchen pantry before holiday guests show up

7 tips to eliminate a scary kitchen pantry before holiday guests arrive
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The holiday season (and especially Thanksgiving) is the best. We’ve been hosting Turkey-day 23 years and running with our “weird family.” The reason I say weird is all 20 of us get actually get along. No judgmental family members chiming (‘er butting) into your life telling you what you “should” do. Fantastic food including my sister in laws “Greek stuffing.” My sister Venera brings her famous cheesecake. Rose makes cranberry…

7 Smart Steps to Prepare Your Guest Room for the Holidays (and Beyond)

7 smart steps to prepare a guest room holidays and beyond | Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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My wife Rose was hauling junk (including a Buzz Lightyear – circa 1995 sleeping bag) from our 18-year-old college-bound son Parker’s bedroom. This room was being repurposed into a “slash” room (it will be Parker’s bedroom when home from college, a guest room and a Zen-meditation space). I laughed when I saw the sleeping bag going out and got nostalgic about Buzz and those “back in the day” times when I heard the words, “To…