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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 ...
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Wall Mounted Cabinets

Garage Cabinet Guide

Shelves vs Cabinets 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 ...
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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. Also it’s the time ...
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Garage Security Tips

Garage Security Tips

Simple Steps to Secure your Garage Home Break-in Statistics I have a personal distaste for alarmist posts. I am writing this because crime has not ceased to exist and there ...
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Classic car in a classic car garage

49 Ridiculously Nice Classic Car Garages

Here are some ideas for redecorating your classic car garage ...
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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! Antique Gas Pumps, classic Car Furniture, Fridge Art, Metal Sculptures, Signs ...
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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 I Change My Lighting? There is a strong possibility that your garage lighting could use an upgrade. While the light that came with your garage door opener -- ...
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Elegant Ways to Store Awkward Garage Items

Do you also find it annoying when you have to move one thing to get at another? The ladder is in the way of the hardware drawers, or the kayak ...
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How To Organize the Garage Without Making the Family Hate You

How To Organize the Garage Without Making the Family Hate You

Oftentimes, one member of the family (usually an adult) gets a bee in their bonnet to clean up the garage. This leads to a dictate to the older children that ...
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8 Items All Garage Door Buyers Must Consider Before Buying

8 Items All Garage Door Buyers Must Consider Before Buying

We replaced our garage doors recently.  A lot of research went into our selection process so I thought I'd share what I learned. Buying a garage door is not an ...
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Can I “Marie Kondo” My Garage?

Can I “Marie Kondo” My Garage?

First it was the book, and now we have the Netflix series. Marie Kondo’s KonMari method of tidying up is everywhere. I see an article about her and her methods ...
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Can I Grow a Garden in My Garage?

Can I Grow a Garden in My Garage?

A friend who wants to garden has very little land and a garage he doesn’t use. I have land for a garden, but it seemed like such an interesting idea, ...
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Things You Can Do to Make Your Garage Better in 2020

Things You Can Do to Make Your Garage Better in 2020

If a new year brings thoughts of better habits and a fresh start, there is no better place to look for changes than the oft-neglected garage. If your garage is ...
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109 Amazing Garage Floor Tile Designs

109 Amazing Garage Floor Tile Designs

View 109 images below, and learn more about garage floor tiles here ...
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Don't Fix Your Garage Floor Until You Read This

Don’t Fix Your Garage Floor Until You Read This

Do you need to repair your concrete garage floor? Do you have cracks in your garage floor? Weird looking areas where the top layer of concrete is peeling (spalling) off? ...
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How Do You Fix Low Spots in Concrete?

How Do You Fix Low Spots in Concrete?

Low spots are uneven dips in a flat concrete floor. They are caused by installation mis-steps (read about mis-steps on Concrete is Better). For your safety and to stop the ...
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How Do You Fix Garage Floor Spalling and Pitting?

How Do You Fix Garage Floor Spalling and Pitting?

Concrete floor spalling is a garage floor problem where the thin top layers of concrete separate from the rest of the surface. The layers come off in small sheets or ...
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How Do You Fix Garage Floor Cracks?

How Do You Fix Garage Floor Cracks?

Concrete cracks are splits in the floor surface. They run from a hairline to a few inches wide. Concrete cracks are one of the most common garage floor problems. So ...
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Move the Generator from the Garage to a Generator Shed

Move the Generator from the Garage to a Generator Shed

Our gas-powered generator makes a ton of noise. When stored, it narrows the path from my car into the house. When in-use, it sits out in the rain and snow, ...
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Unboxing the VacMaster VWMB5080101 (formerly VWM510) Vacuum Cleaner

Unboxing the VacMaster VWMB5080101 (formerly VWM510) Vacuum Cleaner

 The VacMaster VWMB5080101 (formerly VWM510) vacuum cleaner and its wheel kit arrived in two boxes at the same time, about 5 days after I placed the order. It was ...
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Should You Insulate the Garage Door? Read This Before You Do

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

I was in the garage the other day and wondered why the temperature was so unbearable. I did a little research and discovered that the garage door can be a ...
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What is the Absolute Best Garage Vacuum Cleaner in 2020

What is the Absolute Best Garage Vacuum Cleaner in 2020

I wanted know, is there a vacuum cleaner out there than can beat the VacMaster VWMB5080101 (formerly VWM510)? I compared the VacMaster to a Bissell, a Stanley, a GarageVac, a ...
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The Best VacMaster Vacuum Cleaner for Your Garage

The Best VacMaster Vacuum Cleaner for Your Garage

VacMaster makes some really cost-effective, powerful and highly-rated vacuum cleaners. I scored each one on the eight factors I have to have in a garage vacuum cleaner. The winner achieved ...
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What is the Best Way to Store My Family's Bicycles?

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

Bikes can take up a huge amount of garage floor space. If you have little ones, then kickstands on the garage floor might work best for your family. But maybe ...
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A Complete Guide to the RubberMaid FastTrack Storage System

A Complete Guide to the RubberMaid FastTrack Storage System

Alert!  Read This Before Buying FastTrack! Rubbermaid FastTrack hooks don't attach to the garage wall. They attach to the Rubbermaid FastTrack rail. The beauty of this system is that you ...
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14 Ways to Store Your Lawn Tractor / Mower or Blower

14 Ways to Store Your Lawn Tractor / Mower or Blower

Like most suburban kids, at least when I was growing up, one of my jobs around the house was to mow the lawn. This was back in the day, before ...
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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 do a lot of cleaning and fixing for my concrete garage floor to accept paint or epoxy Even then, the epoxy requires expert application to stick ...
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11 Wall-Mounted Garage Vacuum Facts You Need to Know Before Buying

11 Wall-Mounted Garage Vacuum Facts You Need to Know Before Buying

My Shop Vac is wedged between my car and the garage wall. I regularly trip over the hose. Does anything make me want to curse more? (Can't think of anything.) ...
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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?

If you're like most people there is at least a smattering of poison and hazardous material in your garage. Most people give little thought to the potentially dangerous nature of ...
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Proslat wall tools

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

I'm looking at installing a slatwall garage organization system. Each vendor's slat wall hardware is proprietary. I'm researching all vendors before deciding.  I need to hang yard tools, power equipment and ...
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How Do I Store a Ladder in the Garage?

How Do I Store a Ladder in the Garage?

My ladder is currently sitting horizontally across the wall. This ladder is both bulky and heavy. It is taking up the real estate where a slatwall or utility hooks could ...
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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 a lot of water still inside. I have 4 hose reels ...
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Does Kitty Litter Really Clean Oil Stains?

Does Kitty Litter Really Clean Oil Stains?

Years of neglect have left my mother’s garage looking like a toddler’s bib after an ice-cream party. Here are a few things to learn about cleaning a concrete floor. So ...
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One Weird But Really Effective Way to Store Safety Equipment

One Weird But Really Effective Way to Store Safety Equipment

The other day I was talking to a friend who does construction for a living. He was having problems with his eyesight. He told me that five times over his career, ...
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Should I Paint my Garage Floor?

Should I Paint my Garage Floor?

I was feeling ambitions a few weeks ago and thought I should sweep the garage. I pulled the car out and before I could brush the cobwebs off of my ...
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Sports Ball Garage Organizers that Fix Wasted Space

Sports Ball Garage Organizers that Fix Wasted Space

Storing sports balls can waste a lot of garage space. Round things don't like to be stacked. Sports ball bags are portable but not secure. Cages are secure and portable, ...
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How Much  Weight  Can I Hang From My Garage Ceiling?

How Much Weight Can I Hang From My Garage Ceiling?

If you've maximized your wall space (read about some of the best ways to do that here) or just don’t have a lot, you may be looking to your ceiling ...
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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 you cut the board, or you allow it to deteriorate. The inner fibers carry the ...
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How Much Weight Can a Garage Shelf Hold?

How Much Weight Can a Garage Shelf Hold?

I was helping my mother by reorganizing her garage for her. As with any garage there was a random assortment of things some of which were quite heavy. I wanted ...
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