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Garage Tool Storage

By: Danny Lipford

An important step in organizing your garage is to store large tools—like rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows—so they’re easy to find when you need them but out of the way the rest of the time. Start by attaching a long board to the wall at eye level.

Attach plastic coated hooks, screws, or nails to the board to hold the tools. Multiple hooks can be used to secure hard to hold items such as a string trimmer.

Another creative storage solution is to screw a notched board to the studs near the floor and use it to stow a wheelbarrow out of the way. Pivot the wheelbarrow up against the wall and secure the handles with a rubber strap.


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  • Eric Treske Says:
    January 19th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Another really useful tool I have found is Flip Clip Storage kits. They are quick, easy and affordable and have a ton of uses for garage storage. Just clip them on to an exposed stud and in minutes your garage is organized. Check out their website at

  • NCN Says:
    July 17th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I really like the way you handled the wheelbarrow. I’ve just purchased a new shed, and I’m using some of your techniques to help organize my tools.

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