The Home Organization and Garage Talk Blog

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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How to Design a Garage Loft

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 09:38 AM

There are many ways to find more space in your garage, from improved organizational ideas to simply getting rid of more stuff. But what if you’ve gotten rid of and organized everything you can and still don’t have the space you need? 

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Convert Your Garage Into a Study Room in Time For Back-to-School

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 04:22 PM

Whether your kids are already straight-A students or they’re hoping to bring their grades up this year, you want them to have everything they need to do their best. One way to do that is to make sure your kids have a good place to work on homework and other school projects. It helps for kids to have a dedicated study space that’s free of distractions, and often their bedrooms or common rooms in the house don’t quite fill the bill, especially for older students who may need to spend long hours studying. But if you have extra garage space, you can turn your garage into a study room for your kids with just a few modifications. Take a look at a few things that you need to know. 

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Increase Your Profits At Your Next Garage Sale With These 3 Tips

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 @ 06:46 AM

A garage sale is a great way to get some of the excess items out of your garage and avoid having to pay to have it disposed of or hauled away. And as a bonus, you can make a little money in the process, which can help offset the cost of a garage renovation, new storage space, or another improvement project. But if you’re like many homeowners, you’ve probably had a garage sale in the past, and you may have found that you didn’t make much money or have a lot of traffic. Take a look at some tips that can help you increase your profits with your next garage sale.

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3 Ways to Get Ready for a Summer Garage Party

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 06:36 AM

Summertime is a great time to hold an outdoor party. Instead of heating up your house by turning on the oven, you can cook everyone’s favorite summer dishes outdoors on the grill. You can invite families to bring their kids and let them play in the yard without worrying that they’ll damage your breakables in the house. Outdoor activities such as swimming and playing backyard games like horseshoes can provide everyone with some fun diversions for an afternoon or evening. 

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Don't Lose Your Cool in the Garage This Summer: 3 Garage Cooling Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Whether you’re using the garage for creative projects, home improvement repairs or just doing routine car maintenance, it’s definitely a convenient place to work. However, in the summer, your garage can get very hot very quickly, and the high temps can make working in the garage untenable, especially for long periods of time. In most cases, it’s impractical to attach your garage to the central cooling system for the main house, and even adding a window AC unit can really drive up your electricity bills. Luckily there are some other things you can do to cool down your garage. Take a look at some helpful cooling tips that can make your garage bearable even during the hottest part of the summer. 

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Leaving on Summer Vacation? 3 Garage Security Tips to Know Before You Go

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 01:04 PM

An empty house can be a strong source of temptation for burglars, and the garage is a convenient entry point. What’s more, a home garage can often be the source for valuable items that thieves can grab and take without ever having to enter the main home and risk a light or movement in the windows alerting neighbors to their presence. Burglar-proofing your garage is an important security step to take before leaving your home empty for days or weeks. Take a look at some tips that can help you keep your garage secure. 

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Green Your Garage Remodel With These 4 Eco-friendly Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 10:16 AM

You go out of your way to make sustainable decisions when it comes to your house. Maybe you searched for appliances that use less energy or made it a point to use reclaimed wood for your new wooden floors. There’s no reason why you can’t also make eco-friendly decisions when it comes to remodeling your garage. Not only are green remodeling strategies better for the environment, they also often save you money in the long run by reducing your energy consumption. Take a look at some eco-friendly tips you can use to green up your garage remodeling project. 

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3 High-Tech Upgrades for Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 02:51 PM

Homes are getting smarter and more high-tech every day. There are refrigerators that can remind you when to order milk, windows that can tint automatically, and central air conditioning thermostats that cool on schedule. But in the process of upgrading homes, the garage is often forgotten. Maybe you’re satisfied with a basic, low-tech garage. But if you like the convenience and security that high-tech upgrades bring to your house, you may also want to bring some of that same technology into your garage space. Take a look at a few high-tech upgrades you may want to add to your garage. 

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Need a Bigger Garage? What You Need to Know to Expand

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 07:25 AM

Often when a homeowner needs more garage space, their first impulse is to simply clean out the garage. And if your space problem is caused by too much clutter, that’s a good strategy. But sometimes the problem is deeper than that. Your garage may simply be too small to accommodate a workbench, an additional vehicle, or whatever else you need space for. Take a look at some of the things that you need to know about expanding the garage to give yourself more space. 

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