What is the first thing that you think about when you hear the word garage. Do you simply think of a space to keep your car when you are home or are you berated with anxious thoughts of an unorganized space? Has your garage become the proverbial junk drawer of your home? No matter what feelings you have about your garage, there is a better way to organize what you have currently in your garage and a better way to utilize all the available space.

Advanced Garage offers innovative custom garage cabinets and other garage organization solutions to Roseville and the Sacramento area. To learn more about the options our custom garage specialists provide, visit our website or a showroom near you!

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Your Garage & The Story Of Wasted Space

It is safe to assume that your garage is the most under utilized space in your Roseville home. For most, it becomes the place to haphazardly toss camping equipment at the end of the season or the place you leave the half-full bag of extra potting soil. Your garage might also be spider-filled and the place that some of your neighborhood pests call home. Though there are items that you don’t want to keep in your garage, there is a lot more use that you could be getting out of the wasted space in your garage.

Look Up

If you’re not sure where all this “extra space” is, look up. Vertical space is one of the most under utilized means of organization. We understand that for those who are “vertically challenged” there is a good reason why the space has not been used — it is hard to access. However, to get the most out of your garage storage and the storage capacity of your home, you need to utilize this space.

No-Pest Zone

You may be used to spiders lurking in the dark corners of your garage or seeing mice scurry out of the way into the corners, but, to put it bluntly, this is no way to live. The dust and fecal matter that are eminent byproducts of pests taking up residence in your home can be dangerous to your health and even fatal. At the very least, these substances can cause allergies. With these conditions there is a good chance that you aren’t utilizing your garage space to its fullest capacity simply because it’s an unpleasant place to be. It’s time to take back this space and make it work for you.

If you have questions about how you can get the most out of your garage, visit the Advanced Garage website or stop by one of our showrooms.


What Could Your Garage Be?

If you were to use your vertical space or to kick out free-loading spiders, cockroaches, and other pests, what would your garage be like? How much more could you get out of it?

A Peaceful Workspace

There are a lot of things that a garage can be and a peaceful workspace could be one of them. Whether you like to tinker around on your car, you need a place to craft the next woodworking project, or you want a space to fix the next thing on the honey-do list, your garage can be a useful workspace. Custom cabinets could be a key to creating this workspace and here’s how.

  • Cabinet shelving and drawers, allow for organized storage
  • Customized work bench is made just for your needs
  • Cabinets protect your tools and materials from the elements

A workspace that allows you to pursue your hobbies, gives you space to better take care of your home, or simply offers you an organized place to keep your home improvement tools is one that is possible with custom cabinets.

A Place For Everything

When you become an adult and as you live in the same place for a number of years, it is easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. Some stuff is superfluous and needs to hit the road via the trash can. However, there is a lot of stuff that you just need to keep for the care of your home and generally live the life that you want. So, where do you put all of it? If you’re feeling overstuffed, installing custom garage cabinets might be the answer. With cabinets:

  • Utilize vertical space safely and effectively
  • Create spaces that are conducive for your needs

Once you have a place for everything, you can begin to use the space in your garage more efficiently and perhaps see what things you can do without. However, before you start organizing and making plans, you must think about what you should store in your garage and what is best kept somewhere else.

What could your garage be? Want to take to a custom garage expert? Contact Advanced Garage!


What Should Be Stored In Your Garage?

Your home in Roseville is your space and so what you store there is ultimately your choice. However, from years of helping Sacramento residents clean up their garages and get organized, we can tell you that there are certain things that are easy to organize and store in your garage.

Some of these items include:

  • Tools
  • Gardening supplies
  • Recreational items
  • Camping gear
  • Decorations
  • Home maintenance supplies
  • Auto tools
  • Power tools
  • And more

In theory, you could get all of these items in your garage. Before you raise too many objections let us talk about what should never be kept in your garage.


What Should You Never Keep In Your Garage

How to Protect Your Home, Save Money, and Keep the Furry Freeloaders Out

Your garage may seem like the perfect place to keep everything that doesn’t belong in the house, but really, it isn’t. There are particular items in your garage that could be costing you money, putting your safety and your family’s safety at risk, and could be the cause of that best problem. By getting these items out of your garage, you will not only be avoiding potential dangerous and costly issues, but you can make room for other items.

Refrigerator

You probably thought having an extra fridge in your garage would be a good way to save money:

  • You could take your monthly or bi-monthly trip to your favorite bulk store and stock up in all the things that you need.
  • You could store a backstock of your favorite beverages, out of the way of the probably already overstuffed fridge
  • You would have a back-up fridge during the holidays when you need more than the normal amount of food to serve all your relatives

There are a lot of reasons why you might have a fridge in your garage and they are completely logical. However, because your garage isn’t climate controlled, your fridge will have to work extra hard to keep the items inside cool. As a result, your energy bills will skyrocket. If you are tired of paying for an expensive energy bill, it’s time to unplug your garage fridge and find another place for it. Also, by keeping your fridge in your garage, you are putting extra wear and tear on this appliance and shortening it’s life.

Bottomline: Save money when you find another place for your garage fridge.

Paint

Either you run out of paint and need to buy more, or you have a half of a can left. It feels nearly impossible to finish a painting project without having a little leftover paint. Where do you put all that extra paint? You put it in the garage, in hopes that you will have an exact match whenever you have a small touch up or similar project. However, when you go to use your paint you will be sadly disappointed to find it is completely ruined from the flux of extreme temperatures typical in most garages.

Bottomline: Instead of storing your extra paint in the garage, find a convenient place in your basement, utility room, or mudroom.

Propane

Storing your propane tanks in the garage probably seems like a no-brainer decision: you store your car in the garage which has a gas tank in it, so why would a propane tank be any different? The problem again is the extreme heat and the chances of a spark and the eminent danger that your home and your family are put in if an accident should happen. The best place to keep propane is in a safe location away from your home and away from an errant spark or other ignitor.

Bottomline: Never store your propane tank in your home.

Paper Goods

After talking about propane it may seem odd that paper goods should also not be stored in your garage. However, there is a good reason and that reason is pests. Paper goods make for the perfect nest construction material. By storing paper plates, napkins, and other paper items in your garage, you are essentially welcoming pests into your garage.

Bottomline: If you must keep your paper goods in your garage, find a hard plastic storage box and place them in that.

Pet Food

The garage may seem like the obvious place to keep the trillion pound bag of dog food that you bought for Fluffy, but it may bring more furry friends to your home and not the kind that you like. Like paper goods, pet food is a clear signal to mice, possums, and other four-legged pests that your home has a bountiful supply of free food. Keep your beloved pet’s food inside your home and sealed. If you must keep your pet’s food out in the garage, keep it sealed in an air-tight heavy duty container.

Bottomline: If you don’t want furry friends like mice and possums, keep your pet food indoors.

If you are ready to take back your garage and get the most out of it, contact Advanced Garage. We’ve been in the business of providing custom garage solutions to Roseville and the Sacramento area for years. To learn more about us, visit the About Us page. Ready to get started? Get an estimate!


3 Things To Do Before Installing Custom Garage Cabinets

If you’ve decided to install custom garage cabinets, there are a few things that you need to do beforehand to get the most out of your new means of organization.

Purge

If your garage has become your proverbial junk drawer, it is time to purge! As you go through the things in your garage, you must think about what you need, what shouldn’t be in your garage, as well as the purpose of your garage. When you are ready to begin, be sure to start your clean up project in the morning when you’re fresh and ready to think about what you actually use now and what you can part with.

Decide What Your Garage Is To Be

As you clean out your garage, it’s time to decide what you want your garage to be. It can just be the place that you store your camping gear and home improvement tools. However, could it be more than that? Do you want it to be a place to do your hobbies? Do you want a customized work room? At Advanced Garage, we specialize in creating the garage space that you’ve always wanted.

Contact the Professionals

Once you’ve figured out what you want to keep, gotten rid of what you don’t need and know what you want your garage to be, it’s time to call the custom garage cabinet professionals at Advanced Garage. We can create a garage that provides the organization and work space that you need. In addition to custom garage cabinets, Advanced Garage also offers:

The garage experts at Advanced Garage would love to help you create a space that you will love to use for years to come. Learn more about about the possibilities for your garage on our website.


Want To Learn More?

Keeping your garage organized can be an ongoing process. To learn more organizational dos and don’ts, tips and tricks, and everything else you have always wanted to know about customizing your garage, read the Advanced Garage blog! We post regularly about all things related to garages. Read recent blog posts below or search our archives to find answers to your most pressing questions about garages.

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