This time of year, items used during the warmer months must find storage space indoors. Summer is the time for all things outdoors. But as the crisper months set in, things like the lawnmower and kids’ pool toys need to find their places indoors. According to Dream House Dream Kitchens co-owner Chris Schmidt, “Things that were convenient to leave out all summer might be in the way during the colder months when they aren’t used.” So at this time of year, “you’re going to start seeing people needing help with the organization of these larger items,” he says.
While many people may turn to mudrooms for additional storage, Schmidt points out that the garage is usually an overlooked space for creating organization. “When I ask people what the biggest room in the house is, many might say their living room or basement. But the garage is in fact the biggest room in the house,” he says.