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Now that it’s officially summer it’s time to get serious about following through with your summer project plans. Whether those projects consist of cleaning out your closets, reorganizing your pantry, or cleaning up your computer’s hard drive, you’ll feel much better once they’re done. If you aren’t sure what project to take on this summer, consider doing a complete garage reorganization. For many homeowners in the Sarasota area, the garage is often an overlooked part of the home. Here at More Space Place, we can help you achieve a garage organization and storage system that works perfectly for your needs.

Purge & Clean

The first step in reorganizing your garage is to clean everything out. You likely have a lot of things in there you no longer use or need. Go through all your belongings and separate them into various collections of what you want to keep, sell, donate, and throw out. Once you have your items narrowed down, you will have an idea of what will be going back into your garage, which will help dictate what your custom garage storage system will look like.

Design Your Storage System

At More Space Place Sarasota, we offer free in-home consultations where we come out and measure your space, as well as discuss various storage options and strategies with you. A custom solution results in the best possible fit every time because it’s designed and built around your specific needs and lifestyle. You’ll have many different components to choose from, including built-in shelving, slat walls, workbenches, cabinetry, hooks, and more!

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Garage Sale

You’ll likely have things to get rid of once you’ve cleaned out your garage. The summer is a perfect time to have a garage sale. You can also make it a fun family event by getting everyone involved, which will also make it less work for you. If you have kids, consider helping them set up a lemonade stand to accompany the garage sale. Beat the heat by getting an early start. Whatever doesn’t sell you can donate to a local charity.

Once you clean and organize your garage, you’ll be so happy you did! Contact More Space Place Sarasota today to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll help you build the ideal storage solution for your garage that’s designed around your needs.

Summer vacation is in full swing and we want to take advantage of all the fun in the sun! While we may spend the majority of our day outside, somehow the insides of our homes quickly become cluttered with gear, games, and laundry. In order to make the most of your summer, consider some of these organizational tips from More Space Place Sarasota to focus less on cleaning and more on relaxing.

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Designate a Routine

When kids get back from camp, create a system to put bags, dirty shoes, and clothes so you’re not constantly cleaning up or tripping over items on the floor. Use shoe bins and racks in a mudroom to make it easy for kids to contribute to the organization of your home. Towels left on the floor after a long pool day can create wet spots on the floor and a foul odor if not cleaned up. Make sure towels head straight to a hook for tomorrow or the laundry room to be washed. Having a designated system in place will keep you from searching for missing shoes or having to do a last-minute laundry cycle before the family leaves for the beach.

Use Storage Wisely

Many homeowners lose items when the garage or attic becomes disorganized instead of just stuffing cabinets with whatever is left lying around, use bins that keep your items clean as well as make it easy to move things around depending on the time of the year. Organizing your seasonal items will make it easier to find the pool toys and camping equipment that haven’t been used since last summer.

Make Your Home A Haven For Summer Fun

Transform your living room or home office into a guest room with a Murphy bed from More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte! No more air mattresses or hard to use pullout couches for sleepovers or visiting family members. Our advanced systems make it possible to conveniently store the beds out of sight as soon as you’re done using it, avoiding the clutter that comes with having guests. Lastly, our sleek and stylish designs offer multiple benefits to make the most out of your home.

Focus on fun this summer by keeping your home organized, clean, and ready for guests! Contact your experts at More Space Place Sarasota for more tips and to design an efficient system perfect for your family.

Here in the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas, having an orderly home can go a long way in contributing to an overall sense of calm and organization in one’s life. At More Space Place Sarasota, we specialize in creating customized solutions for home storage problems. There are many areas of the home that can benefit significantly from the addition of a custom storage system. Below are four examples of places where this is especially true.

Bedroom Closet

One of the most common areas to incorporate a custom storage solution is in the bedroom. A custom closet is the best way to maximize your room’s storage for clothing, shoes, and accessories. Whether you have the room for a spacious walk-in closet or are working with a more modest reach-in closet, no space is too small for our storage experts to work their magic. We build all of our storage components in our own facility, which allows us to create a closet designed around your personal needs and style.

Kitchen Pantry

The kitchen is a great place to install a custom storage solution. An organized pantry with plentiful shelving and cabinetry can turn your kitchen from cluttered and chaotic into a pleasant place to spend time. With the addition of adjustable shelving, fully extendable drawers, and wine or spice racks, organizing your food items and kitchen accessories will be easier than ever. You won’t have to worry about losing those buried items in the pantry’s abyss. You’ll decide exactly how and where everything is stored rather than just having to make due with the pantry that came with your home.

Garage Storage

Although it can seem like a stressful undertaking, creating a custom garage storage solution is a worthwhile project. For many homeowners in Sarasota, their garage becomes a go-to for all things lacking a proper place. This results in massive amounts of clutter that eventually take over the garage. Custom shelving, racks, pegboards, cabinetry, and workbenches from More Space Place Sarasota are perfect remedies for this problem. Like with a custom closet, we can design a custom garage storage solution based completely around your lifestyle and needs.

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Mudroom/Laundry Room

A fourth location in the home that could benefit from a custom storage installation is the laundry room or mudroom. Many people enter their house through this room, making the inclusion of storage components, like shoe racks, coat racks, and other shelving, necessary to maintain organization. Laundry room storage elements, such as shelves and cabinets, work well for storing your cleaning supplies and extra linens. A folding station can also heighten the utility of the space.

If you’re looking to improve the productivity of your home and get more organized, call More Space Place Sarasota today, and schedule a free in-home consultation! We can help create a personalized custom storage system for any room in your home.

Most of us have, at some point, thought to ourselves: I don’t have enough space! Whether you feel that way about your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or entire home, the thought has probably crossed your mind more than once. At More Space Place Sarasota, we’re experts at creating storage solutions for every aspect of life. Below, we’ve compiled our favorite ideas for dealing with cramped closets, tiny pantries, too-small bedrooms, and more.

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Cramped Closets

With our help, you won’t need a walk-in closet to feel like you have plenty of space. With small closets, having the right storage for every item is crucial – from shoes, pants, jewelry, and more. We have custom closet accessories for all of those, and more! Your closet might also benefit from custom hanging rods, built-in laundry hampers, and custom shelving.

Tiny Pantry

Your pantry might be running out of room, especially if you live in a multi-person household. To keep your pantry from feeling cluttered, good organization is important. We can help you do that with custom cabinets, spice racks, baskets, pull-out drawers, and adjustable shelves.

Chaotic Garage

Your garage can become a catch-all for all the items you don’t have any other place for. That’s a recipe for chaos and clutter! To make your garage feel bigger, get started on sorting through the items you have stored there. You’ll probably find that you can simply get rid of most of them. For the rest, we can help you design a custom storage solution with cabinets, a workbench, and shelving. For a smaller garage, wall-mounted shelves are a great choice!

Small Spare Bedrooms

If you struggle with spare bedrooms feeling too small, a Murphy bed could be an excellent solution. Our Murphy beds easily fold up and come in a variety of designs. You can even transform guests bedrooms into a home office or den when not in use! 

Contact More Space Place Today!

Make the most of your home with a custom storage solution by More Space Place Sarasota! We’ll help you create a custom storage solution for every aspect of life. Give us a call today or get in touch online!

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custom garage storage - SarasotaHow do you feel about the current state of your garage? Are you happy with the way it’s organized? Are you able to find what you need? Is there room for you to park you car? If you answered no to any or all of those questions, you’ve come to the right place. More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte specializes in creating smart custom solutions to all your storage needs, including those in your garage. If you’ve never considered a custom storage solution for this area of your home, we’re here to share with you some of the ways in which it can truly transform your space.

Keep Track of Your Belongings

It’s incredibly common for a home’s garage to become the dumping ground for anything that doesn’t have a place inside the house. This includes holiday decorations, old clothes or toys your kids have grown out of, hobby equipment, or other things you either don’t use often or don’t use at all. With all the clutter, it’s easy to lose track of the things you do need. Custom cabinetry and shelving can be a great way to help you organize your items in a way that makes sense to you that will help you keep track of them better.

More Floor Space

Getting things off the floor and into storage spaces leaves room for the things that actually belong on the ground–things like your car! If you haven’t been able to park inside your garage because there’s too much stuff, we can help change that. Utilizing organizational solutions, such as adjustable shelving, hanging racks, and workbenches, can transform your space into something that both looks great and functions the way you need it to.

Keep Things In Better Shape

A common issue with cluttered garages is the tendency for things to get dirty or broken. If items don’t have a safe and secure place to be stored, they can easily get damaged. By customizing a storage solution around your available space, you guarantee a perfect fit. Designing your storage components around your personal storage needs ensures that everything has a place.

Easy Access

Another way in which custom storage can transform your garage is by making all of your items easily accessible. No more climbing on top of boxes to reach other boxes or having to dig through old dusty bins to get to what you need. With everything arranged in a strategic and sensible way, you’ll be able to quickly find what you’re looking for and access it with ease.

To learn more about how More Space Place can help you transform your garage into an attractive and functional space, contact us about a free in-home consultation. Give us a call or visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Port Charlotte today!

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Are you transitioning to a position where you can work remotely? Or are you getting ready to start your own business? Whatever the case may be, you might be looking at your home and trying to figure out where to work. If you don’t have a spare room in your home to devote to a home office, consider getting creative. With help from More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, you can transform your garage into the perfect home office!

Clean Up

The first step in getting your garage ready for your home office is to thoroughly clean out the space. Go through those decade-old toys, tools, and holiday decorations, and weed out what you don’t need. To really get organized, consider letting our experts help you design a custom shelving system. Our units will corral all of your tools and extraneous items to organize your garage to meet your unique specifications. Once you’ve cleaned out your space, you’ll be ready to set up your home office!

Home garage storage mess.Make it Comfortable

Garages, especially those without any windows, can sometimes feel dark and claustrophobic. Brighten up your space with various forms of lighting. Using a combination of standing and hanging lamps will create a visually dynamic and fun space. You can also paint the walls a bright color to liven up your area and disguise the concrete of an unfinished garage.

Another way to brighten and warm your space is to add some area rugs. This will help to insulate your garage and make it more comfortable. Since garages can get cold in the winter and overheated in the summer, space heaters and fans will be helpful for controlling the temperature in your office.

Get Technical

It’s important to make sure that your garage is hooked up to meet your technological needs. Ensure you have access to speedy wifi and a phone line, and make sure there are enough outlets to accommodate computer cords, printers, fans, and other electronics.

Tailor the Space

Depending on your specific business, there are a number of customizations you may need to make to fit your needs. For example, you might need to create additional sitting areas for visitors, or set up dividing panels to provide an element of privacy while working.

A great way to tailor your space to your unique specifications is with custom office furniture, such as desk units, shelving, cabinetry, and more. Every business is different, and everyone has their own personal organizational systems that work for them. More Space Place Sarasota can help you set up an office space that will maximize your efficiency and productivity. Contact us today to arrange a free, in-home consultation!

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garage storage SarasotaHomeowners on the Gulf Coast love having a garage, but they don’t always love the chore of keeping it organized. Unfortunately, the garage is often one of the most neglected parts of a property. Not only does this make it difficult to find your lawn and garden supplies, but it can also make the area a safety hazard. Spring is the perfect time to change all that. From More Space Place Sarasota, follow these five easy steps to achieve garage storage, cleaning, and organization solutions that last!

1. Take Inventory of the Contents

While a garage is intended to be a place to store tools and landscaping equipment, it tends to become a depository of all the items that don’t fit anywhere else. Sporting equipment, camping gear, holiday decorations, and old kids’ toys are some of the most common items that find their way there.

The first step in your spring-cleaning endeavor should be to take stock of what you have. What belongs in the garage, and what should go elsewhere? Pick a day when you can expect clear weather and pull everything out of the garage and onto the driveway.

Next, divide it into designated piles in terms of where it will go, such as to the thrift store, the recycle bin, sold on Craigslist, the attic, the basement, the garbage, or back in the garage. You might even consider having a garage sale if you have enough items to part with. Be sure to take any hazardous waste materials to the appropriate disposal facility.

2. Make it Shine

A completely empty garage gives you the perfect opportunity to make it cleaner than it’s been in years. Scrub it from top to bottom, including clearing out the cobwebs from the rafters. Sweep out all the dirt from the floors and give them a good power washing. Make sure to let the space dry out before replacing your items to avoid mold and mildew growth.

3. A New Coat of Paint

This step is optional, but once the garage is completely clean, consider giving it a new coat of paint inside. At the very least, painting the floor can really give your garage a like-new feel, and it’s easier than you might think. You can paint it a grayish semi-gloss tone to simulate the existing concrete and completely eliminate any oil or paint stains from the past.

4. Spruce Up its Contents

Take a close look at what you’ll be putting back into the garage and clean any items that could use it. Tools can accumulate dust, dirt, and grime, and now is the perfect time to give them a good cleaning since they’re already out of the garage. Test any mechanical equipment to make sure it works properly, and repair anything that needs it.

5. Address Your Garage Storage & Organization Needs

Now is a great time to strongly consider investing in a custom garage organization and storage system. Assess your needs based on what you’ll be putting back into the garage. Do you need hooks for hanging tools, bicycles, or other equipment? How many shelving units and bins with drawers do you need for optimal garage storage? Consider your current and future garage organization requirements carefully and let the experts at More Space Place Sarasota help you create a system built specifically for your lifestyle.

Garages across Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte are naturally prone to disorganization. Use these five steps to spring clean your garage this year, and enjoy a cleaner, safer, and more organized space for many seasons to come! Contact More Space Place today to schedule a free in-home garage storage estimate.

 

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