The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

Holiday Decorations: 3 Ways to Improve Your Storage System

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 07:03 AM

There's nothing quite like a house that's been painstakingly decorated for the holidays. Coming home to a lovingly decorated house can lift your spirits and help get you in the celebratory mood after a tough day, and it can help out-of-town relatives visiting for the holidays feel at home. Those are a few of the reasons why it's worth taking the time to decorate each year. But the process of decorating can be frustrating, and that frustration often starts with finding and organizing the decorations that were put away hastily last year. Finding a better way to store and organize your holiday decorations can make the decorating process easier and more enjoyable, as well as making it easier to put everything away when the holiday is over. Take a look at a few ways you can improve your storage system this year.

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3 Factors to Weigh When Storing Your Classic Car for the Winter

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 07:03 AM

A classic car is more than just a vehicle. It can be a great hobby, if you enjoy restoring and maintaining the car yourself. Classic cars can also be great showpieces and conversation starters. However, if you want to keep your classic car in great condition, it's important to store it properly when you're ready to put it away for winter. You should never store your classic car outdoors, even if you put a cover over it. Take a look at a few things to consider when it comes to storing your classic car in your garage for the winter.

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Can My Garage Door Handle a Hurricane?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 07:51 AM

There are things that everyone knows to do when a hurricane is coming. Board up the windows. Stock up on sandbags. Head to the grocery store for bottled water, non-perishable food, and batteries. Fill up your gas tank with fuel and put up your hurricane shutters. Secure anything that may turn into a projectile during a storm, like plants and patio furniture. It's easy to think that your list is complete. But you may be missing something important - your garage door. It's important to consider the garage door when preparing for a hurricane, because if the door is blown in or blown off, your chances of roof damage and other structural damage increase markedly. Take a look at what you need to know to ensure that your garage door is secure. Read More

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6 Tips for Cooling Off Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Nov 03, 2016 @ 04:20 PM

Summer is in full swing and so is the heat. As much as we all love the hot weather for going to the beach, the pool, the park, or basically anywhere outside, we don't love it in our garages. Especially as we are entering the hottest time of the year for most of the U.S. Since the heat isn't going anywhere, here are some tips to help you cool off your garage in the summer months.




When it comes to cooling off your garage, these two words are a great place to start: insulate and ventilate. Proper insulation and ventilation in your garage are key for keeping it temperate no matter the weather.

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5 Tips for Insulating Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 04:20 PM

Summer is here and so is the heat. This probably means you aren't even considering the concept of insulation at this time, especially in your garage. Even if you aren't, or you are but you aren't sure where to start, check out some of these quick and easy types to learn why you should insulate your garage and how to do it efficiently!

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4 Vital Garage Security Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 04:20 PM

Security for your garage should be just as important as security for your home. It's an extension of your living area and needs protection as well. However, it can be a little hard to think of good ways to secure your garage versus your home. Here are 4 helpful tips to get you started on making your garage a secure space:

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How to Prepare Your Garage Floor for Winter

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 07:36 AM

There are a lot of reasons to like your concrete garage floor. Concrete is a durable material that holds up well under the weight of heavy vehicles and various tools, machines, and other bulky items often found in a garage. However, concrete is vulnerable to changes in the temperature, and a harsh cold winter that results in frequent freezing and thawing can result in flaking, chipping, cracking, or even crumbling. You can prevent this kind of damage by taking steps to winterize your garage floor. Take a look at some of your options for preparing your garage floor for the coming winter season. Read More

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4 Tips for Buying a Garage Door Opener

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 04:20 PM

When buying a new garage door opener, there are more things to consider than price alone. You want to make sure you are buying the opener that not only goes best with your garage but goes best with your life. Here are some tips and considerations to keep in mind when looking for garage door openers.

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Tips for Buying a Garage Door

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Did you know that a new garage door is one of the top items that new home buyers look for, as well as add the most resale value to your home? According to a report publish by National Association of Realtors, a new garage door ranks third on the lists of projects Realtors think both appeal most to new home buyers as well as add the most resale value to your home. Plus, it's something that adds function and fashion to your garage, so let's learn more and get going already!

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How to Create a Cool Garage Bar

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Looking for a cool new addition to your garage that might be an expected surprise? Look no further than creating your own garage bar and kick off summer with a great new place to gather and have a good time! Here is some basic information to help you get your garage gears grinding.

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