The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

4 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

Ah, spring. Thoughts turn to bursting blooms, backyard barbecues and... spring cleaning? While spring cleaning may not be your favorite thing to look forward to about summer, it does offer the perfect opportunity to assess the mess left behind by winter and get off to a fresh start during the traditional season of renewal. One spot in your home most likely in need of a seasonal spruce up? Your garage. Let's countdown four ways to take your garage from winter's doldrums to spring's awakening this year.

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Tags: garage floor cleaning, garage

3 Massive Collections That Can Move to the Garage

Posted by John Hargrave on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Who doesn't love their personal collections? Unfortunately, without the right storage mechanisms in place, collections can sometimes be more like clutter in your home. Even worse? Storing your collections in poor or vulnerable conditions can lead to damage or complete ruin. Enter creative garage storage. The right equipment and setup can help you securely store your prized collection in a safe, accessible and attractive location.

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Tags: closet storage, garage ideas, garage

How to Have a Garage Like Jay Leno's

Posted by Mike Hammond on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

What do a Jaguar C-X75, Lamborghini Countach, and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster have in common? They're all part of Jay Leno's car collection, and a very small part of it at that. The former Tonight Show host-cum-celebrated car collector can currently be found hosting the Emmy Award-winning YouTube web series, Jay Leno's Garage. And while you may not have a spare 17,000 square feet to house your own car collection, you can still make sure your prized automotive possessions have a Big Dog-worthy garage of their own.

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Tags: garage

Consider Yourself a Car Collector? Here's What You Need in a Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

If you're still salivating over the Popular Mechanics piece featuring Jay Leno's garage, you're not alone. It's since become the gold standard garage for car collectors everywhere. And while you may not be Jay Leno yet, you're well on your way to a consummate car collection of your own. But is your garage worthy of your fantasy? If not, start your engines: a garage remodeling project may be in order. Read on to learn four "must have" features seen in the garages of some of the world's most avid car collectors.

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Tags: garage doors, garage

If Your Garage Could Talk, This Would Be Its New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

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Tags: garage makeover advice, garage ideas, garage makeover

6 Crucial Garage Safety Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Thousands of garage door accidents occur every year in the United States, but garage doors are far from only threat lurking in the typical garage. Read on to learn some basic garage safety tips which can help you head off safety hazards and keep your garage -- and its inhabitants -- safe.

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Tags: garage safety, garage safety tips

4 Garage Makeover Ideas for the Active Family

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

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Tags: garage makeover advice, garage remodel, garage organization ideas, garage makeover

3 Benefits of a Wallscape Slatwall System

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

How many homeowners can say they're making the best use out of every square foot of their home? Very few. Fewer still can make the same claim about their garages. Why? Because with limited resources, many people struggle with the idea of investing time and effort into a space they barely use.

But what if you were actually able to increase the usability of your garage by optimizing the space? This is precisely the purpose of Garage Envy's patented Wallscape slatwall system. Read on to learn three amazing benefits of this innovative storage concept, and how you can join the ranks of homeowners who are confidently maximizing garage space thanks to this clever solution.

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Tags: custom cabinets and shelving, garage slatwall storage

3 Great Garage Ideas for the Active Family

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 03:21 PM

The family that plays together, stays together. This expression says it all. While today's families are often spinning off in different directions, shared activities can help foster a critical sense of kinship.  

But what if we told you your garage could make or break your family connection? While it may sound a bit extreme, taking the time to organize and arrange your garage can cut back on wasted time and promote plenty of opportunities for enjoying the activities you love together. Consider these three activities which can help keep your family connecting, along with ways in which a garage renovation can support your efforts.

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Tags: closet storage ideas, garage

Should You Control the Climate in Your Garage?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Today's homeowners are faced with many important decisions when it comes to renovations, upgrades and redos. The overriding question: how do you know which is an investment and which is throwing money down the proverbial drain? The truth is that most people overlook garage makeovers when they think about improvements most likely to earn them a big return.  However, climate control is among the garage remodeling improvements with the potential to make a large impact on both your bottom line and your quality of life. Let's take a closer look.

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Tags: garage