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Garage Organization Tips and Trends

Garage Organization Tips and Trends

Does organizing your garage top your list of new year’s resolutions? Organizing your garage can greatly improve its functionality and make your home more functional and efficient. Here are some garage organization ideas to help you get started.


Declutter First:

Before organizing, go through your belongings and declutter. Donate, sell, or discard items you no longer need.



Install sturdy shelves to maximize vertical space. Adjustable shelves allow you to customize the storage to fit different-sized items.


Pegboard Wall:

Use pegboard on the walls to hang tools and small items. This keeps them visible and easily accessible.


Clear Storage Bins:

Store items in clear plastic bins to easily see what's inside. Label the bins for quick identification.


Ceiling Storage:

Utilize overhead space by installing ceiling-mounted racks or shelves for storing items like seasonal decorations or rarely used items.


Tool Organization:

Hang tools on a pegboard, use magnetic strips, or invest in a tool chest with designated compartments.


Sports Equipment Storage:

Use specialized racks or bins for sports equipment such as bicycles, golf clubs, and balls.


Workbench Area:

Create a designated workbench area with organized tool storage, a pegboard, and good lighting.


Magnetic Strips:

Install magnetic strips to hold small metal items like screwdrivers, wrenches, or other metal tools.


Label Everything:

Label shelves, bins, and containers. This makes it easy to find items and encourages everyone in the household to put things back in their designated spots.


Cabinet Storage:

Install cabinets with doors to hide items you don’t want on display. This can create a cleaner and more organized look.


Storage Racks:

Consider building custom storage racks for specific items such as lumber, skis, or gardening tools.


Zone Your Space:

Divide your garage into zones based on the types of items you store. For example, have a gardening zone, a sports zone, and a tools zone.


Flooring Solutions:

Consider installing a durable and easy-to-clean flooring solution, such as epoxy coating, to keep the space tidy.


Trash and Recycling Bins:

Allocate a specific area for trash and recycling bins, making it easy to dispose of items properly.


Hose and Cord Management:

Use hooks or reels to organize hoses, extension cords, and cables.


Bike Storage:

Install wall-mounted hooks or a dedicated bike rack to keep bicycles off the floor and create more space.


Create a DIY Charging Station:

Set up a charging station for power tools and other rechargeable devices, keeping them organized and ready for use.


Remember to regularly assess and maintain your garage organization system to ensure it stays functional over time. Adjustments may be necessary as your storage needs change.