Garage Organization Tips

Garage organization tips that help you find the things you need.

Garage Organization TipsOrganizing the garage is probably one of the chores most people dread. Depending on how much de-cluttering needs to be done, you might need to set aside a full weekend or two.  Before getting started, research some organizing ideas online or at your favorite hardware store. You will have to budget costs for any cabinetry, shelving, and hanging systems you might need. Enlist your family and friends to help, and use these garage organization tips to make this chore as easy as one, two, three:

  1. Sorting and organizing:
    Sort through everything and separate items by these categories: keep, toss, and donate/sell.
    • Review the items in the keep category. Have you or your family used them in the past two years? Are they broken beyond repair/expired/outgrown?  Enlist the advice of your adult helpers if you need to, and redistribute what
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Reasons to replace home insulation

Is your home insulation doing its job correctly?

Reasons to replace home insulationReplace your home insulation?  You may have thought your home insulation was supposed to last forever – or at least a very long time.  That may be the case, especially if your home was built less than ten years ago, after fiberglass (or other durable quality) insulation was the standard, and if it was installed correctly.  And, you had no roof or HVAC condensation leaks, or destructive vermin in your attic.  But how do you know for sure that your insulation is up to par?  According to several studies, two thirds of U.S. homes are under-insulated.  Because inadequate insulation can cost you hundreds of dollars annually in higher cooling and heating bills, replacing or supplementing your home insulation is listed as one of the highest return on investment home projects you can do.  Below are several reasons to replace home insulation that … Read the rest

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Common Home Improvement Mistakes

Before starting any home remodeling project, become acquainted with the most common home improvement mistakes that homeowners face, and how they can be avoided.

Common Home Improvement Mistakes“Mistakes are lessons inside out.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Wouldn’t it be great if you could see into the future with your crystal ball, and make all the correct decisions the first time around?  Oftentimes homeowners end up making home renovation decisions but are not entirely happy with the final outcome.  It might be because they overspent their budget, or the project didn’t come out as they initially pictured.  They might later discover that their return on investment was minimal to non-existent.   Learn from other’s lessons by knowing some of the common home improvement mistakes that can happen before you plan your next project, so you can be sure to avoid them.

Choosing the wrong project

  • Carefully evaluate your home’s needs, and how long you plan to
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