Easy and Attractive Garage Organization Tips

Have you ever looked at your garage and thought, “I’m never going to get this organized!”? People often use their garages as catch-alls for everything from boxes and bins to sports gear, bicycles, winter coats, and all kinds of junk. No matter how big or small our garages are, with all of that stuff piling up, they always seem to fill up fast with no room to move around. Before you know it, you can’t even walk through your garage, let alone park your car in it. At Doors & Things, we understand how things pile up, and we know that just thinking about the monstrous task of cleaning up a garage can make anyone break out in a sweat. That’s why we’ve come up with a few great garage organization ideas to help you fight the junk and get your garage in great shape… without a ton of time, effort, or money.

Try out a few of these tips, and you’ll see your garage change before your eyes into a clean, welcoming, and organized space instead of a junk heap with no room for cars or people.

Suspended Shelf Storage

You can’t store anything on the floor where you park your car, but you can quickly and easily make suspended shelving to store holiday decorations and seasonal items in the space above your car. Get the full instructions to create sturdy, useful suspended shelving click here.

Suspended Shelving

Garden Tools Station

Got a green thumb? Want to store your gardening tools and accessories without taking up a lot of space or jumbling them up? Create a space just for your gardening supplies with dirt in buckets, seeds in drawers or boxes, and tools organized and hanging from a pegboard. Get a pegboard at Home Depot, Canadian Tire, or Home Hardware, and go to town with this project!

Separate Garden Station

DIY Shovel Rack

Never trip over one of your shovels or rakes again! With some inexpensive wood and very little effort, you can make a rack to store pitchforks, shovels, rakes, and posthole diggers so they won’t ever have to lie on the ground again.

The design is simple and easy, and you can find it here.

DIY Wooden Shovel Rack

Repurpose Your Kitchen Jars

If you have kids, you probably go through a lot of peanut butter, Nutella, and jelly, right? Don’t throw out those containers, and don’t recycle them, either. Instead, repurpose them as convenient and creative storage in the garage for nails, screws, and other small parts and pieces. Running low on space on your counter or workbench? Just screw the tops of these jars to the underside of a wooden shelf. It’s easy, convenient, and it’s free!

Reusing Jars

Wall-Mounted Bike Rack/h2>

SDo you and your kids store your bicycles in the garage? Instead of throwing them down where they can easily get run over, pick up a couple of these handy, wall-mounted bike racks from Amazon website 

Bike rack

Magnetic Strip for Tools

Tired of misplacing and losing tools? Grab a couple of these magnets and mount them on the wall or on your pegboard for clutter-free tool storage. You can find them here.

Magnetic Strip

Tape Station

Are you always asking, “Where did I put the electrical tape?” or, “Where’s the duct tape?” Never waste another minute searching for tape with this handy, organized tape station.

Best of all, you can make it yourself! For instructions, click for instructions on this project click here.

tape station

Attractive Labelled Storage Bins

Make it easy for your kids to clean up after themselves. Instead of leaving their toys and other objects lying around the yard, they’ll know exactly where to put their things with these attractively labeled buckets from a hardware store or dollar store. You can make the labels yourself with chalk stickers, chalk paint, or Sharpie markers.

Labelled Bins

Wet Shoe rack

By gluing wine corks together or repurposing an old shelf, you can make a rack for wet shoes to keep them organized in one place until they dry.

Shoe rack

Bucket Hose Holder

Want a holder for your garden hose that also has some space to hold small odds and ends? Just drill three holes in the base of a bucket and mount it to the wall where you want to store your hose using either screws or bolts./p>

Hose rack

Do you have tips and tricks of your own that you’d like to share? Have you tried and loved some of these storage and organization ideas? What’s your favorite website on our list? Have we missed any great recommendations? We love feedback! Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

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