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Organize Your Basement (or Garage) Storage

When you

What’s in your basement? Your garage? Are you using this bonus space in your home to make things easier or more difficult?  Are there enough shelves so everyone in the family knows where to store things and find them when needed?

It’s so quick and easy to pile the clutter you’ve accumulated in the basement or garage when you’re cleaning up for company.  You close the door and, like magic, the clutter disappears.

Unfortunately magic tricks don’t work in real life.  How often do you go back and sort out all that stuff that conveniently disappeared?  The piles get bigger and... 

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Take Care When Digging a Hole

digging a hole is fun & work when it's for home repairs

You’re ready to plant some new shrubs in your backyard when a neighbor walks over and asks if you’ve checked to see where the utility lines are? You don’t know what he’s talking about – it’s your yard, and you assume you can do anything you want there but you’re wrong.

Digging that hole is not as simple as digging sand at the beach. You may own your property and control what happens above ground but utility companies have buried pipes and lines underneath your land. The lines are already there and you don’t want to damage them as you might end... 

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Fencing for Pets, Privacy & More

pick your fencing for the right reason

When we go outdoors, our views change as we’re now able to see 360 degrees around us. Most of the time we like what we’re able to see but sometimes we would rather not see our neighbors trash, or would like more privacy when we’re relaxing on our back deck.

A common misconception is when you install a fence, it has to enclose a space and have a gate. That simply isn’t true as fencing can also be used for decoration and privacy. That’s why we wanted to share the many ways we’ve found homeowners using fencing.

Here are fence ideas we... 

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What’s in Your Garage?

vintage-cars are ones you want to protect in your garage

Everyone knows a garage is for cars, right? According to one poll, about 57% of respondents said they park their car in the garage every day. Other homeowners use their garage for multiple purposes – a workbench and tools, a potting corner and gardening tools, sports equipment which might include bikes and even a boat, garbage cans and storage boxes.

You get the idea. Most of us have garages full of stuff and if they’re not well organized, it can be really difficult finding what we know is stored there. So let’s explore how we can organize our garage to get... 

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Garage Clutter, Garage Sales & Spring Fever

It's a challenge keeping a garage organized so you find things easily

Garage clutter seems to happen overnight, as we toss stuff in there when we’re cleaning the rest of the house and forget about it. Most of us don’t spend much time in the garage so we don’t think about cleaning or organizing until … well, we can’t find something we need and it makes us realize it’s time to get control back.

We don’t realize the time wasted looking for stuff lost in our homes, would be better spent organizing and tossing things on a periodic basis, i.e. maybe it’s time to add an annual yard sale to your home maintenance... 

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