How Many Garage Lamps? Use this Calculator

How Many Garage Lamps? Use this Calculator

If you buy lamps from two vendors, will they give the garage the same amount of light? Even two lamp models from the same vendor will vary in color and ...
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Can You Leave Extension Cords Outside?

Can You Leave Extension Cords Outside?

The emergency generator has an electric start that depends on the battery having power. I need to run an extension cord from the house to the shed if I want ...
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13 Ways to Store Your Lawn Tractor / Mower or Blower

13 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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7 Reasons to Get New Garage Doors 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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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

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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Edsal shelves

Three Ways to Use the Wall Instead of the Floor

One main principle for garage organizing is: “Keep things off the floor!” There are many good reasons for that. Just two are:: Cement (the material of most garage floors) is ...
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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! Vintaged Old Timey Garage Signs for Sale You can buy this ...
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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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Gladiator wall storage

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?

So is it possible to grow a garden in the garage? Yes, you can grow a very successful garden in the garage! You can use raised beds, grow shelves, grow ...
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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

Here's some motivation to get stuff off your garage floor; light your garage; clean your garage; control your garage's temperature; make your garage more secure; make your garage more beautiful; ...
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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

We updated out 20+ year old generator with one that's a lot quieter. But I still wanted it out of the garage, where it took up way too much space ...
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Unboxing My New VacMaster Wall-Mounted, Wet-Dry Garage Vac

Unboxing My New VacMaster Wall-Mounted, Wet-Dry Garage Vac

Watch the unboxing of the 2019-2020 Best Wall-Mounted Garage Vacuum Cleaner winner. It's a VacMaster, and it's still the vacuum cleaner I have in my garage. You can also view ...
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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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Reboot My Bicycle Storage

Read this Before Storing Your Family’s Bicycles

Don't Choose a Family Bike Storage Method Before Reading This Some bike storage methods won't work if your bike has the wrong sized tires for the bike organizer. Fenders and disc ...
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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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I Will Never Epoxy My Garage Floor (What I Will Do Instead)

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

A concrete floor is porous and moist. Epoxy will not adhere to concrete unless that floor is clean and defect-free. The amount of work that requires is way more than ...
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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

I have 4 hose reels and at least 450 ft. of rubber-vinyl hose. It clogs up my basement every winter. I want the summer yard equipment off of my basement ...
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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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Akro Mils Tiltview Cabinets

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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Ceiling Shelf

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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Wall Control Pegboard is galvanized against rust

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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