Garage Organization: Part 1
There’s something about warm, sunny weather that makes me want work on projects in the garage. In fact, most of our larger DIY projects are created during the Spring and Summer months. I guess that’s because I’m still not acclimated to cold weather, and during the winter our garage sorta turns into a hot mess…
Yikes! Not gonna lie, I’m a bit embarrassed to be sharing that before photo with you, and I’m really not even sure what’s going on in there. The good news is that it doesn’t look like that anymore, whew!
I’ve admitted on more than one occasion that organization is not my strong suit, but this garage is downright scary. Not to mention it’s difficult to use a space when you can’t find what you’re looking for, and have to go through a maze to find the door. Some actual workspace would be nice too 🙂
I’ve tried using different shelves, drawers and bins to get the garage organization under control, but nothing seems to work, and pretty soon our garage looks like a tornado blew through it.
Operation: Garage Organization System
Over the past few weeks, Operation: Garage Organization has been under way and Eric and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
The first step we made to create a project-worthy garage was to downsize on the amount of clutter we were storing. We set up different bins for donating, trash, and keeping, then made several trips to the recycle center. Every box or bag we got rid of was like a weight being lifted off my back. It was a lot of work, but it was sooooooo worth it!
Our main goal was to create a usable workspace where our tools could be easily accessible and stored away.
I know it drives Eric bonkers when he can’t find something, even if he was the last one to use it. And vice versa. Ha.
You may recall this photo I shared on instagram a few weeks ago:
While my kitty was all excited about the box, I was excited about what was in the box.
There were Newell Rubbermaid FastTrack items like shelves and a wire basket, which are only available to order online. How awesome is that vertical ball rack?!
Picking out a Garage Organization System:
Once we had cleared some space in our garage we headed out to The Home Depot to pick up the rest of the items for our new storage system. What I love most about the FastTrack system is that it’s flexible, and since Eric and I are renting, it’s the perfect storage solution that we can take with us once we move.
The items were located in the storage section of Home Depot, displayed at the end of the aisle. We picked up three 48″ hang rails and some handy dandy hooks, along with a few hardware packs.
It may be worth mentioning that even though there are specific hooks you can use with ladders, coolers, bikes, etc. you can also use them to hang other items, which you will see in my reveal post tomorrow.
Then we headed home and got ready to install this bad boy, which was ridiculously easy!
If your garage is looking anything like our before photo, you need storage solutions that will help you de-clutter, or need help locating the tools you need when you actually need them, then you are going to LOVE the Rubbermaid FastTrack system!
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!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Newell Rubbermaid. The opinions and text are all mine.