4 Tips to Organize Your Garage this Summer

Summer is practically here! Which means you’ll probably be outside every chance you get because we Canadian’s don’t waste a second indoors while the weather is above 0, am I right? Thought so. A great project to get done before the beautiful summer weather arrives is to organize your garage. It makes doing outdoor projects and activities so much easier and more enjoyable when you don’t have to go searching through a pile of dirty stuff to get what you’re looking for. Not only that, the garage can be yet another room for prospective home buyers to fall in love with. Who doesn’t like a beautiful, clean, and organized garage? 


Here are a few tips to get a perfectly organized garage this summer:


1) Hooks, hooks, hooks!

Hooks are so useful when organizing a garage. You can use them to hang bikes, ladders, gardening equipment, shovels, hoses, brooms, the list is endless! 


2) Muffin tins

Huh? Muffin tins in the garage? Weird, right? Maybe, but they can definitely be useful for storing small things like nails and screws. Such a clever idea!


3) Pegboards

No garage is complete with out a handy dandy pegboard. Perfect for storing small gardening tools as well as hand tools. 


4) Take advantage of overhead storage

Attach some hooks, or PVC pipes to the ceiling of your garage for even more storage space!


So there are just a few ways to organize your garage. Click here for the whole article (or copy and paste the link below) with even more great tips. I highly recommend checking it out. Happy organizing!

http://www.familyhandyman.com/garage/storage/reclaim-your-garage-organize-it

4 Tips to Organize Your Garage this Summer

Summer is practically here! Which means you’ll probably be outside every chance you get because we Canadian’s don’t waste a second indoors while the weather is above 0, am I right? Thought so. A great project to get done before the beautiful summer weather arrives is to organize your garage. It makes doing outdoor projects and activities so much easier and more enjoyable when you don’t have to go searching through a pile of dirty stuff to get what you’re looking for. Not only that, the garage can be yet another room for prospective home buyers to fall in love with. Who doesn’t like a beautiful, clean, and organized garage? 


Here are a few tips to get a perfectly organized garage this summer:


1) Hooks, hooks, hooks!

Hooks are so useful when organizing a garage. You can use them to hang bikes, ladders, gardening equipment, shovels, hoses, brooms, the list is endless! 


2) Muffin tins

Huh? Muffin tins in the garage? Weird, right? Maybe, but they can definitely be useful for storing small things like nails and screws. Such a clever idea!


3) Pegboards

No garage is complete with out a handy dandy pegboard. Perfect for storing small gardening tools as well as hand tools. 


4) Take advantage of overhead storage

Attach some hooks, or PVC pipes to the ceiling of your garage for even more storage space!


So there are just a few ways to organize your garage. Click here for the whole article (or copy and paste the link below) with even more great tips. I highly recommend checking it out. Happy organizing!

http://www.familyhandyman.com/garage/storage/reclaim-your-garage-organize-it

The weekly history lesson: Carabram and the diversity in Brampton

When you spend a lot of time in the city of Brampton, you can’t deny how multicultural it is. The fact that over 70 different languages are spoken in the Flower City tells you how diverse the city is. According to brampton.ca, as of the year 2011, the top 5 languages spoken in Brampton are English, Panjabi, Urdu, Portuguese and Guajarati. Cool, right!

Every July the city celebrates its diversity with the Carabram Brampton Multicultural Festival, a fun event where you can learn and celebrate different cultures. Carabram, which is a non-for-profit organization, began in 1982, and it is an important yearly event for Brampton, as it is known throughout the entire country. Around an amazing 60,000 people visit this festival each year. Some of these visitors are coming as far away as Germany and Scotland! A variety of different cultures have been represented at Carabram, too. Africa, Caribbean, Chile, Hispanic, Mexico and Romania are just a few of many!

This terrific event has become so popular that in 1995, Carabram was given the Y.M.C.A. World Peace Medallion for contributing to the positive, growing image of the Brampton community. Now that is impressive! Beyond the festival, Carabram gets involved with a lot of other Brampton community events, such as Canada Day festivities and the Santa Claus parade.

So, when Carabram celebrations start up this July, swing by to see just how diverse beautiful Brampton really is!

You can access more info on Carabram here:

http://carabram.org/

I have some cool facts about Brampton for you!

The city of Brampton has been my home for many, many years now. I started my real estate career here and I’ve been raising my lovely family here, as well. To some, Brampton is just some middle sized city in the Greater Toronto Area. Well, I’m here to tell you there is more to Brampton than you know. Here are some cool facts about this awesome city!

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  1. Brampton’s population is over 500, 000. The city is the 4th largest city in Ontario, 3rd largest in the Greater Toronto Area and 9th largest in all of Canada. Yeah, Brampton made the top ten biggest cities in Canada list. Not too shabby, eh!
  2. More than 70 languages are spoken in Brampton. 70!!! Top languages spoken are English, Punjabi, Urdu and Portuguese. Pretty impressive, I say!
  3. Speaking of impressive, our city has over 120 recreation areas. There are spilt up between rec centres, rinks, courts and other spaces. The Flower City is sounding pretty cool. Speaking of the Flower City…
  4. Brampton’s nickname is The Flower City. It got that name because at one point the city was known as The Flower Town of Canada. That is based on the large greenhouse industry in Brampton.
  5. Finally, Brampton has a lot happening all the time. Don’t believe me? Well… More than 1000 vehicles travel along the major city roads every day. Brampton is a favoured film and television location for lots of international shoots. Finally, Brampton is very popular in the summer and winter with lots of events happening like the Farmers’ Market (summer), Classic Cars and Legendary Stars (summer), Gage Park Skating Trail (winter) and the Santa Claus Parade (winter).

Brampton sounds pretty darn cool now, huh!