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Mary Johnson

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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 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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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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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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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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Why Replacing Your Garage Door is a Great Investment

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 03:58 PM

As home appliances go, the garage door is seriously overlooked and underrated. You probably use your garage door several times a day, and chances are that it doesn’t give you too much difficulty, even if it’s the same garage door that was there when you bought your house years ago. These doors are definitely built to last. However, even if your garage door is raising and lowering without incident, it still might be time to look into a replacement. Take a look at some reasons why a new garage door might be a terrific investment for your home. 

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How to Perfectly Prep Your Garage for a Garage Sale

Posted by Mary Johnson on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 @ 08:14 AM

A garage sale is a perfect way to get rid of your excess clutter. Not only do you not have to pay for someone to come pick it up, the people picking it up pay you for your clutter. It’s even environmentally friendly – your items are being reused instead of put in the trash to wind up in a landfill. In order to have a successful garage sale, careful preparation is necessary. Take a look at a few tips that will help you maximize your sales by prepping your garage for your next sale. 

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How to Confront and Clean a Massively Cluttered Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Sep 05, 2017 @ 06:16 PM

Cleaning out the garage can be intimidating, especially if you’ve let it go long enough for the clutter to get out of hand. The garage is a big space that tends to get stuffed with hard-to-categorize clutter, so it’s understandable that you might be looking for a way to avoid the whole thing. Unfortunately, ignoring an overstuffed garage only guarantees that the problem will get worse. Take a look at some strategies that will help you get your garage space cleaned and organized and keep it under control in the future. 

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