Category Archives: Garage Storage

Mixing Gas for 2 Cycle Engines

If you are like a lot of people living in the suburbs or on a farm or lifestyle block, you probably have several 2 cycle engines such as a weed eater, chainsaw, blower, etc. Most of these engines take different mixtures 1/50, 1/32 etc. All the instructions tell how to mix one gallon, however, you usually only need a tank or two at a time, and a gallon will go bad before it is used up. Nobody needs several gallons of bad gas mixed at different ratios; the solution is to mix a tank at a time.

1

Always stabilize your gas before you start. It will keep the gas fresh for longer periods of time and protect your engines from gumming up. One example is STA-BIL, however, there are many others available.

 

Sta-Bil Concentrated Fuel Stabilizer 32 oz. 22214

SKU: 090180383

2

Use a measuring device for small amounts, 2oz- 1oz- 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz. There are many available.  You will also need small mixing containers, 12 gallon (1.9 L) and quart measuring cups will take care of most of your needs.

Norpro, 2 Cup Plastic Measuring Cup 3036

SKU: 006232160

3

If your engine calls for a 1/32 mixture that is 1 oz of oil to 32 oz of gas, or 1/2oz of oil to 16oz of gas, or 1/4 oz oil to 8 oz. gas, mix only what you need at the time.

4

Find a piece of cardboard or plywood and list all your equipment on it.Include the ratios that they require, and the recipe for a tank of gas. Put this on the garage wall; this will keep you from looking up the manual each time you use it.

Save Space and Have Fun Doing It

Are small paperclips, screws and other small items constantly in the way? Need a better organizational system but can’t seem to find one? You don’t have to suffer with discord in your home when you could create a special organizational system that involves storing your items in small jars that can be housed underneath your cabinets.

1. Locate an area in your home for your space saver set. Consider setting up your space saving jars in a laundry room or even the garage cabinets. You will be permanently adding this set to a cabinet so make sure you don’t damage expensive or new cabinetry.

  • Find a well-traveled area or an area that is easy to access.
  • Make sure the cabinets can support several mounted jars underneath. If the cabinets are damaged or have poor support, consider using a different cabinet.

2. Separate lids from each jar. You will be affixing the lids to the wooden block.

3.  Line wooden block with lids. Before you make it permanent, map out where each lid will go on the block. Make sure you have enough room to screw and unscrew each jar once the lids and system is put in place.

  • Trace each lid in the place so you can keep your map in place once you begin to glue the lids.

4.  Glue lids onto block. Add several dollops of glue to the top of the lid and then hold in place on wooden block.

  • Allow several hours or overnight to dry. While the glue will most likely hold in place within minutes but you will want to wait in order to ensure the lids don’t come unglued.

5.  Mount wooden block underneath the cabinet. Slather wood or industrial strength glue on the back of the wooden block. Working quickly affix the wooden block underneath the cabinet and hold in place.

  • You may need to hold block in place for several minutes to ensure it remains in place.
  • Consider purchasing or picking up a few wooden blocks that measure the width between your cabinet bottom and the countertop. Slide those blocks in place to hold the glued block in place and provide a lengthy dry time.

6.  Fill jars with items and screw in place. Once wooden block has completely dried, remove supports and use jar system as needed.

Items you will need:

 

Gorilla Wood Glue 8 oz. Bottle 6200002

SKU: 047960077

Ball, 1/2 Pint (8 oz), Regular Mouth, Mason Canning Jars, 12-Pack 60000

SKU: 001280052

Vendor Spotlight: Sandusky Lee!

Sandusky Lee offers many different types of storage cabinets, wire shelving, racks, and steel wagons. They are set up as drop ship, so any order placed online with RuralKing.com for Sandusky Lee Products will be shipped directly to you from Sandusky Lee. Lead Time is currently 1-2 weeks. See below for some of the products offered.

 

sandusky lee best seller

 

Check out our #1 best seller of the Sandusky Lee line, the Sandusky Lee Transport Work Height Storage Cabinet TA11362430! This nifty product comes in black (pictured above), blue, Burgundy, charcoal, dove gray, forest green, navy, primary green, putty, red, tropical sand, white, yellow.

Features:

  • Dimensions: 36″ W x 24″ D x 36″ H
  • Fully adjustable shelf
  • Two total shelves including bottom shelf
  • 3 point lock

 

sandusky lee number 2 seler

 

Above is our #2 best seller from the Sandusky Lee line the Sandusky Lee 36’W x 24″D x 66″H Mobile Storage Cabinet TA3R362460! This nifty product comes in Tropical Sand (pictured above), blue, Burgundy, charcoal, dove gray, navy, primary green, putty, red, Black, white, yellow.

 

Features:

  • Dimensions: 36″ W x 24″ D x 66″ H
  • Heavy gauge steel
  • 3 adjustable shelves plus bottom shelf
  • Casters located to permit flush positioning to walls
  • Recessed 3 point locking handle
  • Nearly 40-70% more storage space than standard size cabinets
  • Powder coat finish

 

To view the rest of the Sandusky Lee products currently offered at RuralKing.com please follow the link below.

 

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Spring Clean While Saving Space

Is your house over-cluttered with small items loosely sprawled everywhere?  Are you having trouble seeing the bottom of your junk drawer?  You don’t have to suffer with discord in your home when you could create a special organizational system that involves storing your items in small jars that can be housed underneath your cabinets.

 

1.  Locate an area in your home for your space saver set. Consider setting up your space saving jars in a laundry room or even the garage cabinets. You will be permanently adding this set to a cabinet so make sure you don’t damage expensive or new cabinetry.

  • Find a well-traveled area or an area that is easy to access.
  • Make sure the cabinets can support several mounted jars underneath. If the cabinets are damaged or have poor support, consider using a different cabinet.

2. Separate lids from each jar. You will be affixing the lids to the wooden block.

3.  Line wooden block with lids. Before you make it permanent, map out where each lid will go on the block. Make sure you have enough room to screw and unscrew each jar once the lids and system is put in place.  Trace each lid in the place so you can keep your map in place once you begin to glue the lids.

4. Glue lids onto block. Add several dollops of glue to the top of the lid and then hold in place on wooden block.  Allow several hours or overnight to dry. While the glue will most likely hold in place within minutes but you will want to wait in order to ensure the lids don’t come unglued.

5.  Mount wooden block underneath the cabinet. Slather wood or industrial strength glue on the back of the wooden block. Working quickly affix the wooden block underneath the cabinet and hold in place.

  • You may need to hold block in place for several minutes to ensure it remains in place.
  • Consider purchasing or picking up a few wooden blocks that measure the width between your cabinet bottom and the countertop. Slide those blocks in place to hold the glued block in place and provide a lengthy dry time.

6. Fill jars with items and screw in place. Once wooden block has completely dried, remove supports and use jar system as needed.

Items You Will Need

Ball, Pint (16 oz), Wide Mouth, Mason Canning Jars, 12-Pack 66000

SKU: 001280081

Gorilla Glue 4 Oz Bottle

SKU: 002440626

A place for everything and everything in its place

At any given time, I have multiple projects I’m wanting to get accomplished. So many in fact that they were spilling over everywhere in my house and things inevitably get lost. However, the Plano Field Ammo Box has helped me immensely with keeping everything organized. I have a couple that I take to the range and it makes life a lot easier than digging around in the bottom of a bag. They’re lockable as well to keep little fingers out. They’re useful for so many more things than storing ammo though! I have one for bicycle/scooter tools, spare parts, and a lunch that I can strap to the rack for longer rides. I have a couple with job-specific tools such as brakes and oil changes for my car. I can keep my metalworking tools and supplies separate from those for woodworking and the handle makes it easy to move everything. They’re sturdy and a great size for lots of different things. At $4.98 a piece, they’re also inexpensive enough that you can buy a separate one for each need!