The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

Is Your Garage Ready for Hurricane Season?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 06:38 AM

Although hurricane season started back in June, it’s right around the back-to-school time when US homeowners really need to start thinking about shoring up their defenses in preparation for a potentially disastrous storm. Record-breaking storms in recent years show how much damage a homeowner – and indeed, a whole community – could be in for if a serious storm hits. Even smaller storms pose a risk of flooding, wind damage, and other problems.

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Keep Your Car Cool in a Hot Garage with These 4 Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 @ 07:23 AM

When the heat is on, how can you cool down your garage? Keeping a car cool on a warm day is difficult enough. When the environment in the garage around it is quite hot, it's even harder to keep your garage and your car cool. What hot tips will cool down your car in your toasty garage this year?

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Are You Making These 3 Garage Storage Mistakes?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Sep 05, 2019 @ 07:35 AM

The garage is one of the most useful spaces in your home. It can work as a place to hang out, a place to do work or pursue hobbies, and a place to store things that wouldn’t fit anyplace else in the house.

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3 Best Ways to Brighten Up Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 @ 02:17 PM

Lighting matters for more than just photography. No matter what you use your garage for, better lighting will help you do a better job of it. You'll be better able to find things that you put in storage or do detail work on your vehicle.

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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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What Are the Best Colors for Your Garage?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 07, 2019 @ 12:07 PM

Updating or renovating your home garage is about more than what you bring in or out of the space; it’s also about making the space an attractive and inviting one that suits your preferences and needs.

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3 Garage Storage Options You're Overlooking

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Aug 01, 2019 @ 02:31 PM

It seems that an overcrowded garage is something with which all homeowners eventually deal. It’s easy to just start storing stuff in the garage. Over time, the items that you store accumulate into a disorganized mess.

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3 Things to Get Rid of in Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 07:40 AM

It’s easy for the garage to turn into the catch-all for the rest of the house. Is something broken but still salvageable? Used but not used up? Potentially valuable but not especially useful right now? These all sound like items that might wind up in the average home garage.

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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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