Garage Organization Ideas

by HDME Staff

Looking for some easy-to-implement garage organization ideas? The garage can be a place of practical organization or can be a cluttered nightmare filled with “stuff” that is difficult to find and frustrating to seek. The following are some useful garage organization ideas that can help you to get your own garage under control and turn it into the kind of useful storage space that will be a pleasure to use.

  • Hanging racks. By setting up racks that hang from the garage’s rafters, you can open up a whole new level of storage. There are many different storage solutions in the form of hanging racks. This helps to keep large items off the floor such as bicycles and other pieces that take up a lot of room on the floor. However, this still leaves the items easily accessible in case it is something that is used regularly.

  • Pegboards. These are terrific garage organization ideas since they are quite cheap and yet have tons of potential for storing items of different shapes and keeping them out of the way. They can be moved around to keep them out of the way and yet still handy, and the entire layout of the storage of the garage can change simply by altering its placement. To keep organized, write the name of the item on the pegboard in the place where it should be stored. That way you’ll always know where to put it back.

  • Hooks. These are terrifically inexpensive storage solutions for any garage. Hooks hung on the wall of the garage can take care of all of the long-handled items you need to store such as rakes, brooms, shovels, etc. You can also hang car covers, tarps, and other lighter but large objects that get in the way.

  • Tool Holders. There are tool holders that can allow tools such as shovels, weed trimmers, and heavier objects to be hung from the walls. This keeps the tools off the floor and actually helps to keep them in better condition over time as well.

  • Shelving. Shelving is among the best garage organization ideas for smaller items and containers. The trick is to ensure that you have the right shelving for the weight of item you intend to store. Overloading shelves can cause them to topple or break. Some shelves need to be properly secured to a wall to avoid tipping. All shelves should be stocked with the heaviest items on the bottom and the lightest ones at the top.

  • Sharp and hazardous items. These should all be kept off the floor so that nobody will slip on them or accidentally cut themselves. They should be kept out of reach of children and pets. They include trimmers and clippers, bug sprays, fertilizers, weed killers, paint, and other items that can be dangerous.

With these garage organization ideas, you’ll have your garage clutter-free in no time at all!

The Big Question for YOU!
What’s the biggest challenge you're facing when it comes to getting your garage organized? And if you've successfully de-cluttered your garage, share your experience and best suggestion, tool, or system for keeping it neat and tidy.

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I hope he listens
by: OneTwin

Well, there's a load of good sense in this article so I have passed it on to my husband and I just hope he reads and realizes that the huge mess in our garage is unnecessary! I want him to implement at least one of these garage organization ideas.

I wish
by: Mike

If you could see my garage you would scream! I wish I could organize it. You have given us some great garage organization ideas and tips on how to do the job, now if I could find the time to do it.
I love the hooks idea. I have a lot of things I could hang on the wall with a hook! I'm going to get started this weekend.

Good Garage Organization Ideas
by: jimmy

I think it was great that this article points out the hazards of sharp tools. I do think it is a very good idea to have a system to hang them so they are off the ground but still accessible.

by: Dad@home

What a handy tip. Pegboards may be the answer to my problem of always having a few things left over to hide in the corner under a tarp.

I can now put 'clearing and reorganising the garage space on my list of things to do this week.

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