The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

How to Turn Your Garage into the Ultimate Fisherman's Retreat

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 06:41 AM

If you’re a serious fisherman, your gear is important to you, and it needs to be stored safely in a secure location. However, there’s no doubt that a collection of rods and reels can start to clutter up the inside of your house. Is garage storage an option for you? Take a look at a few tips for turning your garage into a suitable storage space for your favorite fishing gear.

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Is Your Garage Ready for the Peak of Hurricane Season?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 07:44 AM

Your garage door takes up as much space as some walls. But unlike a wall, it doesn’t have studs reinforcing it, and it’s probably made from considerably thinner materials than some walls. This puts your garage door – and your home – in jeopardy during hurricane season. An inadequately strong garage door can easily crumple in or worse, be blown away during a storm. This turns the door into a dangerous projectile and allows the wind and rain to damage items inside the garage. It also puts the storm that much closer to the inside of your home. 

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How to Perfectly Prep Your Garage for a Garage Sale

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 @ 08:14 AM

A garage sale is a perfect way to get rid of your excess clutter. Not only do you not have to pay for someone to come pick it up, the people picking it up pay you for your clutter. It’s even environmentally friendly – your items are being reused instead of put in the trash to wind up in a landfill. In order to have a successful garage sale, careful preparation is necessary. Take a look at a few tips that will help you maximize your sales by prepping your garage for your next sale. 

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Space-Saving Tip: Hang Your Bikes in the Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 06:19 PM

The garage is the logical place to store your bikes, and it’s much better than tripping over them in the hallway or having to dig them out from a crowded closet every time you want to take a ride. However, even in a spacious garage, bicycles are awkwardly shaped and can get in the way or take up precious floor space that you need for other things. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to the problem: get them off the floor. 

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How to Confront and Clean a Massively Cluttered Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Sep 05, 2017 @ 06:16 PM

Cleaning out the garage can be intimidating, especially if you’ve let it go long enough for the clutter to get out of hand. The garage is a big space that tends to get stuffed with hard-to-categorize clutter, so it’s understandable that you might be looking for a way to avoid the whole thing. Unfortunately, ignoring an overstuffed garage only guarantees that the problem will get worse. Take a look at some strategies that will help you get your garage space cleaned and organized and keep it under control in the future. 

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3 Garage Tips to Keep Your Car in Showroom Shape

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:47 AM

Keeping your car in great shape takes more than just knowing how to maintain your car. The place where you store your car matters too. It doesn’t matter how carefully you drive or how often you change the oil, if your garage has a moisture problem, you may still see rust develop on your car. Your garage is not just a place to store your car, it should also be a structure that protects your car. Take a look at some tips that can help you ensure that your garage is a good place to store a showroom-worthy vehicle. 

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3 Budget-Minded Garage Storage & Organization Ideas

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 @ 08:21 PM

Your garage holds so much more than just your car. Maybe it's the place where your kids store their bikes and skateboards, or where you keep all of your household tools and gardening supplies. It's also a convenient place to keep sporting goods, camping equipment, and other outdoor gear. But do you ever find yourself searching through piles of stuff for the item you're looking for and wishing that you had the money to completely renovate your garage into a more organized space? Good news - you can improve your garage storage and organization even if you're on a tight budget. Take a look at some tips that can help. Read More

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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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