September 28, 2014

Garage Storage

Recently, I kicked off one of my cleaning frenzies by tearing into the Back Hall Closet.  But the fun didn't stop there.  I soon discovered that part of my problem was having too many shoes in that closet.  With a husband and two boys, I really can't avoid all kinds of stinky sports shoes taking up space.  And who wants them smelling up the inside of the house anyway?

Why not move those rancid things out to the garage?

So while I was at Lowe's I picked up one of those metal shelves.
These things are great for garage storage and easy to assembly!


I placed the shelf right next to the back stairs to make it easy for the boys to remove their shoes before entering.  I don't mind if they keep their everyday shoes or sneakers in the laundry/mud room, it's those golf and football spikes that make me crazy!  Did you ever notice how much caked on mud a pair of spikes can hold?  Not only will this keep my house smelling fresher but it will keep dirt from being dragged inside.  (Speaking of dirt, I think I have to freshen up the paint on the door and stair risers!)

Now the shoe dirt can just fall to the garage floor
instead of being dragged through my house.

I had a couple extra baskets left over from my hall closet
so I am using them for extra storage...
a spare umbrella, Rosie's leashes and brushes...

The bike helmets now have a neat place to rest too.

And the roller blades can be neatly stored 
near a whole box of knee and elbow guards 
(that my boys refuse to wear).

On to the next project!
By the looks of things, 
I will be buying some more white paint for the door and stairs!

Do you have any tips for garage storage?

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7 comments:

  1. I love it. It looks fabulous and what a great way to keep the mess in the garage, not the house.

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  2. I need to do this. So tired of four pairs of mud-caked cleats in the mudroom :P

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  3. This is a great idea. My garage floor is always scattered with shoes.

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  4. This looks great! We have a detached garage...which I guess is good...i never go in there...god knows what shape it's in :)

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  5. I love your open shelving you found. I agree that those shoes need to be stored outside. I have a house full of boys so I know from experience how much dirt can come into a house from dirty shoes. I like the fact that the shelving is open too.

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  6. oh it looks so neat now. I need one of those. Keep those manly smells outside I always say. Wait to they get older, it's worse ..but we love our boys don't we? :)

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