Garage Organization & Giveaway

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Monkey Bar Storage. However all opinions and statements are mine and mine alone.

Last year I shared with you a portion of our Garage that we had organized to help maintain some of the chaos that comes with having a big family.  We organized a section for our kids sports equipment because it seemed to be taking over the garage and our home.  At the end of that post I shared with you a picture of the other half of our garage.  Haha! The disaster portion.  The part where real life was taking over.  A few months later, we were contacted by Monkey Bar Storage Systems, who wanted to help us get the rest of our garage under control.

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Ummm…Yes Please!

Monkey Bar Storage System came out to our home and measured our garage and then worked with us to set up the best design to help us contain the clutter.  They gave us a 3D rendering and drawing of our plans, and helped us determine the best layout for our needs.

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Here is the before photo that was in our original post….

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Our garage was our main work area for most of our home remodeling projects, and it was also the dumping zone for items that really didn’t have a specific spot.  Everything needs a “spot” and I was so excited to finally get this space under control…but we had our work cut out for us.

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So, before Monkey Bar Storage could come in and work their magic, we had some serious cleaning out, purging, and organizing to do.  The garage had to be completely empty so that they could do what they needed to do.  We spent all of Memorial Day Weekend cleaning out the garage and the attic.  (You can see the attic in some of the pictures at the top of the ladder…it is on top of the garage).  We also decided to give the garage walls a nice coat of paint so that it would have a nice overall finished look.

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The guys from Monkey Bar came and sanded down the cement floor and then sealed the floor with a gorgeous Epoxy Floor Coating.  We decided on the Dolphin color finish and we are so happy with it!  It looks so amazing and feels so soft and smooth on the bare feet.  It’s beautiful!

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Then they spent another day installing some beautiful cabinets on the left side of the garage (we already had the cabinets in the middle and on the right).  They also installed some really functional Monkey Bars and a Garage Shelf.  They have these adjustable hooks that make it so easy to customize where and what tools you need to hang from them.  They are so easy to rearrange too if you ever need to change up how you have organized your tools.

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We also had this work table installed which will be the perfect place for my husband and I to work on our projects.  I also love that we are now able to store almost all of our tools out of sight in the drawers and cabinets.  It will make working on projects so much easier now that everything is organized in their specific spots.

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I feel like we have so much extra room now.

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I have to tell you how impressed I am with Monkey Bar Storage.  Our experience with them went above and beyond our expectations.  They were so easy to work with and went out of their way to make sure our Garage was designed to fit our overall needs.  Their cabinets and monkey bars are built with exceptional quality.  The construction on the cabinets were built to be solid and they firmly anchored them all into place.

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The epoxy flooring is seriously meticulous and is so nice my husband didn’t even want to walk on it with wet shoes because he didn’t want to mess up how pretty it was.  My 6 year old daughter said it was so “comfy on my toes!”

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And…guess what?  I get to give ONE lucky Idea Room Reader a Monkey Bar Garden Tool Rack! ($99.99)

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The Garden Tool Rack is perfect for storing up to 20 garden tools such as shovels, hoes, and rakes in your garage or shed.

Garden Tool Rack Includes:
2 – Shed Brackets
1 – 51″ Monkey Bar
1 – 12″ Hook
2 – 3″ Double Hooks
1 – 3″ Single Hook
1 – 3″ Wide Hook
2 – 5″ Wide Hook
1 – J hook

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If you would like to be entered for a chance to win the Garden Tool Rack, you will need to enter the Rafflecopter Widget below.  Please be patient as the widget may take some time to properly load.  You may need to enter on a computer or laptop rather than your phone or hand held device.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Monkey Bar Storage is also offering a generous 15% discount to all Idea Room Readers on their DIY racks using the promo code IDEA. This will work on any of the racks, but not on the Grid Shelving. The code will expire on July 24, 2014.  So if you are thinking about organizing your garage, now is the perfect time!

If you live in the Salt Lake Valley you can contact a local dealer here:  Garage Storage Utah

To find a Monkey Bar dealer in a location near you go here:  Monkey Bar Storage Locations

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*Fine Print: This giveaway is sponsored by Monkey Bar Storage.  I was given product and/or compensation but all opinions and statements are mine.  Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on June 29, 2014. One winner will receive a Money Bar Garden Tool Rack ($99.99).  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    Wow, what a huge difference that made! I really do love the floor, my mom had her workroom (once a massive garage) epoxied and it is fabulous. It is definitely on my list of must-have’s someday. So, the question remains… do you park in the garage now? :)

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    LeAnn A says:

    My entire 3 car garage needs overhauling, barely room for 1 car.

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    I would use it next to the side entrance of my garage.
    Thank you for the chance to own a Monkey Bar Garden
    Tool Rack, and all the information.

  4. 4

    We really need to organize all of the wood working tools! And figure out how to share space with yard tools and toys!

  5. 5

    We’re moving into a new house in a month and we are determined to make the garage functional right away!! I could use some help everywhere–but especially corralling my kids’ sport stuff and outside play items!!

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    Michele says:

    I dream about an organized garage!! Yours looks awesome!

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    All of my garage could be organized – too many tools, Christmas decorations, garden equipment, etc!

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    The whole garage! We just bought a house!

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    Leanna B. says:

    Wish I could win! You would die if you saw our garage! I want it organized so BAD!!!

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    I need to organize our bike area. I like how your are hung up high.

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    Your garage looks fabulous! My entire garage could use a major redo!

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    Becky A. says:

    Your garage looks awesome! We probably need the most help storing the growing pile of toddlers toys in our garage!

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    Jennifer says:

    The makeover is awesome! I’d love to get our garage redone.

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    Camille says:

    Looks great! I know my garage could use some tlc

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    I really need to organize all of my kids stuff!! Bikes, balls, mitts, water toys, etc…!

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    Victoria B. says:

    My hubby would love this to help organize our garage! Looks great!!

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    We have so many garden tools and kid toys that seriously need a home

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    Oh my, so in need in one of those things. I’m working on getting my garage in order and it would defiantly help out organizing all I have.

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    Julie L says:

    I could use several of these! My whole garage is a mess!

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    D Schmidt says:

    The section we keep the kids outdoor toys in needs the most tidying.

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    Pamela Lydens says:

    Then entire space needs help but especially my kiddos sports equipment

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    Camille Richmond says:

    Looks very impressive, thanks for the chance to win.

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    Our garage is a disaster. I’m surprised we’re able to fit both cars in it during the Winter. During the Summer, half of it is taken over by strollers, a playhouse, small swingset, etc. We could really use some help!!

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    The whole thing needs work, but especially my hubby’s tool bench!

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    Jennifer B says:

    It looks great! I really want to do the epoxy floor in our garage too. I am afraid I will put it in & then be afraid to work in there.

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    Kelly adams says:

    This looks so nice!! This would be great for our single car garage! We need much more storage space incorporated!!

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    Sara Cooper says:

    My husband needs this desperately and I need to park in my garage again!! :)

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    We just moved and have one less garage space because we have to keep our little fishing boat in the garage. We are at a loss for how to contain our mess! We will definitely be taking some ideas from your space!

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    Jennifer says:

    I love this! I have been trying to figure out how to organize my garage!

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    Laura B says:

    Oh my goodness!!! We need some garage help so bad! Went from a 3 car garage to a one car garage…which holds all our crap, instead of our cars! Fingers crossed!!

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    My husband and I were just searching for something like this at Home Depot yesterday and couldn’t find anything! This would be perfect for our stack of tools!

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    Sports equipment!

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    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Peggy LaReau says:

    Our garage sooo needs this!!

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    Misty McCaslin says:

    My husband LOVES a clean garage so winning this would be awesome for him!

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    Laura Wilkinson says:

    I don’t have a garage, but I have a large shed that needs a complete re-org. I would rip out all the shelves (they are too close together, I can’t store anything tall on them) and put in new shelving.

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    Jennifer Garcia says:

    My gosh – talk about a dream garage! My garage currently looks like your before picture. Winning this would help kick start my tackling of the mess. :)

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    Ryan Roth says:

    Oh my gosh! My husband and I were just having this conversation about the garage. We need an intervention! LOL we have so many boxes of Christmas decorations and sports equipment that seems to be taking over the whole garage! This would be such a Godsend!

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    The sides of my garage that are all filled with tools on the floor and random stuff.

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    We desperately need storage for riding toys- big wheels, scooters, bikes, etc. Thanks!

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    The area where the kids throw all the athletic gear and shoes.

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    The whole thing! We are having it finally drywalled this fall and then need to get things organized!

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    My entire garage needs an overhaul! It’s a mess!! Your garage looks beautiful!

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    LS Diaz says:

    Would appreciate help getting organized.

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    Mary Stewart says:

    My two car garage has not EVER had a car in it! My husband and I are now retired and will be purging years of stuff from it over the next few weekends. We are planning on having the floors refinish too. I love the way your garage looks and hope to do something similar in our space. Thanks for the updates and thanks for a chance to win!

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    Christine McDonald says:

    We have a three-car garage & the third section of the garage is in serious need of organizing! It’s the dumping ground for everything!

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    This us our next big project on our list! My husband has motorcycle mechanic hobby which takes half of the garage and we also build our own furniture which is a mess in itself! This would be SO helpful!!

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    It. Looks. AWESOME!

    My garage is still without drywall on some sides, and I can’t WAIT to be able to do something like this!

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    Denise L. says:

    Love to be organized!

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    The hardest thing to organize is the kid’s toys.

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    Oh that would be a dream come true.

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    My entire garage could use help!

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    Rebecca says:

    The back wall with all the tools!

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    Cynthia McGinty says:

    I would so love to win this – my garage is such a mess and way too small for two cars and all that junk!

  55. 55

    your garage is beautiful! ours looks very similar to your before picture – hope to get somewhere near yours now!!!

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    The rafters

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    Stephanie Phelps says:

    The area of my garage that needs it the most is my husbands tool area it is a hot mess.

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    Anjanette says:

    All the kids sports stuff could use some organizing help.

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    Marilyn says:

    We need to organize my husbands’ tools they’re everywhere!

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    I really need to organize all the kids’ sports gear!

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    I would love my garage to be more organized! From the bikes, tools, and just stuff. We need a better system. Thanks

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    Sue DeChant says:

    The area of the garage that could use more organization is……my entire garage!! I’ve tried a few quick-n-dirty solutions but they don’t work for long and are soon overwhelmed by stuff :)

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    I’d say the whole garage needs organization, but probably the tool area the most. Your garage looks fantastic!

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    We could really use this system in our garage!

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    Amanda W. says:

    My husbands tools .

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    My whole garage needs a makeover!

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    We just moved into a house so everything is sitting in the garage until it finds a home

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    katie brinck says:

    All of our kids trikes! Bikes! Scooters!

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    Michele says:

    The shoes and sporting gear have taken over!

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    Stacie rupp says:

    Awesome! We just moved into a new home and haven’t tackled the garage yet…

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    Ashley T says:

    My garage needs all of this in the worst way. We have tried 3 times since we moved in to clean and organize the garage but we haven’t found a system that works yet. I would love my garage to look like this!!!!

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    Amy, I soooo need any item to organize my tools.

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    Gina Benoist says:

    The whole dang thing…it’s a disaster ! Lol

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    Wow! Your garage looks wonderful! Ours needs some TLC in the organization department, but we park my car in there, so our options are limited due to space. We definitely need to figure something out for the bikes, and something for our yard tools. Ultimately we’d like to purchase a small outdoor shed for the yard stuff, but that’s something we just can’t afford right now.

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    Estelle R says:

    The whole garage needs storage, but bike storage the most!

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    Your garage looks amazing!!! Love a good before and after picture;)

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    Would LOVE a garage rack to get the strollers off the ground!

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    Well all of the old furniture needs to be moved out and then the tools, car washing supply stuff, etc. needs to be moved out.

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    wow ! awesome job ! My Garage looks very similar to the ‘ before’ picture…. like a bomb hit it lol :) I would love to organize it.

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    Danyelle says:

    We just moved and need to redo the garage! This would be awesome. I would love to win this for my husband. He is OCD and I know the garage not being organized is killing him, but we have put our $ into other things inside the house. It would be amazing if I won! THANKS!

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    Saw this, drooled a little on the keyboard, then called my husband in to take a look. Fantastic! Really need to get working on ours as well.

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    Carmen N says:

    We need help with most of our garage – where we store electrical cords, tools, gardening equipment

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    I need help with all the kid items in my garage!

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    Our entire garage needs organizing.

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    Debbie J says:

    Looks like a great system. We recently moved and need to organize our new garage so we can park a car inside.

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    Debbie J says:

    Looks like a great system. We recently moved and need to organize our new garage.

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    Dani Peterson says:

    That’s incredible! My kids toys need the most organization in my garage!

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