Why Auto Repair Shops Need to be Well Organized

Most automobile repair shops come in two flavors. They are either impeccably organized and clean, or chaotic messes where you have to constantly watch your step. If your garage is anything like the latter, it is time for some serious cleaning. But what exactly is the problem with a cluttered garage? Even if you don’t think it’s a high priority, there are plenty of compelling reasons to organize your garage immediately. Set aside a day or two for this, and it will be time well spent. Preventing tool loss and damage – As professional mechanics, your team likely takes pride in using only the best tools available. But that also means that any lost or damaged equipment will cost you dearly to replace. By storing them properly, you avoid having to buy the same wrench or screwdriver over and over again. Minimizing injury risk –How often have you tripped over something or stepped on a pointed object in your garage? Many people get injured in garages due to tripping, and you might not get off with just a light bruise or scrape either. The best way to prevent this is by ensuring that there is nothing to trip over in the first place. Eliminating inefficiencies –If you have ever spent an hour searching for a specific tool to proceed with the job, you should know how important an organized workplace is. When everything has a proper place, you will never have to waste valuable time searching for a missing item. Presenting a good image – Last but not least, garages that are disorganized look far more unreliable to customers....

The Science Behind Less Clutter, Better Productivity

When it comes to productivity, most people like to say ‘to each their own’. Some people work better surrounded by clutter, but for the majority, they are more efficient when things are where they should be. The reason behind this is because when everything is in place (you know where things are and where they go), your actions are more streamlined. Science has the facts to back this up, and if you’re still looking for a push to work with us, this is probably it. Clutter and Productivity A 2011 study by the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute discussed the relationship between clutter and a person’s ability to concentrate and process information. Results suggest that an unorganized space, whether in the home or office, makes it difficult for one to focus on a task. It said that “Multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time compete for neural representation by mutually suppressing their evoked activity throughout visual cortex, providing a neural correlate for the limited processing capacity of the visual system.” In English, when you work in a space with a lot of clutter, the chaos affects your ability to focus. Even if you can finish the work, it will likely take you more time because there are a lot of distractions present. The mess also limits your ability to process information. Because of the many stimuli in the environment, you’ll have a tendency to look at more than one thing at once, which means more items to process. More Stimuli, More Distractions The disorganization of the environment competes for your attention in the same way babies...

Why It Pays to Organize Your Home

Our home is our haven. That’s where we feel most comfortable, and after a long day at work, it’s what we look forward to. This is where our refuge is, our little place to get away from the demands of life. That’s why we want it as “homely” as possible. Whether through renovation or redecoration, we find ways that help us feel that sense of familiarity and relaxation. One thing that doesn’t help in achieving that is clutter. It has a way of making a home feel cramped, disorganized and dirty. It already pays to clean it up alone, but what else makes organizing worth our time and effort? Here are five other ways an orderly home benefits our lives: More Time and Space for Yourself It’s better to have one big cleanup than to do small tidying activities every single day. That way, you have more time to devote to your hobbies and more space for you to move about. Less Financial Stress An organized home means everything is in place. Whenever we need scissors, extension cords or the cable bill for this month, we’ll find it in its own compartment. No need to buy another one or have another late payment on your record. Better Health What we don’t need in our homes is another source of stress. Daily life has enough of that. With an organized space, you’re less likely to miss medications and more probable to exercise and eat healthy. Minimizes Conflicts If you live with somebody else, organizing goes a long way in minimizing conflict between you. Notlosing items, never missing appointments, and not...

Organize With Different Accessories For All Your Things

Allowing the professionals to assist you in your organization chore can be a big load off your back. Once the ideas get laid out with the homeowner the professionals can get to work. All that clutter, junk can now be cleaned up and organized. It opens up a lot of additional storage space by simply getting things off the floor in cabinets or on slot wall with hooks and accessories. Things are off the floor and on the wall, up and out of the way. With the rubberized powder coated locking hooks, things that are small or large, including full size extension ladders can be securely placed with little chance of it accidentally falling off if bumped. People love to use clear plastic bins but what is even better is a clear metal basket that can hold a lot of weight and still have easy access to the items. Plus, they look really good on the wall system. You can categorize your items and have them in the baskets for ease of use. Each of your items can have their own baskets keeping you organized. There are accessory hooks to store power cords, chairs, hoses or just about anything you can think of. Separate baskets, shelves and hooks can be set in one area to have all of your gardening tools easily accessible when you need them. OnTrack Wall Solutions works with the homeowner to lay out exactly what they have in mind. We always want to emphasize people buy new things and when they do the wall can be changed to their liking. Turn the cam lock, move...

Maximize Your Storage Even In an Apartment, Townhome or Condo

Whether you live in a house that doesn’t have a garage or perhaps you live in an apartment, a townhome or a condo, this may be as good as your storage gets, if you’re lucky. This is a great under-the-stairs closet. The only problem is is that the homeowner is a sports enthusiast and, as you can see, he is lacking in his organizational skills and he doesn’t have a spot to put all of his sports equipment. That’s what we’re going to try to do, is transform this closet into a storage solution for him and help him get organized. The first step is to mark the studs. It’s a little tricky to cut out the angles in a closet like this so make sure that you take your time getting your measurements correct. Once the panels are secure, we can start hanging the hardware for our shelves, baskets and hooks. Take a look at how great our closet turned out. Isn’t this perfect? Not only is this a sports enthusiasts dream but it’s an organization-freak like myself, it’s a dream. I could think of a gazillion things we could put in this closet. Remember the stuff that we had in here before? It was on the floor, it was in the way, you’re probably tripping getting in and out of the closet. Now we’ve got everything up off the floor. The bicycle we’ve left on the floor and wheeled all the way back to the closet just so it was out of our way. It’s great too because seasonally you can swap things out, like all of...