Clever Ideas for Organizing Your Garage

The garage is one of the most used places in your home, but it always turns into a storage locker for excess household items and miscellaneous things. We’ve talked about How to Declutter the Garage, but what comes after your weekend long garage clean out? How do you put all of your belongings back into the garage in an orderly and organized manner?

Luckily, there are a lot of clever storage ideas out there for organizing your garage. I’ve gone through and picked out the best ideas and tips, so you can finally claim back your garage and once and for all put an end to the clutter. Here we go! 

Adding storage above doors is a great way to maximize every inch of the garage.


Magnetic tool bars keep tools (drill bits, screws, wrenches, nails, etc.) at an arm’s reach. No more digging through a drawer to find what you need! 


Repurpose a paper towel holder for garbage bags. Genius, right? 


Connect large pieces of PVC pipe with screws to hold all of those bulky yard tools. Check out the details from Pretty Handy Girl


Make pegboard pages to store tools vertically. Find cool pegboard ideas here


Repurpose a hanging shoe rack to hold small items that can easily get lost in the clutter. 


If you’re not using your ladder on a daily basis, you can build two identical ceiling brackets to rest your ladder on and keep it out of your way until needed. Check out more details here.


Use a shoe rack to keep wet shoes out of the way. 


Use a curtain rod for storage. (Great for keeping string/yarn organized) 


Repurpose a filing cabinet to store bulky yard tools.   


Store seasonal items that get less use above to avoid clutter. 


Use peg board slides to store your tools vertically under the counter.


Hopefully you’ve been inspired by some of these clever garage storage ideas. Now it’s time to get started! Do you have any clever ways to organize your garage?

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