I've been cleaning and organizing my garage one step at a time. You already saw the mini-mudroom created just steps off the laundry room, I'm very please with it, we now have a spot to take off our shoes before entering the house. Today's project is on the opposite side of the garage, the entrance.
The picture below shows you the problem corner. The table you see is one project I need to tackle soon because I keep on moving it all around the place depending on what I'm working on. The sled was taken to the backyard and hung on the fence as decoration. The water hose also went to the backyard.
But what bothered me the most was the pile of tools at that little corner. The snow shovels we used so many times this past Winter were still there, being a nuisance every time I was going to get an extension cord. It was about time to give them their proper place by installing a wall storage system.
Before installing my new Rubbermaid FastTrack 5 piece kit I gave the wall a coat of white paint, and that itself was the hardest part, installing the system was very easy! You just need to find the studs on the wall using a stud finder or doing it my favorite way, with a nail and hammer, marking the edges of the stud. Mark two more studs, they must be 16" apart from the one already found.
Once you have your marks on the wall, get a level and trace a line on the wall where you want your system to be installed (minimum height of 4'). Bring your FastTrack rail and mark the top and bottom holes over the studs. Drill 1/8" pilot holes in each mark before using the provided screws to mount the rail on the wall. The kit also comes with a set of anchors and screws to be placed in between the studs, but since the tools I'm hanging aren't heavy I didn't use them.
Oh, yeah I went ahead and found another paint remnant to create a more stylish display, well the green paint is going to camouflage the dirt from the tools better than white paint. ;)
That's all it is, as soon as the rail is installed you can slide on the cover and hang the Multi-Purpose hook, the 1-Handle hook and the two scoop hooks the kit comes with.
This is how it looks now.
What I love the most about this system, besides the easy install, are the movable hooks, right now I'm not taking advantage of this feature but perhaps later on when I install more of these systems, underneath and on the sides, is going to come in handy.
Don't you think it looks pretty neat?!
If you are cleaning your garage and want to find a place for each and everyone of your tools, do yourself a favor and go to your nearest Target as I did and get this wonderful organizational system!
The Rubbermaid FastTrack 5 piece kit is on sale for $28.89 (reg. $33.99) from May 18, 2014 - May 24, 2014. Discount is available in stores only from 5/18 to 5/24.