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The Next 5 Things You Should Do For Summer Garage Party Success


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:

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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 storage 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. A garage organization system will make it easy for you to keep these items organized and stored away safely.

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 garage storage system is the perfect solution to creating instant space in your garage by storing items safely away. For garage storage system 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 good pantry organization 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.


And remember, don’t forget to have fun! Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Houzz for more inspirational home organization tips and tricks.

Closet Works offers custom home 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. 

The Ultimate Guide To Closet Works Closet Accessories


From belt-racks and jewelry boxes, your closet system will benefit from closet organizing accessories. Take a look at some of what we have to offer in our excellent selection of closet accessories.

Clear shelf divider:



Pull out hamper with basket and liner:

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Shoe fencing:

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Jewelry divider insert:

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Jewelry drawer lock:

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Slide out belt rack:

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Shoe bins:

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Bra divider:

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Valet rod:

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Many of these closet accessories come in different styles and colors. So let us know what you would like in your next custom closet system!

Want to get started on your own Closet Works custom closet system or an organizational system for another space in your home this summer? Call us toll free at 800-4-CLOSET or visit us our appointment page to set up a free consultation.

10 Reasons to Organize Your Home This Summer


Organization is the key to home improvement this summer. Whether you are improving an existing space or moving to a new space, home organization and storage is vital. Consider both the cost of clutter in your home, and more cost-effective ways to improve your living spaces.


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  1. 64% of Americans are unsatisfied with the amount of storage space in their home
  2. 80% of the clutter in homes is a result of disorganization, not lack of space

  3. Managing the volume of clutter has been directly linked to elevated levels of stress

  4. The average american burns 55 minutes a day looking for things

  5. 23% of adults say they pay bills late because they lose them

  6. Eliminating clutter reduces an average of 40% of housework

  7. 27% of unused storage is piled up in bedrooms

  8. 25% of clothing in closets goes unworn

  9. The most sought after storage spaces in new homes include walk in kitchen pantries, laundry rooms, and garage storage space.

  10. 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 home that needs a custom storage solution? To start the process of improving your home organization, browse our gallery for ideas and inspiration. Then set up an appointment for a free in-home consultation with a member of our Chicago home organization design team. Or you can call us toll free at 1-800-4-CLOSET.

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