Maximizing space is a necessity whether you have a small or large home. Everyone has their own interests and space needs and at times it can feel a little too crowded. So, we've compiled a few tips and checklists to help you maximize your storage space and keep everyone's things stored safely.
If you’re like most American families, you’re utilizing all of your space in the house, garage and shed. But, most aren’t using it efficiently. That means, there’s probably room for improvement for at least one room in your home.
So, today, we’re tackling space efficiency in your shed. We’ve found 5 space saving techniques that we think are a great edition to just about any shed style.
Add a pegboard and mark each item’s home.
You can add a pegboard and in two weeks you’ll be wondering where all of your tools went. So, organize your tools to maximize space on the wall. Then, draw around each item so when you’re done using it, you’ll know exactly where it goes. Every time. Watch our video for more storage ideas below:
We live in an age where you hear the message of declutter and downsize constantly. And nothing is inherently wrong with that. But, for many of us, it can quickly become discouraging as you glance around your home and feel like there is too much stuff and no time to do a deep purge.
Are you expecting a little bit back from your taxes this year? Great! Take it and invest in your home. It’s tempting to spend it on something fun, so maybe put $50 aside for a nice night out and then spend the rest toward improving your home.
Each season has its own storage challenges. You may have an almost empty garage or shed during the Christmas season, but then after the holidays you’re desperate for more space. Or, during Summer you may purchase some new yard tools (or toys!) and discover your space just isn’t large enough for everything.
Clutter. Clutter everywhere. Sometimes it overtakes your home. Sometimes it leads to a home that isn't a haven, but a stress filled box. At some point you need to decide what you're going to do about it before the stress of clutter spills into other areas of your life.
The good news is, we can help! For the last 30+ years we have helped our customers find room for their stuff. From hobbyists, collectors, to families searching for more space, Cook sheds can help you discover the space you need.
Weekends at the lake are a great time with friends and family. Whether you love to go boating, swimming, or fishing, these activities are best done at the lake. So don’t let those weekends turn into messy clutter. Keep organized and clutter-free with a dock storage shed from Cook Portable Warehouses.
We offer 8 shed styles to fit your specific need at the lake. Whether you need extra storage for the house, the dock or both, a Cook shed is your answer.
Here is how you can fix up your dock storage shed and get organized this summer:
Packing your things for storage can be a major undertaking. But the more work you put in now, the less frustration and heartache you’ll have when you need the items again.
Portable buildings are a great asset after a big move, remodel or just for everyday storage. Cook Portable Warehouses builds their sheds to last, so your belongings stay safe and dry. Read about what Cook promises to each of their customers!
- Clean everything.
You may not think you need to clean stuff, but it will help in the preservation of whatever you are storing. This way you can ensure there aren’t any bugs hidden in the items before you store them. Also, when it comes to unpack the items, if stored correctly, you’ll have less dust and dirt to wipe off.
- Purchase the proper packing materials.
Plastic storage bins with lids are probably the best things to use since they are not as susceptible to the elements, such as humidity. Unlike a cardboard box, you can tightly seal these storage bins.
You also want to get packing materials that will help you keep your items safe, especially the more fragile items. To save a little on packing materials, keep old towels and rags to wrap items in.
When you open your shed and there’s only enough space to take a step or two inside...you know it’s time to purge and organize.
But, most likely you’ve gone to the shed to find something, realized it was a lost cause and shut the door on the problem. So, today let’s dig into how you can make your shed functional again!
Here is how you can organize your shed in 5 steps. Let’s get started.