The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

How to Get Your Dream Garage On a Budget

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Homeowners are proud of their homes, and a home includes a garage. Lots of times garages can become neglected because many of us don't want to invest a ton of money into this extension of the homestead. But a show-stopping garage doesn't have to come with a bank-busting budget. Here are some tips and tricks for getting an extraordinary garage without an exorbitant price tag.

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Here's the Safety Gear You Need for Your Garage Workshop

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

It seems that more and more people are converting garages into multi-faceted spaces, such as workshops. Along with fitting your garage workshop will all the proper gear, like workbenches, racks, and tools, you should be equally prepared with safety gear. Here are some key safety items that you need to incorporate into your garage workshop setup.

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Don't Make These 4 Spring Cleaning Mistakes in Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Spring is here and we all know what the means for our homes: spring cleaning! Home organization is something that causes stress year round. One survey even shows that worrying about if your home is organized enough is one of the top five most common triggers of stress. However, doing something with good intentions for your home can produce bad results. Here are some classic spring cleaning mistakes to bring to your attention so you can be aware of what NOT to do.

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What's the Best Flooring for Your Garage?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Jul 04, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

It can feel like the one area of your garage that you can't change when trying to upgrade is your floor. Standard concrete slab seems like the only way to go because that's what we are generally used to. Although you can change your concrete floor in various ways, like painting or staining, you don't have to have stick with concrete. Here are some other options for garage flooring that could work for you!

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3 Tips for Great Garage Lighting

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Lighting is a design element that we take for granted because of its frequent use. However, upgrading lighting can completely improve the atmosphere of interior spaces. One study has shown that mood can be affected by lighting within 5 minutes of entering a room. Make sure your garage sets the right mood with these 3 helpful tips for homeowners to improve garage lighting.

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How to Build (or Buy) the Best Garage Workbench

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

With garages becoming increasingly versatile from their days of just storing your vehicles, garage workbenches have been on the minds of more and more homeowners. Deciding to add a workbench to your garage is the first step. The next step is how do you want to go about it.

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Does Decorating a Garage Make Sense?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 @ 03:18 PM

Cleaning, reorganizing and reinvigorating our homes is something common in mind as we begin to transition towards the spring months. But is it worth it to reinvigorate your garage by decorating in addition to cleaning and reorganizing? Is this a part of a home that makes sense to take the time, thought and effort to decorate? Let's take a look at some pros and cons, and an example of what can be done to make it look as good as the rest of your home.

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5 Fast Facts About Garage Envy's WallScape™ Slatwall System

Posted by Mary Johnson on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 @ 05:30 AM

Garage Envy is known for having amazing garage storage solutions, but this is truly the MVP. It is your one stop shop to end classic garage clutter and completely reinvigorate your garage. There are too many good qualities to sum up in a single statement, so here are 5 fast facts about Garage Envy's WallScape™ slatwall system!

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6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Garage Refrigerator

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 05:30 AM

Lots of us like to use our garages as extensions of our homes and living areas. This means lots of us have appliances in our garages, including refrigerators. Just like any other appliances, these can be costly to replace and we want to make sure we get the most out of our money. According to a profile published by the U.S Department of Energy, the average working life of a refrigerator is 12 years. Make sure you garage refrigerator gets the most out of its life with these 6 quick tips!

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Cleaning Out Your Garage? Make Sure You Plan Your Attack First

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 05:30 AM

80% of home clutter is a result of disorganization and not a lack of space. A garage is certainly no exception to this, as many of us use our garages as a storage unit for our larger or less frequently used items. As we look forward to the warmer spring weather, spring cleaning becomes something on the brain and cleaning a garage becomes a top item on the list. You can make this seemingly daunting task doable by coming up with a plan before tackling your big garage cleanup and reorganization.

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