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Clean Sweep: Do-It-Yourself Strategies from Garage-Storage Pros

Make room for the cars and corral the clutter with DIY strategies from the garage-storage pros.

By Sarah Stebbins

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Garage Before
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Clean Sweep

Like many suburban dwellers, Laura and Peter Cole and their two children rarely use the front door, opting instead to come and go through the garage. But after eight years in their New Jersey home, the family had parked so much stuff in the 400-square-foot area there was room for only one of their cars. "The space was atrocious," says Laura of the exposed drywall, pitted cement floor, and piles of supplies.

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