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Standard Garage Size

Standard Garage Size

There are a few reasons why this question found its way into your search bar. Like most things on the internet, it may have just been idle curiosity. Or you may have a more functional direction in mind. Garages can come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some standards that builders typically work within.…

Racor Ceiling Lift

Racor Ceiling Storage Heavy Lift Review

Just before my wife and I had our first child in 2013, my stepdad was involved in a bad car accident. We are grateful he is still with us, but the road to recovery from the trauma inflicted on his neck and back has been a long one. Multiple herniated disks forever changed his ability…

NewAge Bold Series

NewAge Bold Series Garage Storage Cabinets – Owner’s Review

Picture with me, if you will, my old garage. 50-year-old house, two-car garage that had been largely a dusty, cluttered “original” until I came along. It was filled with ancient tools and whatnots from my wife’s late grandfather, and to add to the clutter, the disaster known as my untidy workbench.  We built some wooden shelving…

NewAge Pro Series Wall Mounted Shelves

NewAge Pro Series Steel Wall Mounted Shelves – Owner’s Review

I have heard it countless times. People live their lives and one day, they find out they have become their father or mother. I am currently 37, and this newly built house has seemed to mesh all the generations I am randomly supposed to discover myself in, all into one season of life. For one,…

Garage Security

How to Best Secure Your Garage

My wife and I recently purchased a new home. It is in a gated community, with a mountain and a canal to the back of the house. Honestly, with the scenic views and quaint neighborhood, security was not at the forefront of my mind. But just a few short months after we moved in, that mindset changed. It was an eye-opening experience that, thankfully, was just a reminder to be…

Garage Storage Hooks

12 Ways to Create Garage Sidewall Storage

So, there is this rake that I have always just stashed in the corner of the garage since I have never really had a place to put it. It has sometimes ended up outside where I “forgot” about it, and it was left outside to weather in the Arizona heat. Over the honey-do’s and the projects around the…

Above Garage Door Storage

How to Install Above Garage Door Storage

Being in the house with limited storage options, the garage has definitely been a space our brainstorming juices have run freely.  The goal: to creatively utilize what we have, to store our items accessibly AND aesthetically. Lately, anytime I walk into the garage, that beautiful ceiling with nothing on it besides the garage door opener and the door rails are…

Tidy Toolbox 4

5 Tips for a Tidy Toolbox and Workspace

We work in the garage a lot. And we have 3 kids. So, picture with me, if you will, the happy chaos that can ensue after a summer evening of family quality time doing both – Woodworking chisels, a buffing wheel, woodblocks, and sawdust in one corner, then kickballs, bikes, water squirters, and sidewalk chalk in another. Throw remodeling supplies into the mix when we were touching up paint and…

Garage Ceiling Trusses

How Much Can My Garage Ceiling Hold?

With our new build not having as much storage as our old house, we have gotten creative with where to stash things to keep the house and the garage decluttered. From adding additional shelving in the garage to purchasing cabinet units to store tools, to a tool chest, we are now boldly going where… ok we are installing…

Storage Cabinets

How to Choose the Right Garage Storage Cabinets

My family and I recently moved into a new house. I was chomping at the bit to get my tools set up in my new garage, but as I assessed what we had, I realized that I needed some very different storage solutions than what I had before. I had a vision of what I…

House

How to Choose the Best Overhead Garage Storage

Ah, the extra boxes and bins. I’m sure you have them too. They lurk in the corners of your closets and garages, waiting for that perfect season or month to become relevant again. The bin full of foam pumpkins and fall leaves, the box bursting with tinsel and ornaments. The one size of outgrown clothes…

Art Supplies

7 Ways to Fix Up Your Garage for The Mrs. Incredible In All of Us

When you think of garages you think of a guy’s space. A space for men to do manly things in the manliest of ways. However, as a twenty-first-century woman, I for one know this is bonkers and the space in a garage goes beyond the stomping ground for dads. The space of the garage is…

Meet the Authors

The Reynolds'

Hey, my name is Jon Reynolds and my wife, LeeAnn, and I are the voices behind The Garage Junkie. All my life I have been a tinkerer out in the garage and when my wife and I purchased our new home in May of 2019, we were starting with a fresh pallet and new challenges. The Garage Junkie is a website spurred from the challenges we discovered and topics we stumbled on while researching for our own garage upgrades.

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