What we did find when we returned on Sunday, was a front-page article in the Sunday Los Angeles Times Real Estate section that featured yours truly, John Trosko and OrganizingLA. There's a new trend in-town: super-sized, 3-car garages. New homebuilders in Southern California are responding to consumer demands for additional storage space for all the toys.
With interviews from National Association of Home Builders, Toll Brothers, Pardee Homes, GarageTek, Gladiator GarageWorks, and Garage Envy, as well as one of our local Los Feliz clients, we're in good company. Only 12% of homeowners actually park their car inside the garage:
"This is not news to Los Angeles-based John Trosko, self-styled organizing expert and founder of OrganizingLA.
Although garages might be evolving, Trosko said, homeowners are not.
"God forbid Southern Californians use the garage for its intended use: parking a car," he said. "They use them as a sort of waystation for life. They aggressively throw stuff in them in order to avoid decisions.""
For a limited time, you can read Michelle Hofmann's article by clicking here (free subscription may be required.) Picture above from Ricardo DeAratanha/LAT.
So OrganizingLA Blog readers-- you've got toys and local homebuilders respond with more storage space. Are you in heaven?
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