The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

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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Is Your Garage Ready for Cooler Weather? 3 Garage Heating Ideas

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 03:06 PM

Your garage can make a great workshop or crafting area when the weather is nice, but things get more difficult when the temperatures drop. It’s hard to do your best work with any kind of tool, whether it’s a wrench or a paintbrush, when your fingers are stiff with the cold. But you don’t necessarily want to put all of your projects on hold until the weather warms up. That means that you need to find a way to heat your garage. 

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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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Is It Time For a New Garage Door Opener? 3 Replacement Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Oct 04, 2018 @ 06:53 AM

Your garage door opener gets a lot of use. If you’re like many homeowners, your garage is your primary entry and exit point for your house, rather than the front door. If several people live in your home, the door may open and close many times a day as people come and go to and from school, work, and other places. 

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Should Your Garage Floor Be Repaired or Replaced?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 06:15 AM

A garage floor has to take a lot of abuse. Garage floors support heavy vehicles in addition to other items. They’re prone to catching oil leaks as well as leaks and spills of a variety of other types of fluids or chemicals. On top of that, they’re often subjected to extreme temperatures. Your garage can get very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Even the highest traffic floor inside the main part of the house probably doesn’t see a fraction of the activity that your garage floor sees. When you look at your garage floor and see the stains, cracks, and crumbles that result from all of this pressure and activity, should you repair or replace the garage floor? Take a look at some things to consider to help you decide. 

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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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3 Tips for Adding Windows To Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 06:42 AM

Garages aren’t usually known for having excellent views of the outdoors. In fact, it’s very common for a garage to have no windows at all. Adding a window to your garage can have some great benefits, however. A window allows in more natural light, which can cut down on the amount of electricity you use when you’re doing work in the garage. A window can also improve the aesthetic of the home’s exterior, increasing its curb value. And if you’re interested in converting your garage to an additional bedroom or another type of living space, a window will help the room feel much less like a garage and more like any other room of the house. 

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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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