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3 Tool Storage Tips for Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 @ 06:32 AM

The garage is probably where most of your tools end up. It’s a convenient place to store items that would clutter up the house or tools that need to be used outdoors but stored indoors. However, if you’re not careful, your tools can end up disorganized and scattered around your various surfaces and cabinets and shelves, leaving you struggling to find what you need when you need it. This can also lead to accidents that injure you or damage your tools. Take a look at some garage organization tips that will help you store your tools safely and make them available when you need them. 

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These 3 Garage-Related Gifts Need to Be On Your Holiday Shopping Radar'

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 @ 06:58 AM

Before you know it, the holidays will be here. If you're still looking for the perfect gift for a special someone in your life, it may be time to think outside of the box - and outside of the main part of the house. Believe it or not, the garage might have all of the inspiration that you need when it comes to picking out the perfect gift items this holiday season. Take a look at some garage-inspired gifts that will make someone's holiday day and improve their lives all year long. Read More

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How to Make a 'Mudroom' in Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 06:46 AM

 

When space in your home is at a premium, an addition like a mudroom may seem out of reach. But chances are that you actually do have some space that’s currently unused that can be put to good use as a mudroom. Where is that space? In your garage. The garage is a perfect place to store items like shoes and raincoats. If you’re like many homeowners you already use the garage as one of the primary entry points to the home anyway, so it’s a convenient place to drop off outdoor gear. Creating a garage mudroom is easier than you think, even if you’re on a tight budget. Take a look at some easy steps that will let you create your own garage mudroom.

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How to Turn Your Garage into Car Care Central

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 06:30 AM

As long as the garage is the place where you store your car, it makes sense for it to be the place where you work on your car as well. Whether you’re an ace mechanic or you just like to save money by doing simple car maintenance tasks, you need a clean, well-equipped, and spacious work area. But not every garage is set up to accommodate mechanical work. Take a look at a few tips that you can use to turn your garage into a perfect car care center. 

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Thanksgiving Dinner in the Garage: Yes, It Can Be Done!

Posted by Mike Hammond on Sun, Nov 12, 2017 @ 11:13 AM


Your garage may not seem like the most festive spot in your home at first glance, but if you're looking for the best space to host the annual Thanksgiving dinner, it's worth considering the garage as an option. Think about it: it's a large space, and a lot of the biggest things that are stored in it, like cars, can be easily moved out of the way to make room for tables and chairs. If your dining room is too small to host a big dinner, or if your house is full up with visiting relatives - and their luggage - in every corner, the garage might be your best bet. Take a look at some tips for making your garage a festive spot for the holidays.

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How Each Member of the Family Can Have Some Garage Space

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 06:21 AM

Even in large houses, having your own space can be an issue. Everyone needs some personal space for working on hobbies or storing favorite items, but when everyone in the family is competing for space inside the house, things can get cramped fast. However, many families overlook an obvious extra source of living space: the garage. Take a look at some convenient ways for everyone in the family to carve out some space for themselves in your garage.

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Is Your Garage Ready for the Peak of Hurricane Season?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 07:44 AM

Your garage door takes up as much space as some walls. But unlike a wall, it doesn’t have studs reinforcing it, and it’s probably made from considerably thinner materials than some walls. This puts your garage door – and your home – in jeopardy during hurricane season. An inadequately strong garage door can easily crumple in or worse, be blown away during a storm. This turns the door into a dangerous projectile and allows the wind and rain to damage items inside the garage. It also puts the storm that much closer to the inside of your home. 

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Space-Saving Tip: Hang Your Bikes in the Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 06:19 PM

The garage is the logical place to store your bikes, and it’s much better than tripping over them in the hallway or having to dig them out from a crowded closet every time you want to take a ride. However, even in a spacious garage, bicycles are awkwardly shaped and can get in the way or take up precious floor space that you need for other things. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to the problem: get them off the floor. 

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3 Garage Tips to Keep Your Car in Showroom Shape

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:47 AM

Keeping your car in great shape takes more than just knowing how to maintain your car. The place where you store your car matters too. It doesn’t matter how carefully you drive or how often you change the oil, if your garage has a moisture problem, you may still see rust develop on your car. Your garage is not just a place to store your car, it should also be a structure that protects your car. Take a look at some tips that can help you ensure that your garage is a good place to store a showroom-worthy vehicle. 

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How to Paint Your Garage Floor in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 06:33 AM

Once you’ve decided to paint your garage floor, the next step is to decide how to get it done. You could hire someone to do it, but if you have the free time, why not do it yourself? That way, you save some money and work on your own schedule. It’s easier than you may think to get a great-looking painted garage floor. Take a look at the steps you need to take to paint your garage floor. 

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