Homeowners Need Garage Organization

By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 07/09/2013 8:27AM

 

Tailored Living/Premier GarageTailored Living/Premier Garage Research studies on home storage and organization indicate that garage storage is still one of the fastest growing segments in the industry. And with good reason - it is essentially the last frontier of the home.

Once homeowners make the decision to reduce the clutter in their inner sanctum, then many of those odds-and-ends often end up in a clutter of boxes in the garage. (Because it is just so hard for many of us to throw things away.) And like weeds in a garden those boxes often tend to multiply without the homeowner even realizing it until one day there is literally no more space left.

Tailored Living recently noted in a release offering organization tips for the garage that a study by the U.S. Department of Energy found that "25 percent of people with two-car garages don't park any cars in that space and a mere 32 percent only park a single car."

Twenty-five percent of homeowners -- that is a huge amount -- have piled up so much junk in a two-car garage that they are relegated to parking on the street. If this is true perhaps another way to find leads might be to drive through the neighborhood and catch people as they make that lonely trek up the driveway. Especially if its raining or snowing, garage organization might be even more top of mind.

I'm joking of course, but still there seems to be a great deal of opportunity for closet and storage companies to offer up garage organizational solutions and accessories from the low-end fix all the way up to the homeowner who wants a revved-up, luxury mancave.

 

About the Author

Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Woodworking Network magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at mbradford@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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