The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

Keep Your Garage Pest-Free With These 3 Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

As the leaves fall and the temperatures drop, everyone wants to spend more time inside, and unfortunately, that applies to household pests as well as humans and pets. For many homeowners, the garage is the weak point in the house that allows pests to get in and eventually make their way into the main part of the home. Take a look at some tips that will help you keep prevent pests from getting into your garage and finding their way into the rest of your home. 

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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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Christmas Gifts for Garage Lovers

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Dec 04, 2018 @ 08:19 AM

Do you know someone who spends a lot of time in their garage doing home repairs, mechanical work, crafts, or gaming? The garage isn’t just a storage space for a car, it can also be a man cave, workstation, or artist’s studio, among other things. If you have someone in your life who is putting their garage to good use on a daily basis, that might be a good place to start when it comes to finding the right Christmas gift for that person. Take a look at a few great Christmas gift ideas for the garage lover in your life. 

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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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Want to Paint Your Car in Your Own Garage? 3 Paint Booth Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 @ 06:46 AM

If you enjoy doing your own mechanical and bodywork or building project cars, you’ve probably found that your garage is pretty well suited for most tasks. Garage floors are able to withstand drips and spills from the kinds of fluids that you use in a car, and if your garage is well organized, you should have plenty of room for tool storage and workspace. 

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What Does Your Garage Door Say About You?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 08:41 AM

Your garage door is an important part of your house. Even before you get to the usefulness of the door, take a moment and give some thought to how big the garage door is. From the curb in front of your house, the door to a regular two-car garage is considerably larger – and therefore more visible – than your front door. That means that even if they don’t consciously realize it, when people see your house the garage door contributes heavily to the impression they receive of your home. 

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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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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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