The fall has quickly turned to winter in Minnesota. Along with our seasonal transition comes the task of getting our homes ready for the long winter ahead. Flower pots, hoses, shovels and garden implements, lawn furniture, boats, motorcycles, lawn mowers and holiday decorations are all looking for a home for the months ahead. The average American home has a two car garage that needs to accommodate 2 cars and all the accessories of a family. With the realization that your home may be lacking the space for all your families’ furnishings, it may be time to utilize some of the great storage systems available through your local home improvement or organizational store.
There are so many great storage systems available, there is one that will fit into your specific storage needs. There are stand alone storage systems, units that lower from the ceiling or wall mount options. Many DYI homeowners design storage units customized to their own specific needs. If this isn’t your talent, take a look at the commercial options on-line or your local home improvement store. This can give you some ideas as to the all the options available that can be customized to your garage or storage unit.
Now may be the time to purchase a storage shed to accommodate the overflow items that can’t fit into your garage. Did you know that storage sheds can have an overhead garage door installed on them? Yes even small garage doors are available for just that kind of application. A garage door opener on your shed door may be the perfect enticement for the lawn mowing person in your household. A remote control for your riding lawn mower would make you the envy of the neighborhood.
It is important when installing your storage units that you keep all units clear of the operation of your garage door. The tracks and all the parts of your garage door and garage door opener should be kept clear as to not impede the operation of your garage door.
A few dollars and a little engineering ingenuity can help you design the storage units you need. With winter upon us, start your storage project today. A little organizing work now will give you the peace of mind that all your household items are safely tucked away until it is time to break out the lawn mower next spring.