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Mary Johnson

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Is it Time to Replace Your Garage Door and Opener?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 @ 06:43 AM

A garage door isn’t the kind of appliance that homeowners have to think about often. It tends to last a long time, especially if you’re conscientious about maintaining the door’s components, like the springs and rollers. Just because your garage door is still opening and closing years after its initial installation doesn’t mean that it might not be time for an upgrade. You don’t have to wait until your garage door quits completely to replace it. Take a look at some signs that it may be time for you to replace your garage door and opener.

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3 Garage Maintenance Tips for Summer

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 08:25 AM

The summer months are a good time to get to projects that you’ve been putting off or haven’t been able to find time for previously. Maybe you want to tune up your car, repair a piece of furniture, or hold a garage sale.

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The 4 Most Important Facts about Garage Floor Coatings

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 09:29 AM

Your garage floor puts up with more wear and tear than you might know. Not only do you drive in and out of the garage on a daily basis, but the garage floor is also exposed to moisture, spills, leaks, dirt, and debris. Not to mention that it’s exposed to potentially extreme temperature changes as the seasons change.

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Want the Perfect Garage Remodel? Avoid These Common Mistakes!

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 07:33 AM

When you stop thinking of your garage as just a place to park your car or store your holiday decorations and start thinking of it as a possible workshop, hobby area, or living space, you may envision all sorts of different ways you might remodel and make over the garage.

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How Adding a Screen Can Improve Your Garage Door

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, May 15, 2019 @ 01:52 PM

A garage is more than a place to store your car and your Christmas decorations. It can also be a living space. The size and shape of the garage make it the perfect spot to gather when you want to have an outdoor party or barbecue but also want a shady spot to sit. It’s also a great place to host a neighborhood poker game or hold band rehearsals.

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Too Many Books? How to Store Them Safely In Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 04:51 AM

True bookworms will argue that there’s really no such thing as too many books. However, there is definitely such a thing as too little space on your bookshelves for all of the books that you own. When you’re a dedicated bibliophile, you can become a magnet for books – not only do you pick them up all the time, people always want to give you books they think you’ll enjoy. 

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Which Garage Organization System Is Right for You?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 @ 11:41 AM

There are a lot of different ways to organize your garage, and there’s no one garage organization solution that works for everyone. People who own a lot of automotive tools and do their own mechanical work in their garages have different storage needs than people who are storing a large collection of vintage clothes in their garage. Take a look at some of the different organization systems available for home garages to find out which ones might work best in your garage. 

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Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal By Beautifying Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 @ 05:23 AM

“Curb appeal” is a phrase that refers to the aesthetic of a house from the perspective of someone who sees it from the curb – the way that someone who is shopping for a new home might see it. While curb appeal is an important concept when it comes to real estate sales, it can also be important to homeowners who have no intention of selling their home. After all, maintaining high property values is good for everyone. 

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Feeling Paralyzed By Your Messy Garage? Here's How To Make The Cleaning Manageable

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Mar 14, 2019 @ 06:20 AM

With spring on the horizon, you may be thinking about spring cleaning your garage. It can feel good to do a physical chore like cleaning out the garage after being cooped up through the winter, and organizing a messy space can also feel productive and give you a strong sense of satisfaction. However, if your garage is a big mess, you may feel overwhelmed and find yourself unable to get started. This type of paralysis is common when faced with a task that seems too big to handle, but there are ways to make the chore more manageable, which can help you get past the feeling of being stuck and get to work. 

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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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