Monkey Bars Storage provided me with a Garden Tool Rack in exchange for my honest opinion regarding their product. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Last summer, our garage underwent a major makeover, which included the addition of a second refrigerator and some new freestanding shelves, as well as installation of some awesome overhead shelving. The one remaining item on the To Do list was to re-think our current method of organizing our lawn and garden equipment/tools. Our existing method consisted of hanging stuff willy nilly on nails attached to a wood board across the expanse of one wall:
The area was starting to get quite congested, so we began to look for other storage opportunities within the space for relocating some of these items. We identified one wall area on the opposite side that could serve as vertical storage space without impeding our ability to exit the car when it is parked in the garage:
Hmmm…should we stick with our traditional “board and nail” method? Nope. We made the decision to upgrade to a more functional and visually appealing storage system…that’s where Monkey Bars storage enters the picture. This month, I was given the opportunity to review a Monkey Bars garage storage product, and I knew immediately which product to choose…their Garden Tool Rack.
MONKEY BARS STORAGE: GARDEN TOOL RACK
My husband LOVES a quick and easy DIY project, and the garden tool rack installation certainly fell into this category. It took him under 10 minutes to install it. It was simply a matter of locating wall studs, measuring to determine appropriate vertical positioning, attaching the wall brackets, inserting the hanger bar, and attaching the various hooks. Crazy Simple!
In addition to being happy about the easy install, Dear Hubby was also quite impressed with the sturdiness and quality of the shelving components. Over the years, he has learned to discern what products can withstand the rough conditions of the garage environment, and he was confident that these all-steel components will stand the test of time.
So then the fun part began…relocating a large portion of our gardening tools from the crowded “nail wall” to the new garden tool rack. One of the features I really love about this storage system is the ability to custom configure it to your exact needs (custom solutions are a huge help in the organizing process). The hooks can be easily removed and rearranged in any order. As I began to place items on the rack, I discovered that by turning the shorter hooks backwards on the bar, you can hang items in the space behind the bar as well — bonus!. After playing around with it for a bit, we landed on this configuration:
So what were we able to store on that rack? I was shocked to see how much it could handle:
- Leaf blower
- Step stool
- 3 lawn sprinklers
- 2 shovels
- Dethatching tool
- 2 garden edger tools
We have struggled for a long time to find a good home for our leaf blower…the rack’s “J” hook is the perfect place for this awkward item.
Take a look at what other products Monkey Bars Storage offers in order to help you achieve a state of organized Nirvana in your garage. They offer a range of fabulous garage storage solutions (shelving, cabinets, overhead storage), as well as epoxy floor coatings that create a polished look in your garage. They also offer expert installation service, in case you are not the DIY-type.
If you don’t live near an authorized dealer, you can purchase Monkey Bars products via Amazon:
Now the exciting part…The kind folks at Monkey Bars Storage want to give Refined Rooms blog readers a chance to get started on their own garage organizing project. They are offering one lucky reader the chance to win their very own garden tool rack!