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Save Your Garage Door With These Simple Repairs

You’re frustrated that your garage door won’t work. Don’t run out and try to replace it just yet. There are some simple repair tips that you could perform that just may be all you need to do to get the door working again. In most cases, minor repair jobs can save you a lot of money by not making you purchase a whole new door. Here are some things to check out first to see if your door can be repaired: Check the metal tracks - Garage doors run with a track system that allows the door to lift up and tuck away into the garage. Check out the metal tracks and make sure they’re still properly tightened to their supports. Tighten any bolts or nuts that appear loose - or, if needed, replace some bolts. Loose bolts or nuts can cause the door to jam up when attempting to travel along the track. Clean the rollers and tracks - Sometimes a garage door won’t work as effectively if the rollers on the door or the metal tracks are full of debris. Check them out and clean them if nee...

 


Organizing Your Home Office in 15 Minutes a Day

Do you work from home? Do you have trouble keeping your home office organized? Learn how 15 minutes at the end of every day can get you organized and on track. Keeping your home office organized when you work from home can be a real challenge. Because not only does your work end up in your home office but pieces of your home life often end up in there too. So how can you keep it under control? Spend just 15 minutes at the end of every day keeping your home office organized. Spend 5 minutes getting the "stuff" off of your desk If your desk at home is anything like mine, things tend to just build up there. I clean it off daily but paper and other things end up on it by the end of the day. Organizing a home office and keeping it organized means that you need to keep your desk area clear. Try to make sure that the only things on your desk are things that you need frequent access to and are projects that you are currently working on. Everything else needs to go. At the end of the day, take everything off of yo...

 


Working at Home? Reduce the Clutter and Reduce the Stress

How many times have you walked into your home office only to cringe, turn around, and walk out? If you spend more time thinking up reasons to avoid your office than actually working in it, you may be suffering from 'mess related stress.' The fact is, clutter is more than a time and space waster; clutter causes stress. Let's take a look at the typical home office hot-spots and learn a few tricks for clearing the clutter to create more calm. Desk Whether you have a huge antique roll top desk, a modern massive executive desk, or a tiny computer cart, your desk is going to be the repository for a lot of stuff. Much like a closet, the bigger the desk, the bigger the mess. Purchasing a larger desk will not solve the clutter problem. However, organizing the space you have available on your desk will definitely help. Start de-cluttering your desk by making a clean sweep of the top, cubbies, and drawers. All that should remain is the hardware, such as the computer, printer, etc. Once you can see your desk's surf...

 


How to Help Your Kids Get Organized

It can seem as though your kids are not making any effort at keeping their rooms from becoming messy when all you can see in the rooms they use is clutter. But, often the real reason for the mess is just that children need to learn how to organize. Organization, like any skill, must be learned. When you make an effort to assist your kids in learning some simple ways to stay organized, you may be amazed at the difference it makes in the cleanliness of their rooms. Follow these quick tips to give your kids the skills they need to keep their rooms and lives free of clutter and mess. Use Shelves Rather Than Toy Boxes When kids use boxes for storing toys, their belongings will necessarily become mixed up and disorganized. Even though you may be tempted to let your children clean their rooms by dumping items in a toy box, doing so will only make more messes to clean up. When your kids are looking for a favorite play item, they will often need to dump the storage box completely in order to find what they are looki...

 


Closet Organization: Design Your Own

Getting your closet organized in a manner that is going to continually serve you takes time. The success of your endeavor is going to depend on the system you device to keep your closet organized. Most of us have never stopped to consider all the open space in our closet. The key to being successful is to find a way to turn that space into something you can work with.They best way to organize your closet isn't the best way that someone else choose to do theirs. Remember that everyone has a different organization style as well as different sizes of closets. Your closet organization system should be customized to what you have to store in your closet. There are some wonderful closet organization kits and systems out there, but only purchase one if the set up is right for you. Don't rearrange your set up to match what is available unless you are sure you will be satisfied with the results.It is to your advantage to design your own customized closet organization system. This can be done in many ways. You can purc...

 


7 Quick and Easy Garage Organization Tips

Need fast and simple solutions for your garage organization problems? Here are seven tips to help you get that garage in order and organized for good. Hanging Racks Getting racks that you can hang from the rafters of your garage works great for a variety of items. This garage organization solution works especially well for bikes. It keeps them from taking away valuable floor space while still keeping them easily accessible. Hooks Hooks are a great solution for many garage items. Long handled items that have a hole in the end work well to hang on hooks. If you use tarps or any sort of cover for your car or grill, hanging these things on hooks in the garage when they are not in use works very well. Pegboards This is one of the best garage organization tips that there is. Pegboards are the most flexible and inexpensive garage organization tools that there is. You can easily change how your garage is organized just by changing where you put your pegboard holders. When you do get it organized exactly the wa...

 




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