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Mary Johnson

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3 Creative Storage Ideas for Your Lawn and Garden Supplies

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 06:07 AM

The last thing that you want to do is step on the wrong end of a rake or shovel while you’re making your way through the garage. You probably also want to be able to find your pruning shears quickly without having to hunt for them when you’re ready to do some gardening. 

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3 Things You Can Do With Custom Garage Cabinets

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 10:09 AM

The garage is often the obvious place for storage in a home. It’s big, has plenty of empty space, and is already designated as a storage space for your car, so why not everything else? Unfortunately, it’s really easy for a garage to become cluttered, overstuffed, or just plain inaccessible, especially if you don’t have a good organizational system in place. 

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3 Ways to Start a Side Hustle in Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 07:23 AM

If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money on a regular basis, you’re not the only one. As prices rise while wages seem to remain stagnant, it’s become commonplace for people to create some additional income by building a side hustle of their own – something that allows them to work independently and become more financially independent. 

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3 Ways to Store Your Family's Bikes in Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 08:43 AM

Bicycles are great for fitness and convenient for transportation, but storing them efficiently can be difficult, especially if each member of the family has their own bike, or if you simply own several bikes. The size and shape of bicycles make them difficult to store, and when you have several of them, it’s much easier for them to end up being knocked over. They can also take up valuable floor space in your garage. 

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Make a New Year's Resolution to Make the Most of Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 @ 08:22 AM

Does your New Year's Resolution begin at home? Upgrading and updating your home can make it more beautiful and more functional.  This year, resolve to add ease and class to your home by undertaking a garage makeover. 

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3 Tips for a Green Garage Sale

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Dec 06, 2018 @ 07:51 AM

Holding a garage sale is a great way to make sure that the things you don’t want or need anymore get reused, rather than winding up in a landfill. It’s not just a way to make a few extra dollars and clear some space in your garage for other things; it’s also an environmentally-friendly way to handle getting rid of your extra junk. 

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3 Questions to Ask When Shopping for a New Garage Door

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 @ 05:18 PM

Many homeowners use their garage doors several times a day – sometimes more frequently than they use their front doors. Even with frequent use, a garage door is a long-lasting home feature that doesn’t need to be replaced very often. You can live in the same house for a long time without ever having to worry about shopping for a new garage door. 

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How to Plan a Garage Sale for Charity

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Nov 21, 2018 @ 08:11 AM

With the holiday season approaching, you may be thinking about how you can support a favorite charity this year. For most charitable organizations, cash is the best gift that you can give. If you’re on a tight budget this year, or if you’re just looking for a way to give a little more than normal, you may be interested in finding a way to make some additional money. A charity garage sale can be a great way to earn some extra money to increase your donation. As a bonus, you’ll decrease the clutter in your home, and people in your area will be able to pick up items they can use for a reasonable price. It’s a win for everyone. Take a look at some tips for planning a garage sale for charity.

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How Garage Design Software Can Help You Plan Your Garage Renovation

Posted by Mary Johnson on Fri, Nov 02, 2018 @ 05:12 AM

If you went to an interior designer for help remodeling your kitchen or bedroom, the designer would probably use software to help you visualize the plans for those spaces. This can help you determine ahead of time what sort of changes you might need to make to your original vision, if any. This can save you time, frustration, and money down the road. Why wouldn’t you want to use the same type of helpful technology when remodeling your garage? Now you can! Take a look at some of the ways garage design software can help you plan a better garage renovation. 

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4 Tips for Getting Your Garage Fall-Ready

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Nov 01, 2018 @ 07:49 AM

As the seasons change, so do your storage needs. Tools and equipment that you needed to have at the ready during the spring and summer can take up space and get in the way during the fall and winter, and you need easier access to your fall and winter tools and equipment. Take a look at some tips that will help you get your garage ready for fall so that you’ll have the space that you need and your tools and important equipment will be protected. 

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