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Rubbermaid FastTrack | Garage Makeover


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If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you know that my husband drives a classic car. Her name is Sylvia but I refer to her as Mistress Money Pit (MMP)  for obvious reasons. If you know anything about classic cars the care and love for them by their owners can be a tiny bit obsessive.

One of the main issues we were having in the garage is the kids park their bikes on my side of the garage (go figure). When they park their bikes on my side it causes me to have to park a little too close to Sylvia to avoid taking them out.  As a result every time I open my door to get out I have to touch my car door to MMP and over time her door has accumulated far too many nicks for his liking.

Fixing this dilemma was fairly simple. We decided to relocate the children’s bikes into the downstairs garage. Genius resolution until I saw snakes enjoying the breeze down there, and quickly that option became flawed.

Snakes.

We then decided the best option would be to install a system to hang their bikes on the wall in the upstairs garage to free up space for me to park properly.

We live in an older home so our garage is huge and there was more than enough space after we measured to put the system upstairs along with his tools leaving the bottom garage for his other classic car that is in the shop *rolls eyes* and the lawnmower. This is what we started with.

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage organization system

I made a trip to The Home Depot to pick up the Rubbermaid® FastTrack® Garage Organization System. It took me a minute to figure out what hooks we needed to house everything that we would be moving up to that garage.

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organizatioin System

I ended up going with   {2} FastTrack® 84  inch vertical rails, 3 FastTrack® Vertical bike hooks, a FastTrack® Utility Hook and a few FastTrack® Multi Purpose hooks along with the hardware packs  needed to securely attach the system to the wall.

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organization

The FastTrack rails were quick and easy to install once he measured out where the studs were.  The system can hold up to 1750 lbs, to make sure you don’t have an issue it is super important to make sure the system is attached to the studs. Our studs ended up being the standard width apart which is roughly 16″.

 

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Once the studs are marked out you have to put in the anchors, found in the hardware pack. You must use the hardware pack for the system, it is only $1.97 so no need to cut corners.

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organization

Now it is as simple as screwing the track to the wall and placing the rail cover over it for a sleek and completed look.

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organization

 

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organization

 

 

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organization

 

 

 

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage organization system

I put the process on Snapchat. Here is a short clip of how it works.


Once the hooks were up he was happy to bring his lawn equipment up from the other garage.

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage organization system

All done.

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…and because old Money Pit Mistress is so needy, it will be a few days before I can get my bike down without his help. Just think after we put in this system to avoid her door getting nicked and I make a mistake and drop the whole bike on her. That would be some Alanis Morrisette irony there.

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage organization system

This system is a man’s dream. With Father’s Day coming up this is the perfect gift to give all of the father’s in your life.

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2 Comments

  • Kelly Tomlinson says: June 6, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    What an attractive way to organize your garage! I love how sleek and organized it makes everything! #client

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  • Rae says: June 18, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I don’t currently have a garage door so I guess with my set up I have a carport with storage that also has a garage door. So maybe I do have a garage? IDK.. anyway.. the storage area definitely needs a makeover. There is a hanging storage system in place using like a pegboard set up.. if I’m describing that right. I think eventually a garage door will be added and I’d love to have a place to hang my bikes like you all have installed. Right now, it’s just in the storage area.

    Love the outcome! And I can’t even lie, MPM is a fine! Sorry.
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