A Great Parts Organizer from Milwaukee

After a bunch of back-to-back city/house moves, my small parts—nuts, bolts, screws, wire nuts, wall anchors, o-rings, clamps, etc.—have become a complete nightmare, scattered within various boxes. Along the way, a bunch of the clear plastic small parts organizer drawers that I had packed were broken, spilling parts in the boxes. I needed a way … Read more

Hands-On: GarageSmart’s My Jeep® Top Lifter

A while back, we covered a really cool little Bluetooth-enabled hoist called the MyLifter. While we didn’t have one on-hand to review at the time, we thought it seemed super-useful when used in various configurations to store stuff up and out of the way in the garage. The company that developed the MyLifter, with a little … Read more

Get Yourself a 12-Pack… of Wrap It Storage Straps!

Short post, but I just wanted to share some cool storage straps I found recently. I’ve got a boatload of cords, cables, and hoses in my garage for all kinds of different things. The longer stuff—like extension cords and garden hoses—are a pain in the neck to store. For long-term storage of these types of … Read more

New “Mobile” Garage Cabinets from NewAge

We’ve owned and worked with/in garages with all kinds of storage solutions. From fancy wall-to-wall steel cabinetry to repurposed kitchen cabinets and an old homemade workbench. Most of the time, the cabinets are mounted securely to the wall and it’s the tool chests that we’re rolling around the garage. NewAge Products aims to put the best … Read more

Retro Tool Boxes

As I struggle to revive my own personal residential garage buildout project (which was put on hold due to other home renovations taking far longer than expected), I’m 85.573% sure I’m gonna go retro. I have very fond memories growing up in and around my grandfather’s Texaco station in SW Florida, which he started before … Read more

A Better Pegboard?

I friggin’ HATE the flimsy, never-ending puzzle that is the pegboard system. Ugh. So, as I shop some options to organize my own tools for [the soon-to-relaunch-now-that-other-home-renovations-are-almost-done] Project Baker, I’m trying to find something similar to pegboard that isn’t pegboard. I actually have several , but I still have to deal with all those hooks and … Read more

Hands-On: TRiLIGHT Motion Sensing LED Ceiling Light

Back in January, we wrote about the new from STKR. At the time, we didn’t have one on-hand so we only reported what we learned from our limited research. We also criticized its price but still liked the TRiLIGHT and wanted a few for our own garages. The good folks at STKR saw our article … Read more

A Central Vac for the Garage (Kinda)

As we continue to plan for Project Baker (I promise it’ll be kicking off soon, once all of the contractors are out of the way), we were looking for the best way to incorporate a central vacuum-like system in the garage, since I do a lot of detailing and whatnot. The house itself is already … Read more