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Transform Your Storage Building Into A Winter Workshop

The arrival of winter doesn’t mean that you have to be stuck inside your home. Instead of going stir crazy this winter, we suggest a worth-while, pre-dead-of-winter project: transform your shed or garage into a winter workshop.  By doing this, you'd have a place to work on your snowmobile or ATV, complete woodworking projects, or get an old car running again. With an organized workshop and long winter months to take advantage of, you could take on all these projects and more. The only limit is your imagination.

Topics: Winter

7 Christmas Gift Ideas For The DIY Guys In Your Life

For Christmas this year think: tools, man caves, and garages.  This blog post is for the women who, at every Christmas, struggle with gift ideas for the men in her life: her husband, dad, brother-in-law, and other present-worthy males. Ladies, in the past you may have selected gifts from safe categories like sports team merchandise or tickets, grilling equipment, steak packages, or electronic devices, but this year we're challenging you to think out of the box. By mixing it up, you may truly and pleasantly surprise them.

Topics: Storage Building Uses Buying a Shed Holidays Winter

5 Ways to Keep Your Garage Comfortably Warm this Winter

Work in your garage all winter long by keeping it dry and toasty warm. A warm, well-insulated garage will provide you with usable workspace all year round, even when the outside temperatures drop to freezing lows. In this post, we'll tell you how to make your garage winter-ready. We'll highlight the importance of proper ventilation, caulking, and weatherstripping, and the best way to insulate your walls and windows, plus we'll list a few garage-friendly heaters.

Topics: How To Guides

5 Famous Companies that Started in a Garage

What do these six businesses—all famous startups—and storage buildings have in common?  Garage businesses! Below are several companies that experienced meager beginnings: limited money and humble facilities. However from such places came multi-billion dollar success stories. These businesses are inspirations because they showed us that it's not where you start —a shed, garage, or basement— but how you get the job done. They are companies that started small and made it big. Hewlett-Packard Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented their first HP product, an audio oscillator, in 1939 while they were working out of their first building - a garage. It was until 1940 when they move out of their garage. The original Hewlett-Packard garage has since been refurbished and rebuilt; it stands today as California Historic Landmark No. 976, "Birthplace of Silicon Valley."

Topics: Buying a Garage Storage Building Uses

10 Vehicle Maintenance Recommendations That Actually Work

Extend the life of your car with regular maintenance and proper storage. Car trouble is frustrating, particularly if you're in a hurry or far from an auto shop. Routine maintenance and repair can help prevent such inconvenient and frustrating situations. Follow these ten tips and your vehicle will continue to run smoothly and dependably. This list isn't an exhaustive maintenance checklist; rather it's top-of-mind recommendations that will keep your car or truck functioning reliably.

Topics: Buying a Garage How To Guides