The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

How to Make a 'Mudroom' in Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 06:46 AM

 

When space in your home is at a premium, an addition like a mudroom may seem out of reach. But chances are that you actually do have some space that’s currently unused that can be put to good use as a mudroom. Where is that space? In your garage. The garage is a perfect place to store items like shoes and raincoats. If you’re like many homeowners you already use the garage as one of the primary entry points to the home anyway, so it’s a convenient place to drop off outdoor gear. Creating a garage mudroom is easier than you think, even if you’re on a tight budget. Take a look at some easy steps that will let you create your own garage mudroom.

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Why Consolidation is Key for Keeping Your Garage Clean

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 06:13 AM

Now that the hottest days of the summer have passed and the chilly winter days are still in the future, it’s a good time to tackle the project of cleaning out your garage. Getting rid of the junk and cleaning the floors and walls isn’t enough to help you keep your garage clean long-term, though. The secret to a lasting clean garage is organization. One important component of organization is consolidation – grouping items that are alike together. Take a look at some reasons why consolidation is key for an organized garage. 

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How to Turn Your Garage into Car Care Central

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 06:30 AM

As long as the garage is the place where you store your car, it makes sense for it to be the place where you work on your car as well. Whether you’re an ace mechanic or you just like to save money by doing simple car maintenance tasks, you need a clean, well-equipped, and spacious work area. But not every garage is set up to accommodate mechanical work. Take a look at a few tips that you can use to turn your garage into a perfect car care center. 

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What is the Ideal Garage Temperature?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 @ 06:12 AM

Is your garage climate controlled? Garage temperature is something that can easily fly under the radar for homeowners, but it’s more important than you might think. After all, the garage is where you store your cars. If you’re like most families, your vehicles are the most valuable possessions you own, other than your house. You know the importance of taking good care of your car, and temperature control is part of that. Your garage is also likely your primary home storage space, and any items that you’re storing in your garage may also need special temperature considerations. Take a look at what you need to know about the ideal garage temperature.

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Thanksgiving Dinner in the Garage: Yes, It Can Be Done!

Posted by Mike Hammond on Sun, Nov 12, 2017 @ 11:13 AM


Your garage may not seem like the most festive spot in your home at first glance, but if you're looking for the best space to host the annual Thanksgiving dinner, it's worth considering the garage as an option. Think about it: it's a large space, and a lot of the biggest things that are stored in it, like cars, can be easily moved out of the way to make room for tables and chairs. If your dining room is too small to host a big dinner, or if your house is full up with visiting relatives - and their luggage - in every corner, the garage might be your best bet. Take a look at some tips for making your garage a festive spot for the holidays.

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How Each Member of the Family Can Have Some Garage Space

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 06:21 AM

Even in large houses, having your own space can be an issue. Everyone needs some personal space for working on hobbies or storing favorite items, but when everyone in the family is competing for space inside the house, things can get cramped fast. However, many families overlook an obvious extra source of living space: the garage. Take a look at some convenient ways for everyone in the family to carve out some space for themselves in your garage.

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3 Ways to Freshen Up Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 06:20 AM

It’s natural to think about refreshing and renewing your surroundings in spring. Spring is a time of renewal, and the urge to clean and spruce up is natural. This can take several forms, from planting a garden to spring cleaning. And of course, you shouldn’t neglect one of the most important spaces in your home: the garage. Since the garage often functions as the main storage space in the house, you can’t do your spring cleaning without addressing it. And since it’s also often the place for tool storage, having your garage clean and organized can help you get to your other spring home renovation projects more easily. Take a look at some ways to freshen up your garage this spring. 

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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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