Monday, November 20, 2017

Disposal Release Blog Tour

The Lazy Housewife on Garage Grunge

In my home, there are several dumping grounds: a junk drawer or two, the kids' closets, my dining room, and the garage. Junk and stuff is so hard to keep up with. I don't want to just throw it away, but I don't have time to put it away properly, so I'll just put it here for a while till I can get to it... Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Well, this post is focused on the garage. It's a different kind of clutter. It's mostly filled with car stuff, yard stuff, miscellaneous machinery and tools, and toys/sporting goods. So here are my suggestions on having a clean garage:

  • The key to having a clean garage is a timely PURGE. We try to get to it twice a year, as the seasons change between warm and cold. Every year more toys are donated or dumped as my kids get older. It only makes sense.
  • The Fall brings lots of leaves and usually half a tree's worth ends up blowing into our garage. A BLOWER is a great tool for cleaning them out.
  • I love organization. Most people have shelving units, tool racks, and bins for toys and shoes in their garage, but my hubs went a step above and built HIGH SHELVES over the garage doors for off-season storage. (We recently did a major purge as we are moving soon, that's why they look empty)
  • HOOKS are also great for hoisting ladders, bikes and other stuff that's only used for part of the year, up and out of the way.

  • Lastly, Christine asked about oil stains... I had to ask the hubs about that, the garage is his turf after all... He said de-greasers are good, but POWDER LAUNDRY DETERGENT and a scrub brush work pretty well too. For fresh spills, absorb as much as possible before cleaning.
  • A fresh coat of PAINT is also a nice touch for sprucing up banged up walls and doors--like where our garbage cans sit.

Thanks so much for having me here and helping me shout out my new release, Christine.
Hope this was helpful!

DISPOSAL by Tara Tyler
Pop Travel, Book Three

Cooper and Geri are finally in a good place, but their bliss is short-lived when Cooper's rebellious nephew Jimmy moves in with them for a summer internship. He hits the town hard and thinks he's found the girl of his dreams in an fiery, exotic beauty. Against all words of warning, he pursues her and ends up getting kidnapped by her powerful Drug Lord father. Geri tracks him down, but gets herself kidnapped as well.

Now it's up to Cooper to use all his resources to save them, including the hot homicide detective Geri secretly despises, and the latest sketchy gadgets his genius friend Hasan offers him to field-test. Sure, why not? Cooper will do anything to get his family back.

KINDLE <=> Paperback (coming soon)

About the Author:
Tara Tyler is a math teacher who writes to share her passion for reading with others. She loves dogs, coffee, and is the lazy housewife, living in a world of boys with three sons and a coach husband. Join her for an adventure!

Book One           Book Two

To join in the celebration, take Tara Tyler's SURVEY- which will automatically enter you for a PRIZE! Drawing and winners announced on December 15th.


  1. Congrats again on the release. It's amazing how quickly those piles grow! I do my best to keep them under control too. :)

  2. Oh man, my garage... Why does camping gear take up so much room? I swear it expands in the night. And it's not like we can toss it, because we love to camp, but I swear I wish I could get it packed down into a manageable space ;)

  3. I'm so ready to purge! All I need is a month without books to write, edit or read and I'm purging everything.

    Hi to Tara and a huge congrats to her.

  4. Thanks to everyone who popped in today! ;) Tara's book is fantastic. Love this series! And now I have a few ideas for my garage too.

  5. Hanging bikes up is a really good idea! So is tackling it twice. That can quickly turn into a once a decade thing. Lol! Congratulations to Tara!!

  6. I just had a garage/yard sale and donated what was left. Soon I’ll be organizing the garage. :)

  7. Organization sounds fun, but I rarely stick with it. I just dump stuff in my office or in the furnace room, promising myself that I'll take care of it later.

    Congrats to Tara, too!

  8. Our garage is an underground pit. Oil stains might actually make it look better. LOL. One day we hope to build a bigger, better one.

    I never thought to hang the bikes. We hang the ladders, yet it's the bikes that are so awkward and space hogs to store.

  9. From Tara (who is having trouble commenting): well I’ve put two comments here but they havent appeared yet - sorry for my jinxy Internet touch!

    i’m going to say again thank you all for coming out and supporting me here at Christine‘s - it’s great to hear from you guys!

    the last garage purge I did all the neighborhood kiddies came out and had a field day digging through our junk!

    And thanks again to Christine for hosting!


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