Are you struggling to get through your garage? Or is it so full that you don’t even bother going there anymore? or maybe you’d love to just start your garage organizing to make it into a gym, a playroom or just park your car inside? Is the clutter feeling all cozy in your garage while your 2nd most valuable possession – if you own a home – is getting damaged outside?
Whatever your garage organizing goal is, stick around to see what this motivated San Diego client did to make the most of her garage!
My client called at the beginning of this year to help her organize her home and her garage. She’s an energetic and very creative person who runs her own business from a home-studio and after her recent move the whole space was taken by hundreds of boxes, shelving units, bins with crafts supplies, mementos, keepsakes and loads of holidays decoration and their respective china sets! The movers had just dropped everything in the garage and with a family to take care and a son off to college, it was just too much for her to handle! She wanted to get her studio up and running so she could start working again. She wanted to dedicate 4 of the spaces for cars and home-related storage and 2 for her Studio.
We started working and ran a trial session for her to see if she’d like to work with me and on that day this is how her garage was looking.
Having recently moved from the East coast to CA I know how valuable basements are: they generously hold everything and anything for you.
Worse, the open floor-plans so common in CA allow for less use of vertical space which means less storage areas again! Now, without a basement my client had to get it all in place in her garage.
Her studio would have to serve as storage for all of her crafts supplies, working areas and a sitting area for her family and clients. This is the studio area in the beginning of our work.
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On that day we worked for 4 hours straight and were able to unpack and organize so many boxes that that night her husband was finally able to park inside! We were thrilled and motivated to continue!
And so we did through Spring getting her house ready for her son’s High School graduation and recital when they celebrated not only his great accomplishments but also having a fully organized home!
And now after all got done, here is how the garages are looking like!
And finally her organized garage for her studio!
If you have a cluttered garage and want to get it organized, usable and in order, follow these basic 7 steps to get it done:
And here is what my client is saying!
If you want to bring your home and life into peaceful order, I have 2 words…”Hire Helena”. She is a fantastic organizer, business person and human being. I couldn’t recommend her more. We have loved having her help in our new home.We have moved several times in the 20 (something) years we’ve been a family. The move to San Diego from the Midwest last fall was an exciting adventure that we were ready for. The moving company that we hired however, left much to be desired. To put it mildly, they were terrible. In reminiscing, I have said they might as well have used a backhoe and shovel our neatly organized house into the truck, shaken it across the country and dumped it into our garage. Worst physical move ever!Thank goodness that I found Helena’s business in my Google search. She was kind and helpful from the very beginning. We worked together to bring order and reason back to our home and lives. It seemed an impossible task in the beginning, but with Helena’s help, soon the spaces we focused on became organized and liveable.This kind of work can be very personal and difficult to manage, but Helena made it simple and smooth. We have worked very hard and achieved so much in a very short amount of time.I highly, highly recommend hiring ‘A Personal Organizer’ and Helena’s awesome organizing and business skills. We are forever grateful to her.