21 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Maximize Dad’s Space for Fathers Day
Fathers Day is June 21 this year, so here are 21 ways that Dad can organize and maximize his space with various tips, tricks and techniques.
1. Magnetic tool bar in a garage
Save time by using this magnetic tool rack to store all your tools. You can build your own or find one on Amazon.com. Easy to reach and no more digging through a drawer!
2. Shelve, shelve, shelve
Keep your garage organized and create more space by installing shelving on the walls to store coolers, children’s toys, and more.
3. Tennis ball trick
Cut an opening in a tennis ball and put one end of a rope (in a knot) in the opening. Suspend the tennis ball in the air at the point where you are perfectly pulled into your garage (tie the other end of the rope to a shelf or hook at the roof of your garage). No more guessing if you’re in the garage far enough!
4. Pool noodle hack
For people with small garages, this hack is great. Screw a pool noodle into the wall to avoid hitting your car doors against the wall.
5. Battery Organizer
Get this awesome contraption on Amazon.com that keeps all your batteries organized by size and even comes with a battery tester so you know which ones to throw out!
6. Belt rack hanger
Also found on Amazon.com, this hanger is sure to avoid a tangled mess of belts. With hooks on both sides, this belt rack hanger will hold all of your belts and more.
7. Pallet wood turned wine rack
Made out of already used pallet wood, this rack makes for the perfect place to store wine or anything else for that matter!
8. Old file cabinet transformed into garage storage, from Trash to Treasure
Utilizing an old, no longer used file cabinet can make for a great storage spot for shovels, rakes, brooms, etc.
9. Grand piano bookshelf
The ultimate project and the ultimate storage device: turn an old piano into a bookshelf/storage spot. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
10. Shoe storage
Keep your shoes organized in a tray or a used wine box at an easily accessible spot underneath your bed!
11. Velcro remotes
Apply Velcro to remotes, Xbox controllers, and more so that you never lose a device again.
12. Binder clips
Attach binder clips to wires to keep them out of sight and off the floor.
13. Bungee cords
Use bungee cords in a garage to keep all sporting items, like basketballs, in place.
14. Cord dividers
Add dividers to any bin of cords to avoid a tangled mess. Label each section for easy access, from DIY Home Sweet Home.
15. DIY ice chest
Tired of spending tons of money on appliances that stop working? Reuse an old refrigerator as an ice chest for the backyard!
16. Whiskey bottle soap dispenser
Perfect for dad’s man cave- an old Jack Daniels bottle filled with soap instead of a generic soap bottle!
17. Wrench hooks
Use old wrenches as hooks for miscellaneous objects or just as coat hangers!
18. DIY mason jar lights
Spice things up in your home by breaking from traditional light fixtures and replacing them- yourself- with mason jars, from Home Talk!
19. Bike hooks
Make more room in your garage by hanging hooks from the garage ceiling and hanging bikes from the hooks.
20. Recycle tic-tac containers
Store spices in empty tic-tac containers and label each container for not only easy ascess, but also for maximizing space in your spice drawer, from Huffington Post.
21. Mobile laundry station
Keep your clothes separated by darks and lights with this easy DIY mobile laundry station, from Hoosier Homemade.