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Store small items in your garage so you can find them

I can never find anything in the garage. Especially small items like nuts, bolts, screws, nails and other assorted items. So I was excited to have the following tip sent in to the site.

Screw the lids of empty coffee jars to your garage ceiling. Place your nuts and bolts etc into the jar part and then screw the jar to the lid. You will be able to spot what is inside instantly.

Submitted by John

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coffee jar Comments By: steve tyler on 2004-09-08
What? that doesn't make sense. you can't see through a metal coffee jar.

TipKing Says: Where I come from jars are made of glass

Baby Food Jars Work Better Comments By: Linda McHenry on 2009-11-01
Baby Food Jars work wonderfully, too. We nail them to a false (lowered) ceiling in our garage where we can easily reach, and have visual access to them. Same process but smaller containers and two different size containers for those little bits of odds and ends, nuts, bolts, nails, screws, etc, and they are out of the way.

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