Does your garage look like a disaster zone? Do you find it a challenge to get from the car to your kitchen door? Do you have a hard time finding the things been keeping in storage? If the answer is “yes” to any one of those questions, then clearly it’s time to get your garage organized. This will take a little time and effort on your part but the investment of an afternoon can make a huge difference in your garage. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
In order for you to see exactly what you’re working with you’ll need to remove everything from the garage. Fortunately, you have a driveway that is designed for this very purpose. As you pull everything out you may want to put it into category piles. For instance one pile for sporting equipment and another for tools. Once that is completed, you can see exactly what should stay and what should go.
Make Use of the Walls
Your garage walls are the perfect spots for hanging up most of what you’re keeping in storage in there. You can either put up designated hooks directly into the wall or hang up large sections of pegboard. The advantage of having pegboard is that you can easily move around the hooks as you replace certain items. Once you’ve designated a hook for a particular item that is where it should go after every use. This is an important habit for you and your family to get into.
Cleanup the workbench
If you have a workbench in your garage, then it is a major culprit for clutter. There are plenty of options when it comes to organizing loose items like nails and screws. It might be helpful to buy a mini vac and keep it plugged in right on the workbench. Directly above the workbench could be another pegboard for your tools. Just to make things clear, once the tools are hung you can trace around them forming an outline so you and everyone else in the house knows exactly what goes where.
Use Rafter Space
If you are in need of extra storage space then look up. There are many shelving units designed specifically to hang from rafters. You can even DIY rafter storage with some sturdy chains, hooks and plywood.
Lose All the Rubbish
As you start to move things back into the garage from the driveway, you might discover that a lot of stuff is being left behind. This is all the rubbish that you should turn over the Junk King Phoenix. There two-man crew can quickly load up all of this unwanted clutter and make sure it is disposed of in a responsible manner. You’ve spent the day cleaning out the garage. Now let Junk King Phoenix get rid of that rubbish once and for all.
Summer is a very popular time to take on a kitchen remodel project. If you start now, then you would be finished long before the holidays kick into high gear. To do the job right you’re going to need a great contractor. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. Let your contractor know that you are on a budget and want to save as much as possible. You actually be amazed at how much money you can save on your kitchen remodel by using these helpful tips:
Build It Yourself
A big part of a kitchen remodel is replacing the cabinets. These cabinets don’t often come assembled. If you have experience putting together IKEA furniture, then putting together your kitchen cabinets will be a breeze. This is something you could take care of in an afternoon and then turn over the installation to the professionals. You’ll be saving a lot of crew costs that way.
Shop For Your Own Materials and Appliances
You know exactly what you’re going to replace in your kitchen. Unless your contractor is offering some great discounts with their purchasing power, you should do your own shopping for materials and appliances. You can buy overstock or floor models and save significantly. When it comes to granite countertops look for remnant cuts. Plenty of savings when you do the shopping.
Simplify Your Backsplash
A backsplash is a very labor-intensive part of a kitchen remodel. You could simplify your backsplash by using sheet materials, which are more inexpensive and easier to install. They also look just as great as those high-end tiles.
Do Your Own Painting
Before counters are put in and appliances are hooked up your kitchen might need to be painted. This might mean bringing in a separate paint crew. Or it is a job you could easily do on your own with some help from friends. The fact that you’ll be working in an empty space should make the prep work easy. Before you settle on the paint color though you may want to paint squares of samples on the wall just to see what they look like in the light of your kitchen.
Do Your Own Demo
Before you can replace anything in your kitchen, you’re going to have to take out all the old stuff. Demolition is in this complicated as it sounds. As long as you have goggles, gloves and the right tools, you can get through your kitchen demolition in a single day. The only consideration is what to do with all the construction waste. That’s easily handled with one call to Junk King Phoenix. These are the junk hauling experts that have a lot of experience moving all kinds of debris from all kinds of building projects. They’ll make sure your site is clean for the crew. Put Junk King Phoenix to work with your kitchen remodel cleanup. You’ll be glad you did.