15 Garage Organizers That’ll Finally Keep the Messiest Part of Your Home Clean

published Nov 3, 2023
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I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, the messiest room in my home was never the kitchen, the bathroom, or even my bedroom (well, except, maybe during my high school years). No, dear reader, the messiest part was always … the garage. As often as we tried, it seemed that no matter what my family did, our garage’s organization was always something that was fleeting and short-lived. Being that it was the place that served as our laundry room, our storage facility, and my dad’s tool den, there was a lot to contain and, frankly, we weren’t privy to the world of garage organization. When my parents moved to a new home, however, their approach completely changed and, as a result, I’ve been able to witness firsthand what a difference an organized garage can make — and boy is it life-changing. So whether you’re starting from scratch or, like us, are looking to give your messy garage the organization it deserves, we rounded up 15 of the best garage organizers that are sure to transform your garage. 

Do you have a garage organizer that you swear by that we missed? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below.

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When it comes to garage storage, one of the best options to start with is a classic cabinet. We love this popular pick from Seville Classics. Available in four colors, this pick offers a lockable design with three adjustable shelves and rolling casters that make moving it around a breeze.

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One of the most popular garage storage solutions is the Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Storage System — and with good reason. Durable and made to hold everything from extension cords to ladders, its also quick to install: Simply bolt the rack to the wall, attach the moveable hooks, and get to organizing!

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When I asked my dad for one organizing product he’d recommend to everyone, without hesitation he said a stainless steel shelf. Not only are these shelves durable and designed to hold a lot of weight, but their solid design also means they can hold items big and small, which means you can place everything from storage containers to bottles with ease. Plus, they’re also a breeze to clean.

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Taking advantage of the space you have is a must for garage organization, and one of the best ways to store items is with an overhead garage storage rack. Designed to be hung from the ceiling, this rack takes a page from the small-space-living playbook of using vertical space by getting your items off the ground out of immediate sight.

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Second only to the cabinet when it comes to classic garage storage is the wire shelf. This shelving unit comes in a host of sizes and varieties, so you can find one that fits your space. Best of all, with an adjustable design, you can be sure your items will fit with ease.

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Whether it's for seasonal clothes, holiday decorations, or family memorabilia, no garage is truly organized without a set of plastic storage bins. A great way to keep items contained (and pests and dirt out) these popular bins also feature a see-through design so you’ll always be able to tell what each one is storing!

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The Container Store

For a bin with easy mobility in mind, we couldn’t recommend the Iris Store-It-All Trunk more! It comes with a pull handle and wheels, making it easy to move from the garage into your home and back again.

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If there’s one thing you’ll always find in garages, it's tools. With the CRAFTSMAN 2000 Series 10-Drawer Steel Rolling Tool Cabinet, you can keep everything from your tiniest nuts and bolts to every power tool and accessory you own neat and organized. Best of all, it comes with a lock and key, so you’ll never have to worry about tiny hands getting into drawers they shouldn’t be in!

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Home Depot

If you’re looking to take advantage of wall space, a pegboard is a great option! One of the most customizable garage organizers, you can pick exactly how you want to lay out hooks, tools, and shelving for a personalized pick that won’t break the bank.

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If you’re looking to create a makeshift mudroom in your garage, do it with this entryway shoe bench. Equipped with shoe storage, hooks to hang jackets, a bench to take off shoes, and extra storage for anything and everything, it may just become one of your family’s most used pieces in the garage!

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If your family’s sports gear is making a mess of your garage, keep everything organized with this sports equipment storage rack. Compact yet spacious, this pick comes with three shelves, side hooks, and a large ball basket so your kids can finally keep track of all of their gear.

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Looking for a place to store cleaning supplies? Whether it's your favorite car detailing spray or laundry supplies, we think you’ll find that this cleaning rack is a great pick for most spaces. It features a heavy-duty design, a paper towel roll, and side hooks for a pick with more than enough space for the essentials.

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Get your bikes off the floor with the Wallmaster Bike Mount. Featuring two hooks, this heavy-duty find features a quick installation and rubber-coated hooks that prevent bikes from being scratched or slipping, so your precious cargo is kept safe.

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The Container Store

When in doubt, opt for a storage cart. One of our favorite organization pieces for any part of the home, we love the idea of using this cart for holding everything from tools to cleaning supplies to bulk items.

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If you’re looking to outfit your garage with an entire system, Home Depot’s got a pick we’re sure to you’re going to love. The NewAge Products Bold 3.0 Series Storage Cabinet 8-Piece Set is an investment, but one that serious organizers are sure to love. Available in multiple colorways, this system has it all: tool storage, shelves, cabinets, drawers, and more. The best part? It features a scratch- and stain-resistant powder-coated paint finish to stand up to everyday use, which is a must for anyone looking for a solid workshop build.