The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

4 Great Reasons to Paint Your Garage Floor

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 @ 07:46 AM

If you have some free time and a paint roller, you can paint your garage floor. However, many homeowners don’t think to paint the garage floor, preferring to leave the bare concrete in place instead. And if you’re not using your garage as a living or entertaining space, why wouldn’t you leave the bare concrete alone? It turns out that there are some good reasons to cover that concrete. Take a look at some of the top reasons why you should paint your garage floor. 

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Smart Lighting for the Garage: Is It Worth the Cost?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 @ 07:56 AM

Your garage is probably the last place in the house that you remember to upgrade, but if you think about it, your garage probably serves a lot of functions. In addition to being a place to store your vehicle, it's probably a storage space for many other things as well, and perhaps a work area too. Many homeowners use the garage as the primary point of entry for the house, and it may even function as a social area. When a part of the house is serving all of those functions, it deserves the occasional upgrade, and lighting just might be the place to start. If your garage is currently light with a single incandescent bulb, you may want to consider upgrading to smart lighting. Take a look at some of the things you should think about before you decide to make the change. Read More

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3 Facts to Know About Garage Cabinets

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 @ 04:28 PM

If you're like most homeowners, you use your garage to store much more than just your car. A garage is a great space to store everything from tools to Christmas ornaments to furniture and household goods that you don't have room for but aren't ready to get rid of. Installing garage cabinets can help you keep the items you're storing in good condition and organized, so that they're easy to find when you need them. Take a look at some things that you should know about garage cabinets before you install them. Read More

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Newsflash: Your Garage Doesn't Have to Be Dreary!

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 08:55 PM

What’s the vibe inside of your garage? Is it cheerful and welcoming, or is it the kind of space that you go through as quickly as you can because you don’t want to spend too much time there? Many homeowners feel stuck with garages that are dark, dingy, overcluttered, and somehow forbidding. Chances are that you’d never want your front porch or the area around your front door to feel similarly dreary, but if you’re like many homeowners, you use your garage as an entry point to the house as often or more often than your front door. So why put up with a garage that feels like a dungeon? Take a look at some tips that can help you turn your garage into a more welcoming space. 

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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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