Garage Organization Tips, Ideas and DIY Projects

- Garage Tips

For many, cleaning and organizing the garage is a mundane task that is so dreaded it simply never gets done. We have found a collection of different ways that you can easily and quickly get that garage in good order. Not only are these methods easy and effective, many of them will cost you nothing but a little time.

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Metal Racks Hold Wrenches Securely

You can purchase, if you don’t already have a spare, a metal clothing rack from any store and use it for keeping your  wrenches  organized. Just hang the rack on the wall and the wrenches will fit on the hangers. This is a cheap and very easy way to keep those wrenches within reach but out of the way. You can find this idea on: Family Handy Man

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One Well-Organized Wall

Organizing the garage does not mean that you have to use all of the walls for storage. You can utilize just one wall and create a great organization center for practically anything that you need to store. Metal cabinets and shelves are a good start and you can add labeled totes or baskets for items that need a permanent home. You can find this idea at Versa Style Design.

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Plastic Cups on a Pegboard

Plastic cups that you can pick up for $1 for 3 are a great way to organize tools and other items. You just have to mount them on the wall or better yet, on a pegboard. Just drill 2 holes in each cup and secure to the pegboard using zip ties. You can create an entire board filled with cup storage to keep all of those smaller items organized. You can find this idea on Flickr.

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Label Metal Planters for Storage

Metal planters look great in the garage and when you add whimsical labeling, they create an attractive yet very functional organization center. Just label each planter with whatever you plan to put inside. Labeling is essential in organization and the planters can be painted if you want to make them perfectly match other shelving or whatever you have in the garage. You can find this idea on House to Home.

 

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Add Inexpensive Storage Baskets

If you have a Dollar Store in your area, you can pick up these really cheap metal storage baskets that are great for getting the garage organized. Just mount them to the wall and then add a label or two. You can keep loads of smaller items in them so you can always find what you need. You can find this idea on Family Handy Man.

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Use Colorful Duct Tape

Ok, so duct tape comes in so many different patterns and colors today that it is just as much fun as it is functional. You can get sheets of colorful duct tape and use it to dress up boxes in your garage. Instead of boring, white or cardboard boxes, you get colorful fun boxes that will help to make your storage a bit less boring and a bit more attractive. You can find this idea on Diyhshp.

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Get a Gear Track

Tracks are a great way to keep things organized and out of the way. Whether you hang them high on the wall or on the ceiling, they allow you to utilize space that would otherwise be wasted. You just have to mount the track and then add whatever you want to store. The hooks are great for keeping larger items like bicycles organized or you can hang bins or baskets from them for smaller items. You can buy this on Amazon.com for $52.76

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Add a Tool Tower Rack

A tower rack in the corner gives you the perfect storage solution for brooms and other long handled items. Many of these are on wheels so you can easily roll them wherever you need them or get a stationary one to keep in the corner for permanent storage. Shovels, rakes and other longer tools store perfectly. You can find it on Amazon for only $47,41

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Hang Your Bikes

The key to keeping your garage organized is having a place for everything. Hanging things takes up little to no floor space and utilizes wall space that is typically left forgotten. Putting up a few shelves and hanging systems gives you a place to store plastic bins with items in them as well as larger items like bikes that will hang right on the wall to save space. You can find this on NY1

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Create a Complete Pegboard System

Ok, so we’ve mentioned pegboards a few times but they are honestly the easiest and most efficient way to organize garage items. You just have to hang the board on the wall and add the included hardware for storing just about anything. Some systems even include hooks and small bins to keep you completely organized from start to finish. You can buy this on Amazon for $29.39

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  • Michele Alger

    Remember that when you use other sources, you share a link to that source to give them the credit they rightfully deserve. Thanks for compiling the ideas, they were wonderful!