Monthly Archives: December 2011

Make Room for Bike Racks with Garage Tool Organizers

This blog has discussed bike racks, ceiling racks, wall racks and pretty much anything bike storage related.  Well, today I want to discuss something that is indirectly related to the storage of your bicycle and gear.  Most people store their bikes in the garage or in a shed, and are forced to share this space with a variety of other everyday items, one of which is garage tools.  Everybody needs them;  few know how to store them.  I have a couple of suggestions for garage tool organizers that will clear up space in your garage, providing you with the storage necessary for your fleet of bicycles.

garage tool organizer

garage tool organizer

Floor space in the garage is important if you want it to function at its maximum efficiency.  This is why I suggest using wall or ceiling racks for your bicycle storage.  Well, the same principle is at work here with your larger garage tools.  Items such as weed-whackers, rakes, shovels, hoes, chainsaws and ladders take up so much floor space when they are not being used; floor space that would be the perfect place to tweak your spokes or fix a broken bike seat!  I would recommend checking out tool wall organizers like magnetic wall racks, heavy duty wall racks, and even a simple pegboard for your tool storage.
Another suggestion for garage storage deals less with saving space and more with saving time.  Don’t you hate it when all you need to do to finish your bike-building project is fasten a few screws, but your disorganized garage makes you spend an extra hour just searching for a Phillips head screw driver?  Well add some bin storage to your garage and know exactly where everything is, at all times!  Most of the bin storage units include place holders for labels, ensuring you will never waste time searching for tools again.
I know today’s post was a bit tangential, but I just finished cleaning up my garage and was inspired to share what I learned from the experience with you, my dedicated readers.