Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Garage organization is done!

I'm so excited to show you everything I've done with my garage!  

Here is the first thing that I did--put up a huge peg board.  It's nice having all of our camp equipment, fishing poles, hiking fanny packs, lawn chairs and other things hanging up.  We used to have them on nails pounded into the wall, but this way it is easier to rearrange things.  I love how easy it is to grab whatever I need and then when we are finished, it is a breeze to put back--except for the fishing poles, because I'm so short!

The next thing I put up was the shelf below.  I must admit that I am pretty happy about the shelf, because I am not a builder, and I wanted it to custom fit the space and go all the way up to the ceiling.  This whole thing came out of my mind.  I'm so happy how it turned out and with how sturdy it is.  I know that many of you with more skills would make a much prettier shelf, but I am SO happy with how it turned out.

Next I put up hooks for our snow scraper and ladders below.  The second ladder is currently in use on another project, but you can see the hooks for it below the smaller ladder.  It was also nice getting the snow scraper hung up and not leaning on the wall in the corner.  Now it is nice and neat and out of the way.

Next I put up these two shelves in-between the big peg board and the corner shelf.  We have SO many coolers (there are two more that are somewhere else) and it is nice getting these things put up on a home of their own!  

Sorry about the glare on this picture!  On the opposite wall, I hung another pegboard for the random tools that come with home ownership.  This is definitely better than the nails we used to have up!

The next thing I did was to hang up these shelves above the window and 2nd peg board.  Finally, a place for our sprayer and blower and the off season gas can--since the snow blower needs oil in the gas and the lawnmower doesn't.  

Next we have a one of two smaller pegboards.  I had an eight foot long strip of pegboard that I was trying to figure out what to do with as well as some baseboards that had been ripped out.  I realized that it would be perfect cut it down and use it on the wall on either side of the large pegboard.  I am loving the fact that I now have a place for our beach umbrellas and shovels.

. . .as well as smaller, random camping gear, rope and my watercolors.

Next, we have the infamous shelves that were such an eyesore.  They don't look too bad now, do they!  It's nice to have all of my poisons grouped together by pest type!

Last, but not least are the wire baskets below that I re-purposed from my craft room so I have a place to put things that need to be returned to the store or friends, or dropped off when I run errands.  Now they won't be cluttering up my van, or my jacket corner.  I got this idea from Nikki from At Home with Nikki.  You can find her blog here:  

I chose to use wire baskets instead of her plastic ones, so that dust wouldn't build up inside.

Thanks for letting me show you my garage redo!  With the exception of the 4x8 pieces of pegboard, which I had people hold onto the wall while I drilled, I put up everything myself.  Something else I did that really helped, since I don't have a table saw, was that I paid $7 at the lumber yard for them to do all of the cuts for my shelves, which really saved time.

I hope that the project you are working on right now makes you as happy as this one made me!  Stay tuned for the craft room redo of a redo.

Happy Organizing!!!


Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

Great job Deb! Thanks so much for sharing pictures. I bet it feels great walking into your garage. We need to cleanup our sunroom area!

Lena said...

Love it Deb! Awesome job!