If you are fortunate enough to have a garage, then you know it can be a challenge keeping it organized and tidy. It’s not always easy to make the best of the available space and all the tools and equipment you may have. Especially if you are into mechanics or other hobbies, you could have all kinds of tools and equipment to keep organized.
We’ve collected some excellent tips to help you get your garage organized and keep it that way. Whether you need to find a solution for storing the family’s bicycles, yard care tools, miscellaneous hardware etc., you’ll definitely find a tip here to help you out.
So I’ve been working on gathering some ideas and inspiration for what we can do to turn our garage back into an organized, functional space once again.
Galvanized Alvanized Walls with PVC Pipe Tool Storage
Newly Woodwards used cut PVC pipe attached to boards to create this impressive tool storage system.
Shelving for Bins
Be still my Type A heart! This shelving system by A Bowl Full of Lemons is spectacular. Go see how she installed it and where all the supplies were purchased here.
source A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess loves her slatwall system because it is completely interchangeable and evolves with your organizational needs. If you’re someone who enjoys pretty work spaces, you will be inspired by this space.
DIY Hold Everything Tool Rack
This DIY tool rack by Popular Woodworking keeps tools off the table and in plain view for easy access. Check out the building plans here.
Source: I Heart Organizing
Vertical storage is a fantastic way to get bulky items out of the way! This wall bike rack is a great idea if your kids are strong and able to store their own bikes.
Sporting Goods Storage
Source: Designed to Dwell
If your garage is unfinished, make use of those exposed studs! This is organization at the simplest form, and is low budget and EASY to accomplish!
Spray Paint Organization Rack
Source: Reality Daydream
If you are a true DIY’er, then you probably have a love affair with spray paint! Create a custom rack to store the cans beautifully.
Source: House Organization
Folding chairs can become a real mess when not stored properly. Attach large hooks to the wall and store chairs upside down to keep them tidy.
by Moosha Girl
These chalkboard labels are durable and easy to work with—in other words, they’re perfect for a messy garage.
Magnetic Strip Tool Storage
One Good Thing by Jille
Forget about rifling through drawers and toolboxes in search of the one tool you need. Use this magnetic strip to keep everything tidy.
by Wendell T. Webber
Stash holiday decor, gardening gear, and other supplies you don’t use year-round in clearly labeled bins.
The fix for wayward flowerpot saucers: a vintage dish drainer. This basic sink accessory, which rarely costs more than a couple of bucks at flea markets, organizes a bunch of basins in neat order. Meanwhile, a carpenter’s caddy finds a new calling: Tuck plant markers, stakes, and other small tools in one of these handled (read: easy-to-tote-outside) cases.
Categorize Your Items
Group similar items like paintbrushes, trays, and rollers together for quick-finding on a freestanding shelf.
Carve Out a Space for Gardening Needs
by Closet Maid
Select a spot that’s close to the outdoors — so you don’t track soil through the whole garage— and close to a water source. Large units, have plenty of room for planters, vases, and indoor gardening supplies as well.
Hang Up the Family Bikes
by Monkey Bars
Find a monkey bar to store all your wheels, so it’s now easier to get the bikes on and off the rack.
Line Up Gardening Items
by Getty Image
Use a horizontal hook rack to avoid leaving your large gardening tools in a messy pile.
Use Overhead Storage
Take advantage of ceiling space by mounting a heavy duty overhead shelf.
Use a Pegboard to Hang All your Small Items
by The Container Store
Keep your most frequently used supplies at an easy reach with a cheap pegboard
Include a Functional Hub for Household Repairs
by California Closet
Custom organizers from California Closetshelp you conceal clutter. Cover the wall with a designed system to hang all your tools and supplies.
by Tomas Espinoza