Storage Archive

If you’re a serious Do It Yourselfer, you obviously understand the benefits of a home air compressor. But have you discovered the awesomeness of a good air hose reel for your shop? A safe and organized garage is key. The best air hose reel will put a stop to common annoyances and safety hazards such as getting the hose constantly tangled around your feet or other objects and tripping you up, having to slowly unfurl the air hose and then spending time to coil it back up. When buying a hose reel, look for a heavy duty hose and a reel that is made of quality materials. Reels that weigh a hefty amount, are typically built with long term use in mind. Keep in mind that you will be using this reel a lot [&hellip

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Every shop and garage needs a good workbench for DIY projects. A minimal workbench is all some shop owners require, while others believe the best workbench is one with a few frills. Our top picks illustrate three distinct types of workbenches for your consideration and we threw in some suggestions for turning your workbench into a DIY project in itself. The best workbench for the money is quite honestly a custom do-it-yourself setup to fit the area it’ll be in as well as the types of uses you’ll have for it. That said, you can’t go wrong with any of the options below and the convenience factor they offer. TOP PICK: If you want a deluxe workbench straight out of the box, an excellent choice is Seville’s UltraHD Workbench. Headquartered in [&hellip

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A tool chest, tool box, or tool cart is a personal sort of domain, and everyone has a different idea of the perfect layout for their tools. On the other hand, a little consideration for the tools involved will help you decide where they should be located in the hierarchy of tools. Rather than provide you with a blueprint for your own tools, we put together some tips and suggestions to make your tools easier to use as you need them. Sorting Tool Types If you have tools that come in more than one specific type, such as SAE and metric tools, keep them in separate drawers to avoid confusion. If you have the space available, sorting drive sizes will also save you time in [&hellip

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For a craftsman, losing some or all of your tools to theft means missing work and being able to perform to your full potential. Even a home handyman would be out the use of their tools and hundreds or even thousands of dollars in personal property. The nicer the tools (think Gearwrench or Snap-on), the higher the risk. The good news is that there ways to reduce the temptation, and that will keep your tools safer. Tool Protection You are probably aware of most methods used to protect tools, but it never hurts to be reminded. Any of these methods will make your tools safer, or make them so easy to identify that they’re not worth trying to steal. Stand Out – Painting your tools a bright or [&hellip

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For most of us, the garage is a multi-purpose room that acts as a storage unit, a workshop, and a place to park the car. But these various uses all require space, and it probably doesn’t take long to fill the garage up and make it difficult to move around or even find the things you are looking for. To help you get past the clutter dilemma, here are some easy steps that can create more space in your garage. Group Similar Items Together Putting similar items together can conserve space as well as making your stuff easier to get to. This could be as simple as putting rags, work gloves and other cloths in a single drawer, or hanging multiple wrenches from a single peg. [&hellip

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Garage clutter is something that every homeowner will deal with at least once in their home owning career. Because the garage is typically the last stop for items on their way out the house, they simply get stuck. It doesn’t always happen at once either, a cluttered garage happens over time until suddenly you can’t park your car in the garage anymore! These five tips make clearing out garage clutter a breeze. Take Everything Out: I mean it, take everything out of your garage. This will give you a clean slate on which to build your perfect garage storage plan. It may seem like a pain, but taking everything out of your garage allows you to sweep out your garage and get rid of any [&hellip

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The best overhead storage rack is easy to install and use, holds a lot of items, and supports enough weight to be useful. All of the top ranked overhead garage racks featured here offer a different set of features, but each one is also a great example of how a small device like a garage rack can free up an amazing amount of floor space. Whether you have a 1-car, 2-car, or 3-car garage, space always seems to be at a premium. If all you are doing is storing the family Christmas ornaments and some Styrofoam balls, a high fixed rack will do fine, but storing heavier, bulkier things may require a little more innovative design. TOP PICK: Good things fit into small places, and [&hellip

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Whether you are an avid cyclist or simply enjoy occasional rides with the family, the best garage bike rack will save floor space and protect your bike (or bikes) against scratches. The selection of garage bike racks reviewed here includes three very different lift and storage designs to fit a wide variety of bicycle storage needs. Not every design is an overhead rack, and make sure to get one that will protect as many bikes as you have to store. While the inexpensive lift hoist is great if you have one or two bicycles, we would recommend a ceiling rack system such as the Saris for anything more than a couple bikes. TOP PICK: The RAD bike lift is nothing like the competition. A patented pulley design [&hellip

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Everyone who has a garage will probably agree that the fill up quickly. This is especially true with a family. You have your car(s), outdoor power equipment, workbench, all your tools, and toys for the kids. Finding a good spot to store your bicycles is often an afterthought. If everybody in the family owns a bike, the problem and frustration of unorganization and tripping over bikes only multiples. The best solution is some type of garage bike rack to simply hang them up; either on the wall or on the ceiling. Hanging Bikes on the Wall This is the preferred method if there are kids in the family as they can be low enough to the ground for them to be able to get their own bike [&hellip

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Everyone agrees that the best tool chest is the one in your garage or workshop. The problem is that you have to store and organize your tools. No matter how careful you are with them, the plastic cases that tool sets come in will not last forever, and buying individual tools means you will not have a case at all. To solve that problem, you can get a tool chest designed with the mechanic in mind. There are a lot of tool chests on the market, and you can pay upwards of $1000 for models made by major tool manufacturers. Instead of those high-dollar tool boxes, make your cash go further by taking a look at the twp top ranked tool chests below. Indicators of a [&hellip

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