CASE STUDY: LIV­ING LARGE

As­sign­ing a job to each wall of the garage gives this one-car space smart func­tion and style—plus room to ac­tu­ally park the car in­side.

Secrets of Getting Organized - - Contents - WRITER ME­GAN BOETTCHER PRO­DUCER KATE MALO PHO­TOG­RA­PHER MARTY BALD­WIN

New stor­age makes the most of a one- car garage.

SOLUTIONS de­ter­mined not to let their garage

be­come a dump­ing ground, Kate and Dave worked with pro­fes­sional or­ga­nizer Deb­o­rah Cabral (see bio in “Meet the Pros” on page 90) to max­i­mize the stor­age ca­pa­bil­i­ties of each wall in their one-car struc­ture.

One of the first things to go was a tra­di­tional over­head garage door opener. For this slim space, the cou­ple in­stead opted for a wall-mount opener, which freed up room at the ceil­ing to in­stall a pair of stor­age lifts for bulky and sea­sonal items.

Each wall is or­ga­nized by func­tion. A sports zone houses the fam­ily’s bikes, scoot­ers, bas­ket­balls, and camp­ing chairs.

“Toss ripped, stained, or un­us­able items. Or­ga­nize re­main­ing items into three cat­e­gories: keep, re­lo­cate, and do­nate or sell.” — DEB­O­RAH CABRAL, PRO­FES­SIONAL OR­GA­NIZER

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