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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3 Tips for Keeping Garage Door in Great Shape

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 06:13 AM

Your garage door both serves an important function and contributes to the curb appeal of your home. You probably open and close the garage door several times a day, and you need it in good working order to protect your car and other items. It also makes up a large chunk of your home’s exterior, which means that its physical condition can affect the overall look of your home – a dirty garage door tends to make the house look shabbier, while a clean garage door makes the home look well cared for. Take a look at some tips that will help you keep your garage in great shape. 

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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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Why Replacing Your Garage Door is a Great Investment

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 03:58 PM

As home appliances go, the garage door is seriously overlooked and underrated. You probably use your garage door several times a day, and chances are that it doesn’t give you too much difficulty, even if it’s the same garage door that was there when you bought your house years ago. These doors are definitely built to last. However, even if your garage door is raising and lowering without incident, it still might be time to look into a replacement. Take a look at some reasons why a new garage door might be a terrific investment for 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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How to Paint Your Garage Floor in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 06:33 AM

Once you’ve decided to paint your garage floor, the next step is to decide how to get it done. You could hire someone to do it, but if you have the free time, why not do it yourself? That way, you save some money and work on your own schedule. It’s easier than you may think to get a great-looking painted garage floor. Take a look at the steps you need to take to paint your garage floor. 

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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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