Hi all! Are you enjoying cooler temperatures? We’ve gone from mid 90’s to mid 80’s. It’s not cool, crisp fall here yet, but it’s slowly edging it’s way there. We were back in the garage this weekend. The never-ending garage project that goes on and on and on. This time we finished hanging stuff on the walls. We got as much off the floor as we could lift. 3 cars can now park comfortably. Woohoo. We only own 2 cars, but it’s nice to be able to get to the trash can without stumbling over stuff. Yes, our subdivision mandates that trash cans be stored in our garages.
The organization is pretty run-of-the-mill, but there are a couple of little tricks I want to share. First is this monster ladder. I think it weighs a ton or 2. Definitely too heavy for the walls. We propped it between the 2 garage doors. And just in case there’s an earthquake or one of us gets clumsy, we chained it to the wall.
Here’s a close up. Just a piece of old chain on a hook. I makes me feel a little safer about that ladder crashing on my car.
On this wall we hung some old lawn chairs, and our spray tanks. One holds bug spray, the other holds weed killer. The spray tanks can get heavy when full. But I got so tired of stumbling over the hoses.
We used ladder hangers to hang them. I can’t find these specific ones online, but there are similar ones you can use. I was excited to finally get them off the floor! It seemed like they were always in the way.
I needed somewhere to hang my garden flags. I found this 3 arm towel rack at Walmart. Perfect. It has skinny arms to hold the little hooks. After I’ve used one, I wash it in cold water and let it air dry. Then I store it back in the package it came in. I’ve been using these flags for years.
I can just push it against the wall and keep them out of the way.
The last wall got filled, and we had ourselves a dance floor. No, we didn’t actually dance. We were too pooped!
So are we finally done in the garage? No. We’re going to build a miter saw table next. I’ll share that with you. Hubby needs to paint the ceiling. I won’t share that. And we’d like to paint the floor. That would make it so pretty. But I don’t think we’ll have time before the weather gets rough. It will probably have to be put off until next fall. Spring is for gardening, lawn care, and landscaping. I refuse to spend spring in the garage.
I hope this was helpful and that you will be able to get some ideas for yourself.