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I'm still trying to de-clutter/organize my garage but I figured it might be fun to post up pictures to share ideas and just check out other peoples garage setups...

 

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My garage is so full of graphics equipment I have to keep the motorcycle lift uncer a screenprint press when I'm not using it. 3 bays 28 feet long and a 16x28-foot office isn't enough!
 

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wow qwerty...that's a lot of equipment...i couldn't believe how cluttered up my garage/basement/house got from just normal stuff, and so quickly...i finally started to get the garage in order...i then proceeded to recycle most of the cardboard boxes that i had acquired from buying parts and other things and in the process dug out my pingpong/warped pool table in the basement...still have to build a work bench down there and craigslist more things (along with a bunch of stuff from other family members)



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http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/rgreeny37/craigslist sold/?start=all
 

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That is by far one of the cleanest/empty garages I have ever seen. I have so much stuff in my garage that it is kind of embarassing! You say you need to de-clutter?!
Have a look at mine.

 

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That is by far one of the cleanest/empty garages I have ever seen. I have so much stuff in my garage that it is kind of embarassing! You say you need to de-clutter?!
Have a look at mine.



well you got the important stuff in there
...i haven't really had enough time to fully clutter it up yet...i just had a modular home built a couple years ago so i've been adding little by little, then the g/f moved in and it got to a point where i had to do something so i could put my car in it again...it was a lot worse but i've been quite busy trying to get it organized...i had to put some stuff in my basement and then i had to clean out my shed to put some in there...i think the shed and the garage are in pretty good shape now but my basement on the other hand is my next project
 

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Crawler. I don't know what your going on about. At least you still have space to pull a small car in. Mines so full of mowers,bicycles,motorcycles and other crap thats it's hard to move! I just hope our place in Tennessee does not end up the same way...But!!
 

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Crawler. I don't know what your going on about. At least you still have space to pull a small car in. Mines so full of mowers,bicycles,motorcycles and other crap thats it's hard to move! I just hope our place in Tennessee does not end up the same way...But!!


i found that the shed helped a ton in getting a lot of stuff out of the garage...i want to get a bigger one cause the one i have now was given to my by my grandfather...i'd like to get something like this so i could get a riding mower at some point cause my yard is a decent size and it would make cutting the grass take much less time



http://www.homedepot.com/Storage-Organization-Sheds-Garages-Outdoor-Storage-Sheds-Plastic/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbu8z/R-202080014/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051
 

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Crawler. I don't know what your going on about. At least you still have space to pull a small car in. Mines so full of mowers,bicycles,motorcycles and other crap thats it's hard to move! I just hope our place in Tennessee does not end up the same way...But!!


Definitely not saying mines the worst but points looks like they moved in that day! Good job point. Mine gets a little cramped when the other cars in there. Next garage will have to be larger.

 

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When planning for a garage think about all the things you will put into it and how much room that will take. Then double it!! When I first got my 26x48 it looked like all kinds of space...Wrong! In less than two years the wife and I filled that sucker until bursting. At the rate were going we are going to need something along the lines of the warehouse in that Indania Jones movie.
 

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Definitely not saying mines the worst but points looks like they moved in that day! Good job point. Mine gets a little cramped when the other cars in their. Next garage will have to be larger.



thanks palm...nice ride you got there!



When planning for a garage think about all the things you will put into it and how much room that will take. Then double it!! When I first got my 26x48 it looked like all kinds of space...Wrong! In less than two years the wife and I filled that sucker until bursting. At the rate were going we are going to need something along the lines of the warehouse in that Indania Jones movie.


wow mine is only 24x24...i wish i had that much garage space!!!
 

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When planning for a garage think about all the things you will put into it and how much room that will take. Then double it!! When I first got my 26x48 it looked like all kinds of space...Wrong! In less than two years the wife and I filled that sucker until bursting. At the rate were going we are going to need something along the lines of the warehouse in that Indania Jones movie.
Sounds like you may need some professional help. I believe that you may be a hoarder.
 

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Sounds like you may need some professional help. I believe that you may be a hoarder.
What's now taking up a lot of space is all the push lawn mowers people give me. Most times there's not much wrong with them. Maybe a fouled plug but the owners can't be bothered to replace them. In their mind if it won't start then it's time for a new one. I just wish some of them had old motorcycles they wanted hauled away.
 

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How cramped is cramped? My shop started out as a sign and screenprint shop with enough extras to do basic maintenance on my own vehicles. Then when the economy collapsed my son started collecting toys bought for pennies on the dollar.



3 car lifts, one with alignment capabilities, tire changer and spin balancer, a complete welding shop, a complete auto upholstery shop, etc. There is also an 8-foot wide back porch and 20X58 feet of covered parking across the back of the building for trailers and project cars waiting their turn. Fortunately, there is also a 28x60 metal building with a concrete floor. That is used for accumulating project parts as well as crash repair/paint prep and a homemade paint both with walls that roll down from the ceiling.



Every space serves multiple purposes. Drag everything out, do a job, put everything back, repeat. Not very efficient. We are looking at some farm land going up for auction soon with a gambrelled steel building with a 60x100 center section clear span minimum 16 feet tall, drop cealing with insulated office/apartment space above, and 24x100 covered ports with 14-foot clearance and gravel floors down both sides. One side will be closed in over a new concrete floor, insulated, and temperature HVACed for graphics and a clean room for building engines, transmissions, differentials, and such, the other left open for storage. 2400ft^2 might sound like a big carport, but we have between us 4 cars, 3 trucks, one van, 2 boats, 2 airplanes, 4 trailers, a ZTR riding mower (lives on a trailer), and whatever projects await. We are planning a 1500-foot grass-over-gravel runway to keep our planes at home. More than we need at the present time, but I'm sure that with our expanding families, we'll "grow into it."
 

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How cramped is cramped? My shop started out as a sign and screenprint shop with enough extras to do basic maintenance on my own vehicles. Then when the economy collapsed my son started collecting toys bought for pennies on the dollar.



3 car lifts, one with alignment capabilities, tire changer and spin balancer, a complete welding shop, a complete auto upholstery shop, etc. There is also an 8-foot wide back porch and 20X58 feet of covered parking across the back of the building for trailers and project cars waiting their turn. Fortunately, there is also a 28x60 metal building with a concrete floor. That is used for accumulating project parts as well as crash repair/paint prep and a homemade paint both with walls that roll down from the ceiling.



Every space serves multiple purposes. Drag everything out, do a job, put everything back, repeat. Not very efficient. We are looking at some farm land going up for auction soon with a gambrelled steel building with a 60x100 center section clear span minimum 16 feet tall, drop cealing with insulated office/apartment space above, and 24x100 covered ports with 14-foot clearance and gravel floors down both sides. One side will be closed in over a new concrete floor, insulated, and temperature HVACed for graphics and a clean room for building engines, transmissions, differentials, and such, the other left open for storage. 2400ft^2 might sound like a big carport, but we have between us 4 cars, 3 trucks, one van, 2 boats, 2 airplanes, 4 trailers, a ZTR riding mower (lives on a trailer), and whatever projects await. We are planning a 1500-foot grass-over-gravel runway to keep our planes at home. More than we need at the present time, but I'm sure that with our expanding families, we'll "grow into it."
Nice...but you will still need to double the size in a few years. I'm thinking about buying a 1200 acre orange grove!
 

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Probably. Won't be a problem as long as corn prices hold.
 

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bump...need more garage pictures/ideas...i know some of you guys must have some pretty cool setups


Just snapped this photo. The two TW's in the foreground both went to Death Valley last weekend and neither have been cleaned yet. Belive it or not I can walk around the dune buggy in the center of the garage on three-sides with the garage door down.



Mine is cluttered but that's largely because I'm gnereally working on several things at once. Built-in shelving has helped a lot (my last garage didn't have that). I also have two work benches and two tool chests which help to keep tools where they belong. Getting it all to fit is a bit like playing Tetris but it works.



Not pictured is the inside of my garage door which is covered in notes, wiring diagrams and other things which keep me on-track on whatever I'm working on. One of my neighbors refers to those notes as "The diary of a mad man" LOL.



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Qwerty......your name is easy to find on my keypad!!! Ha. What planes do you fly? My brother built an RV 6 and took it to AK last year. I havent flown for a couple years but have flown a 152,172, piper pacer,husky on floats. (From the back seat), and a few others.
 
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