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!

tool bar

 

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.

 

shelves

 

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!

tennis ball

 

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.

pool noodle hack

 

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!

battery organizer

 

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.

belt hanger

 

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!

pallet rack

 

 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.

trash to treasure

 

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.

piano shelf

 

10.  Shoe storage

Keep your shoes organized in a tray or a used wine box at an easily accessible spot underneath your bed!

shoes

 

11. Velcro remotes

Apply Velcro to remotes, Xbox controllers, and more so that you never lose a device again.

velcro

 

12. Binder clips

Attach binder clips to wires to keep them out of sight and off the floor.

cords

 

13. Bungee cords

Use bungee cords in a garage to keep all sporting items, like basketballs, in place.

bungee cords

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.

dividers

 

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!

ice chest

 

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!

whiskey soap

 

17. Wrench hooks

Use old wrenches as hooks for miscellaneous objects or just as coat hangers!

wrench hooks

 

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!

mason jar lights

 

19. Bike hooks

Make more room in your garage by hanging hooks from the garage ceiling and hanging bikes from the hooks.

bike hang

 

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.

 

spices

 

21. Mobile laundry station

Keep your clothes separated by darks and lights with this easy DIY mobile laundry station, from Hoosier Homemade.

laundry station

 

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Real Estate: The Science Behind Decluttering and Staging a House

Staging living room

Human perception is an amazing tool. That is why we are often quick to judge an individual by what he or she is wearing or a book by its cliche cover.

The same perception can make or break a deal when trying to sell a house. People viewing your house love to see what is in your closet, medicine cabinet and even your underwear drawer. As much as they love to look through your personal items, a few fingerprints on a window or dribble of toothpaste in a sink can negatively sway a buyer’s opinion.

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Try These Clever Organizing Tricks to De-Clutter Your Home

De-Cluttering your home can be a chore; however, the 10 tips below should help you in your quest to find organization.

  1. Baby Wipes Containers

There are so many adorable hair accessories for little girls. However, where do you store them? Previously used baby wipes containers are ideal to store little girls’ bows, ribbons, barrettes, scrunchies and rubber bands inside. You can organize them by type or color. Use permanent marker to detail what is inside each container. Continue reading…