Storage Boxes

Storage Boxes

When you reorganize your basement or garage, buy yourself a number of cardboard boxes all the same size instead of scrounging various-sized used boxes. This way they will all have covers and you can stack them neatly. Mark each box with a big letter and number, like...
Storage Boxes

Moving Tools

A problem for those in northern climates is the constant hassle of moving tools from garage to basement in the fall and back again in spring. Newer roll-away storage chests, project centers, utility carts, and wheeled tool boxes provide portable storage to make the...
Storage Boxes

Rust Free Tools

To keep tools rust-free, keep them clean and dry by wiping them off with a dry clean cloth before you put them away. To combat rust and corrosion that is caused by humidity, occasionally coat all metal surfaces with light oil. If you live in a humid climate or keep...
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Shelf Height

If space is tight, consider using a panel saw to cut large sheets down to smaller sizes instead of setting up to handle them full size. When building overhead shelves, consider that a comfortable vertical reach is from 77-in. to 88-in. Normal horizontal reach ranges...
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Water Heater Rating

Look for the EnergyGuide label that tells how much energy the water heater uses in one year. Also, look for the FHR (First Hour Rating) of the water heater, which measures the maximum hot water the heater will deliver in the first hour of use. If you typically need a...