Some spills were almost gone after two passes of the steam mop; others, such as mustard, clung tenaciously. We judged two models very good overall in cleaning up the small individual messes. The rest were middling.

Gardening tasks are a lot easier to accomplish when you are using the right tool for the job. However, with so many tools and gadgets on the market, it can be confusing to know which ones are really worth your hard earned cash. Here are 10 tools every gardener with a garden shed should have.

One source mentions that the United States had 303 broom factories by 1839 and that the number peaked at 1,039 in 1919. Most of these were in the Eastern United States; during the Great Depression in the 1930s, the number of factories declined to 320 in 1939.[6] The state of Oklahoma became a major center for broom production because broom corn grew especially well there, with The Oklahoma Broom Corn Company opening a factory in El Reno in 1906. Faced with competition from imported brooms and synthetic bristles, most of the factories closed by the 1960s.[6]

We used 3-1/2-in.-wide strips of 3/4-in. plywood for the strips because plywood is always straight and never splits—but pine 1x4s also work. Birch plywood was our choice for the strips and shelves, but you can also use less expensive BC plywood. You can rip 12 strips from one 4 x 8-ft. sheet—that’s enough for an average wall. We used four sheets of plywood for our system. For shelf edging, we used 1-1/2-in.-wide strips of solid birch (Photo 6). The total cost for our 20-ft.-long system was about $500, but you could cut that cost in half by skipping the fold-down workbench (Photo 5) and using less-expensive wood and plywood.

An old kitchen funnel makes a perfect dispenser for garden string. Screw the funnel to the wall, place the ball of string in the funnel opening, then draw the string through the narrow opening of the funnel.

Garage walls are a little like a blank canvas, with shelves, hooks and pegboards in place of paint. If you’ve run out of room to park your car because the space has been taken over by bikes, tools and sports equipment, or if you want to turn your seldom used garage into a workshop or entertainment room, transform the walls with one of these easy solutions.

Our favorite feature is the removable water tank. It was so convenient to pop it out and bring it to the faucet to refill, or to dump out the extra water when we were finished cleaning. All the steam mop manuals advised not to store the mop with water in the tank, and it was a chore to hold the whole mop over the sink or outside in order to empty the tank. With the Bissell 19404 PowerFresh, this wasn’t an issue, and we were grateful for the thoughtful design.

With a steam mop, drying time is greatly reduced. However, if you have particularly difficult stains to remove, most models will need you to hold the mop head over that area for a while. When this happens, you may find the steam turns back into water leaving some residue behind.

Using rock veneer over concrete board, you could create an exposed brick or natural rock wall in the garage. Each of these products provides a fashionable, rustic interest your room while still providing easy upkeep as well as a high degree of resilience and also stamina.

Exactly what I needed and cut on the miter saw perfectly. I needed to finish up a wall and needed a few odd sizes. The standard panels are 4′, but I needed 5′. So I got this pack, cut them on my miter saw and it was perfect with the two 5′ sections and two 3′ sections. Yes they are expensive, but given the wall I wanted to finish and wanted to look good, they fit well.

The Quickie Professional 7-1/4 inch Wire-Wound Corn Whisk Broom is ideal for small clean-ups. It is wire-wound fro strength and has 2 rows of reinforced nylon stitching. There is a sturdy metal hang-up feature for quick storage.

Enjoy 42 in. of attractive and durable storage Enjoy 42 in. of attractive and durable storage space with the GearTrack Essentials Deluxe kit. Whether you need to get kayak paddles or backpacks off the floor each of the 5 included Scoop Hooks offers a worry-free solution for hanging heavier everyday items up to 25 lbs. For even more …  More + Product Details Close

I received the panels last week. Very easy to install the bottom row will need two people to install. Don’t bother with ordering the screws very cheaply made, try using #8 deck screws 2 long. Here is the most important part of my review. You must cover up when cutting these panels! The manufacture does not cover this info at all. The particles from these cutting could be hazardous to your health!! Make sure your mouth, nose eyes are well covered. Trust me this could be bad for your lungs. Make sure you shower after using this material! Vacuum your work space after using this product !

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Finish: Natural Black; Poker design features side hook for rolling. Tongs facilitate lifting of heavy logs with a unique fork. Hot…-riveted shovels last forever. Broom is hand-tied by gifted broom squires. Made from iron. 10 in. W x 10 in. D x 34 in. H… read more

If your drywall is in good shape, there’s no need to replace it. Just fill in the holes and dents and sand it over. “You can use a stud finder to look for studs for hanging shelves and hooks,” Eric says.

Add an integrated closet – WHAT YOU ‘LL REQUIREMENTS: The telephone number of your local cabinetmaker How You Can: If your garage is large, think about turning one wall right into an unabridged built-in cupboard.

Although the Shark Steam Pocket may not be the best for heavy-duty cleaning, experts and users love it for everyday touchups. Except for the fact that you have to use a bit of elbow grease to generate steam, which owners barely mention, but it’s otherwise extremely maneuverable and easy to use. The Shark steam mop includes a flask for filling the tank — and the manufacturer recommends you do so with distilled, not tap water. As with all steam mops, we see a few durability complaints about the Shark Steam Pocket. Some say it didn’t work or the tank leaked right out of the box. However, Shark gets great reviews for its responsive customer service.

If you don’t already have a mud room, the garage is the perfect place to set one up. A few locker cabinets and some canvas totes give you the perfect place to keep jackets and muddy shoes from entering your home. You can set this system up just inside the garage door and save yourself from mopping every time someone comes in. Via: BHG – Cubbies for Kids

I have a problem in my garage. I have many shovels, rakes, snow shovels, a hoe, and many long-handled garden tools. I have nowhere to put them, though. My garage does not have inside walls, just the main beams, and I cannot put nails into the thin wood of the walls or I can damage the siding. Where should I store all of my long-handled tools? Any suggestions? And please don’t tell me to get rid of some, this is not an option. Thanks for your help!

Steam cleaning is really taking hold of the market, and for good reason. Steam mops are a faster way of cleaning your floors than using a traditional mop and bucket, and they actually clean your floors more effectively.

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