Handy Garage Hacks To Maximize Storage Space

A garage can become very cluttered, with random items strewn about in no organized manner. Thankfully, there are some storage solutions that will make that clutter disappear!

From DIY storage shelves to completely revamping the garage’s interior, it’s time to unclutter that garage and organize the space with these fun space-saving garage hacks.

Secure Jars To The Underside Of Shelves To Maximize Space

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In a garage, shelf space is precious and can become easily cluttered. To utilize every inch in an organized fashion, it is a great idea to secure jars full of items such as nails, paperclips, bolts, screws, etc., on the underside of shelves.

Grab as many jars as needed, screwing the lid to the underside of a shelf. Fill the jar and secure it to the already installed lid!

Mount Bikes On The Wall To Create Floor Space

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Bicycles take up a lot of unnecessary floor space, especially if each person in a family has their own. Buying cheap hooks and mounting them on the garage walls is a great way to store bicycles in a very organized fashion.

All a person has to do is screw the hooks into the wall, measuring two out for the length of the bicycle, and mount it on the hooks!

Upcycle An Old Filing Cabinet For Storage

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Instead of throwing away an old filing cabinet, think about upcycling it into something completely new. By taking out the drawers and turning the cabinet on its side, the inserts become the perfect place the store tools such as shovels, rakes, and other tall gardening tools.

Pro tip: secure a pegboard to the side of the cabinet for extra storage space, primarily for smaller items such as tapes and gloves.

Utilize The Garage Door

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For those who have an up-and-down garage door, utilizing it to its fullest extent is a great storage option. There are numerous ways to attach finishing poles and baseball bats to the door, so they’re not only out of the way but do not get ruined each time the garage door is opened and closed.

Not only that but securing zipper bags to the door is another great way to store items!

A Fold-Down Work Station To Maximize Floor Space

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Many people have a workstation in their garage. Unfortunately, a table can take up a lot of floor space that can otherwise be used for a car. For those handy DIY people, this hack is a lifesaver.

A fold-down work table is just as good as any other workstation with the bonus of folding it into the wall once someone is done using it, maximizing floor space.

PCP Pipes Make Great Fishing Rod Storage

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Not only are fishing rods annoying to store, but they are very delicate and can snap if not put away in a secure location. Thankfully, this little garage hack makes a safe space for fishing rods.

Grab some PCP pipes at a local hardware store, cut them accordingly, and nail them to the wall with a piece of wood underneath. The pipes will hold the rod in place while the piece of wood will make it so they do not fall to the ground.

Open Shelving Is A Must

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One of the best ways to quickly organize a garage is buying and installing open shelving, namely metal open shelving.

Not only does the metal material withstand all types of temperature changes that tend to happen in a garage, but it can hold an incredible amount of weight, making it the perfect storage option for bins.

Bungee Cords Are The Perfect Solution For Ball Storage

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It doesn’t matter if it’s basketballs, soccer balls, or even volleyballs. The fact is that sports balls are annoying to store and tend to roll around the garage floor. Instead of that safety hazard, though, grab some bungee cords.

Creating a cabinet, minus shelves, and a door, and securing a few bungee cords to the outside makes the perfect spot to store balls!

A Shoe Caddy Makes A Great Storage Center

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Contrary to popular belief, shoe caddies can be utilized for more than just storing shoes. They are actually a great option for storing those pesky spray paint bottles that are taking up a lot of shelf space in the garage.

Hook the caddy on the back of a door and plop each bottle into a slot. The best part is multiple bottles can fit in one slot!

Hooks, Hooks, And More Hooks

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One of the easiest ways to declutter a garage is to go to the hardware store and by every size hook imaginable.

Easy to install on garage walls, hooks are a great way to get things such as skateboards, helmets, and even bags off the floor to open up space.

Add “Another Level” For Storage Bins

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Bins can take up a lot of room in a garage, especially for those people who use their garage as their main storage area. That’s why it is a great idea to create a “second-level” in the garage.

This little project includes suspending drop-down shelving from the garage roof, creating a new level to store huge holiday, costume, and miscellaneous items bins!

Wall Track Rails Organizes Big Items And Opens Up Floor Space

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A great way to organize oversized items, such as beach chairs, step ladders, and even electric tools is to install wall track rails on the side of the garage.

The rails utilize sturdy, outward-facing hooks, allowing big items to hang seamlessly from the wall instead of taking up a lot of floor space.

Pallets Are An Easy And Cheap Storage Solution

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Shovels, Rakes, Leaf blows, and other large landscaping tools can be hard to store, due to their size and weird shapes. Thankfully, this little garage hack will save space and money!

Wooden pallets are not only cheap but, sometimes, they can be found lying on the side of the road. Against one of the garage walls, place the pallet on its side. This opens a slot to store tools, without them falling back to the ground.

Don’t Overlook Labeling

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One organization trick a lot of people overlook is labeling. Having unlabeled bins can result in rummaging through containers and spilling contents all over the floor. There is no need for all of that hassle.

Instead, label each bin with the theme of its contents, such as “Halloween Decorations” and “Christmas Ornaments.” Doing so will save people from stress and headaches!

Sports Kits Are Lifesavers

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Sporting equipment can be oddly shaped and a hassle to store properly, resulting in items being strewn all over the garage in an unorderly fashion. That’s why sports kits should not be overlooked.

Available in different styles, sports kits have numerous pockets, and mounting devices that make storing balls, bats, racquets, and even lacrosse sticks easy!

Chalkboard Paint Is Great For Labeling Shelves

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Storing bins in a garage can get unorganized, making for unnecessary stress when trying to find specific items. A great way to organize, though, is to build wooden shelves and paint them with chalkboard paint.

Not only will the storage bins and other items have a place to go that’s out of the way, but the chalkboard paint allows for easy labeling!

A Stylish Pegboard To Hold Tools

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Tools have a tendency to roll around in drawers and take up space on shelves, never really finding a place to call “home” in a garage. A great way to store those strangely-shaped tools just got a whole lot easier with this hack!

Install a pegboard on one of the garage walls. These nifty boards are a great way to keep tools visible, orderly, and out of the way.

Repurpose Old Kitchen Counters, Drawers, And Pantries

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For those who are thinking about remodeling their kitchen, do not get rid of those old countertops and pantries just yet. Think about utilizing this hack to maximize storage in the garage.

Instead of tossing old counters, move them into the garage right along the wall. The extra table space, drawers, and perhaps even a large pantry will be a lifesaver.

Wire Baskets Go A Long Way

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There are a lot of little things that can find their way to the floor of the garage. And, while there might not be anywhere else to store those items, there is a way to make them more organized.

Grabbing wire baskets and placing them on the floor will not only look better, but it will ensure that things like yoga mats and balls do not go rolling around!

Painting The Floor A Bright Color Opens Up The Room

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Due to bad lighting and dark coloring, a garage can feel very small, even if it is on the large side. That’s why going to a hardware store and grabbing a fun, bright color is a hack that should not be overlooked.

A bright yellow or even blue makes a garage a lot more inviting and gives the illusion of being a larger room!