Tips & Tricks to Organizing Garages!

Great garage tips and tricks! The best way start this organizing a space is to empty out the space. Don’t try to move things around in the space, you will just end up moving things around too much. Empty everything out and make piles that make sense to you and your families needs. Sweep up and then put things back. Old latex paint can be thrown in the trash if it’s dried out. So if we’re expecting a few days of heat and no rain open the cans and leave them in the yard to dry. Most towns have specific policies on hazardous waste, in Winchester, MA we have a day in the spring when you can bring your hazardous material to the Department of Waste yard. Check with your town or city for their rules. When putting stuff back in the garage, hang as much as possible. I’ve attached a picture of how we have our bikes hung. Hang the yard tools, you don’t need anything fancy. Hooks, nails, etc. are great to hang things you need easy access to – some frequently used tools, sports equipment, brooms, etc.  Try and keep like things together as much as possible. Gardening with gardening, sports equipment with sports equipment etc. If shelving will fit, the plastic ones are sturdy and inexpensive. I feel very confident that this is going to make a huge difference in how you use your garage space.  Perhaps will find plenty of room to pull your car into the garage now. It will be so nice  just to have space! Maybe you feel stuck right now...

Meet Betsy Kelly

Ducks in A Row Organizers has a wonderful team of ducks and I am proud to introduce Betsy Kelly! Betsy Kelly has always been an organized person. So when she saw an advertisement for the National Association of Professional Organizers conference in Boston about five years ago, it piqued her interest. She didn’t attend that particular event, but the idea of becoming a professional organizer stuck with her. A few years later, she reached out to Ducks in a Row owner Anne Lucas for advice. After speaking with Lucas and working with her on a few jobs, Kelly decided to go into business herself. Read more of this article at Wicked Local, News from Winchester...

Where to Donate Your Old Goods

Here are a list of my Go To Donation Resources: Mission of Deeds – Reading, MA They will take furniture and household goods for anyone starting out in a new place. Linens, towels, lamps, framed artworks, anything someone would need starting out. Make an appointment ahead for the company to pick up your donations. Goodwill Truck at Whole Foods – Woburn, MA This location will take almost anything except toys. Plus you can go grocery shopping right afterwards. Win Win! Bikes Not Bombs – Dorchester, MA Bikes Not Bombs will take any bicycles and refurbish them for kids in need. This is a great program! St. Mary’s School & Winchester Recreation Department – Winchester, MA Two book bins in Winchester, the books go to GOT BOOKS and the money goes back to each organization. Food/Dry Goods: Stop by your local grocery store and ask for the food donation bin. Stop & Shop -Winchester, MA has a bin at the exit which goes to the St. Mary’s Tree of Life Food Pantry. Council of Social Concern in Woburn, MA and The Jenks Center in Winchester, MA will also take food...