January is National Get Organized Month!

December 17, 2017 - spacelift

Resolve to de-clutter in 2018! There are lots of reasons why you should. Ever wonder how much time you lose trying to find misplaced possessions? Tired of navigating through canyons of storage bins? Is your car stuck outside because there’s just too much stuff in your garage? January is national “get organized” month, as declared by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).

The average American spends one year of their life looking for lost or misplaced items, according to U.S. News and World Report. A Newsweek article stated the average American wastes 55 minutes a day (roughly 12 days a year) looking for things they own but can’t find.

Getting better organized is a New Year’s resolution many of us deem worthy, but like most changes in behavior, keeping the process simple is critical to year-long success. We all know resolutions stick easier when they’re easy to implement.

Lack of space was cited as the biggest challenge to improving organization by 32.9 percent of consumers surveyed by NPD Group for HomeWorld Forecast Consumer Survey. That may be why the self-storage industry is expected top $37.5 billion in revenue in 2017, up from $36 billion in 2016, according to IBISworld. The U.S. Census Bureau is recording a spike in self-storage construction spending, $349 million in August 2017 alone; more than twice the August 2016 spend of $172 million.

But self-store units are a hassle. You have to load up your car or SUV and drive your stuff to a rental storage unit. Then when you want an item, you have to drive back over and load up the car again to bring it home. Plus you pay monthly storage fees.

Where to put all our stuff? Half of homeowners rate their garage as the most disorganized place in the house, according to NAPO. A U.S. Department of Energy poll found 25 percent of homeowners with two-car garages have so much stuff stored there they can’t fit even one car inside. Yet above most garages is a spacious attic.

Easy access is the secret to success.

Going up and down those pull-down attic stairs or ladders can be pretty dicey, especially when carrying storage containers and boxes of stuff. It’s nearly impossible with items like four snow tires, patio furniture, tools, bins of holiday decorations and such. There’s also the risk of falling or hurting your back. The ladder stairs take a lot of time too, because you can carry only so much per trip.

A SpaceLift™ attic lift offers easy and fast access to your own home and garage attic space for safe and convenient storage. It is a motorized platform lift system capable of transporting up to 200 pounds and 24 cubic feet of cargo per trip from your living space to your attic at three inches per second with the push of a button. It is like having your own mini freight elevator to carry storage into your attic in just minutes; it’s a dumbwaiter for your stuff

Manufacturer Redco Home invested seven years of engineering development and more than $250,000 to create a best-in-class attic and garage storage lift with specs and critical safety features.

One key benefit is no limitation on vertical stacking. The computer-controlled lift pulls evenly at each of the platform’s four corners leaving open all the space above. It also stops automatically for obstructions or if cargo weight exceeds 200 pounds. Low profile design makes it easy to slide your best storage containers, boxes, heavy items, furniture and more off of the platform and onto attic flooring systems. Protected by two U.S. Patents, the storage lift launched in 2009 and is now installed in hundreds of homes and garages nationwide.

Designed to fit between attic floor joists, installation is easy requiring basic carpentry and electrical skills. Many are installed as do-it-yourself projects. Redco Home can also help with local installers. It sells directly on its website, www.SpaceLiftProducts.com and through a network of 30 nationwide vendors. A short video on the website shows how the lift works. Detailed installation instructions are also on the website and available for download.

There are two models, different in their width, selling for $1,895 and $1,995 with free shipping and a two-year factory warranty. SpaceLift™ Products are assembled in the USA, manufactured in Stratford, CT, by Redco Home, a division of Redco Audio, a family-owned company. A lift is installed at the Redco facility and you are invited to stop by to see it in action. Redco Audio is located at 1701 Stratford Ave., across from Two-Roads Brewing Co., just a few hundred yards off of Interstate 95, Exit 31.

This January resolve to get organized, reduce clutter, claim more living space and get your cars back in the garage. A SpaceLift™ attic lift will help you claim more storage space in your own home.