The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

Unclutter Your Garage: Sort, Organize, & Store

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 03:40 PM

When you need to get something out of your way, where do you put it? Often, when a homeowner has a piece of furniture that needs to be repaired, an appliance that isn’t needed but may be useful in the future, or a decorative item that is out of season, the garage is the place where it ends up. Because it’s a large, spacious area, the garage is a convenient drop spot for inconvenient household items, but the practice of moving things into the garage to get them out of the way can quickly lead to a messy, disorganized garage. If your garage clutter has gotten out of control, these tips can help you get it tidy and organized again.

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3 Flooring Options That Will Make You Love Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 06:46 PM

If you don’t think of your garage as a place where you want to spend time, the problem could be your floor. A bare concrete floor doesn’t exactly enhance the aesthetic of your garage. In fact, it can crack, crumble, and exacerbate moisture problems, making the garage a less-welcoming place than it should be. But you’re not stuck with bare concrete garage floors. Take a look at a few of the flooring options that will help make your garage into a space that you love. 

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Tags: garage makeover advice, garage flooring

Why Spring Cleaning Should Start in the Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 09:50 AM

Now that the temperatures are warming and the flowers are starting to bloom, it’s natural that you may be thinking about sprucing up your home. Spring is a time of new beginnings, so why not work on getting your home newly cleaned and organized? Spring cleaning is a big job, and getting it done right is largely a matter of getting a good start. Take a look at a few reasons why it makes sense for your spring cleaning to start in the garage. 

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2 Tips for Throwing a Super Bowl Party in Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jan 08, 2018 @ 06:21 AM

If you want to earn a reputation as a great host, throwing a memorable Super Bowl party is a quick way to gain the admiration of your friends and neighbors. If you have unused garage space, or if you can empty your garage out for the day, it will make the perfect setting for a Super Bowl party that everyone will remember. Take a look at some tips that will help you create the right setting for this year's Super Bowl celebration. Read More

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How to Turn Your Garage Into Santa's Workshop

Posted by John Hargrave on Mon, Dec 04, 2017 @ 06:31 AM

It's normal to keep a few secrets from your family during the holiday season. You need a place to hide your stocking stuffers, room to assemble those much-wanted toys so that your kids can play with them right away, instead of waiting for you to assemble them after unwrapping, and a place to wrap gifts without being disturbed. With a little work, your garage might be the perfect place for the holiday elf in your home to get ready for the upcoming holiday. Read More

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3 Signs Your Garage Needs a Makeover

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 06:06 AM

What was the last room in your house that you renovated? Was it your kitchen? A bathroom? The living room? Odds are good that it wasn’t your garage – that’s the space that often gets overlooked when homeowners decide to improve a part of their home. Your garage may be a more utilitarian space than the rest of the house, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need some love occasionally as well. Take a look at some signs that your garage should be next on the list of rooms to renovate in your home. 

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3 Tool Storage Tips for Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 @ 06:32 AM

The garage is probably where most of your tools end up. It’s a convenient place to store items that would clutter up the house or tools that need to be used outdoors but stored indoors. However, if you’re not careful, your tools can end up disorganized and scattered around your various surfaces and cabinets and shelves, leaving you struggling to find what you need when you need it. This can also lead to accidents that injure you or damage your tools. Take a look at some garage organization tips that will help you store your tools safely and make them available when you need them. 

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3 Helpful Accessories to Consider for Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 06:09 AM

Renovating your garage can turn it from just a place where you store your cars and pile up boxes of holiday ornaments into a useful and functional space. And a garage renovation really isn’t that difficult, either. Organization and space-saving strategies can quickly turn a cluttered garage into a useful workspace. Take a look at some important accessories that can help you get a handle on your garage clutter and leave you with a useful, organized space. 

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Tags: garage makeover

These 3 Garage-Related Gifts Need to Be On Your Holiday Shopping Radar'

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 @ 06:58 AM

Before you know it, the holidays will be here. If you're still looking for the perfect gift for a special someone in your life, it may be time to think outside of the box - and outside of the main part of the house. Believe it or not, the garage might have all of the inspiration that you need when it comes to picking out the perfect gift items this holiday season. Take a look at some garage-inspired gifts that will make someone's holiday day and improve their lives all year long. Read More

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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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