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Old 01-20-2019, 05:28 PM
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Hell with tidying up I'm finally getting around to closing my 60' x 60' barn/shop. Going to let the wife have the little 20' x 30' barn for her she shed.


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Old 01-20-2019, 09:16 PM
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If itís good stuff please donate it, lots of places will pick it up.
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:04 AM
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Flatout, how do the bicycles drop down? I have a single car garage and bikes alone take up half my floor space!
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Old 01-21-2019, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by nicecast View Post
Flatout, how do the bicycles drop down? I have a single car garage and bikes alone take up half my floor space!
Just two big storage hooks for each from Home Depot or Loweís. Amazon just search for heavy duty bike hooks. Just screw them into the the ceiling trusses. I am lucking to have a 10ft tall flat garage ceiling so keep that in mind too.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by nicecast View Post
Flatout, how do the bicycles drop down? I have a single car garage and bikes alone take up half my floor space!
Like he said above. Also, once you hang them on the hooks you can swing them up and secure them by a rope or something so they aren't hanging straight down. 10ft ceiling is nice.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
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Winter 2018 project. 100 or so hours work. 150 sq ft of drop from ceiling storage installed above the garage doors.
I am pretty sure I hate you. 😁
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:33 AM
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Books are my 'Clutter Addiction'.

Have an office that was overflowing. At a local Nautical Flea Market about 8 years ago I got to chatting with a guy named Jim. He has a converted little camper van that is now like a Book Mobile! He agreed to swing by the house and to hopefully buy some of my books. He paid 25% of original price and then sells then for 50% at Flea Markets, etc. "Jim's Nautical Books".

Spent an hour making the 'tough decisions' and piled up almost 60 books on all things Nautical. Stacked them by Subject on the dining room table. He bought about 55 of them and gave me $225!! I was happy as hell and walked back into see my now, uncluttered Office!

Ha!! I seriously could hardly tell if I even made a dent! Since then, I have of course, bought more books! But we will be gutting the kitchen and adjacent Office soon, so I'll have to get VERY serious and toss or give away all the books that I'll never read again or that I don't care about. I have one built-in bookcase that I'd like to use after the project and that's IT!

THEN the garage gets it!!
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:14 AM
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The corner baseboard by the fridge looks off But thats a dream setup. I wish I could fit and afford those built ins...

I should post my garage...
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:35 AM
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Just did mine with epoxy for $1300. Some morons wanted $2800. PVC is my SUV stop. Cheap, strong, and effective.
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:02 PM
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I

ave. This bike rack
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:29 PM
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All depends on how you work. I just toss down a drop cloth before changing oil.
It looks like we have the exact same golf cart. Is yours an RXV?
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:51 PM
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Itís a constant battle that I fear will never end. Iíve fought this issue since Iíve been a homeowner (with limited success). Iíve had storage buildings, cargo trailers, etc...

I currently have a 20íx50í storage building that I have to gut & rearrange, adding shelves to accommodate all the shit I have.

Whats worse, and all joking aside, Iím beginning to have serious concerns that my wife is a legitimate hoarder. I work out of town about 10 months a year, and every time I come home I find more & more shit just piled up. I literally feel like Iím gonna have a nervous breakdown until I can get stuff moved & in storage. She goes out of her way to make sure I donít throw things away behind her back.

Of course Iím not blameless. I could go on & on about all of my shit too, but at least mine is outside. I actually have a cargo trailer with tools in the for sale section. At least Iím trying.
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:59 PM
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While I love Flatout's garage, I'd have to open 15 drawers to find what I was looking for or forget altogether was was in the cabinets...and go out and buy the exact item again.

I've got large drawers in my garage that contain only new, in the package hardware and items for boats and vehicles that I've never installed. But I'll use them one day!
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by GWcpa View Post
While I love Flatout's garage, I'd have to open 15 drawers to find what I was looking for or forget altogether was was in the cabinets...and go out and buy the exact item again.

I've got large drawers in my garage that contain only new, in the package hardware and items for boats and vehicles that I've never installed. But I'll use them one day!
Personally, I've got about that many drawers of tools and know exactly what's in each of them with no labels. But they are grouped according to what they do.... ie cutting, wrenches, measuring, etc.. But cabinets, I'd lose stuff by the minute never to be seen again. For those kinds of things, I like shelves with clear, labeled stackable bins no more than 3 bins high till' the next shelf. For example I've got heavy staples and staple gun in one so I can grab that bin for the job. Same thing for hole saws, pneumatic fittings, drywall hardware, concrete drill bits, etc..
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:10 PM
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Yep I easily recall what is in the pull out doors. Same general mental plan that I used for 25 years with snap on and similar chests. All the cabinets contain clear containers so everything in them is visible. I usually find what I need within a minute.
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:05 PM
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Iím good with my rolling toolbox and workbench. But Iím memory challenged on cabinets. Iíve got a pegboard garage (thats embarrassing to say after the above examples) but I group by type/purpose and can see what I have. Trying to keep my floor clean of clutter.

I have a 12í ceiling with a pull down attic so I have a lot on the walls.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:11 AM
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Alright I am sharing my single car garage... I think my issue is the junk is all layers of places where I know where it is.. a lot I just need to straighten up and organize, but as soon as I do that I can't get to what I need... I also have no kids or wife... maybe I should post an aftershot after tidying up next weekend..
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by GWcpa View Post
While I love Flatout's garage, I'd have to open 15 drawers to find what I was looking for or forget altogether was was in the cabinets...and go out and buy the exact item again.

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I couldn't do Flatout's amazing set up... Just not in me, but my wife could!
For you guys with a lot of drawers....
I frequently would have friends come over to my place in Jersey to help with projects along with the admiral. I did two things that worked really well. I mounted a 2x12 above my work bench to hold my most frequently grabbed tools, laid out where I wanted the tools, put in a sure to hang them, outlined the tool with a marker and in many cases wrote what they are i.e.: 16oz and 20oz by the hammers, pliers, cutters, needle nose, etc. Worked well, I could ask anyone to get me the 20oz hammer and get what I asked for. Another benefit, after the project I immediately know what wasn't put back. I liked it enough that it made the move to Florida (after 22 years, it's a little faded).
The other thing I did was start collecting refrigerator magnets (the soft kind with advertising on them). I managed to get about 25 off the Geico insurance table at a rally or something, painted them white and marked them with a marker. For my roll box, I just cut them all into like 1-1/2" x 3" pieces and did the same thing.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:43 AM
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For those asking about the bike storage, here is what i did. I built a recessed area into the ceiling and hang the bikes in there. I bought a bike lift kit, its a couple pulleys and some line, they are pretty cheap. I also made a spot for the paddle board. These are the best pictures i have with me right now.

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Here are a few photos of the garage. Did varying overhead storage. Its a 2 car garage so on one side over the door is a material rack and the other side is the fishing rod rack. Behind that is a rack for boards (skate, surf, skim and snow) and the other side is the bike storage. Some overhead air and power reels. Lots of lighting. The goal is to always park our two cars in the garage so the floor has to stay clear. Folding work benches on one wall. Soffit storage with doors on two sides. Tool chest in the middle between the two cars. Chest freezer for bait. Lots of 20A outlets. Next big project is the floor, most likely epoxy.

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Been cleaning out crap for the past couple weeks. Had a partial roll of starter strip roofing that's been sitting around (in the way) at least 5 years and tossed it literally about 5 days ago... and needed it today. #$@#$ ... how does that happen?! And to boot it was just the right amount so if I buy another roll, I'll have the same amount sitting there.....ready to be in the way again.
THIS^ is what ALWAYS happens when I get stupid and try and throw things out . If its not in the way let it stay.
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