The season change from summer to fall might involve swapping out swimsuits and sandals for sweaters and winter boots. It likely also involves locating your winter jackets and ensuring you’ve got enough space for snow boots, scarves and hats in your entryway.
While your garage becomes a place to find some respite from the cold as you shovel your driveway, spread salt and snow-blow the sidewalk as well as store your skis and sleds, spring and summer bring different uses for the space. It’s the spot you hold garage sales, where your kids host lemonade stands and where you store your bikes, house outdoor furniture and keep pool and beach gear. It’s also where you might keep your lawnmower, gardening gear and car accessories. And if you’re organized, maybe you can even fit the car in there. Yes, your garage serves many purposes throughout the year, but it can really shine during the summer months. But not if there are piles of stuff everywhere and your garage is dusty and dirty.
It’s finally warming up in the Delaware Valley; after a number of false starts, it looks like summer might be here to stay this time. But for many people without walk-in or large reach-in closets, this likely means it’s time to pack away fall, winter and early spring clothes to make room for maxi dresses, shorts, light sweaters, tank tops and even summer-y handbags.
The garage ranks high along with the basement for spaces where families tend to dump things they don’t know what to do with. It’s easy to store a box you never unpacked, some outdoor equipment or some unused paint in your garage and simply ignore the fact that it’s there when you pull in your car each night.