Opt for custom-designed shelves that run from ceiling to floor to increase storage and display space. Keep in mind the size of the things you want to store when determining shelf width and shelf spacing. Also, if you have kids and pets, consider anchoring tall shelving units and bookcases to wall studs to ensure they don’t topple.

Safely pick up things you don’t want to Safely pick up things you don’t want to handle or can’t reach easily with the ArcMate E-Z Reacher. Usie it indoors or outdoors at work or at home. Pick up everything from broken glass to a brick without painful bending or unsafe ladders or stools.  More + Product Details Close

You can find tracks with hooks on them at your local hardware store and these are great for organizing the garage. Just hang the track on the wall and the hooks store all sorts of things. They are easily changeable, too so you can keep things organized no matter what the season. Via: Maryorganizes – Garage Organization for Real Families

Pull your car into the garage and measure how much space is available. Then look over what you need to store and figure out where it will fit. Generally it’s best to hang narrow shelves and smaller hooks lower where space is tight, with wider shelves up near the ceiling so you don’t bump your head or interfere with car doors.

I’d put off buying one of these for my home for a year. I’d bought one for my daughter’s new place a year ago and loved how it worked. Why did I wait so long? Picks up those dust bunnies with ease. Cleans off easily. LOVE the tool for raking through the loops. And it washes well. This tool is saving…  see moreof CMCLaura’s review

I have sold flooring for more than 15 years and I would never advise using vinegar on wood, vinyl or laminate. It is an acid and will eventually destroy the finish. Additionally, steam cleaners should never be used on wood or laminate floors. Laminate floor joints are especially sensitive to water and the steam will eventually weaken the impregnated resins that protect the joints.

A wall organizer designed to hold various household objects with handles of varying thickness. Use in the laundry, garage, garden, utility room, offices, and more. 3-Position organizer for hand…

Brooms are a slow-moving technology. They have been effectively the same—a handle with bristles for sweeping—for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. According to this fascinating broom history by J. Bryan Lowder, synthetic fibers were first invented in the 1940s, and started appearing in brooms in the 1950s and ’60s. We don’t see any crazy new developments like that on the horizon, so you shouldn’t worry about your broom becoming obsolete.

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When the package you ship leaves your hands—it When the package you ship leaves your hands—it may get stacked thrown and dropped. Make sure it’s secure with durable Scotch Shipping Packaging Tape. When the tape goes on it stays on—so your boxes stay closed as they travel across town or around the world. Its unique hot melt adhesive …  More + Product Details Close

Cost: Around $550 to $1,500 for a tall cabinet with a single partition; more for a custom design. If you want to add an electrical outlet inside the cabinet, you may need a permit. Wall-mounted basket units and vacuum hose guides cost around $10 and up each; a basket unit with pullout drawers costs $100 and up.

Rather than looking for a specific type of frame, we considered anything easily maneuverable that could reach underneath furniture and into corners, with a sturdy handle and a smooth steering mechanism that’s easy to control. We wanted a dust mop cover that could be removed without getting dust everywhere, one that could hold a lot of debris before needing to be washed, and one that could survive dozens of washings. We also factored in the price of the a new cover, because it will have to be replaced eventually—$10 should be plenty.

Extras: Customize your broom cupboard with a wall-mounted holder designed to keep long-handled items like brooms, mops and dusters upright and out of the way. A separate upper cabinet for heavy-duty cleaning supplies allows for latching, which is especially important if there are kids in the house.

The Casabella excels, in spite of the Libman’s wider head, because the Casabella’s sweeping surface is exponentially denser, with more even distribution and a higher total bristle count. Plus, each of those 2,880 bristles has a flagged end to help it trap dust and hair. Cleaning expert Leslie Reichert told us flagged bristles are best for indoor cleaning and dry messes because they “pick up small particles much better and don’t tend to leave much behind.” In practice, the Casabella took fewer sweeps than the Libman to gather a mess into a pile and left less residue behind, which balances out the Libman’s advantage of having a wider head.

To test dustpans, we tried each one with our broom pick by cleaning half a teaspoon of flour and 1.5 teaspoons of cat litter. This test showed us how well each dustpan worked with our recommended broom and how effective each is at picking up, holding, and not spilling particles of all sizes. Some dustpans came with brushes; we tested those with their own brushes and with our pick for best broom. After eliminating six dustpans that were abysmal at cleaning or way too small for our broom, we filled the remaining four with water to measure their capacity, and our panel used the finalists in the Chinatown test lab to find a winner.