3 Dream Features for your Garage School Zone (Back to School Doesn't Mean Back to Clutter)

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September 21, 2023
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Back-to-school season has arrived! Creating an organized and efficient "School Zone" is the key to keeping your home organized this fall. It’s not too late to set up a dedicated space in your garage to streamline school-related activities, storage, and organization.

With a little planning and effort, you can create a "School Zone" in your garage that will help you and your kids stay organized and successful, no more running around trying to find the lunchbox in the morning, OK? (cue the celebration dance).

Dirty Gear Drop Station

A dirty gear drop station is a designated area to handle muddy shoes, bags, and sports equipment. Designating a specific area for dirty gear is a critical step to keep your home clean and keep mud in the garage. Ideally, a dirty gear drop station can be created near the garage entrance by using racks, hooks, and shoe storage to keep the area organized. Here are some ideas for creating a dirty gear drop station:

  • Install a row of hooks on a slat wall near the garage entrance. This is a great place to hang muddy shoes and gear bags.
  • Place a rack or shelves near the hooks to store sports equipment.
  • Put a mat or rug on the floor to catch dirt and mud.
  • Keep a laundry basket nearby to ensure all dirty gear goes straight to the laundry
Organized and functional dirty gear station.

Custom Backpack and School Supply Organization

Efficient storage solutions for school supplies and backpacks are important for a number of reasons. First, they can help to keep your home organized and clutter-free. Second, they can make it easier for your child to find the supplies they need when they need them. Third, they can help to protect your child's supplies from being damaged.

It is important to tailor the storage to your family's needs. If you have multiple children, you may need to find storage solutions that can accommodate all of their supplies and gear. If you have a small home, you may need to find solutions that are space-efficient and utilize overhead storage.

Here are some additional tips for custom backpack and school supply organization:

  • Label everything so you and your family have a clear map for where everything goes.
  • Rotate and inventory supplies so that they are used and replenished.
  • Have a designated spot for backpacks and school supplies.
  • Teach your child how to organize their backpack and supplies.
Custom backpack, shoe, and jacket organization area.

Easy-to-Clean Concrete Coated Floor

A concrete coated garage floor is a great way to make your garage a more functional space and keep it clean no matter the mess. Here are some of the benefits of having a coated floor:

  • Durability: Concrete is a very strong material, but it can be damaged by oil, grease, and other spills. A coating will protect your floor from these hazards and make it much easier to clean.
  • Easy to clean: A coated floor is very easy to clean. Simply sweep or vacuum up any dirt or debris, and then wipe down the floor with a damp mop. You can even use a pressure washer to clean a coated floor, which makes it ideal for high-traffic areas.
  • Longevity: A coated floor will last for many years, even with regular use. This is because the coating protects the concrete from the elements and from wear and tear.
  • Aesthetic appeal: A coated floor can add a touch of style to your garage. There are many different colors and finishes to choose from, so you can find the perfect one to match your décor.
Wiping away paint on a concrete coated floor with ease.

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