Reboot My Garage

Garage Wall Storage

Wall Mounted Cabinets

Garage Cabinet Guide

If you are planning to organize your garage you may be wondering if you should get shelves or cabinets. There are certainly arguments to be made for both. Later in this article I drill down more about the different types of cabinets there are and how to choose the ones
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A Complete Guide to the RubberMaid FastTrack Storage System

A Complete Guide to the RubberMaid FastTrack Storage System

The Rubbermaid FastTrack rail storage system excels at storing bikes, brooms, nuts, bolts, scooters, toys, baseball bats, and soccer balls. The one thing you might not want to use it for is...
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Proslat wall tools

What Can I Store On a Proslat Wall System? (with Pictures)

Store bicycles, power tools, hardware, and garden tools on the Proslat garage wall organization system.
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3 Weights You Need to Store Garden Hoses on the Garage Wall

3 Weights You Need to Store Garden Hoses on the Garage Wall

Weigh your hose and cart before hanging them on a garage wall. Hoses can be heavy, especially if there's...
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Are Fiberboard Pegboards Unsafe? Is Steel a Better Choice?

Are Fiberboard Pegboards Unsafe? Is Steel a Better Choice?

Is the formaldehyde in a garage storage pegboard dangerous to breathe? Yes, but only if the board is cut or deteriorating, exposing you to ...
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How Much Weight Can a Garage Shelf Hold?

How Much Weight Can a Garage Shelf Hold?

The average garage shelving system can hold anywhere from a hundred or so pounds to almost a thousand. There are units that hang from the ceiling, screw into the wall or just stand on the floor, so there are a lot of options depending on...
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Garage Bike Storage

What is the Best Way to Store My Family's Bicycles?

What is the Best Way to Store My Family’s Bicycles?

The best family bike storage depends on your kids' ages. You can use kickstands, floor stands, wall racks, pulleys, elevators, covers or a shed. Kickstands work best for the smaller kids. But kickstands won't work if ...
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Garage Ladder Storage

How Do I Store a Ladder in the Garage?

How Do I Store a Ladder in the Garage?

You can use hooks to hang the ladder on the wall or the ceiling. You can use a pulley system to lift and to lower your ladder. Just don't use...
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Garage Ceiling Storage

Ceiling Shelf

How Much Weight Can I Hang From My Garage Ceiling?

Regular garage ceiling joists of modern construction can generally support 50lb/sqft. If you have trusses or your joists are supporting more than just sheetrock or your garage is older this number could be significantly...
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Garage Vacuum Cleaners

The StoreYourBoard ceiling rack holding two ladders

The Three Best Garage Wet Vacs for 2020

Here are the three winners in our garage vacuum cleaner contest "wet vac" category.
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The StoreYourBoard ceiling rack holding two ladders

The Three Best Garage Wall-Mounted Vacuums for 2020

Here are the three winners in our garage vacuum cleaner contest "wall-mounted" category.
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The StoreYourBoard ceiling rack holding two ladders

What is the Absolute Best Garage Vacuum Cleaner in 2020 (Contest 2 of 2)

I compared the VacMaster to a Bissell, a Stanley, a GarageVac, a DeWalt, a VacuMaid, a Hoover, four Shop-Vacs, two Workshops and two Ridgids. I narrowed it down to four machines: a Bissell, a DeWalt, a VacuMaid and a Ridgid. The VacMaster beat them all.
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The StoreYourBoard ceiling rack holding two ladders

What is the Absolute Best Garage Vacuum Cleaner in 2020 (Contest 1 of 2)

VacMaster makes some really cost-effective, powerful and highly-rated vacuum cleaners. I scored each one on eight factors I have to have in a garage vacuum cleaner. The winner achieved an almost perfect score.
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Garage Lights

Don’t Get Left In the Dark! A Lighting Guide For Garages

Don’t Get Left In the Dark! A Lighting Guide For Garages

Why should you change your garage lighting? Aside from just being bad lighting, the regular incandescent bulb you might still have is very inefficient. For the same energy cost, you could get something really worthwhile that will make it possible...
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Garage Cleaning

Does Kitty Litter Really Clean Oil Stains?

Does Kitty Litter Really Clean Oil Stains?

Kitty litter can be an effective and cheap solution to oil stains especially if they are new. For more stubborn stains like those that have been there for years and stains that are not oil there are better...
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Garage Floor Repair

Don't Fix Your Garage Floor Until You Read This

Don’t Fix Your Garage Floor Until You Read This

For most cracks and damage, you will clean out the damaged area, making sure it is free from oils dust and debris, and then fill it with the appropriate repair material. Diagnose the issue first. Do-it-yourself repairs won't last if there is an underlying structural problem.
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How Do You Fix Low Spots in Concrete?

How Do You Fix Low Spots in Concrete?

Use a de-greaser to remove oil from the surface. Use a wire brush, or a grinder or an acid-substitute, to prepare the concrete. For large areas use a floor buffer with a grinding attachment. Vacuum up loose material. Trowel a patch kit onto the surface.
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How Do You Fix Garage Floor Spalling and Pitting?

How Do You Fix Garage Floor Spalling and Pitting?

How do you fix concrete garage floor spalling and pitting? Test for and remove weakened adjacent areas; clean and prepare the surface to be repaired; and patch the area with an epoxy-based topping. Before fixing the problem, though, check for serious moisture or structural issues that would require professional help
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How Do You Fix Garage Floor Cracks?

How Do You Fix Garage Floor Cracks?

Depending on the crack size and quantity, use a wire brush, chisel or an angle grinder with a crack chasing wheel to loose and break off nearby or loose concrete. Vacuum away all concrete debris. Fill the crack with epoxy based concrete crack filler.
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I Will Never Epoxy My Garage Floor (What I Will Do Instead)

I Will Never Epoxy My Garage Floor (What I Will Do Instead)

I would need to hire a professional if I wanted to epoxy my garage floor. Epoxy is difficult to apply and maintain. I can get a durable, strong garage floor with plastic tiles. I'm choosing the tile based on ...
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Should I Paint my Garage Floor?

Should I Paint my Garage Floor?

You might consider painting or protecting your garage floor in some way. It adds to its durability, makes it easier to clean and generally brightens up the place. Literally.  But painting is messy and the prep work is difficult and if you don’t do it right the results can be...
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Garage Gardening

3 Weights You Need to Store Garden Hoses on the Garage Wall

3 Weights You Need to Store Garden Hoses on the Garage Wall

Weigh your hose and cart before hanging them on a garage wall. Hoses can be heavy, especially if there's...
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Can I Grow a Garden in My Garage?

Can I Grow a Garden in My Garage?

You can convert your entire garage into a garden, or allocate part of the garage using a grow tent or vertical aquaponics.
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Wrap-It Storage

Wrap-It Storage Strap

Wrap-It is a set of hook and loop straps that hold extension cords, cables, ropes, pool hoses, vacuum hoses and wires. Use the grommet to hang the payload on a hook. Comes 10 to a pack: 2 small, 2 medium, 3 large and 3 extra large. These are made of
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Couoff Hose Hanger

Couoff Hose Holder

The Couoff is a solid hose hanger but overstates the length of hose it will hold. This sturdy metal hook holds 50 ft. of 5/8 inch hose, even if the hose if full of water. Get a larger hook for larger hoses, this one is great for 50 ft.
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Sports Ball Storage

Sports Ball Garage Organizers that Fix Wasted Space

Sports Ball Garage Organizers that Fix Wasted Space

Where to store sports balls in the garage? Bags are portable, cages are secure, and butlers are ...
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Garage Repair Safety

Akro Mils Tiltview Cabinets

One Weird But Really Effective Way to Store Safety Equipment

Use the Akro-Mils TiltView storage system to cleanly and conveniently store safety equipment in your garage.
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Garage Temperature Control

Should You Insulate the Garage Door? Read This Before You Do

Should You Insulate the Garage Door? Read This Before You Do

Should you insulate your garage door? Yes, if you first seal any air gaps, and analyze other garage areas, including the walls, windows, ceilings and floor.
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Garge Bicycle Storage

The StoreYourBoard ceiling rack holding two ladders

The 7 Best Ways to Store Your Bicycles

These are the 7 best bike storage products.
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Garge Lawn Mower, Tractor, Kayak, and Large Item Storage

Snowboard in snow

Elegant Ways to Store Awkward Garage Items

So how do you store awkward garage items such as kayaks, skis, and fishing poles? What's the best way to store long, heavy and awkward items like bikes, snowboards and shovels? Use a ceiling rack to store canoes and kayaks, but make sure they're hull-side down...
Read More
Couoff Hose Hanger

Couoff Hose Holder

The Couoff is a solid hose hanger but overstates the length of hose it will hold. This sturdy metal hook holds 50 ft. of 5/8 inch hose, even if the hose if full of water. Get a larger hook for larger hoses, this one is great for 50 ft.
Read More
Wrap-It Storage

Wrap-It Storage Strap

Wrap-It is a set of hook and loop straps that hold extension cords, cables, ropes, pool hoses, vacuum hoses and wires. Use the grommet to hang the payload on a hook. Comes 10 to a pack: 2 small, 2 medium, 3 large and 3 extra large. These are made of
Read More
14 Ways to Store Your Lawn Tractor / Mower or Blower

14 Ways to Store Your Lawn Tractor / Mower or Blower

Garages haven’t necessarily gotten bigger but cars have. So let’s talk about all the ways you can store your lawn mower, tractor and/or snow...
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What’s the Best Way to Store Hazardous and Flammable Materials in Your Garage?

What’s the Best Way to Store Hazardous and Flammable Materials in Your Garage?

The best way to store hazardous materials is in your attached garage and not in the house. A shed would be best, but this is not realistic for individuals that don’t have room for one.  The next best thing is a fireproof cabinet that is ventilated and preferably locked. Store
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Generator Shed Storage

Move the Generator from the Garage to a Generator Shed

Move the Generator from the Garage to a Generator Shed

Learn how to store a generator so that it doesn't take up garage space; doesn't get exposed to rain and snow; and isn't wicked loud.
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Garage Doors

Beautiful white garage door with carriage accent hardware

7 Reasons to Get New Garage Door Plus 8 Things to Consider

Friends of mine were recently trying to decide about getting a new garage door. It's one of those things you really don't think about until you start to think about it.
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8 Items All Garage Door Buyers Must Consider Before Buying

8 Items All Garage Door Buyers Must Consider Before Buying

How much do new garage doors cost? Should you repair or replace? Which door material is best? Which has the best insulation? What is the best garage door spring?
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Garage Security

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Garage Security Tips

I have a personal distaste for alarmist posts. I am writing this because crime has not ceased to exist and there are some simple things you can do to keep yourself from being a victim of break-ins.
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Garage Ceiling Storage

Ceiling Shelf

How Much Weight Can I Hang From My Garage Ceiling?

Regular garage ceiling joists of modern construction can generally support 50lb/sqft. If you have trusses or your joists are supporting more than just sheetrock or your garage is older this number could be significantly...
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Garage Decoration

Classic car in a classic car garage

49 Ridiculously Nice Classic Car Garages

1940's trucks, Ferraris, Mercedes, old garage art, garage signs, neon signs, sports cars, racers, checkerboard floor classic car garage pictures
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57 of the Coolest Garage Art Ideas

57 of the Coolest Garage Art Ideas

Need some inspiration for your garage makeover? Here are some of the coolest garage art examples we've found. Enjoy!
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109 Amazing Garage Floor Tile Designs

109 Amazing Garage Floor Tile Designs

View 109 beautiful examples showing off stunning Swisstrax, Racedeck, Block Tile and Incstore garage floor tile installations.
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Garage Improvement

Beautiful white garage door with carriage accent hardware

7 Reasons to Get New Garage Door Plus 8 Things to Consider

Friends of mine were recently trying to decide about getting a new garage door. It's one of those things you really don't think about until you start to think about it.
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Reboot My garage Doors

Garage Security Tips

I have a personal distaste for alarmist posts. I am writing this because crime has not ceased to exist and there are some simple things you can do to keep yourself from being a victim of break-ins.
Learn More
Classic car in a classic car garage

49 Ridiculously Nice Classic Car Garages

1940's trucks, Ferraris, Mercedes, old garage art, garage signs, neon signs, sports cars, racers, checkerboard floor classic car garage pictures
Learn More
57 of the Coolest Garage Art Ideas

57 of the Coolest Garage Art Ideas

Need some inspiration for your garage makeover? Here are some of the coolest garage art examples we've found. Enjoy!
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Don’t Get Left In the Dark! A Lighting Guide For Garages

Don’t Get Left In the Dark! A Lighting Guide For Garages

Why should you change your garage lighting? Aside from just being bad lighting, the regular incandescent bulb you might still have is very inefficient. For the same energy cost, you could get something really worthwhile that will make it possible...
Learn More
8 Items All Garage Door Buyers Must Consider Before Buying

8 Items All Garage Door Buyers Must Consider Before Buying

How much do new garage doors cost? Should you repair or replace? Which door material is best? Which has the best insulation? What is the best garage door spring?
Learn More
Can I Grow a Garden in My Garage?

Can I Grow a Garden in My Garage?

You can convert your entire garage into a garden, or allocate part of the garage using a grow tent or vertical aquaponics.
Learn More
Things You Can Do to Make Your Garage Better in 2020

Things You Can Do to Make Your Garage Better in 2020

Create a smart garage, a beautiful garage and a functional garage in 2020.
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109 Amazing Garage Floor Tile Designs

109 Amazing Garage Floor Tile Designs

View 109 beautiful examples showing off stunning Swisstrax, Racedeck, Block Tile and Incstore garage floor tile installations.
Learn More
Should You Insulate the Garage Door? Read This Before You Do

Should You Insulate the Garage Door? Read This Before You Do

Should you insulate your garage door? Yes, if you first seal any air gaps, and analyze other garage areas, including the walls, windows, ceilings and floor.
Learn More

Garage Organization

Wall Mounted Cabinets

Garage Cabinet Guide

If you are planning to organize your garage you may be wondering if you should get shelves or cabinets. There are certainly arguments to be made for both. Later in this article I drill down more about the different types of cabinets there are and how to choose the ones
Read More
Stacks of boxes

How to Organize Your Garage

Fall is often a great season for clearing out the garage and organizing. It’s generally less wet than spring and cool enough to do manual work.
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Snowboard in snow

Elegant Ways to Store Awkward Garage Items

So how do you store awkward garage items such as kayaks, skis, and fishing poles? What's the best way to store long, heavy and awkward items like bikes, snowboards and shovels? Use a ceiling rack to store canoes and kayaks, but make sure they're hull-side down...
Read More
Couoff Hose Hanger

Couoff Hose Holder

The Couoff is a solid hose hanger but overstates the length of hose it will hold. This sturdy metal hook holds 50 ft. of 5/8 inch hose, even if the hose if full of water. Get a larger hook for larger hoses, this one is great for 50 ft.
Read More
Wrap-It Storage

Wrap-It Storage Strap

Wrap-It is a set of hook and loop straps that hold extension cords, cables, ropes, pool hoses, vacuum hoses and wires. Use the grommet to hang the payload on a hook. Comes 10 to a pack: 2 small, 2 medium, 3 large and 3 extra large. These are made of
Read More
How To Organize the Garage Without Making the Family Hate You

How To Organize the Garage Without Making the Family Hate You

So is it possible for the garage-cleaning adult to get cooperation from the family? Can't we all just clean the garage together? Yes, you should ask for family cooperation, but...
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Can I “Marie Kondo” My Garage?

Can I “Marie Kondo” My Garage?

Clearing way unwanted items is a great start. You’ve probably done it before and felt the benefits. A simple and clutter-free environment is one where peace of mind can exist. It will give you the mental as well as physical space for planning and...
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Move the Generator from the Garage to a Generator Shed

Move the Generator from the Garage to a Generator Shed

Learn how to store a generator so that it doesn't take up garage space; doesn't get exposed to rain and snow; and isn't wicked loud.
Read More
What is the Best Way to Store My Family's Bicycles?

What is the Best Way to Store My Family’s Bicycles?

The best family bike storage depends on your kids' ages. You can use kickstands, floor stands, wall racks, pulleys, elevators, covers or a shed. Kickstands work best for the smaller kids. But kickstands won't work if ...
Read More
A Complete Guide to the RubberMaid FastTrack Storage System

A Complete Guide to the RubberMaid FastTrack Storage System

The Rubbermaid FastTrack rail storage system excels at storing bikes, brooms, nuts, bolts, scooters, toys, baseball bats, and soccer balls. The one thing you might not want to use it for is...
Read More
14 Ways to Store Your Lawn Tractor / Mower or Blower

14 Ways to Store Your Lawn Tractor / Mower or Blower

Garages haven’t necessarily gotten bigger but cars have. So let’s talk about all the ways you can store your lawn mower, tractor and/or snow...
Read More
What’s the Best Way to Store Hazardous and Flammable Materials in Your Garage?

What’s the Best Way to Store Hazardous and Flammable Materials in Your Garage?

The best way to store hazardous materials is in your attached garage and not in the house. A shed would be best, but this is not realistic for individuals that don’t have room for one.  The next best thing is a fireproof cabinet that is ventilated and preferably locked. Store
Read More
Proslat wall tools

What Can I Store On a Proslat Wall System? (with Pictures)

Store bicycles, power tools, hardware, and garden tools on the Proslat garage wall organization system.
Read More
How Do I Store a Ladder in the Garage?

How Do I Store a Ladder in the Garage?

You can use hooks to hang the ladder on the wall or the ceiling. You can use a pulley system to lift and to lower your ladder. Just don't use...
Read More
3 Weights You Need to Store Garden Hoses on the Garage Wall

3 Weights You Need to Store Garden Hoses on the Garage Wall

Weigh your hose and cart before hanging them on a garage wall. Hoses can be heavy, especially if there's...
Read More
Sports Ball Garage Organizers that Fix Wasted Space

Sports Ball Garage Organizers that Fix Wasted Space

Where to store sports balls in the garage? Bags are portable, cages are secure, and butlers are ...
Read More
Ceiling Shelf

How Much Weight Can I Hang From My Garage Ceiling?

Regular garage ceiling joists of modern construction can generally support 50lb/sqft. If you have trusses or your joists are supporting more than just sheetrock or your garage is older this number could be significantly...
Read More
Are Fiberboard Pegboards Unsafe? Is Steel a Better Choice?

Are Fiberboard Pegboards Unsafe? Is Steel a Better Choice?

Is the formaldehyde in a garage storage pegboard dangerous to breathe? Yes, but only if the board is cut or deteriorating, exposing you to ...
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How Much Weight Can a Garage Shelf Hold?

How Much Weight Can a Garage Shelf Hold?

The average garage shelving system can hold anywhere from a hundred or so pounds to almost a thousand. There are units that hang from the ceiling, screw into the wall or just stand on the floor, so there are a lot of options depending on...
Read More