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    The garage and shed are seldom given as much organizational thought as their indoor counterparts. They are also prime spaces to dump items for future sorting. Here's how to keep these areas helpful and streamlined through the seasons.
    February 2, 2011

    Create an organized (and neat-looking!) tool area by marking the outlines of tools on a garage wall or above your workbench.

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    • Jennifer May

      ARGH - at least be consistent!! >> "Give every tool it's space...and it will always make its way back. Find this idea and other garage organization tips at Martha Stewart."

    • Lizzie Huff

      Garage Idea for Eric. Outlined tools each have a place and jars mounted underneath shelf for small items.

    • Azi Ashari

      If winter ever goes away I'll try some of these. See the "Tool Wall" in our Garage and Shed Organizing Ideas gallery

    • Sasha M

      Tool Wall: Trace tools with pencil, then remove tools and sharpie or paint their outlines. Also, nail the tops of jars to the bottom of a shelf and use the jars for nails, screw, etc.-- these tricks are old school-- totally grandpa land-- and I love Martha for bringing them back. (@ martha stewart)

    • Dina Higginbotham

      Tool wall in garage. A hammer and nails are easy to find if everything is kept in its place. Create that place by marking the outlines of tools on a garage wall or above your workbench. First hang your tools, and carefully trace around them lightly in pencil. Then remove the tools, and go over the pencil lines using more visible markers. We used black marker, but paint pens also work well. Martha Stewart organizing tip

    • Sylvie Morin

      See the "Tool Wall" in our Garage and Shed Organizing Ideas gallery. The garage and shed are seldom given as much organizational thought as their indoor counterparts. They are also prime spaces to dump items for future sorting. Here's how to keep these areas helpful and streamlined through the seasons. A hammer and nails are easy to find if everything is kept in its place. Create that place by marking the outlines of tools on a garage wall or above your workbench.

    • Brenda rutherford

      Tool Wall Martha Stewart love the mason jars under shelves great for craft or kids room

    • Jennifer Nicolello

      "Tool Wall" storage ideas - the jar lids nailed or screwed to the shelf is great!

    • Michele Leonard

      Tool Wall-outline tools to make finding & returning them super-easy.

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