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:
At one time that room was organized. You had everything labeled. You had extra shelving built in and it all looked amazing. Then, your kids came along. Now, you’re worried about having even a simple pathway in and out of rooms.
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.
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.
Holidays and winter weather can be a strain on your family and your budget. Snow can keep you cooped up and possibly stranded at home. Less money for the essentials and a slick, icy road can make this season a rough one.
But, have you ever considered making some of those essentials yourself?
A little do-it-yourself spirit goes a long way for saving yourself money and avoiding less than comfortable situations if you run out of a few must-haves. If you need more room to store your emergency kit or winter gear, a Cook storage shed provides the space you need for every season. Take a tour of our shed styles.
Here are some DIY essentials to make this winter a little more comfortable.
If you have nice things, you probably want to keep them out of the elements. That’s never more true than in the winter time. Cold temperatures and moisture can wreak havoc on every type of hardware, tool or toy you call your own. But, what’s the best way for keeping your stuff safe?
Homeowners be warned: Jack Frost is rolling into town.
Sounds like the opening to a horror movie, right? That’s not too far off. Some are already seeing snow, cold winds and utility bills that would make Franz San Galli roll in his grave.
Before you start hunkering down for another snowpocalypse, take a few steps to shore up your home and, hopefully, your wallet:
If you’ve checked out our Winter Prep guide, you’re already ahead of the curve! But, of course, your property isn’t the only thing you have to look out for when the cold weather hits.
What about your home? Your family? Or your rumbling tummy when the power goes out and the food from your freezer spoils?
Winter preparedness guides are everywhere - in fact, Cook Portable Warehouses has it’s own Home Emergency Preparedness Guide right here - but we wanted to add a few extras. The items that keep you happy, as well as healthy and warm; the items that turn ‘surviving’ into ‘flourishing.’