Getting started on My #FallFixUp

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #WeaveMade #FallFixUp

It happens every year.

The hot summer days start to cool (ever so slowly this year) and my mind turns to reorganizing the garage, cleaning up the yards, and storing the solar lights, hoses, and other extra outdoor items I won’t need when the snow starts to fall.


After a quick look outside to see just how much I had to store, I realized I wouldn’t really need that much storage space, but I did want a well-constructed and durable tote.  The Rubbermaid Roughneck 18 gallon storage tote was the perfect answer!


When I saw the six 50-75 foot garden hoses and sprinkler heads I have strewn around the front and back yards, I quickly recalled how much of a pain it was to wrap them up and carry them around the house to the garage. Besides getting wet from residual water and dirty from the hose dragging on the ground, the mere weight of lugging them around on my shoulders begged for a better technique.  And then it seemed quite simple – enter the Rubbermaid Roughneck Outdoor 45-gallon trash can.  With wheels and a sturdy handle, I could load all of the hoses up and simply pull them all at once through the yard and to the garage for simple – and dry – winter storage.

With my plan in place, all I needed was a quick trip to my local Home Depot – a.k.a. my favorite get-away! Thanks to Home Depot’s in store low prices and Rubbermaid Roughneck storage totes and outdoor trash cans, my #FallFixUp is going to be much easier this year!


The Rubbermaid Roughneck products were easy to find with a good assortment of sizes and plenty of stock. My daughters were enjoying themselves as well and got a little (early) driving practice in too! While I was making my selection, two other guys were grabbing the totes and 32-gallon outdoor trash cans.  I think it is obvious that everyone is starting to think about their fall clean-up and organizing!

Purchases made and ready to head back home and get started!


The girls love helping me and being outside. We picked everything up in no time!


The hoses fit perfectly in the 45 gallon trash can! With everything neatly set into the tote and trash can, it was time to simply wheel them up to the garage.  No more dripping dirty garden hoses around this guy’s shoulders…


Once in the garage, I just placed them right behind my Mom’s 1967 Mercury Cougar (also ready for storage) and near my Rubbermaid FastTrack (Garage Organization System).   Thanks to Rubbermaid and Home Depot, my #FallFixUp has begun with an easy and low-priced solution to storing my outdoor lawn gear.


Don’t let reorganizing and fall clean-up slow you down.  Let Rubbermaid Roughneck products keep your life organized and affordable – head over to your nearest Home Depot and start your #FallFixUp today!

How hard can garage organizing be?

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Rubbermaid, but all opinions are my own. #weavemade #FastTrack

After 3 years in our newly constructed, custom-built home; new furniture throughout; new appliances; new paver patio and barbeque, a full wet bar in the finished basement with a pool table and 73 inch HDTV, there was still one area that needed my attention – the garage!

The garage is “my area.” It’s a place to ‘fix things’ and work on my Mom’s 1967 Mercury Cougar. It’s a place to assemble the kid’s toys and bicycles. It’s a place to simply get away now and then…to just tinker! But all of those things are tough when the garage is filled with boxes, mowers and garden tools, hoses and extension cords. I needed a useable, clean, organized garage!!!

But where would I start on such a seemingly impossible task? How about just this one corner! 😉IMG_5708Thanks to the Rubbermaid FastTrack (Garage Organization System) 5 piece Kit, I had an easy solution! Target sells this system in stores for $33.99 and our local store had it in stock. I found it in the Utility Organization aisle along with several other accessories and extra rails you can purchase separately to expand your storage possibilities.fasttrack5pcforegroundThe 5 piece kit comes with one 32-inch rail, one multi-purpose hook, two scoop hooks, and one handle hook. It also comes with the mounting hardware and simple, detailed mounting instructions.IMG_5720I saw another optional 2-handle hook that I thought would be great for the brooms so I grabbed one of those and an extra 32-inch rail as well, along with the necessary mounting hardware.IMG_5721I followed the instructions and mounted the Rubbermaid FastTrack (Garage Organization System) 5 Piece Kit first to see how much work it would be, and how much it could hold. It went up effortlessly and I was done in just a few minutes. It easily held two shovels, a rake, a hedge trimmer, an extension cord, a garden hose, and a push broom. I was fairly impressed with the easy installation and how little room it took to hold all of those things neatly.IMG_5723But since I bought an additional 32-inch rail and the 2-handle hook, I went ahead and mounted that below the first rail. I moved the hooks around a bit – really easy to do and they lock in place great – until I was happy with the arrangement. Knowing that I can buy more hooks and even wire baskets, I am sure I will be adding to the rails soon!IMG_5728I highly recommend the Rubbermaid FastTrack (Garage Organization System) 5 Piece Kit to get you started on organizing your garage.

Do you need a little incentive to jump-start your garage organizing?  If so, you can benefit from Target’s in-store only discounted price of $28.89 (reg. $33.99) from May 18 – May 24, 2014, so head there right after work and get your own organizing project started!