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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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3 Tips for Creating a Multipurpose Garage Space

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 01:11 PM

Home garages often serve more than just one purpose. While their primary purpose may be to keep your car safe, garages are often used for storage, repair projects, and creative work, among other things. Or they are if the garage has enough space. Unfortunately, many homeowners find that they don’t seem to have enough room to store their cars and workbenches, tools, or supplies, or to create an organized storage space. However, most garages can be used as multipurpose spaces. Take a look at some tips for finding the room you need to use your garage for more than one thing at a time. 

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Considering a Garage Renovation? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 05:45 AM

If you want to do a makeover on a room of your home, the garage may be the room that offers the most potential. You can convert it into a living space, a workspace, an office, a studio, or just an improved and upgraded garage and storage space. The options are endless. 

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Need Inspiration for Your Garage Renovation? Check Out the Latest Garage Trends

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

When you stop to think about it, the garage is one of the most important spaces in your home. It houses expensive and essential items, like cars and tools. It’s often a creative or constructive place, the site of anything from art projects to furniture or machine repairs. Many people use the garage as their primary entry and exit point to the main part of the home, rather than the front door. Garages also often play an important role during garden parties or outdoor barbecues, as shelter from the sun or a place to serve food. 

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Maximize Your Home's Value With These 3 Garage Staging Tips

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 07:10 AM

Staging is a common tactic that realtors and homeowners use when they want to show a home to potential buyers. The idea is to make the home as appealing as possible to the people who are considering making an offer on the home. Staging can involve anything from making certain improvements, like painting the walls, to creating ambiance with decorations, furniture arrangements, and even scents. 

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Fact: Your Garage Doesn't Have to Be a Summertime Sauna

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 09:54 AM

A garage can be a great place for a workspace or even a social gathering, but during the summer, the space can become so uncomfortably hot that instead of useful space, it becomes a space that you try to avoid at all costs. How can you reclaim your garage during those hot, muggy days? A garage doesn’t have to be a sauna during the summertime. Take a look at some of the strategies you can use to cool that space so that you can get back to using your garage the way that you want to. 

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