Summer is here and that means only one thing: Outdoor parties with family and friends! Many of you will be using your garage space to host guests. This is an excellent idea, as the garage is the perfect space for keeping you, your guests, and your refreshments cool and safe from the hot summer conditions. Before getting started transforming your garage into a place you can use for entertaining friends, consider the following tips:
1. Store and organize the loose things inside your garage
By organizing, and putting away the clutter in your garage you are keeping items safe and easy to access after parties. A garage organization system with a slat wall can be a huge help in keeping brooms, tools, and other equipment in their place. Consider using your backyard or other areas of your home as extra temporary storage space.
2. Remove all chemical products and other dangerous materials
Make sure that safety for your guests is your number one priority. You don’t want anyone, especially kids, to accidentally harm themselves from equipment, tools, or other chemicals not properly put away.
3. Create a walkway or clear path in your garage area
By creating a space to maneuver while hosting in your garage you will avoid problems with moving furniture and other difficult equipment. A storage organizer is the perfect solution to creating instant space in your garage. For garage storage organizer ideas, click here.
4. Decorate your garage with plants, flowers, and themed party decor (especially on July 4th!).
Spend some time decorating your garage to make it feel homier and more comfortable for your guests. Choosing bright summery colors will go a long way in setting a positive tone for your party.
5. Consider keeping extra food and appetizers in your kitchen pantry
Having an organized kitchen pantry will make the process of grabbing extra food and refreshment refills easier and less time consuming. This will give you more time to spend with your guests. For kitchen pantry organization ideas, click here.
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Closet Works offers custom organization systems for rooms of all shapes and sizes. To get started with Closet Works today visit our website at www.closetworks.com or call us at 800-425-6738 for a free in home consultation.
Organization is the key to home improvement this summer. Whether you are improving an existing space or moving to a new space, storage and organization is vital. Consider both the cost of clutter in your home, and more cost-effective ways to improve your living spaces.
- 64% of Americans are unsatisfied with the amount of storage space in their home
80% of the clutter in homes is a result of disorganization, not lack of space
Managing the volume of clutter has been directly linked to elevated levels of stress
The average american burns 55 minutes a day looking for things
23% of adults say they pay bills late because they lose them
Eliminating clutter reduces an average of 40% of housework
27% of unused storage is piled up in bedrooms
25% of clothing in closets goes unworn
The most sought after storage spaces in new homes include walk in kitchen pantries, laundry rooms, and garage storage space.
It is estimated that there is $15,000,000,000 in unused gadgets in junk drawers around the world
Do you have an area in your house that needs a custom storage solution? To start the process of customizing your own space, browse our options and accessories section for ideas and inspiration. Then set up an appointment for a free in-home consultation with a member of our Chicago space saving design team. Or you can call us toll free at 1-800-4-CLOSET.