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Questions tagged [garage]

Hacks related to objects and activities in the garage, including [cleaning] and [organization].

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How to reduce size of bubble wraps?

Big ones are too voluminous to throw away; a single wrap could fill up a whole garbage bag. Any quick and/or handy way to "shrink" it? I tried to pop each bubble with fingers over hours/days to ...
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How can I keep stray cats out of garage?

Occasionally I noticed that when my garage door is open, stray cats come and sit under the car. It could be because they like the warmth under the engine compared to the coldness of outside. I don't ...
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How do I get rid of smoke smell

I live in a town house and my garage connects to my neighbors and shares a wall. My neighbors are always smoking in their garage all the time and now the smell is wafting into my garage. It is ...
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How to avoid scratching door on garage door frame

With several different drivers in the family with different levels of capability ... an unfortunately relatively common occurrence is the side of the car to get scratched by the garage door frame ...
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How do I keep salt from eroding a concrete driveway?

I've noticed over the past few years that my concrete driveway is slowing eroding away. I've read the road/rock salt can erode concrete, so I'm attributing the cause to salt. Source of salt: I don'...
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Driving into garage where there is little room for error?

The length of available space to park inside the garage is 170 inches and the car is 162 inches. Thus leaving 8 inches maximum of room for error. If drive too far forward the car hit the wall. If ...
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Stop car doors from slamming against wall inside my garage

When I park my car in the garage, the passenger side ends up being close to the wall (garage design, not parking issue). My passenger (my partner) always ends up slamming their car door against the ...
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How to get stains out of the garage floor

I have a lot of stains on my concrete garage floor from oil leaks from my car and some grease. I've tried multiple times to get rid of them and now I can barely stand them. I've tried scrubbing them ...
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How can I keep my door locks from freezing during a winter storm?

My house has a detached garage and occasionally the lock gets frozen during a winter storm so that I cannot insert my key to unlock the door. I have plenty of methods to open the lock after it is ...