20 easy garage storage ideas for better garage organization

The garage is a place where we tend to store everything that no other place has: Christmas decorations, bins of discarded clothes and extra bedding, tools and sports equipment, and extra household necessities. All that stuff can quickly turn into a cluttered mess and since the garage contains a jumble of different types of things, finding the right garage storage ideas can be very tricky.

With the help of organization experts Lisa Kron, who documents the process of making her tiny home functional and stylish on the Smallish Home site, and Ann Lightfoot, co-founder of Done & Done Home, we’ve rounded up 20 of the best garage- selected organizational tools and products.

Kron calls these plastic storage bins “perfect for storing Christmas decorations or camping gear. These bins are made of sturdy plastic and they lock to keep out dust.” The opaque dark gray color ensures that exposure to light does not damage objects that can fade.

Large stackable storage bins

For storing bulky items that need easy access and don’t need to be stored in a water and critter resistant environment, cubby style bins are the way to go. This set of four heavy-duty storage bins can be stacked vertically, aligned horizontally, or wall-mounted on rails (included).

Clear weatherproof carry case

If exposure to light isn’t an issue, either because of the design of the garage or because the item being stored isn’t at risk of fading, clear plastic bins are great because you can see the contents inside. Lightfoot recommends these clear jumbo bins that she says are “perfect for storage in basements, garages, and storage units to protect items from moisture, pests, and dirt.”

Household Essentials MightyStor Storage Bin

Storing very bulky or oddly shaped items can be a challenge, but this soft-sided storage bag is perfect for anything from duvets to outdoor furniture cushions. It is made of water and tear resistant polyethylene tarpaulin material and has four handles for carrying.

Black 4-layer plastic garage rack

This four-tier plastic shelving unit is a bargain – and gets high marks for ease of assembly and sturdiness.

Sterilite small deep modular tray

Kron recommends these plastic drawers for small tools, light bulbs, or paint supplies such as brushes and rollers. These separate, self-contained drawers are perfect for use on shelves.

Room Essentials Medium trolley with 3 drawers

This three-drawer rolling cart can be used to store everything from craft supplies to hardware and tools. The transparent drawers make it easy to identify the contents and the drawers are fitted with stops to prevent them from accidentally coming out.

Room Essentials wide trolley with 3 drawers

For just a few dollars more, you can get the same storage cart, but in a larger, wider size. Both carts also come with wheels that can be attached for a portable storage solution.

Mop/broom holder for the wall

A wall mounted mop, broom and utility cart is great to install in a garage. This tool organizer can hold long-handled items like mops, brooms, rakes, and grabbers in the spring-loaded gripping clips, and the four small hooks can be used to store smaller items like scrub brushes and dustpans.

Command mop and broom grabbers, 2-pack

Command broom and mop grabs

If you are a renter, you may not want to install storage systems that require you to drill holes for anchors and screws. Kron likes these Command hooks for holding brooms or mops to the wall, and because they use undamaged Command strips to adhere to surfaces, they won’t leave a mark when you leave.

Azar Design Hanging Board

Pegboards are an old standard for garage organizing – and for good reason. They are incredibly versatile, allowing you to store everything from tools and gardening equipment to that extra set of pots and pans you have on hand for the demands of holiday cooking.

Knape & Vogt steel garage storage system

Knape & Vogt steel plate

It’s worth noting that one of the ways that pegboards are so versatile is that they come in a variety of sizes and materials, such as this heavy galvanized steel metal version. It has a load capacity of 500 pounds and fits all standard and heavy-duty peg hooks and accessories.

Blue Hawk 43 Piece Steel Pegboard Set

Without hooks, a hanging board is of course useless! This set of 43 pegboard accessories is designed for both 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch pegboards and includes peg hooks, holders, storage bins, and peg locks.

Rubbermaid Garage Corner Tool Tower Rack

Corner shelves are a smart way to turn unused space into smart storage spaces. This corner shelf is designed to serve as a tool rack for everything from garden tools such as rakes and hoes to cleaning equipment such as mops and brooms.

Remiawy garage hooks, 12 pieces

Garage hooks are an incredible investment for people looking to clear out their storage because they can be used for so many things. This set of eight multi-purpose storage hooks can be used to hold hoses, ladders, extension cords, pushchairs, etc. They can also be used for sporting equipment from bicycles to canoes. See more bike storage ideas here.

Bike Lane Products Bicycle hoist

This ceiling-mounted bicycle hoist can carry up to 100 pounds and has a safety locking mechanism to ensure that the bicycle is not accidentally released. Two sets of rubberized hooks lock under the bike’s seat and handlebars, and the pulley system lifts and locks the bike in place.

Hangers for bicycle storage on ceiling and wall, 4-pack

Hangers for bicycle storage on the ceiling and wall

Another option for bicycle storage is to install hooks on the ceiling or on the wall. This set of four heavy-duty storage hooks can hold up to 100 pounds each and can be used to store bicycles and hold electrical equipment, furniture, hoses, etc.

Kesito wall bracket for basketball/volleyball/football

Leaving a basketball, volleyball, or soccer ball on the garage floor is not an ideal way to store them, as they can roll underfoot and become a tripping hazard. They can also roll under things and get lost, and then that fetch game you had planned for the afternoon goes on. A wall-mounted ball holder solves that problem.

Champion mesh sports equipment bag

If you have a collection of more than three medium or large sports balls, such as basketballs, footballs, cue balls, or soccer balls, take a page from your elementary school PE teacher’s book and buy a large sports equipment mesh bag to easily pack them into one. to preserve. to find a place.

Coolbebe extra large sports bag

Oversized sporting goods duffel bags are usually for travel, but they also do double duty as a storage unit. This water-resistant duffel bag can be used to store everything from camping gear to hockey gear.

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