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Create a Family Garage

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Watch an Overview Video

Tools & Materials

Ready made cabinets
Power drill
Wood screws
Molly bolts
Measuring tape
Adjustable hooks
Wire bins
Label maker and labels
Large S hooks
Stud finder
Reflective paint
LED markers
Steel braces
Suspended shelving

Tips for Organizing Your Garage

TIP: Turn a cluttered garage into efficient storage for the entire family.

1. Divide everything into categories

2. Hang closed cabinets to keep household and gardening supplies out of reach of children and pets.

3. Install adjustable hooks for tools and children’s vehicles.

TIP: Sink them into wall studs.

4. Hang wire bins for small items.

TIP: Stick labels on outside.

5. Sink large S hooks into ceiling beams for bikes.

6. Clean floor.

TIP: Treat oil stains with car litter.

7. Use LED markers or reflective paint to outline parking space for vehicles.

8. Mark spaces for large items like PWC and riding mowers

9. Use steel braces to suspend ceiling shelves for long items like ladders and ski poles.