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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hanging Jar Storage

Over the weekend I finally cleaned up our garage. This is our multi-purpose space, so it had multi-multi-multi items strewn everywhere.

Because our garage is small (fits 1.5 cars) space is a premium and I knew where I could find more space. One place I found space is under the shelves. Another place was inside my workbench (but, I'll show you that in another post.)

I had been saving jars and lids (which I had to fish out of the trash a few times. Ewww!) for storage of odds and ends in the workshop/garage.

This project turned out to be a super easy and quick project (unlike taming the wild multi-beast our garage had become.

1) First I put the jar lid on top of a scrap piece of wood. 2) Then I centered my drill. 3) And drilled through the lid (check the size of your screw to make sure you choose a drill bit that equals the diameter of the screw, but not large enough for the screw head to go through.

Then I used a screwdriver and attached the lid to the underside of my shelf.

Then simply screwed the jar into the lid! Repeated that process three more times and filled the jars with the odds and ends that needed a place to be stored.

Ultimately, I finished cleaning the garage so I have room to set up a spray tent and start working on this sad little chair I found on the curb. Look here to see her transformation! I have to tell you, it is going to be quite a job. I took her completely apart, but I can rebuild her. I have the technology. Better, stronger, faster than before! (oops, The Six Million Dollar Man started playing in my head.)

Update: I was feeling pretty embarrassed after showing you my messy garage. So, here is proof that I really did clean it up. We still have a lot of stuff to fit in a small area, but at least I can walk around and find things now!

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At July 22, 2010 at 7:03 PM , Blogger InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Brittany-

You are making me feel lazy! I used to clean my garage out every year, but since I started working F/T I have not had the time. Seeing your organization is getting me inspired to go out and do it!

Thanks for leaving the comment on my post about the film canisters. It always seems the minute we throw something out that we didn't see a need for - we find a need. Maybe you may stumble upon some soon.
My best- Diane

At July 22, 2010 at 9:33 PM , Blogger Pine Tree Home said...

Do tell more about this spray tent? I have a compressor, a really big MAN one and a teeny one for me. I was thinking of getting one of those sprayers that that what you will be using?

At July 22, 2010 at 9:54 PM , Blogger - Brittany said...

I want to put up plastic sheeting over a section of the garage. The plastic sheets can be rolled up and clipped to the ceiling when not in use, then lowered when I need to spray. I also bought a bunch of cheap plastic sheeting tonight at Big Lots! but have also bought shower curtains at the $1 store. That way when they get covered with paint I can toss them.

Miss Mustard Seed has a great description of her temporary spray tent here:

Okay, now that I'm looking back at my post I'm slightly embarrassed that everyone has seen my messy garage now.

At July 30, 2010 at 7:49 AM , Blogger Debbie said...

My father-in-law did this, and I have wanted my husband to do this for years! I just need to get busy and do it myself. Love it!

At August 2, 2010 at 4:21 PM , Blogger Life in Rehab said...

I've been wanting to do that in my home office area...time to break out the drill!


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