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Sunday, June 16th, Father’s Day, is just around the corner. Wondering what Dad might want for Father’s Day? Why not help him get some R&R by offering up a little organizational elbow grease. How about giving him an organized garage?

Last year we posted these tips on Does Your Garage Need a “Tune-up?” and since this might be just what “dear old Dad” could use, we thought we would share again as a reminder and for those who might have missed the post.

The garage is where we toss everything that doesn’t have a place in the house. Although you have plenty of room, sometimes it can look like an obstacle course. If you find yourself using your garage as if it were a public storage unit, here are some organizational tips.

Time ~ Set aside enough time to work on the project. Try to plan for a dry weekend, because you’ll have to pull many items out of the garage. If you want the project to go quickly, with a minimum of  disruption to your regular  routine, hire an expert or round up a team of helpers. Otherwise, it may turn into an overwhelming task that will be abandoned halfway through.

Assess the clutter ~ Start by creating three categories: keep, donate, and toss. Discard items that haven’t been used within two years. Once you know which items that will live in your garage, begin grouping them into categories. Only after this step will you know the correct sizes and types of containers or bins to buy to store your things in.

Pick plastic storage bins ~ Cardboard boxes, no matter how strong, bend and dent with frequent use and eventually succumb to dampness. Waterproof containers protect their contents better, seal tighter, and are easy to carry or move.

Think Visibility ~ Consider metal shelving such as those sold at Costco. It’s affordable, easy to assemble and you can add wheels if you want it to be movable. Ventilated shelves also allow visibility and prevent dust and dirt from collecting. If necessary, store items in clear boxes or bags to keep them clean. Give anything that is not easily identifiable a clear label.

Overhead Storage ~ The area above your garage doors may be wasted space. An overhead storage rack is great for out-of-season storage and Holiday decorations.

Keep it at your fingertips ~ Assemble a quick-fix kit consisting of a hammer, screwdriver, nails and screws and keep it near the door to the house so you can access it easily for quick fixes.

If you are short on motivation or manpower for this project, let Seamless Moves clean it out with you and get it organized! We can help Dad get on the couch with the ballgame, or out on the golf course a little sooner by using a little of our organizational elbow grease.

Our thanks to 89studio at freedigitalphotos.net for the photo.

“Spring is here! The Masters Golf Tournament is right around the corner, but my garage is such a muddle that I can’t reach my golf clubs.”

The garage is where we toss everything that doesn’t have a place in the house. Although you have plenty of room, sometimes it can look like an obstacle course. If you find yourself using your garage as if it were a public storage unit, here are some organizational tips.

Time ~ Set aside enough time to work on the project. Try to plan for a dry weekend, because you’ll have to pull many items out of the garage. If you want the project to go quickly, with a minimum of  disruption to your regular  routine, hire an expert or round up a team of helpers. Otherwise, it may turn into an overwhelming task that will be abandoned halfway through.

Assess the clutter ~ Start by creating three categories: keep, donate, and toss. Discard items that haven’t been used within two years. Once you know which items that will live in your garage, begin grouping them into categories. Only after this step will you know the correct sizes and types of containers or bins to buy to store your things in.

Pick plastic storage bins ~ Cardboard boxes, no matter how strong, bend and dent with frequent use and eventually succumb to dampness. Waterproof containers protect their contents better, seal tighter, and are easy to carry or move.

Think Visibility ~ Consider metal shelving such as those sold at Costco. It’s affordable, easy to assemble and you can add wheels if you want it to be movable. Ventilated shelves also allow visibility and prevent dust and dirt from collecting. If necessary, store items in clear boxes or bags to keep them clean. Give anything that is not easily identifiable a clear label.

Overhead Storage ~ The area above your garage doors may be wasted space. An overhead storage rack is great for out-of-season storage and Holiday decorations.

Keep it at your fingertips ~ Assemble a quick-fix kit consisting of a hammer, screwdriver, nails and screws and keep it near the door to the house so you can access it easily for quick fixes.

Now back to those golf clubs… The standing organizer above would be at home in any well-appointed garage, or this wall-mounted system could turn your golf bags into a piece of interesting art.

We asked a golf pro where is the best place to store our golf clubs. Should we keep them in the trunk of the car? His recommendation: Is to avoid keeping your clubs in the trunk of your car, for any length of time, the temperature changes and  jostling can cause damage.

Did you know that proper storage and well maintained golf clubs may even improve your game? :-)

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Looking out our office window at this beautiful Indian summer day, it’s hard to imagine that in a couple of months we could be scraping snow and ice off our cars and driveways. However, that’s just what the National Weather Service is predicting for this winter in the Pacific Northwest. They describe the outlook for Nov/Dec/Jan 2010-2011 through Mar/Apr/May 2011 as having a high probability of below normal temperatures, coupled with above-median precipitation.

Seattle’s KOMO news says “The paralyzing cold snap of 2008 was during a moderate La Niña. Forecasters are calling this year’s La Niña moderate to strong.” More predictions and preparations may be found on the Mt. Baker Snow Report.

What does this mean to you, fellow Pacific NW dweller? That depends on where you typically park your car. If the answer is, “not in my out-of-control garage” then Seamless Moves has a deal for you! Just imagine getting into a warm, dry car to make the drive to work or take your kids to school. Park in your newly-organized garage with our La Niña Buster Service (you can’t scare us—
I guarantee we’ve seen worse). Call or email us today* to set up your free consultation and never scrape snow and ice off your windshield with your debit card again!

*Past/current clients ask about your returning-client discount.