Are among the 25% of people in the U.S. who feel their garage is too cluttered? If so, you can rest assured because there are solutions!
These 10 garage organization hacks are easy and cheap. With this guide, you’ll quickly get your garage back in order and actually feel better mentally.
Pegboards are probably the most common among garage organization hacks. There is a reason why they’re so classic.
You can literally organize and store anything and everything with a pegboard. The simplest way to use one is by placing hooks on the board and hanging tools and various items.
However, there’s more you can do. You can hang wire baskets that hold larger items such as tape and sandpaper.
You can also mount plastic pull out bins or shelves, too.
2. Magnetic Strips
Magnetic strips are perfect for organizing metal tools, drill bits, screwdriver sets, and more. It keeps everything in plain sight and organized. You won’t have to spend precious time searching for the right instrument.
With magnets, you also won’t have to worry about losing those smaller items (which can add up monetarily).
All you have to do is place the strip horizontally on a wooden board or pegboard. If you already have thick shelves that have a wide front, put the strip there.
3. Window Planters
Plastic window planters can be mounted on the wall for excellent garage organization. They work well to hold canned items such as spray paint, auto cleaner, fix-a-flat, etc.
You can also use them to hold cleaning supplies and keep them out of reach of young children.
If you plan to use window planters for heavier items, think about getting metal ones. Plastic may not withstand.
4. Hang Loose
Hanging racks are especially great for a garage that doesn’t have a lot of extra storage space. Initially used for bikes, they can be used for many different things. Plus, they can be placed on the ceiling or the wall, depending on your space and your needs.
Bikes, helmets, power tools, folding chairs, cords, hoses, you name it. We even use them for our rock climbing harnesses and various sports shoes.
Lockers are an innovative storage solution for your garage. Square lockers can keep items organized by placing similar things in various lockers.
Tall lockers are perfect for tall items like yard tools and cleaning supplies (e.g. brooms, mops). The top square section can be used for anything you’d like to keep locked away and safe.
Lockers keep your expensive tools or items safe from thefts or loss. They also keep dangerous tools or harmful chemicals away from small children. Learn more about childproofing your garage on yardandgarage.com.
Plus, the retro look is trending right now.
Any type of jar, plastic or mason, is a classic among garage organization hacks.
Jars are perfect for organizing screws, nails, bolts, and any other type of small item you may keep in the garage. We even use them for golf tees.
A great trick is to attach the lids of the jars to the bottom of shelves. This keeps them from taking up precious shelf space. When you need something, just unscrew the jar from the lid.
7. Screwdriver Shelf
We all know how frustrating it is when you need that exact size screwdriver head and you can’t find it within all your tools. Forever prevent the screwdriver search with a shelf specifically design to keep them organized.
All you need is a wood board mounted on the wall with holes drilled into it. Make the number of holes based on how many screwdrivers you have. Place the screwdrivers face down vertically in the holes so that the handles stick up.
Now, you have organized screwdrivers so you can quickly find the right size you need.
8. Chain Hanger
Using a metal chain as a hanger is perfect for those long cords or hoses.
The design of a chain lets you loop it under extension cords or extra hoses holding them up and preventing tangles. All you need is a coat hook and 1 foot of linked chain.
Mount the coat hook on a stud so that it is sturdy enough to hold heavy amounts of cords. Then, put one end of the chain linked to the bottom of the coat hook, wrap it under the cord, and link the other end of the chain to the top of the coat hook.
9. Towel Bar
A wall mounted towel rack is one of the best garage organization hacks for you woodworkers out there that use clamps. You can hang the clamps over the bar keeping them organized and keeping the space safe.
A towel bar also makes a great tape holder. If you have a collection of various tapes such as duct tape and painters tape, hang them on the bar. Most towel bars come apart so you can slide the tape over it.
10. Clothespins for Garden Gear
Hang your gardening or work gloves, hats, and handkerchiefs with clothespins attached to a scrap piece of wood or a pegboard. This method keeps them dry and prevents mold and shrinking.
Clothespins are insanely inexpensive and really any piece of wood will work. You can even paint the wood if you want to add some color.
Use wood glue to place the clips on vertically. It’s that simple. Just make sure you put them on with the clamp facing down.
Garage Organization Hacks and More
With these garage organization hacks, your sure to reduce that clutter and start feeling on top of things.
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