Posts Tagged ‘Father’s Day’

The Best Father’s Day Gift Ever

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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Whether your father is a golfer, a gardener or a “gearhead,” the one thing that will warm his heart (and maybe convince him to raise your allowance) is a clean and organized garage.

During the Spring, Christmas decorations, snow shovels and winter gear are often moved over to accommodate gardening tools, the lawn mower, bicycles and other warm weather gear. The winter is also a time when some things get dumped in the garage—just to get them out of the house. This can make the garage a really big mess.

If your dad’s car has been relegated to the driveway because of all of that “stuff,” he would probably appreciate a clean and tidy garage—one that has room for his car.

The best way to clean the garage is step-by-step:

  1. Pull everything out of the garage and evaluate.
  2. Throw out anything that is broken or not worth saving.
  3. Move things back into the house that should be there.
  4. Donate things that are no longer needed, but still usable, e.g. the tricycle that junior has outgrown.

Now it is time to evaluate what is left and figure out the best storage solutions. It is also time to decide on how the garage will be used.

Does dad like to work in the garage? Consider a work bench and cabinet system.  Is he a gardener? There are many options for storing gardening tools.  Does he like to entertain? An epoxy floor coating will make the space more like a room.  Adding an all-weather refrigerator will give the family a place to store extra food and beverages for those family gatherings and parties.

No matter what your dad likes to do – even if it is just finding space to park his car – Garage Store has the answers. Stop by our store or browse our website for ideas that will make your garage the envy of all your neighbors, and give dad the best Father’s Day gift ever!

Father’s Day – Give the Gift of Time (Garage Organization)

Sunday, June 14th, 2015



Stan is a typical Chicago Suburban father. He lives in a nice house, drives a nice car and works very hard at his job. However, like a lot of other dads in the neighborhood, his garage is overflowing – and not with cars. In fact, he and his wife both park their cars in the driveway because they will not fit in the garage. It isn’t that there is a lot of trash or even unused things in the garage. Stan is not a hoarder. The contents of the garage are actually things that are often used, including bicycles, tricycles, toys, sports equipment, gardening things and tools. A few storage bins contain Christmas, Halloween, Easter and other holiday décor. And while both Stan and his wife try, the contents are usually placed haphazardly in the garage with no real organization.

When Stan’s wife and children told him he should take the day before Father’s day off and go golfing with his buddies, he was happy to do it. However, by the time he had pulled a lot stuff out of the away in search of his golf clubs, and then returned the same stuff to where it was, he had wasted over a half an hour – time he could have spent with his friends!

We all wish we had more time, and the truth is that many of us could have more time if we had better organized spaces. The Garage Store has storage solutions for every space — whether it is a rack to keep the golf clubs handy, or adjustable shelves that keep bins of holiday décor off the floor and out of the way.

After that Saturday, Stan’s wife and children decided that the best gift they could get Stan was the gift of time. They called the Garage Store and scheduled an evaluation in order to have the components they needed to organize their garage installed the Garage Store professionals. The good news is that after that, Stan and his wife will both be able to park their cars in the garage again!