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Is your garage overflowing with odds and ends leaving no room for its intended purpose - storing your car? Then you are in the same boat as many other homeowners. Garages can be such a tempting to place to hide stuff that doesn’t have a place, after all out of sight out of mind. If you are ready to clean up your garage to make things easier to find and maybe even finally fit your car inside of it again keep reading. Start by clearing out your garage. Go through everything and sort items into giveaway/sell, toss and keep piles. Get rid of anything that your children have outgrown, you haven’t used in years or household chemicals that have since expired (be sure to responsibly dispose of these). This step can be a weekend project in itself so don’t worry if you don’t have the organized garage you envisioned before Monday. When you have settled on what will be staying in your garage sort the remaining items into categories. Typical garage storage usually contains categories like seasonal items, tools, and sports equipment. When reorganizing you will want to make sure everything stays organized. You can do this by giving everything an assigned place and preferably a clearly labeled one. When possible assign items their places in a way where they will be off the floor. This prevents clutter from building up and forces you to give everything a home throughout the process and in the future. When you have emptied out your garage and organized your remaining items into categories you will have given yourself a clean slate to work with. Set yourself up for future success by investing in shelving units, large plastics bins, small glass jars and maybe even a label maker. Slat board, peg board, and track based organizational systems are other great ways to keep items off the floor, organize smaller items and hang up tools. Garages are also a great place to utilize ceiling space by installing overhead storage. Since you have already decided on categories and what is staying you should have a good idea of what kind of storage solution will work best for your garage. Once you’ve created a storage system in your garage with assigned places for each item you should have that coveted room to park your vehicles inside again! Take the time to choose where you will be parking your vehicle and hang a tennis ball from a string to signal when you are parked in the correct place. The ball should gently bump the windshield when you are in the right spot. When choosing your new parking spot allow for space to walk between the vehicle and the back wall as well as the side walls. If you have a two car garage ensure that there is plenty of room between the two cars so that when doors are opened it doesn’t risk bumping the other car. Depending on how cluttered your garage is organizing it may be longer than a weekend project. However, by investing the time into creating a smart storage system you will be able to use your garage not only easily but also stress-free. Happy cleaning!

This Single-Family in Andover, MA recently sold for $775,000. This Colonial style home was sold by The Peggy Patenaude Team - William Raveis R.E. & Home Services.


17 Mohawk Road, Andover, MA 01810

South Andover

Single-Family

$799,900
Price
$775,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't judge this house size by the exterior! Much larger than it appears! Custom Built home located in a quintessential country setting, on town maintained private access road, ideal for children. This Unique Home has stunning elements of both colonial character & modern amenities, has a Center Chimney w/3 extraordinary fireplaces, wide plank Pumpkin Pine floors & a distinctive "open floor plan" highlighted by a 82" x 55" center island. Side door leads into mudroom/foyer w/oversized closet, then turn the corner into Kitchen/FR sure to make you say WOW! Formal LR, DR & office complete 1st fl. Master Bdrm features a FP & 2 closets, 1 a generous walk-in. 3 additional, large bedrooms & Laundry on 2nd floor. Lower level has a "Spa" like atmosphere w/Jacuzzi Tub, sauna, exercise room & den. Backyard featured in THIS OLD HOUSE MAGAZINE May 1998, to showcase the built-in Bocce Court. Park like grounds are private in a very desirable neighborhood & the easiest, fastest access to Boston!

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