20+ Clever Ideas for a Super Organized Garage

20+ Clever Ideas for a Super Organized Garage

Nancy Mitchell
Oct 1, 2015
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Your garage is a hardworking space. It's where you keep your sports equipment, your tools, your gardening supplies, your out-of-season decorations. How in the world are you supposed to keep all that stuff organized — and maybe even make room for your car? Here are 23 inspiring ideas.

Above: A workbench with plenty of wall-mounted shelving above, spotted on BHG. In the garage, as in other parts of the house, using the walls is a great way to add the storage you need and contain clutter.

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This tutorial from Jay's Custom Creations shows you how to create shelving to add storage above the garage door.

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The folks at A Bowl Full of Lemons added storage above their garage door and in between the parking spots.

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Also from A Bowl Full of Lemons comes this super-comprehensive wall-mounted system that uses drawers and tubs to hold pretty much anything you can imagine.

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And don't neglect your ceiling — this ceiling-mounted storage system from The Family Handyman would be great for lighter items, like sports equipment or holiday decorations.

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Marji from Ashbee Designs used PVC pipes to organize tools in her garage.

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A wall-mounted pegboard provides a versatile way to store garden tools, as seen on Good Housekeeping. Bins of a shelf above provide storage for loose items.

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Or try a slatwall system, as seen on A Beautiful Mess. Slatwall systems have a variety of accessories, like these baskets, that are perfect for smaller items.

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You can use scrap wood to make brackets to easily hang lawn chairs up and out of the way. Full instructions on The Family Handyman.

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This folding workbench from Bench Solutions is a great way to add a workspace to a garage without a lot of extra space.

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If you have a lot of tools to keep straight, try a pegboard wall, like this hardworking one from The Creativity Exchange.

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A slatwall system is another great way to organize tools, as spotted on BHG.

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Also from BHG, here's a handy solution for keeping track of drill bits.

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You can make this tool rack with a DIY from Popular Woodworking.

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A shoe holder is great for organizing spray paint, as seen on hi sugarplum!.

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From The Family Handyman: use large hooks to hang a ladder on the wall. (Remember to drill into a stud!)

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Bungee cords are great for corralling sports equipment, as seen on Designed to Dwell.

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From Useful Beautiful Home, via Organizing Junkie: use tape to create 'parking spaces' and organize your kids to keep their riding toys neat and tidy.

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From The Family Handyman: use wire shelves to organize fishing poles.

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From The Family Handyman, step-by-step instructions for hanging recycling bins to keep them from cluttering up the garage floor.

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A folding table makes a perfect potting table, as seen on Mallardville Manor.

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Mount a bucket on the wall to store your house, as seen on Martha Stewart.

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And finally, a wall-mounted bike storage system spotted on I Heart Organizing.

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Want more ideas for organizing your garage?

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