A big part of my own disorganization in the garage was inherited by one of the previous homeowners - someone who fancied themselves "handy," and installed a hodgepodge assortment of shelves and cabinets in seemingly random locations, none of which were practical. We're entering year five here, and I just now realized that clearing the slate to create a blank canvas was the way to go, and one of the first things to deal with would be some of the long-handled tools and the more awkward stuff that could use that wall space better. I found my solution on a trip to Target with the girls the other day.
Rubbermaid has this collection called "FastTrack," a full range garage organization and storage system that's completely customizable. It lets you use the vertical space (which is awesome) in the garage, while helping use up to 10x more space since you can use the areas between studs. The Rubbermaid FastTrack 5 piece Kit is on sale for $28.89 (reg. $33.99) at Target (May 18-24, 2014), and I grabbed one of those to test the waters and get things rolling.
Installation was incredibly easy, and all I needed to do it was a fully-charged drill (with phillips bit) and a level for my purposes. I mounted the steel track on the studs, slid the black plastic cover on it, and within a few minutes, that wasted wall space looked like this:
My wife and I like the results so much, that I've already started adding onto it, because it's going to take a little bit to fully whip that garage into shape. With the Rubbermaid FastTrack 5 Piece Kit still on-sale, it's a great week to get more done and save a few bucks, but they've also got a ton of additional types of hooks and accessories available, many of which are going to find their way to Rock Father HQ.
I think the bikes are gonna get hung up... and I need to figure out which hook could work to get some of the girls' vehicles off the ground. After all, my garage should be for something a little bit bigger with four wheels, right?
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