Home Organizing Tips for Garage & Home Office

Please wait while the video loads...
About This Video
Over-cluttered garage? Messy home office? David Lupberger reviews some home organizing tips, with examples of garage organizing and home office organizing. Even the most daunting tasks are easy thanks to professional organizers.
Rate This Video
Very PoorPoorFairGoodVery Good
Overall Rating (127)
CommentsComments on "Home Organizing Tips for Garage & Home Office"
Do you know someone-- maybe yourself-- in dire need of professional organization? When should someone consider hiring a pro? Let us know your thoughts below. 


Your first name, last initial and location will be displayed with your comment.
Janet S. from Manchester, NH on 02/15/2009 at 08:04 AM MT
Report Abuse
An organized would be much easier to sell.
Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down 2 of 5 Liked this Comment
from Goshen, UT on 02/16/2009 at 09:28 AM MT
Report Abuse
when your husband passes on and you do not have anyone to tell you no you can not put a shelf there or we do not have time to do that room for storage bins ect.. biggest reason is your at a loss for any kind of direction inside and for someone to draw the picture of what could be plus help you get there would be ossome or even have widow discounts if husband no insurance or pension for her
Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down 1 of 3 Liked this Comment
Karen T. from Salisbury, NC on 02/16/2009 at 12:27 PM MT
Report Abuse
I could use help. Recently divorced, I maintain 'stuff' that I don't want to go through. I also tend to hoard & have mild compulsive behavior. My place is a terrible mess. Since I am disabled, too, my health prevents me from doing much lifting, reaching, bending, etc. Is professional organization very expensive?
Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down 3 of 5 Liked this Comment
Mary J. from Dayton, OH on 03/22/2010 at 09:32 AM MT
Report Abuse
Oh I am sorry I was looking for some one to fix this old house with no cost to me. I guess nothing is free. Sincerley M J Johnson
Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down 1 of 2 Liked this Comment
Robin w. from Hyde park, MA on 03/09/2011 at 10:21 PM MT
Report Abuse
I would definitely pay a pro to help me put my large walk-in closet in order. I want 2 tier hanging rods, space for shoe storage. Large storage for winter clothes/sweaters. I would like to share this space with my spouse. HELP!
Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down 1 of 2 Liked this Comment
Video Transcript for "Home Organizing Tips for Garage & Home Office"
Lupberger's home organizing tips: No matter what the weather is outside, getting the inside of your home organized can be a daunting task. Hi, I'm David Lupberger with ServiceMagic.com. From garages to closets to home offices, getting organized might be a job you'd rather pay someone else to do. Turns out...you can do just that. It's everyone's dream garage - streamlined walls, heavy-duty cabinet organizers...but for many of us, our own garage falls far short of what we want it to be.

Sean Shiers/Global Garage: Most of the ones that need some help can't even get in the garage.

Lupberger: Sean Shiers of Global Garage is a prescreened ServiceMagic professional who makes it his personal mission to turn any garage into something like this. If organization is your wish, then Sean can make it happen...and he doesn't have to stop there.

Sean Shiers/Global Garage: The homeowner does a good job of directing us or guiding us, but from a design point of view, I'm looking for organization, color symmetry to accent the house and ultimately the pizzazz that when you walk into it, you're like "that's a finished room."

Lupberger: That's the treatment that Eric Grayvan got when he hired Sean to do his personal garage - a move he says he wishes he made years ago.

Eric Grayven: It is something that in my next house I would have done as an order of business before moving in.

Lupberger on home office organizing: And Eric is far from being the only person looking for professional organizing help. In 2007, requests to find a ServiceMagic professional organizer anywhere in the country nearly tripled. And that includes other types of organizing professionals - from closets, to basements to home offices.

Betsy/Client: It wasn't pretty.

Lupberger on home office organizing: It may not look like it now, but before she got help in her home office, the space was littered with piles of magazines, letters, and just general disorder. Betsy hired ServiceMagic professional Elsa Jewett of "All in Good Order" to overhaul her system. As with all her clients, Elsa started with the basics.

Elsa Jewett on home organizing tips: I first look at the furniture. And look at what is affecting them...ask them questions about what is the function of the room...sometimes it's multi-functioning.

Lupberger: And the results were almost immediate. Betsy says the difference is...

Betsy/Client on her newly organized home: Night and day. I can tell you that anyone who's come over to my house in the last two months is amazed and incredibly impressed at how organized it looks now.

Lupberger home organizing tips conclusion: It's easy to see the benefits of getting your spaces organized. If the thought of doing it yourself doesn't sound all that fun, relax and let the professionals handle it. To find someone for organizing or any other home improvement or remodeling project - who's already been prescreened by us - check out ServiceMagic.com
Ideas & Inspiration (34 videos)
Play How Much Does Solar Cost? Part I
How Much Does Solar ...
David Lupberger is installing solar panels ...
Comments 18
(4:44)   
Play How Much Does Solar Cost? Part II
How Much Does Solar ...
David Lupberger is installing solar panels ...
Comments 14
(3:35)   
Play 'Green' Paint is More Than Just a Color Choice
'Green' Paint is More ...
Brandi LeMae of VaST Architecture goes over ...
Comments 2
(2:43)   
Play 'Green' Flooring Options
'Green' Flooring ...
Everything from carpet to hardwood. Learn ...
Comments 6
(2:35)   
Play Learn How to Green Your Countertops
Learn How to Green ...
Looking for an upgrade to your kitchen? ...
Comments 1
(2:44)   
Play Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal
Increase Your Home's ...
It's the simple things that we overlook. In ...
Comments 1
(2:33)   
Play Air Conditioner Maintenance
Air Conditioner ...
If you planning on scheduling an air ...
Comments 1
(1:27)   
Play Low-Flow Lawn Watering
Low-Flow Lawn ...
Check out two forms of low-flow irrigation ...
Comments 0
(3:28)   
Play Why Hire a Landscaper?
Why Hire a ...
Landscaping's simple, right? Seems like you ...
Comments 0
(1:20)   
Play What Are the Benefits of Xeriscaping?
What Are the Benefits ...
Xeriscaping is a way to bring beautiful ...
Comments 0
(2:16)   
Play Three Tips for your Flower Garden
Three Tips for your ...
If you have a nice flower garden out front ...
Comments 6
(3:26)   
Play How to Clean and Stain a Deck
How to Clean and ...
How much do you know about deck cleaning and ...
Comments 9
(03:29)   
Play 10 Projects That Bring More Bang for the Buck
10 Projects That ...
David Lupberger goes over the projects that ...
Comments 13
(02:52)   
Play Garage Remodeling
Garage Remodeling
David Lupberger has some good advice about ...
Comments 2
(02:15)   
Play Keep Your House Warmer and Your Checkbook Heavier
Keep Your House ...
Some things you can do yourself, but others ...
Comments 2
(04:25)   
Play How To Save on Energy Bills
How To Save on Energy ...
David Lupberger has valuable tips on making ...
Comments 5
(01:54)   
Play Installing Your New HDTV and Home Theater
Installing Your New ...
Are you sure you installed your Hi-Def TV ...
Comments 6
(02:42)   
Play Finishing Your Basement
Finishing Your ...
Finishing your basement could mean adding ...
Comments 7
(03:08)   
Play 5 Tips for Your Outdoor Space
5 Tips for Your ...
When it becomes the time of year for warm ...
Comments 5
(03:09)   
Play Is Your Neighbors Grass Greener?
Is Your Neighbors ...
Make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood. ...
Comments 8
(02:58)   
Play Bathroom Remodeling Ideas, Tips
Bathroom Remodeling ...
David Lupberger reviews some trendy bathroom ...
Comments 10
(02:53)   
Play Easy Kitchen Updates
Easy Kitchen Updates
Want to renovate your kitchen without ...
Comments 1
(4:26)   
Play Home Organizing Tips for Garage & Home Office
Home Organizing Tips ...
Over-cluttered garage? Messy home office? ...
Comments 6
(02:53)   
Play Cost vs Value Remodeling Ideas
Cost vs Value ...
David Lupberger reviews the top 5 cost vs ...
Comments 4
(04:00)   
Play Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights
Hanging Outdoor ...
With the Holidays comes elaborate outdoor ...
Comments 2
(2:09)   
Play Man Caves & Man Rooms
Man Caves & Man Rooms
Man caves and man rooms are in hot demand as ...
Comments 25
(03:06)   
Play How to Winterize  Your Home
How to Winterize ...
When winter comes around, it's good to be ...
Comments 1
(03:12)   
Play HOA Problems & Complaints
HOA Problems & ...
Having HOA problems? Your HOA complaints ...
Comments 117
(03:10)   
Play Luxury Master Bedroom Suites
Luxury Master Bedroom ...
Add some pizzazz to your master bedroom by ...
Comments 4
(03:59)   
Play Your Neighbor's Messy Yard
Your Neighbor's Messy ...
Have a bad neighbor? Your neighbor's messy ...
Comments 5
(02:57)   
Play Outdoor Kitchen Ideas & Custom Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor Kitchen Ideas ...
Outdoor kitchen ideas come to life as David ...
Comments 2
(03:36)   
Play Hiring a Moving Company & Finding Movers
Hiring a Moving ...
Hiring a moving company might seem like an ...
Comments 1
(06:02)   
Play Home Remodeling Projects & Tips
Home Remodeling ...
Knowing what to expect will keep your ...
Comments 0
(02:46)   
Play Home Inspection Tips & Problems
Home Inspection Tips ...
David Lupberger offers some home inspection ...
Comments 64
(04:29)   
Do-It-Yourself (24 videos)
Play Tips to Install and Cut Shoe Molding
Tips to Install and ...
My Fix It Up Life knows shoe molding! Use it ...
Comments 2
(2:52)   
Play How to Make Your Walls Look New Again
How to Make Your ...
Make your walls look like new again. My Fix ...
Comments 6
(2:20)   
Play How to Keep Your Dryer Working Its Best
How to Keep Your ...
Some folks only clean out their dryer's lint ...
Comments 10
(1:32)   
Play What to do in a Plumbing Emergency
What to do in a ...
Do you know what to do in a plumbing ...
Comments 3
(1:30)   
Play What to do When You Lose Power
What to do When You ...
Do you know what to do when you lose power ...
Comments 0
(0:51)   
Play How to Replace a Sprinkler Head
How to Replace a ...
It's not as hard as you think (well, it ...
Comments 0
(2:08)   
Play How to Replace a Light Fixture
How to Replace a ...
Replacing a light fixture is an easier task ...
Comments 0
(2:55)   
Play Don't Stop at Stopping Your Mail
Don't Stop at ...
David Lupberger shows you how to keep your ...
Comments 9
(1:08)   
Play Quick Tip -- You Can Save Your Favorite Lamp
Quick Tip -- You Can ...
In this short video, learn how you can save ...
Comments 2
(1:10)   
Play How to Change a Light Switch
How to Change a Light ...
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE POWER IS OFF! That's ...
Comments 4
(2:48)   
Play How to Tape Drywall
How to Tape Drywall
We've shown you how to repair a hole in your ...
Comments 4
(3:32)   
Play How to Take Care of Your Deck
How to Take Care of ...
If you want to spend spring and summer days ...
Comments 3
(2:52)   
Play How to Keep Your Basement from Flooding
How to Keep Your ...
How do you keep your basement from flooding? ...
Comments 2
(0:56)   
Play How to Paint Exterior Wood Trim
How to Paint Exterior ...
Need to do some painting around the house? ...
Comments 1
(4:21)   
Play How to Change Your Furnace Filter
How to Change Your ...
Ensure you have the best quality air in your ...
Comments 5
(3:25)   
Play How to Extend the Life of Your Garage Door Opener
How to Extend the ...
Learn how easy it is to maintain and extend ...
Comments 2
(1:57)   
Play Home Insulation Tips
Home Insulation Tips
Seeing a spike in your heating bill? Mark ...
Comments 1
(1:48)   
Play How to Texture Drywall
How to Texture ...
Have you had too make repairs to a wall in ...
Comments 0
(2:29)   
Play Getting It Straight- Tips on How to Hang Pictures
Getting It Straight- ...
We have all hung pictures on the wall by ...
Comments 0
(3:08)   
Play Don't Hang Your Ceiling Fan Without Proper Bracing
Don't Hang Your ...
If you're hanging your own ceiling fan, ...
Comments 1
(02:32)   
Play How to Repair a Leaky Toilet
How to Repair a Leaky ...
Tired of listening to the toilet run? Get ...
Comments 5
(06:11)   
Play How to Clean Your Gutters and Prevent Gutter Clog
How to Clean Your ...
There is nothing worse than a clogged gutter ...
Comments 2
(01:55)   
Play How to Patch Drywall
How to Patch Drywall
It's not as hard as you think! Home ...
Comments 3
(02:33)   
Play How to Prep & Paint Exterior Siding
How to Prep & Paint ...
There's more to painting than matching a ...
Comments 2
(03:05)   
Working With Contractors 101 (18 videos)