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How to Turn Your Dungeon Into an Actual Garage

Dark and dingy dungeons seldom visited by humankind, tall, narrow corridors covered in filth, and walls with piles of who-knows-what filling almost every crack and crevice—is this a scene from a horror movie? No. It’s a description of one too many garages in America. We all use our garage for many crazy things. Some have workshops in it to pursue their hobbies, while others use it to store lawn tools. The most common thing people use it for is to park their cars, but the question here is this: how is your garage? Is it accessible—or has it fallen victim to the clutter? If you answered the second question with the latter, follow this easy two-step process so you can get your garage back: De-Clutter Like most homeowners, you probably have a few taped up boxes in your garage. Chances are, the entire time you’ve lived in your house, you didn’t even need, want, or miss anything that was in those boxes. Why bother keeping them, then? Try opening them and we bet you’ll only find nothing but Craigslist, thrift shop, or garage sale-worthy stuff. Go through everything else that’s in the garage and keep only what you need. Organize Once you get rid of what you don’t need, it’s time to make better use of the space you (didn’t know you) already have. Look around your space. Are there stacks of containers taking up too much room? Are there tools piled up everywhere? We recommend using wall systems like ours, which are strong and can hold anything you need them to hold. We also recommend Rosseau cabinets, which...

4 Clever Ways to Maximize the Space in Your Garage

Man Cave, Car Pod, Dragon’s Den, you name it. These are just some of the creative ways people use to refer to their garage. But just as there are a lot of inventive names for this secluded area of the house, there are also quite a few clever ways to maximize its space. There are different sizes of garages, from as small as 12’x20’ to as large as 26’x32’. But no matter what size your shed space is, you can make the most of its every inch. With all the clutter of the main house dumped in the garage, it’s just fitting to utilize every space for numerous things found in there. Hang Items on Hooks and Pegboards You’ll know it’s time to reorganize your garage if you have minimal space to walk on. With all the things placed on the floor, it’s just ideal to make use of the other spaces – particularly the walls. Have as many items off the floor using hooks and pegboards, and hang things like hand tools and bags. Use Buckets and Cans for Extra Storage Through those hooks, you can do a lot more space maximizing. You can hang buckets, instead of leaving them in one corner. These buckets can also act as a storage space for smaller items like gloves and some tools. If you have tin cans lying around, put a hole and peg them on the wall for a similar purpose. Build a Makeshift Shelf on the Walls For the heavier things and those that can’t be put up on hooks, you can build shelves on the walls. With...

Zone It, Own It: 6 Space-Saving Zones Your Garage Should Have

The garage is one of the most over-utilized storage spaces in homes; in most cases, though, it’s just ahuge mess. We usually think of the garage as a place to store bulky items and park our cars, without much thought as to what goes where. “A place for everything and everything in its place”, though, is a saying you need to remember to stay organized. Don’t get stuck—it’s easy. Simply try assigning “zones” to each section of your garage. Here’s a zoning guide that will make you think, “Was my garage always this big?”: The “Need-It-Now” Zone Place the canned goods, dog food, paper towels, and recyclables in the “Need-It-Now” zone. This should be an easy-to-reach area (assign the area near the door), because you’ll be using it for the things you need every day. This is also a great storage area for the things you don’t want taking up so much space in the pantry, such as bulk food items. The Frequently Used Zone The Frequently Used zone should include your outdoor and yard gear. Designate the area near the garage door so you can access brooms, rakes, and bird feed easily when you’re outside. Sports equipment, such as golf clubs and bikes are also great for this area—especially if you’re the type who itches for some outdoor fun. The Transition Zone Jackets, hats, and shoes—these are items you grab and take off when going in and out of the house. Designate an area for them just across the “Need-It-Now” zone near the door. This area should be a natural transition zone, a spot to grab your stuff...

Lets Look At Organizing That Garage

Many of you out there look at your garage as a place to park your cars and store some tools and garden supplies but it can be much more. You have more space than you realize and with a little organization and cost you can greatly improve your storage capabilities. When you are organized and can see what you have, life becomes much easier. No more yelling while you are looking for something, no more tripping over boxes and “stuff” laying on the floor, no more shaking your head when you walk into the garage and no more going out and buying something new because you can’t find what you are looking for. Garages are the ideal place to organize and store not only your tools and garden supplies but all that off-season gear. By coming up with a plan and working with a design expert you can be that person where life just got better. An inexpensive way to get your gear off the floor is adding slot (slat) wall to your garage. It is a great way to utilize that wall space. OnTrack Wall has done its research and tested a variety of different slot wall products, from the big box stores to custom stuff and we found the ideal product that not only is extremely durable but strong. The Heavy Duty panels go up easily. They can be affixed to wood or metal studs, on top of drywall and even concrete. The steel strips are designed to fasten directly and the panels are set on the strip grooves giving it superior strength instead of the weight...