The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

How to Keep Your Garage Door in Great Shape

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 @ 07:46 AM

When it comes to home maintenance, it's not uncommon for the garage door to get the short end of the stick. You may not even remember the last time you did any maintenance work on your garage door, and you may not be sure what it is that needs to be done. It's true that your garage door doesn't need that much help from you to keep working, but there are a few things that you should be doing at least once a year to keep the door operating well. Take a look at a few maintenance tasks that can keep your garage door in great shape and working well for years. Read More

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How Can I Keep My Garage Remodel On Time and On Budget?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Jun 01, 2017 @ 07:37 AM

A garage is a large space, and there are a lot of things that you can do with your garage if you decide to remodel it. You could add more storage, convert the space into an additional bedroom or living area, or just turn it into a more modern vehicle storage and workplace. But how can you ensure that your garage remodeling project stays on track and on budget? You can't afford to lose a lot of time and money if the project gets away from you. Take a look at some tips that can help. Read More

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Zillow Finds the Best Month and Day to List Your Home for Sale

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 06:49 AM

Selling a home can be a difficult thing to do, but there are lots of tips and tricks that you can use to make your home more desirable to sellers and get it off the market faster. However, according to research by the real estate website Zillow, it may matter less what you do to your home and more when you list your home. Zillow has figured out the best month, and even the best day to list your home for sale: a Saturday in the first half of May. Take a look at the reasons why. 

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How to Convert Your Garage into a Gamer's Paradise

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, May 30, 2017 @ 07:21 AM

Have you dreamed of adding an old-fashioned game room or a modern man cave to your house, but believed that you didn't have the space? You may have the room that you need right under your nose. A home garage can often be the perfect space to convert to a place to host neighborhood pool tournaments or play the newest video games. Take a look at what you need to know about how you can convert your garage into the place for your favorite gaming activities. Read More

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2 Ways to "Slim Down" Your Garage in 2017

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 02:48 PM

Once the holidays are over, the focus tends to shift to how to improve things in the new year. Many people make resolutions to slim themselves down in the new year, but if you don't have room to move around in your home garage, it may be the garage clutter that you need to slim down, not yourself. Improving your garage is a good start for both home and self-improvement in the coming year - with less clutter in the garage, you may finally be ready to renovate the rest of the house or have room to bring in an exercise machine. Take a look at a few ways to slim down your garage in 2017. Read More

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This Year, Give the Gift of a Garage Makeover

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 06:14 AM

Is your garage a big mess that needs to be organized? Or does it lack the kind of space you would need for a garage workstation? Is there someone in your house who would really appreciate a more organized storage space or a place where they could repair or build things? This year, you may find that a garage makeover is the most useful gift that you can give to someone you love this year. Take a look at how your garage can be more organized and more functional, and how you can achieve this gift. Read More

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Portland Man Treats Mother-In-Law to Generous Garage Makeover

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 06:39 AM

Would your garage make a good mother-in-law apartment?

That's what a Portland man by the name of Martin Brown decided to find out when his mother-in-law expressed a desire to live closer to Martin's family. Anyone who's ever tried it knows that sharing a house with your parents or in-laws isn't always easy, but that doesn't mean that you don't want them close by. Mr. Brown solved that dilemma in a creative way - he converted his detached garage into a living space that allowed his mother-in-law to have the privacy she needed but that kept her close to the rest of the family. Take a look at how he did it. Read More

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Make Your Garage More Inviting with These 3 Changes

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 04:32 AM

Many homeowners use the garage as one of the main entry points to the house. You're pulling your car into the garage anyway, and it's usually easier to just go into the house through the garage than to walk around to the front door. And if you're having people over, leaving the garage door open and having them come in that way can also be a lot easier. But if you're going to use your garage as a main entry point for yourself and for guests, then you definitely want to make sure that you've taken the time to make your garage inviting, just as you would with your foyer. Take a look at a few changes that can help improve your garage's appeal.

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Smart Garage Tool Storage Options for the Dedicated Handyman

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 05:09 AM

There are a number of reasons why the garage so often ends up being the storage place of choice for any tools that you happen to have, but one of the reasons is that tools tend to be awkward to store. Many of them are large, oddly shaped, or have lots of small pieces. They don't fit neatly into any place inside the main house. The problem is, they don't always fit neatly into the garage, either, which is how you end up with a cluttered, disorganized garage. Luckily, with a little creativity, you can come up with ways to neatly store your tools and parts so that you can find them when you need them, and so that you have a clean, organized space in which to use them.

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3 Tips for Making the Most of a 1-Car Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

If you're like most homeowners, your garage does double duty. Sure, it's a place to store your car to keep it safe from the elements, but it's also storage space for all of those things that you want to keep nearby, but that don't quite have a place in the main part of your house. Depending on your interests, your garage may also be your craft shop, workspace, art studio, or even band rehearsal space. When you only have a 1-car garage to work with, fitting all of that in can be a bit difficult, but if you're creative with your space, it can be done. Take a look at what you need to know about making the most of a 1-car garage.

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