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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…

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…

5 key questions you need to ask for the perfect mudroom design

5 key questions to ask for a perfect mudroom organization project | Innovate Home Org Columbus Ohio
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You see the drool-worthy pictures of organized mudrooms on Pinterest and get a severe case of house envy. You think, “Is there any way my disaster of a mudroom could look like the neat organized images on Pinterest? Maybe if I get rid of my 2 kids and husband – hashab!” Whether you live in Columbus, Ohio, or Columbus Georgia, the problem with mudrooms is the same. This space is constantly used (and abused). Although your family is coming…