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Garage Organization Tips and Tricks

A very organized garage

Does your garage need a makeover, so you can find things? Do you feel like you park your vehicle in a storage unit, or are you simply trying to get your parking space back? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this list of garage storage tricks is for you! Stay on budget and get organized to start the year off right.

1. Use vertical space

An organized shelf in the garage

Shelving units and ceiling mounts will open up a lot of space that you're not currently using.

2. Maximize wall space

Tools hanging up on a peg board

Pegboards or inexpensive wire shelving can free up countertops from clutter.

3. Get a free-standing storage unit

A storage cabinet

Brooms, rakes, and other long-handled tools can be kept upright in a tall, narrow unit.

4. Use painter’s tape

Rolls of painters tape

Mark out parking spaces with painter's tape for kid cars and toys, so they can help you keep the garage organized.

5. Use old cabinets

Cabinets hanging in a garage

Keep things off the ground by adding more storage to your walls with inexpensive or old cabinets.

6. Use every inch

Storage bins hanging from a garage ceiling

Overhead storage is a great way to utilize unused space. Install a wire shelf along the top of your wall to place plastic storage bins up and out of the way. It’s perfect for holiday items that are only used once a year.

7. Organize with magnets

Wrenches hanging from a magnetic tool bar

A magnetic knife holder can double as a wrench holder for your garage!

8. Contain loose screws and nails

Glass jars being used to organize small hardware

Use old jars to keep small hardware organized.

9. Hampers are not just for clothes

A woman holding a laundry hamper full of things

Collect basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, and more with pop-up laundry hampers.

10. Use PVC pipes

PVC pipes

Garden tools getting in the way? Hang PVC pipes on the walls to securely store tools.


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