Garage Organization

Summertime is here and with that comes some extra responsibilities.  Outdoor chores not only take extra time away from your weekend, but also take up extra space in your garage.  So here are some helpful garage organization tips to help you stay on top of the unwanted clutter!

Use a peg board as a catch all for everything that needs a place.  Inexpensive and easy to put up!  See how Sabrina at the Pink Little Notebook overhauled her entire garage here.

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Attach a magnetic tool holder to the wall and never lose missing attachments again.

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Finding a spot to store your re-usable grocery bags in the garage will leave you less likely to forget them on your way out the door.  I love how this simple metal hook adds even more functionality to this shelving system.  And the wall mounted bag container keeps messy plastic bags from taking over under your kitchen sink.

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This homemade board with pegs is great for keeping skateboards and scooters off the garage floor.

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These DIY garage shelves are perfect for the sometimes tight wall space next to your car.  Great for storing bins full of overflow household items or even holiday items.  Find detailed instructions here.

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This sports rack keeps all of your athletic gear organized and in one place.  With room for shoes and helmets, this wall mounted rack stores it all.  Find here on Amazon.

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Red Rocks summer line-up

If you’re a Denver resident, a trip to Red Rocks should definitely be on your summer bucket list!  Whether you have been before or not, it is the best way to enjoy a summer concert (or movie, or workout) and truly take in what our beautiful state has to offer.

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A little bit of background on Red Rocks-

Date Opened: June 15, 1941
Amphitheatre Seating Capacity: 9,525
Elevation: 6,450 ft
Red Rocks Mountain Park size: 738 acres
National Historic Landmark: 2015

Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air amphitheater that is not duplicated anywhere in the world. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheatre consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide acoustic perfection for any performance. The dramatic sandstone monoliths serve as a history book of animal and plant life in the area for the past 250 million years. As spectators gaze at the towering red sandstone rocks, they view the ancient tales of prehistoric times.

The area of Red Rocks, originally known as the Garden of Angels, has attracted the attention of musical performers since before the turn of the century. The majestic setting of the amphitheater, along with the panoramic view of Denver, makes for a breathtaking scene.

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For the entire 2018 summer concert line-up, visit the Red Rocks events calendar here.

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Yoga on the Rocks takes place most Saturday mornings at 7 am.  What a great way to start your weekend out right.  Check the calendar here to find a date that works for you!

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The Denver Film Society presents Film on the Rocks 8 times throughout the summer.  Tickets are $15.  Music starts at 7 pm and the movie begins at dusk.  Here’s the full line-up:

Film on the Rocks 2018 Summer Schedule
Tuesday, May 15 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Monday, June 4 – 10 Things I Hate About You
Monday, June 11 – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Monday, June 18 – Heathers
Monday, July 9 – The Big Lebowski
Monday, July 23 – Happy Gilmore
Tuesday, August 7 – The Goonies
Monday, August 31 – Black Panther

People all over the country have this gorgeous venue on their bucket lists!  So take advantage of your close proximity and get yourself up to Red Rocks this summer.  You won’t regret it!


Denver-area housing market stats

The latest housing market data from REcolorado shows trends in the Greater Metro Denver Area housing market this April. As the weather heats up in Colorado, home buying and selling season is strong with more sellers listing homes for sale.

In these reports, the Greater Denver Metro Area includes the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park.

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Average sold price for single family homes have gone up 11% in the past year

  • April 2017- $437, 331
  • April 2018- $486, 480

Average days on the market have gone down by 1 day in the past year

  • April 2017- 34
  • April 2018- 33

Weeks of inventory have remained unchanged

  • April 2017- 5
  • April 2018 5

New listings have gone up 5% in the past year

  • April 2017- 6,586
  • April 2018- 6,943

Homes under contract have gone down 6%  in the past year

  • April 2017- 6, 142
  • April 2018- 5, 775

If you’re considering a move in 2018, I would love to help you take advantage of the market!  Meeting your financial goals is as much of a priority to me as it is to help get you “home.”  Please reach out to me with any questions or considerations you have moving forward with finding you the perfect home.