Garage Organization

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BolderBoy
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Re: Garage Organization

Post by BolderBoy » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:26 pm

CAsage wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:27 pm
I'm fond of sturdy wire shelving, the Rubbermaid Fasttrack has a solid metal bar you mount horizontally, then you add standards vertically to mount shelf supports.
Wholeheartedly second this.

I mounted horizontal bars all around the top of the garage (3 walls) and have abundant shelving. Very little stuff is on the floor anymore (snowblower, air compressor, shopvac, trashcans, etc). Makes washing the floor of the garage much easier.

Installed the same Fasttrack system in the closets of 4 bedrooms as well.

This was in 2007 and cost was ~ $2k. No regrets.
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Re: Garage Organization

Post by RollTide31457 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:06 pm

1-800-GOT-JUNK

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Re: Garage Organization

Post by hand » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:18 pm

CheCha54 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Keep things off the floor where possible. Wall control for pegboard works great. https://www.wallcontrol.com/ It's galvanized and magnets work on it as well. All you want to know is here https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/index.php
https://cheappegboard.com/ is the discount outlet for wall control - purportedly scratch and dent, but much of what I've recieved appears brand new.

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Re: Garage Organization

Post by Rajsx » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:32 am

A helpful thread, I want to follow along
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Re: Garage Organization

Post by slick_dealer_05 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:26 am

Home Depot has Husky 27"x19" 1-Drawer 2-Door Tool Chest Rolling Cabinet w/ Flip-up Pegboard (Black, H27PC1) on sale for $69
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-27-in ... OQdQSXcRY0

Costco has a 2-pack of saferack overhead storage on sale for $250-
https://www.costco.com/SafeRacks-Overhe ... 33736.html

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Re: Garage Organization

Post by Wannaretireearly » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:23 am

Tag. Great thread
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Re: Garage Organization

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Re: Garage Organization

Post by HeartinAK » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:48 pm

veindoc wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Take everything out. All at once. Leave on your driveway. Decide on categories: big garden items, hand tools, paint, supplies like trash bags and cleaning supplies, car stuff, lawn decorations, bikes, snow blower, lawn mower etc. Discard what you don’t want. Put in box to sell or trash. Do not co-mingle with want to keep items. Then decide where everything will go. Bikes here, garden stuff here, tools over there etc. Then decide how to store it. Rubbermaid storage containers, hanging hooks, husky tool box or cabinet etc. Purchase said items and then put away. Remember to put them back there after use.


We have a hook to hang the large garden items.
A basket for the hand tools- we don’t have too much.
We have a rack for bikes.
We gave away snow blower. Lawn mower is on floor. Snow tires are stacked on floor.
Halloween decorations get a bin
Christmas has two bins
Kids stuff (water guns, sidewalk chalk, helmets) has a bin
Car cleaning has a bin
Lawn bags has a bin.
Extension cords have a a bin.

We have cabinets with shelves in our closet and the clear bins all go inside. The flow wall storage system holds the large garden tools and bikes.

You probably need more than one shelf and don’t simply lay items on the shelf. Put like items in plastic containers on shelf. When you need something you pull the container out as opposed to shuffling random loose items which end up on floor, pushed towards the back or damaged.
Exactly what we did. Took everything out, down to the bare walls and floor. Gave away a bunch of stuff, took broken and junk to the dump. Actually drew out a plan for where things would be, grouped them into use categories and how frequent they needed to be accessed. So happy we took the time to do it right :)

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