The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

Leaving on Summer Vacation? 3 Garage Security Tips to Know Before You Go

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 01:04 PM

An empty house can be a strong source of temptation for burglars, and the garage is a convenient entry point. What’s more, a home garage can often be the source for valuable items that thieves can grab and take without ever having to enter the main home and risk a light or movement in the windows alerting neighbors to their presence. Burglar-proofing your garage is an important security step to take before leaving your home empty for days or weeks. Take a look at some tips that can help you keep your garage secure. 

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Green Your Garage Remodel With These 4 Eco-friendly Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 10:16 AM

You go out of your way to make sustainable decisions when it comes to your house. Maybe you searched for appliances that use less energy or made it a point to use reclaimed wood for your new wooden floors. There’s no reason why you can’t also make eco-friendly decisions when it comes to remodeling your garage. Not only are green remodeling strategies better for the environment, they also often save you money in the long run by reducing your energy consumption. Take a look at some eco-friendly tips you can use to green up your garage remodeling project. 

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3 High-Tech Upgrades for Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 02:51 PM

Homes are getting smarter and more high-tech every day. There are refrigerators that can remind you when to order milk, windows that can tint automatically, and central air conditioning thermostats that cool on schedule. But in the process of upgrading homes, the garage is often forgotten. Maybe you’re satisfied with a basic, low-tech garage. But if you like the convenience and security that high-tech upgrades bring to your house, you may also want to bring some of that same technology into your garage space. Take a look at a few high-tech upgrades you may want to add to your garage. 

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Need a Bigger Garage? What You Need to Know to Expand

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 07:25 AM

Often when a homeowner needs more garage space, their first impulse is to simply clean out the garage. And if your space problem is caused by too much clutter, that’s a good strategy. But sometimes the problem is deeper than that. Your garage may simply be too small to accommodate a workbench, an additional vehicle, or whatever else you need space for. Take a look at some of the things that you need to know about expanding the garage to give yourself more space. 

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Big Car, Small Garage? No Problem. Make Parking Easier With These 3 Strategies

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

It’s always frustrating when the only parking space available seems to be too small for your car. But even worse than trying to squeeze your car into a too-small space at the grocery store is trying to squeeze your car into a home garage that seems too small. Unfortunately, if you have a small garage or a particularly large car, or both, you may find it difficult to park even at home. If a garage expansion isn’t an option for you right now, there are still some things that you can do to make parking easier. Take a look at some parking strategies that can help. 

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How Your Garage Can Help You Achieve Grilling Greatness

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 @ 06:58 AM

It’s not summertime until you’ve had your first outdoor barbecue. When it’s hot out, slaving over a hot stove indoors feels like a chore, and it raises the temperature in your house. But cooking outside is a treat. Add some cool drinks and sides to your hot-off-the-grill selections, and you have a great casual dinner or even an outdoor party. Take a look at some of the ways that your garage can contribute to a great grilling experience. 

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To Store or Not To Store? 4 Things That Don't Belong in Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 07:10 AM

The garage often ends up being the catch-all storage space for your home. It’s fine to use the garage for storage – it’s a conveniently located large space that can hold items you don’t have room for elsewhere. But not everything can – or should – be stored in your garage. In fact, certain items are impractical or even unsafe when stored in garage conditions. Take a look at some of the things that definitely should not be stored in your garage. 

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3 Space-Saving Tips for Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Jun 05, 2018 @ 07:47 AM

If you’re not careful, it can be easy to run out of space in your garage. The garage is the place where all your odds and ends end up – furniture that you intend to refurbish, baby clothes that you aren’t ready to part with, tools, bikes, gardening equipment, spare parts to appliances, and more. Even if you’re relatively organized, you’ll run out of room if you’re just stacking up boxes of stuff. However, you can create more room than you think with the help of some space-saving strategies that are perfect for your garage. Take a look at a few things that can help you keep your garage organized and give you back some space. 

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Want to Start a Garage Band? 3 Steps to Convert Your Garage into a Music Studio

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 05:07 AM

Not every musical group can afford to rent an expensive recording studio. Maybe you and your bandmates are just getting started, or you want to form a family musical group with your kids just for fun. Either way, you may be better off investing your money into creating a home music studio in your garage. It can save you money, and it’s always available and nearby for impromptu jam sessions. And after all, some very famous and successful bands, like The Ramones and Nirvana, got their starts as garage bands. Take a look at some of the steps you need to take to convert your home garage into a music studio. 

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3 Ways to Feng Shui Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

You may have heard of feng shui as it relates to interior design. Feng shui is a set of principles for arranging and organizing your space in a way that is intended to regulate the flow of energy in the room. Ideally, you will harness the good energy and minimize any bad energy, which can theoretically help you achieve success and harmony. 

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