The garage is one of a home’s most important rooms, and the one that is often the most improperly utilized. In addition to keeping your cars safe, clean, and dry, a garage has the potential to expand your usable living space, providing storage for your essentials and creating space for workshops, tool benches, and other essentials.
When space is an issue, however, it’s time to make some changes. Your garage may be the catch-all for anything that doesn’t have a better home, but staying organized can be the key to transforming your garage from a messy storage space to an organized, streamlined addition to your home’s living area.
It’s mid- July and if you aren’t taking summer classes, you most likely have a month and half or less to buy dorm essentials, pack, and move away to college. That’s a little taunting, especially for those of you attending college out-of-state. What weather changes should you expect? Can you take everything you own with you to school? (The answer to that one would be a big no.) It’s not easy to pack for college, but it’s also not impossible. Follow this how-to and what-to pack list for a stress-free move.
File dividers and file folders
This is not high school anymore; there are no lockers to keep your old tests and loose papers. Invest in a pack of 4 or 5 file folders to put in a drawer in your dorm. Keep it organized by naming each file folder by class or activity.
Fathers Day is June 21 this year, so here are 21 ways that Dad can organize and maximize his space with various tips, tricks and techniques.
1. Magnetic tool bar in a garage
Save time by using this magnetic tool rack to store all your tools. You can build your own or find one on Amazon.com. Easy to reach and no more digging through a drawer!
The reality of moving has set in and you are quite excited about your new place but there’s still some dread looming over your head; packing. The idea of putting every single item that you own into hundreds of boxes seems impossible. It will simply take too much time and you don’t have a lot of time to spare, you may think. These 8 easily identifiable organization hacks will make not only the packing process, but also the unpacking process easier.
1. Set aside the basics first
Before the packing process begins, set aside a box of necessary everyday items such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, a couple outfits, bath towels, toilet paper, sheets, etc. This way, you won’t be scrambling through neatly packed boxes to find a single roll of toilet paper.
Before you move into your college dorm, you should think about how you’re going to store all your stuff in that tiny room. Since you probably have to share the space with someone else, it can be a challenge to fit in all your clothes, shoes, decorative items, school supplies, and other necessities. But these dorm essentials will solve (more…)
There are few things that are more of a hassle than moving. Not only do you have to decide what you’re going to keep and how you’re going to dispose of what you don’t, you face the unenviable (some would say dreadful) prospect of having to pack. And a key component of packing is having something in which to pack things. Fear not, help is near. (more…)
There’s no doubt that home improvement is the best way to maintain or increase the value of your property while enhancing livability and the enjoyment you get out of it. Though a rewarding and fruitful endeavor, it can also prove stressful and physically demanding — as preserving your household items during the process can be as taxing as moving to a new house altogether. Nonetheless, whether your improvements involve a large scale remodel, or a simple addition or extension to one specific area of the house, careful preservation and relocation of household items is critical to returning your home life back to normal once the renovations have been completed.
Relocation and storage will invariably take a toll on your valuable belongings, so the goal (more…)
As much as you’d like to convince yourself that your chaotic office space is perfectly fine for your needs, chances are, it’s just not. Clear spaces and easy-to-find supplies are better for promoting productivity and studies show that workers with a neat workspace don’t mind spending as much time there as the ones who sit at a disorganized desk all day long.
Spring is a good time to get a handle on your office clutter and to give yourself an office space you can feel comfortable in. Whether you work in a cubicle or from your own home, these tips will help you de-clutter your office space and boost your productivity.
There’s something about all the hoarding shows on television that makes people watch. Sure, part of the reason is being able to view a train wreck of sorts — rubbernecking isn’t a noble pastime, but it seems to be human nature. But another attraction to the hoarding shows is that everyone can relate to becoming attached to possessions. And if you need to downsize from a larger to a smaller living arrangement, you will, as the hoarders do, need a plan to get rid of some, maybe even most, of your stuff. You can do so successfully with the following tips.
Human perception is an amazing tool. That is why we are often quick to judge an individual by what he or she is wearing or a book by its cliche cover.
The same perception can make or break a deal when trying to sell a house. People viewing your house love to see what is in your closet, medicine cabinet and even your underwear drawer. As much as they love to look through your personal items, a few fingerprints on a window or dribble of toothpaste in a sink can negatively sway a buyer’s opinion.
Let’s take a look at a few numbers: (more…)