5 Tips for Childproofing a Garage

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Whether you’re a new parent or are a parent just moving into a house with a garage, you likely have child safety on the mind. Kids are curious creatures, and sometimes, their curiosity can lead to danger.

We often think of different ways to childproof the interior of our homes. However, it’s important not to forget the garage. In fact, we often store some of our most hazardous items in our garage, so this makes childproofing especially important. Below, we’re listing 5 ways for you to childproof your garage.

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How to Re-Organize Your Garage This Spring


“Honey, where should this extra box go? And what about these old books?”

“Ah, just put them in the garage! We’ll figure it out later.”

Does this exchange sound familiar? Many homeowners can relate. In fact, for the great majority of us, garages can quickly become a space for hoarding things we don’t truly need.

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Proactive Steps to Avoid Costly Garage

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You may have recently installed a new door for your garage; or, maybe you’ve been trying to do maintenance on a garage door that’s showing the first signs of trouble. Whether your garage door is brand new or on its last leg, there’s one thing that’s for sure: garage door repairs can be costly—and you want to avoid them.

Depending on the condition of your garage door, it may be impossible to avoid garage door repairs entirely. However, by being proactive and taking small, consistent steps, you can save money on garage door maintenance costs in the long run. Review our maintenance tips below to find out how.

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Using Your Garage as a Mini Greenhouse


As spring in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area draws near, many people have gardening on their minds. As you know, your garage doesn’t just need to be your carport. We’ve talked about different ways to repurpose your garage in previous blogs, showing how your garage can second as anything from a home gym to a tiny guest house to an art studio. However, did you know that your garage can also be used as a mini greenhouse, too? Well, it can!

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3 Ways to Protect Your Garage from Hackers and Thieves

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Keeping your home secure and safe from would-be criminals is paramount for maintaining peace of mind. However, a recent video on YouTube from user Samy Kamkar illustrates how a simple child’s toy is able to break through and hack a number of remote garage door openers. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few ways you can make sure your garage door is not easily hacked.

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4 Steps to Giving Your Garage Door a Makeover with Fresh Paint

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Even though spring is not until March 20th, 2018, it’s never too early to think about fun spring makeovers for your house. Applying a fresh coat of paint to your garage door is a great way to make your home feel new, bright, and welcoming. While we don’t do paint jobs ourselves here at Larry Myers, we do recommend the following steps when updating and reinvigorating your garage’s paint job!

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