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How to Best Store Your Kids Bikes (1)

How to Best Store Your Kids’ Bikes in the Garage

My wife and I have three young children, and as time goes on it seems that the stockpile of outdoor playthings continues to grow. Now, I’m truthfully not sad about the amount of joy that this collection of toys produces for my kids (or myself and my wife for that matter). I love being able to watch them whip around corners on…

Retractable Extension Cord

Retractable Extension Cords – 6 Features to Look for Before You Buy

I enjoy woodworking. In my tool arsenal, I have a variety of hand saws and other tools that don’t come equipped with their own battery pack the way my hand drill does. So inevitably, the dance of maneuvering around an extension cord becomes part of the experience. And, let’s be real, it’s not my favorite part by a long shot.…

How to Install a Garage Keypad (1)

How to Install a Garage Keypad

Garage keypads are something that I have used for nearly 15 years. It is surprising how convenient they can be, especially if you have roommates and friends who like to stop by. Having a truck makes you the friend of anyone moving; having a lot of tools makes you the friend of anyone trying to DIY a project…

Garage Storage Full View

Best Garage Storage Solutions

You did it. You made the call. It’s time. . .  It’s finally time to clean out your garage. Deep breath, my friend. A lot of us have been there – where the mess is finally too much to handle any more. And either something needs to change, or you may just light it all on…

Garage Slatwall

6 Creative Garage Slatwall Ideas

Garage slatwall is one of those things that seems to fit nearly anywhere. The utility these provide make them a force for good in nearly every corner of your garage. And one of the best things about implementing slatwall in your garage is that you are able to redeem areas that would otherwise be difficult, if not impossible to use otherwise.…

cheap garage cabinets

10 Steel, Yet Cheap Garage Cabinets

Let’s face it, none of us are made of money. Many of us DIYers understand the value of some good old-fashioned sweat equity and how that can reduce the dollars and increase the satisfaction of any project. But even then, the cost of materials is still a factor. Being budget-conscious can certainly make your dollar stretch farther. But…

Garage Door Decor

Garage Door Décor Options and Ideas

I have read and it has been stated that the garage door is a large percentage of your home’s overall curb appeal. When I was researching this topic, I also found that somewhere around 70-80% of realtors agree that a new garage door can help your home sell faster and can increase the overall worth…

Wall Mounted Shelves

How to Install Hanging Garage Shelves

Hanging garage shelves are one of the best ways to maximize the storage space in your garage. They are versatile and can be installed above cabinets and vehicles, leaving floor space for other things. They can also be stacked, one under another on the same wall, and some can be suspended from each other. Depending on your…

Heavy Duty Storage

5 Best Heavy Duty Shelving

I have a buddy who lives about a two-and-a-half-mile canal walk away. Since we live closer now, he has been keeping up with what we are doing with our garage and this website. He had a few questions for me that prompted some new research into the storage realm.   His father-in-law recently moved to the US and…

9 Things to Ask

9 Things to Ask Yourself Before Organizing Your Garage

I don’t know about you, but there was a time for us when the garage was a continuous catch-all. When we were remodeling our old house. Then when we were moving (boxes EVERYWHERE!) And then again when we were unpacking in our new space (same boxes, different location). Tripping over said boxes, adjusting tools, juggling bikes, trying to put in cabinets to…

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Garage Door Stuck? 8 Reasons Why This Might Happen and How to Fix it

There are few sounds more troubling when you are getting ready to leave for work than the snap and reel of a garage spring snapping. This happened a few years back to me, and my panicked thinking immediately went to, “Will I be stuck here forever?!” It took me a couple of minutes to come to my senses after that initial…

Standard Garage Size (1) (1)

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.…

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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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