Vancouver, Canada (PressExposure) September 18, 2008 -- As you're tripping over paint cans and bumping into old bicycles, you may not realize that your garage could be the most functional space in the house. After all, what other room can serve as workshop, potting shed, storage locker, recycling plant, and carport all at once? A garage is also the best place to store many items that are not used on a daily basis such as holiday decorations, gardening supplies, tools and anything else that clutters the home.
Creating effective storage in the garage can be done with a bit of ingenuity and planning. The four DirectBuy franchises of the greater Vancouver area, the leading members-only showroom and home design centers, offer these helpful hints on creating usable working space in your garage.
When in doubt, throw it out â¦ Clutter can take over a garage â Before you plan your storage solutions, sort through the clutter -- have a garage sale, give it to charity or truly just throw it out.
Get organized â¦ Cut down on clutter and get your garage organized by installing garage cabinets. A new set of cabinets will clear the floor of tools, supplies and athletic equipment and open new space for perhaps a workshop or potting shed. Cabinets also work well for protecting their contents from moisture and dust.
Maximize your space â¦ Maximize available space in your garage by using narrow storage shelves or wall-mounted racks that can stack up neatly against the walls and leave room for cars.
Smart labeling â¦ Another smart idea is to mark storage bins so they are easy to find or use clear plastic storage boxes to immediately see what you are looking for. No more wasted time searching through an unorganized mess!
âInstalling effective storage solutions in your garage means you have quickly created a new room in your home. In a short amount of time and with little investment, homeowners can create a workshop, athletic storage system, potting shed, or any other working solution they may need or imagine,â said Peter Ruetz, co-owner of DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver in Coquitlam. âDirectBuy also gives members the opportunity to save a lot of money by buying storage solutions for their garage, directly from the manufacturer.â
DirectBuy carries a wide selection of garage cabinets and wall holders to help you cut-down on clutter and get organized. A one-stop shop for all your home building and home remodeling projects, DirectBuy offers industrial quality and strength garage cabinets that can hold and organize a variety of items that would normally clutter your garage. These garage storage cabinets make a great addition to your home garage or auto shop business storing assorted parts, tools and chemicals, which can pose a threat when simply lying around.
With four convenient locations in the greater Vancouver area (Victoria, Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Kelowna), consumers can enjoy a comfortable setting where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.
For more information on a DirectBuy membership, visit http://www.DirectBuyBC.ca.
About DirectBuy Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 500 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct makes membersâ hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1997. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers, and unparalleled selection helps make members' dream projects a reality. It's a comfortable, country-club setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. The four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are part of more than 160 franchise locations throughout North America.
Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitorâs Pass to attend an Open House by contacting DirectBuy at 604-552-5255, or visiting http://www.DirectBuyBC.ca.
Locations of the four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are: DirectBuy of Vancouver, 2659 Lillooet St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 4P7; DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver, 91 Golden Drive Unit #1, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 6R2; DirectBuy of Central Okanagan, #5 2260 Hunter Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 7J8; and DirectBuy of Greater Victoria, 350B Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1P7.