Garage Organization Tips

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WHY ARE SO MANY GARAGES DISORGANIZED?

Garages are usually the catch-all space of a home — the “everything drawer” of all rooms of the house. It’s filled with everything from tools to old paint to holiday decorations. Garages become increasingly disorganized over time and because of all the clutter, most families can’t even park their car in their home’s garage.

A lot of families struggle to keep the garage organized for several reasons. First, a lot of garages don’t lend themselves toward order. In fact, they have a lot in common with your typical storage unit: not heated or air-conditioned and has little, if any, storage solutions like shelves or racks.

Second, it’s a shared space. When a particular family member “owns” a space in your home, like a bedroom, it’s easy to assign the chore of cleanup. But shared spaces can be a little bit tricky. It’s easy to form the habit of just tossing an item in the garage, or setting it just by the door, rather than placing it in its specific place.

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The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2016

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The real estate marketing was awesome in 2015—the best year for housing since 2007. And our forecast here at realtor.com® projects an even better year in 2016.

How so? Well, with economic growth chugging along, employment will continue to increase, meaning that people will have more money coming in and they’ll be able to buy their first home or upgrade to a new one.

Here’s a closer look at the trends that will have the greatest impact on the housing market in 2016.

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The Dirty Dozen: Which Produce Should I Always Buy Organic?

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When it comes to produce, there’s a dilemma that every grocery shopper faces: organic or conventional? The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, crafts the annual “Dirty Dozen” list to show consumers the fruits and veggies they should buy organic when possible.

The group analyzed pesticide residue data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the FDA. Produce containing the highest amounts of residue, even after a thorough wash and peeling of the skin made the list.

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