Spring Cleaning Made Easier with Built-In Storage

It will be March next week and that means spring cleaning time here in Las Vegas. It’s a great way to refresh spaces and toss out that stuff that’s just been collecting with no real purpose. But what do you do with the stuff you DO want to keep? Maybe now is the right time to think about adding some extra storage space in your home!

Luckily there are tons of prefabricated kits that can help you turn your home into an organizational center. If you start building your future storage now, you’ll be totally ready for sorting and putting away when the bushes and trees start blooming again.

Built-In Storage Kits

You don’t have to be Bob Villa to install any of the many basic storage systems that are available at big box stores and home improvement centers across the valley. Some are designed with specific kinds of storage in mind, like closet systems that help you make more room out of nothing at all. Other systems are designed to be extra sturdy for more challenging spaces, like garages or utility rooms.

These out of the box systems are a great way to add built-in storage, even if you’re not particularly handy. They often feature pre-cut pieces with just a few fasteners you’ll need to insert into the wall, along with step-by-step instructions to help you succeed. I put up a few of those garage ceiling kits a few years back and I just love them!

And (if you’re feeling up to it) pick up add-on parts for those systems, or use them in unexpected places, like under stairs and in other odd spaces in your house. Every nook can become mega storage if you have the right kind of system to install there.

Building From Scratch

If you have experience with home repairs and building things, you may want to take a serious look at spaces like ceilings, wall voids, rafters, and attic knee walls for room you can reclaim. Ensure there’s no electrical wire or plumbing running in the space you have your eye on for extra storage, though. Skipping this step can lead to some serious repercussions, including, but not limited to, electrocution and pipe ruptures.

However, with a careful hand, you can take those formerly useless stretches of wall or ceiling and add things like built-in bookcases, cabinets, and drawers. Don’t forget that your built-in can only be as deep as the void, minus the thickness of the back materials, so choose your spaces accordingly. Attic knee walls are especially fun options, since there are usually deep voids behind them that you can transform into your storage fantasies.

Some Special Options for Kitchens

Kitchens are notorious for lacking storage or working space, but they also offer a lot of small spaces that most people tend to overlook. For example, if you have a lot of mugs or teacups, the simple act of installing mug hooks under your upper cabinets can permanently free up shelf space – this works for wine glasses as well and can add a bit of style. The inside of your cabinets can host shallow storage racks, which are great for holding cleaning supplies, spices, and other small items. I’ve noticed that plenty of pantries are just poorly designed… they have a lot of room, but no organization. You can use kits, baskets, or even plastic bins to organize yours.

Need help with your storage projects?

Sometimes, you can be long on ideas for new storage, but short on the skill or time to execute them. That is when you call me Jeff Howard, your Realtor for Life.  I have lists of handy people that can help you get anything designed and/or built so you’re ready for spring.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that, safely… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…. Jeff

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Announces Nominees For 2021 Induction

The list of 16 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Induction has been announced and the Fan Vote is now officially open. Today through April 30, fans can vote for up to 5 nominees daily.

VOTE FOR YOUR 5 FAVORITES NOW

The following are the 16 nominees and entry to the Hall of Fame.  To be eligible, they must be performing for at least 25 years. Who are your favorites? Who do you think belongs in the class of 2021?

And the nominees are…

Tina Turner

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LL Cool J

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Foo Fighters

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Iron Maiden

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Kate Bush

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JAY-Z

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Fela Kuti

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Mary J. Blige

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Todd Rundgren

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Carole King

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Chaka Khan

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Dionne Warwick

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Rage Against the Machine

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New York Dolls

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Devo

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VOTE FOR YOUR 5 FAVORITES NOW

THE ROCK HALL IS NOW OPEN

Moving In the direction of a return to normalcy, the Rock n Roll hall of fame reopened their museum doors to the public last week. The museum, located in Cleveland, Ohio will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with advance tickets required to ensure timed entry and safely limit capacity.

IN MEMORIAM

As a founding member of the Supremes, Mary Wilson personified Motown’s style and grace, both on and off the stage. As the most successful female group in history, the Supremes delivered the “Sound of Young America” to the world and brought together audiences of all backgrounds with indelible classics including “Stop! In The Name of Love” and “You Can’t Hurry Love.” Mary Wilson’s rich and sweet voice was an iconic sound for generations of fans. The world lost Mary Wilson just a few days ago. She will live on in this music — forever Supreme.

Rock n’ Roll has been a part of the fabric of our lives. You hear an old rock song, and it takes you back to another time. You hear a new one and your feet just can’t stop moving your feet.  Rock and Roll truly is here to stay.

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Win a trip to go to Space on SpaceX (and give St. Jude hospital a cosmic funding boost)

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California and was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk.

SpaceX’s first all-civilian space flight is set for late this year, and will provide an out-of-this-world fundraising opportunity for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The hospital says it expects to generate $200 million for cancer research and other causes from this amazing flight.

It’s off to a fast start: there already have been $1 million in donations in the first day since the flight’s announcement.

Jared Isaacman, the billionaire businessman who will finance and pilot the multi-day mission for himself and three others, will also be driving the publicity push, with the help of a Super Bowl commercial next weekend. Of the $200 million that St. Jude hopes to raise this year, $100 million is to come from Isaacman, with the rest from donations generated by raffling off one seat on the flight.

Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities) founded by Danny Thomas, the fundraising organization for St. Jude, said the money raised will go toward the Memphis hospital’s $1 billion annual operating cost, as well as its global partnership with the World Health Organization. The overarching idea is to raise childhood cancer survival rates around the world from 20% to 60% by 2030.

St. Jude’s is an incredible place for children with childhood cancer and their families.  They are all taken without having to worry about the cost or the families cost of housing while their child is being treated. You do not have to donate to enter, but I hope you will. Just go to http://bit.ly/3pXf1Dq before March 1

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that, safely… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…. Jeff