Garage Makeover — Everything Has Its Place

Building a Drop-Zone Bench and Bike Rack

The boys' bikes have a station in the garage.
The boys’ bikes have a station in the garage.

The Porters had a common problem with the boys tracking dirt from their cleats and gear into the house. So, we built a drop-zone bench for right outside the entry door.

We used 1×12 pine shelving that had already been primed and painted to build the bench, designed to accommodate three baskets underneath – one for each boy.

Watch How to Build a Drop-Zone Bench for a step-by-step tutorial.

We also built a simple station for the boys to store bikes, helmets, scooters and other ride-on toys.

Last but not least, we sprayed the garage with Miss Muffet’s Revenge from Wet & Forget to keep the spiders away.

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  1. I was watching a show and didnt hear the whole show and need help with home mixture for spiders and bugs in a garage and home. Want organic using home products and essential oils …please help

    • Hi, Brenda,
      We exclusively use Miss Muffet’s Revenge to get rid of spiders.
      It’s not organic or homemade, but it gets the job done.
      Good luck1

  2. We watched your show and became an immediate fan. Good job. I wished you could come to our home. Our back yard really needs help.
    We will be watching.


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