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Garage Organization Tips and Tricks

Garage Storage Ideas

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

garage storage

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

2. Maximize wall space

Peg Boards

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

3. Get a free-standing storage unit

Stand Alone Storage

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

4. Use painter’s tape

Painter's Tape

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

5. Use old cabinets

Cabinets in Garage

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

6. Use every inch

Hanging storage

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


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

8. Contain loose screws and nails

Nails in jars

Use old jars to keep small hardware organized.

9. Hampers are not just for clothes

basketball in hamper

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.