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From the Pros: Best Tool Storage and Transport Ideas

Pros reveal their favorite tried-and-true ways to haul and store tools. Check out these ingenious solutions and see which ones will work for you.

How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


Eco-friendly Alternatives to Plastic Bags

While plastic bags are convenient for consumers, the sad truth is they're extremely harmful to the environment and wildlife. Here...


20 Amazing Storage Products from Harbor Freight

Harbor Freight is a gold mine of affordable equipment for the DIY enthusiast. Here are 20 items that can help...


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Preview: Ikea’s New Line of Limited-Edition Cleaning Tools

This February, Ikea is rolling out the new, limited-edition Borstad collection of cleaning tools and accessories, both in-store and online.

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24 Clever Storage Ideas for Stuff That’s Always In the Way

Camping gear, magazines, boots…they can take over your house and garage! Here are some really clever ideas for storing your...


10 Ways to Organize and Store Paper Bags

10 Ways to Organize and Store Paper Bags

10 Ways to Organize and Store Plastic Bags

Having a barrage of plastic bags fly out of your cabinet every time you open it can be downright maddening....


12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...


13 Ideas for Fishing and Hunting Gear Storage

Have your fishing and hunting gear organized with these awesome fishing and hunting gear storage options


French Cleat Tool Holder Building Tips

Once you build a French Cleat tool wall, you need to start adding tools. Most tool holders take less than...

9 Ideas for Storing Hunting and Fishing Gear

There's nothing more frustrating than reaching for your fishing gear to only have your lines all tangled. Even if you're...


Seriously Cheap Magnetic Toolbox Labels

Stop the guesswork and know where everything is with magnetic toolbox labels.


10 Hacks to Try If You’re Always Losing Things Around the House

It's been estimated that we spend 153 days in our lifetime looking for stuff, according to a study conducted by...


How to Double Your Resealable Bags

Save some money by easily doubling your resealable bags in seconds.


Easy Garage Storage Solutions

4 quick and simple DIY storage projects

20 Before and After Storage Photos That Will Inspire You to Get Organized

Say goodbye to pots and pans falling out of cabinets, toys strewn all over the play room and clothing and...


DIY Entryway Bench With Shoe Storage

Build the perfect little shoe bench for your entryway


Is It Safe to Wash and Reuse Zip-Top Bags?

We investigate when (and how) to make your zip-top bags reusable.


The Best Shoe Storage Bench for Your Entryway

If shoes are taking over your entryway, it's time to do something! A shoe storage bench is a simple, double-duty...


Winter Sports Gear Organizers That Really Work

While all those outdoor winter activities such as skiing, skating and sledding can be a lot of fun, storing all...


No Toolbox? Here are 10 Alternatives That Really Work

You want to keep your tools organized, but with various jobs and tools for every task, keeping things in order...


Top 10 Shoe Storage Systems for Less Than $40

It's fun buying shoes, but hard to keep them organized. Thankfully, these shoe storage solutions keep things tidy and leave...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How to Build Stacking Totes

Have a couple of hours free this weekend? Build these stacking totes using 1/2-in. plywood for an inexpensive and very...

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These Durable Sticky Notes Belong in Every DIYer’s Toolbox

These durable sticky notes hold up in tough conditions, indoors and out.


Reader Project: 2 Slick Miter Saw Stand Accessories

"I used to cut something at my miter saw stand, and then take my tape measure and pencil elsewhere in...


Store Short Extension Cords with Your Most-Used Tools

I love short extension cords. I keep one in the boxes of my most-used tools, like my circular saw and...


2 Smart Ways to Store Bits Using Stuff You Already Have

My wife has a drawer full of old eyeglass cases that she doesn’t use anymore, so I repurposed them to...


Nut and Bolt Sorter

Every shop has a jar or can of assorted nuts, bolts and screws. Instead of spreading them out on your...


Storage Hook Wrench

To make the job easier on your hands, use a 1/2-in. or larger openend wrench to drive large storage hooks...