The Mr. is laughing hysterically at the title of this post because if anyone needs garage organization tips it’s me. Apparently I’m not qualified to be doling out advice on this one, but I’m trying!
One corner at a time, I’m getting the mess under control.
This month Ace Hardware paired us up with another Ace Blogger and I was thrilled to work with Julia from Chris Loves Julia. We were challenged to pick an item from Ace Hardware and each use it our own way. Apparently we are both hurting in the garage organization department so we were pretty excited to pick this Gorilla Colossal Shelving Unit/Workbench from Ace.
These shelves are nice and sturdy, easy to put together and hold about a gazillion things. I even added a few tricks to mine to make it work better for our family.
So TIP 1 – Organize your shelves by topic.
I did the top shelf with all gardening equipment (and stuff I don’t want my kids getting into like dirt, fertilizer, sharp pruning shears etc…)
The next shelf is the Mr.’s ever growing pile of triathlon gear. He seems to pick up a new gadget every time he competes in one, wet suit (I tried to snap a photo of him with this hilarious full body thing on but it was a no go :) ) shoes, tire pump, bike rack. Everything a guy needs to
torture himself push himself at a saturday morning race.
Then I did my paint supply shelf, let’s not dwell on how many cans of spray paint I have, when they are all together like this I realize I may have a bit of a problem ahem..
Ok the ball shelf!
Here is TIP 2 – my first little tricked out thing I added to these shelves. I bought 20 ft of this nylon rope (they cut it for me right at my neighborhood Ace Hardware) and strung it thru the holes on the shelving unit to create my very own ball cage. Now the balls that used to just roll around the backyard inevitably floating away in the lake have their very own spot to call home and my kids can easily pop them in and out.
For TIP 3 I bought these $2 metal clips and threaded them thru the holes as well. They make the perfect hooks for my kids to hang their bike helmets on. I love having a spot for them that is easy for my kids to navigate.
The bottom shelf holds all the carwash goodies.
I can’t even tell you how nice it is to have one spot organized and pretty looking in the garage. And I say one spot because well, full disclosure, this is what the rest looks like.
This never ending construction project is kicking my butt this summer! Sigh, hopefully someday we will actually park in here once again, or you know, make it to the door without breaking an ankle…
How about you, is your garage a disaster area? Could you use one of these awesome Gorilla Shelving Units yourself? Lucky for you I’m giving away $100 Ace Hardware Gift Card so you can complete a summer project of your own!
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