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Three Inexpensive Storage Solutions to Help Reclaim Your Garage

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Aug 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Is your garage full of all the stuff that doesn’t fit inside your home? Do you barely have room for your vehicle or those other big items you need on a daily basis?

If you and your family’s frustrations are mounting with your cluttered garage, we have a creative solution just for you! Use your Cook Portable Warehouse as the place where all that extra stuff lives.

Then you can reclaim your garage for your car, ATV, boat, or tool collection. And you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to organize your storage shed. Instead you can repurpose some of those things that are going unused around your house or invest a minimal amount in creative storage solutions.

Here are three of our favorite inventive storage ideas to help you reclaim your garage by using your Cook shed! And here are other creative ideas to keep your garage organized!

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Topics: Storage Tips, Spring Organization, Summer Organization

Space Saving Tips for Your Portable Building

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

May 2, 2016 11:26:10 AM

Is cleaning out your portable building your next weekend project?  

If you filled up your shed almost immediately after it was delivered, you’re not the only one! No matter if you have one of our smallest Utility Sheds or our 12’ x 32’ Lofted Garage, they can fill up fast if you don’t stay organized.

Opening up more storage space can seem like a daunting task.  But it can be done!

 

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The first steps for your project are to:

-Take everything out

-Clean the space

-Purge items you don’t need (here’s a checklist to help you decide what to keep and what to throw away.)  

You can keep your space organized and a clear walkway with these 4 space saving tips for your portable building:

 

Clear the Floor Space 

The floor is usually the first area to be filled, but try to save this space for larger items like bikes, ATVs or mowers. Use the wall space wisely, laying out where it will be best to hang items or put a tall shelf.

You may decide to stack and mount wood or plastic crates to build a low cost shelving option. Or you may want to look at using painted pallets to create shallow shelving, adding pops of color and plants to your shed. Learn more about these shelving ideas in this video!

Space Saving Tips for Your Portable Building + Cook Portable Warehouses

 

Organize Hoses and Cords

These can become tangled or get lost behind larger items.  Without the proper storage, they can be torn or damaged.

You especially want to be careful with how you store your electrical cords.  Before each use, you want to inspect the cord to ensure it is in good condition before plugging it in.

These should be wrapped and hung properly so they are easily accessible and ready to use when needed.

 

Track Your Tools

Everything in your portable building should have its place. One way to ensure your tools and smaller items go back exactly where you want them is to hang them and trace them.

Once you have all of your tools hung, take a marker and trace around each of them. This will remind you after each use exactly where its home is. 

You’ll be able to easily see what’s missing and allow you to optimize your wall space.

 

Use various wall organizers

Consider a shoe organizer! The clear plastic inserts allow you to see the smaller random items you are storing.

They make a great spot to store cleaning supplies or your collection of nails and screws.

If you have shelves already, you can save space by reusing paint cans and mason jars to hold tiny items.  These are easy to label and don’t take up too much space on the shelves.  Have a lot of gardening tools to organize? Find more creative tips for organizing your garden shed here.

 

You’ll love opening up your shed and knowing exactly where everything is and how to tell others to find it. These tips will free up space so you aren’t having to rearrange your entire storage building every time you have something new to store.

If you’re looking for other ways to organize your home, then download our free guide below! 

Click here to download!

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Topics: Spring Organization, Shed Maintenance Tips, Shed Ideas

How to Prepare Your Shed for Spring Fun

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Mar 7, 2016 1:30:00 PM

How_to_Prepare_Shed_for_Spring_Fun,_Cook_Portable_WarehousesThe time for gardening, sports and outdoor fun is almost here. So, spend the last days of winter preparing and dreaming of the fun ahead.

Begin by cleaning out and organizing your shed. That way, when the warmer weather arrives, you aren’t fishing through clutter to find a deflated soccer ball. Instead, you’re ready to enjoy a game with the family.

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Topics: Storage Tips, Spring Organization, Shed Maintenance Tips, Shed Ideas

The Ins and Outs of Organizing your Shed for Warmer Weather

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

May 19, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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Summer is here and with it kids are coming home from college and you're leaving for long awaited vacations. 

So, to fully enjoy these sunny days, it’s a good idea to get your storage shed, garage or attic prepared to save yourself valuable time and energy later.

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Topics: Spring Organization, Summer Organization

6 Helpful Spring Home Buying Tips

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

May 14, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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Spring is the time for buyers and sellers to act because of the mild weather and breaks from school. We have also provided tips on our blog for anyone looking to sell their home. So for more on getting your home ready to sell, read this post.

For anyone who is in the market to buy, here are 6 tips to streamline your home shopping process this spring. And don’t forget that a Cook Portable Warehouse is mobile and can be moved without damage to the structure, if your family is moving to a new place.

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Topics: Home Improvement, Spring Organization

4 Ways to Enhance your Home’s Outdoor Space

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May 12, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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Who doesn’t love to spend time outdoors during the spring and summer months? So it makes sense that your outdoor space should be as comfortable, warm and inviting as your indoor space.

If this sounds intimidating, trust us you don’t have to build a deck or put in a pool to enjoy your yard. With a few small tweaks, your yard can become an oasis and a place for relaxation and fun!

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Topics: Home Improvement, Spring Organization

The Ultimate Week by Week Spring Cleaning Schedule

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May 7, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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So why is spring always the season for cleaning and organizing? It’s just the perfect time to rotate the stuff you have in storage to reflect the major change in the temperature outside.

You have to put those winter items like sports gear, holiday decorations and winter weather supplies back in storage. Then, bring those things out of storage that your family will use during the spring and summer months like warm weather clothing, sports equipment and gardening tools.

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Topics: Storage Tips, Spring Organization

6 Ways to Simplify Spring Cleaning

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Apr 29, 2015 12:30:00 PM

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If you have been working on those non-fun spring cleaning and organizing tasks and wishing you were outside enjoying the beautiful weather, we totally understand! Sometimes those seasonal household errands seem like a never-ending hassle.

At Cook, our focus is one streamlining life with helpful storage solutions and organizational tactics for our customers and anyone else! So here are 6 of our favorite springtime cleaning and organizing recommendations! And for more springtime cleaning tips, read this post!

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Topics: Home Improvement, Spring Organization

Creative Backyard DIY Projects for Spring

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Apr 24, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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Nice spring weather means weekends spent outside soaking up the sun, getting some exercise or just having fun, rather than on the couch. Along with spring cleaning and gardening chores, what else do you have planned for your free time this spring?

Well, at Cook we love a good project and we definitely love making space more efficient. These 4 backyard DIY projects will have your yard looking great and are easy to complete over one weekend.

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Topics: Home Improvement, Gardening, Spring Organization

4 Tips to Clean Out your Closet this Spring

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Apr 22, 2015 2:00:00 PM

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Finally the days of sweaters, heavy coats, gloves and hats have been replaced by sundresses, shorts and sunscreen. We all want to get out to the stores and stock up on new spring and summer outfits but there is one big problem- your already overstuffed closet.

Spring is the perfect time to do a complete closet overhaul to purge those items you don’t need anymore and make some much needed room for new springtime pieces. 

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Topics: Home Improvement, Spring Organization