Garage Organization: Part 2

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Garage Organization: Part 2

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

Garage Organization: Part 2

If your garage has gotten out of hand and you’re looking for some solutions for garage organization, then you’re in luck. Today I’m sharing how we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY projects.

Just to refresh, yesterday in Organize You Garage: Part 1,  I shared a scary photo of what our garage looked like a few weeks ago {yikes!}, along with our plan to get it whipped back into shape.

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

After some purging we picked up the Newell Rubbermaid FastTrack system so that we could officially designate a wall for storage, and get the clutter off the floor once and for all.

Not only is this system super flexible, but it’s quick and easy to install too, hence the name 🙂

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

Getting organized with the FastTrack System:

Step 1:

The first thing we did was determine where we wanted to place the rails. The wall we used was about an inch shy of setting two of the 48″ rails side by side, so we decided to place one rail on the left side of the wall, and 2 on the right side. I knew I wanted to hang some taller items {like our ladder} on the left side so we made sure to place the rail higher on the wall.

Step 2:

We then used a stud finder to locate the studs in the wall, and marked them off with some chalk. I like to use a chalk pencil since it can easily be wiped off.

Step 3:

Afterwards we used a level to ensure the rail was straight before we marked off and pre-drilled where the screws would go.

Step 4:

After pre-drilling the holes, we used the screws included in the hardware kit to attach the rail to the wall.

Step 5:

The plastic covers then slide onto the rail for a more finished appearance.

Step 6:

The final step is to attach your hooks to the rails, which snap into place, and can easily be unsnapped and moved around to your heart’s desire. If you are attaching the shelf you will first need to attach the vertical supports.

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

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Here is what our wall looked like with one of the rails installed and the plastic cover slid on top.

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

Here we are adding the second rail to the left side of the wall.

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

And this is what the wall looked like once the FastTrack system was installed:

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

Easy peasy! Now it was onto the fun part of organizing the chaos that was once scattered about, and making it easy to access.

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

I think I’m in love. Who knew organizing could be this much fun, or look this good?

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

And who knew we had so many tennis rackets? Ha.

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly impressed by this garage organizing system. We are already planning to add more rails to another wall in the garage, which will be perfect for the extra hooks I have leftover and the vertical ball rack.

I’m so excited to finally have a useable space to work on our DIY projects and a place to put our tools when we are finished, woo-hoo!

So what do you think?

Garage Organization - How we transformed our disaster of a garage back into a useable space worthy of DIY project creation! UpcycledTreasures.com

If you are looking for a garage organizing system that’s easy to install, and flexible to change, then I definitely recommend checking out the FastTrack system!

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Learn more about the products HERE.

Fast, easy, fun. The FastTrack Garage Organization System is easy to install and allows you to store more by making use of your entire wall…not just where the wall studs are located! Visit your local Home Depot today!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Newell Rubbermaid. The opinions and text are all mine.

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