Garage Organization Tips from Angie's List

Published 09/04 2013 05:14PM

Updated 09/04 2013 05:35PM

  Professional organizers rank the garage as one of the most disorganized rooms in a home.
   It can become a dumping ground for toys, sports equipment, and tools. If you can't bear the thought of organizing your garage clutter yourself, professional organizers could be what you need. They can help sort, purge, categorize and put items back in a way that makes the most sense to you and makes the garage look good. 
 Angie Hicks, the creator of the Angie's List website, says, "You need to talk to the organizer to determine what they can bring to the table and make sure the outcome is going to be something you're going to be able to live with."
Some organizers sell and install storage products, such as overhead storage bins, wall racks and cabinets. Tom Fleming, a professional organizer says, "We have some slat, wall which is another popular item in the garage these days. You can do it in small sections like this, or panel your whole walls, but there are lots of accessories including shelves."
Some homeowners complete the look of an organized garage with epoxy flooring. The hardened, high-gloss polish resists scuffing and abrasions.
   Before hiring, Angie's List advises potential customers to ask about charges.
   Is it by the hour or by the project? Are there additional charges for products?

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