The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

How to Turn Your Garage into a Dedicated DIY Destination

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Fueled by the promise of savings and the inspiration of everything from home renovation television shows to social media, the do-it-yourself trend has more momentum than ever. Just how strong is it? A staggering 70 percent of all home renovation projects involve a DIY component. If you're looking to join this group of handy homeowners but lack the space for building projects of your own, why not turn your garage into a dedicated destination for the DIY projects of your dreams? Here's what you need to know.

A space and a place for everything means
easier access and less effort.

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Tags: garage remodel, garage makeover, garage

3 Ways to Get Your Garage Summer-Ready

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 06:00 AM

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3 Reasons to Make Your Garage a Thing of Beauty

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

While the old adage insisting that "beauty is in the eye of the

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Tags: garage makeover, home organizing tips

Is Your Garage Door Opener a Target for Thieves?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Openers were designed to make your life easier, but thieves can use them against you.

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Tags: garage doors, garage security tips, garage

Four Steps to Turning Your Garage Into an Auto Repair Center

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 06:00 AM

Does nothing get your engine started faster than thinking about working on cars? Unfortunately, many homeowners lack the space and equipment to satisfy the urge to make like Danny Zuko and pals in the famous "Greased Lightning" scene from Grease. However, this may be more within your reach -- sans the singing and dancing -- than you think. Consider these four steps to execute the garage remodeling project of your dreams: turning your garage into your personal auto repair center.

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How to Make a Mud Room in the Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Talk to any avid outdoorsman or mom of active kids, and one thing would likely top their domestic wish lists: a mud room. Unfortunately, most houses are short on space and mud rooms don't often make the cut when it comes to cutting into other essential spaces, such as kitchens and dens. The perfect place for a mud room? Your garage. Here's how to make it happen.

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8 Smart Storage Options for Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

When you first move into a house, you appraise the clean, empty garage and vow never to soil it. Then life gets in the way of your ambitious goals and, before you know it, you've filled every inch with clutter.

A Consumer Reports poll of 1,000 garage owners revealed that 62 percent of respondents described their garages as disorganized. If you relate to that sentiment, carve out a few hours this weekend to implement these simple storage strategies.

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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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