With the temperature
dropping in the Piedmont Triad area, now is the perfect time to give your
garage the organizing attention it deserves. Garage organization presents some
unique challenges. The garage is a place that can house automobiles, tools,
toys, lawn equipment, cleaning supplies, outdoor gear, seasonal decorations and
more. How can you effectively organize all of these different items into one
space? The Piedmont Triad Zippy Shell team is here with tips to help you
reclaim your garage and restore order.
- Remove everything. The
only way to begin a major organizational overhaul is to start with a clear
slate. As you are cleaning out, you can begin the decluttering process by
tossing anything you know at first glance should be in the trash. An empty
garage opens up the possibility to do clean-up, maintenance, and upgrades. This
is the time to sweep the floors, clean up stains, get rid of spiderwebs, add
some extra lighting, and maybe give the floor some love by installing a
protective epoxy floor coating.
- Utilize the walls. Get
the most storage space out of your garage by taking advantage of the available
wall space. Pegboards, cabinets, wire grids, and shelving are all options for
getting your gear up and off the ground.
- Look up. The
ceiling in your garage is also valuable square footage. A garage ceiling is a
perfect place to hang bikes or suspend a hanging platform to place boxes of
seasonal decorations or rarely used outdoor equipment.
- Categorize and group like items. This
will save you frustration down the road when you are searching for a particular
item. Also, use your garage storage in a way that makes sense to you. Make sure
you can get to your most used gear with the least amount of effort.
If you are working on a big reorganization project in your garage or any other area of your home and need temporary storage, the Piedmont Triad Zippy Shell has options! Visit Zippy Shell online or call your local Piedmont Triad location at 336-499-3386 to receive a quote for all your storage needs.
Whether you’re in a cramped
apartment, the kids are home for the summer, or your in-laws are coming to stay
for a few weeks, we’ve compiled some creative ways to give your home some
space. Goodness knows, we love their personal space.
Consider these top four ideas
for enjoying a spacious, clutter-free atmosphere in your home.
out your living space. If
you have outdoor spaces that are adjacent to your indoor ones (balconies,
decks, patios and porches), consider how you might arrange those areas to
compliment your spacing needs. Maybe a decorative cover or an umbrella outside
will invite folks to sit there. Add some cozy furniture and a small television
and boom! you have a whole new room.
the excess in storage.
Clutter – it can make you crazy. Even if you’re not having extra people in your
home, the clutter has got to go. One quick way to clear it out, is to put it in
storage. This way you still have access to your things, but they aren’t in the
way. You don’t want to trip on that magazine rack from 1974! Separate what you need
from what you don’t and save yourself some space in your home and peace of mind.
in some space-saver bags!
These things are amazing. You can find them at most big box or home improvement
stores. Put your out-of-season wardrobe, winter coats, extra pillows, and even
those crocheted family blankets in these ingenious bags. Pile your stuff in,
use your vacuum to suck out the air, and voila! It’s all been reduced to a
third the size. Slip the bags under your bed or in a closet and you’re done.
Some people are so clever and the ones who design and manufacture furniture
that can be used in multiple ways need to be applauded. Benches that open and
can store shoes by the front door. Tables that can be transformed into desks.
Even beds that can be turned into tables. Really cool!
Then, when everyone heads back to school and back home, you can bring all your favorite things back in your home. If you think you may want to employ the use of a portable storage container, we hope you’ll think of Zippy Shell, too. Give us a call at 888-947-7974 or go online for a free quote to see how we can make moving and storage simple for you!
Is your bathroom feeling a little cramped? Small bathrooms can be a challenge and adding square footage through a renovation isn’t always an option. But you can use these tips to make your cozy space feel larger and stay more organized.
Give the Illusion of Space
There are several tips and
techniques you can use to provide an expansive feeling in a small bathroom or
any small space:
- A monochromatic color scheme or even varying shades of the
same color can make your bathroom feel larger. Soft, pale, neutral colors on
the walls and floor will give the biggest illusion of space.
- Use reflective surfaces like glass and mirrors. Replacing a
shower curtain with a clear glass door will open up the shower space giving the
appearance of a bigger overall area. Larger mirrors will bounce light from
windows and create the illusion of more square footage.
- Keep your floor space clear and uncluttered. Less breaking
up of the floor lines equates to less visual chopping with your eyes. Also
freeing up your floor space gives you more room to move around!
- Draw the eye upward with a fun light fixture, crown molding,
tall window treatments, or high shelves.
Organizing Your Way to More
Even a large room that is
cluttered will feel small, so let’s get organized:
- Create storage where there once was none by adding floating
shelves to your walls utilizing the vertical space.
- An over-the-toilet shelf or storage cabinet is a great space
saver and will give you more storage options.
- Installing floating shelves or recessed storage in the
shower can keep all your shower necessities organized. Another option is to use
a hanging shower caddy.
- Use a Lazy Susan or other revolving storage underneath your
bathroom cabinet to corral cleaning supplies or hair products.
- When you are really low on storage options, find an
alternate place in the house for things like medicine, first aid supplies, and
extra rolls of toilet paper.
Zippy Shell’s portable storage containers are perfect for storing items from the home, giving you more space to renovate, rearrange, and organize. Check us out today for answers to any questions you may have!
There are so many emotions to process
during a move. There can be feelings of excitement, anticipation, hope,
nervousness, and even relief. But the emotion that can infringe on all the others
is stress, which can take a toll on your mind and your body. Moving is often
ranked as one of the most stressful events in life. Zippy Shell aims to make
your move as stress free as possible with the following tips:
- We cannot stress (pun intended) enough the importance of making a list or even more than one list. Make a list of everything that needs to be done before moving day comes, during your moving day, and in the days after your move. Seeing a clear outline of your completed and uncompleted tasks will help you stay more organized and less stressed.
- Give yourself sufficient time to devote to each step of the moving process. The more you leave to the last minute, the more stress you’ll inevitably feel.
- Lean on your family and friends when you feel overwhelmed. Those close to you want to help, they just might not know how. So, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- Get rid of anything you won’t need before the move. Don’t make more work and stress for yourself by moving unnecessary items. If you won’t have an immediate need for an item but are not ready to part with it just yet, consider storing it for a period of time.
Storage solutions from Zippy Shell can take the hassle and stress out of your move. Your stored items are always safe in our street legal mobile containers because you are the only one with a key and it will be securely stored in a climate-controlled environment. When you are ready, all you have to do is call Zippy Shell to have your additional items brought to your home for unloading and unpacking at your convenience. Visit www.zippyshell.com today to learn more about the services we offer.
Your bathroom contains a lot
of important items that you use daily to get ready. It is hard trying to fit
all those valuables into a small space, so use these tips to fit all your
toiletries into your bathroom. Your morning routine will become a breeze and
your items will be much more organized!
1. SPICE RACKS
All your bottles
of shampoo and lotions can fit nicely into spice racks, as spice racks are
meant for storing small containers. Just screw them to the wall to create
extra space for them.
shelves in unused empty space, such as above the door.
You can use
magnet strips to keep track of all the tiny bathroom items you have. They are
great way to organize bobby pins, tweezers, nail clippers and most hair clips
because these are already magnetic. You can also glue small magnets to the
backs of your makeup to keep them organized.
4. COAT HOOKS
Hang up coat
hooks instead of towel rods to maximize space. You can hang up multiple coat
hooks within the space that just one towel rod would fit. This is great if you
are sharing a bathroom with someone.
Build a shelf
over the top and sides of your toilet. This extra space doesn’t seem like
much, but it can fit a lot of your small items like small hand towels, candles,
6. PVC PIPE
Attach a PVC pipe
to your wall to store your hair tools, like a blow dryer. After using
your tool, it is very hot and having the PVC pipe gives it a place to sit and
cool down and stay out of your way.
7. SMALL WINE
Use a small wine
rack to efficiently fit your hand towels on your sink by rolling them up to fit
in each slot. It is very elegant, yet practical.
8. SHOE HANGER
On the back of
your door, hang a shoe organizer. You will be able to fit countless bottles or
items without having to take up any of the space within your bathroom!
You’ve spent the time decluttering your home to be exactly the way you like! But how do you stop the clutter from building back up to where it was again?
Continue reading “How to Keep Clutter From Coming Back”
Trying to sell your home? By decluttering your things your house will be much more pleasing to buyers for many reasons.
Continue reading “How decluttering will help you sell your home faster”