We spend so much time organizing our pantry, cabinets, and laundry rooms that it is really easy to overlook the dirty, cold garage. But the garage deserves love too, and can actually be a really cool and well-utilized space. Far more than just a place to park your car, a garage can become your toolbox, gardening hub, or just additional storage. We’ve compiled a list of products that will help maximize the usable space while keeping all of your equipment protected and easily accessible. Keep reading for inspiration to truly transform this part of your home.
Walls and Ceilings
Ceiling mounts clear stacks of boxes off of the garage floor, giving them a more secure place to reside without the risk of toppling over onto your car. Use care, follow the instructions thoroughly when installing ceiling mounts, or even consider having a professional put them in place. After installation, you’ll be able to utilize a ladder, to cleanly put away holiday decorations, store memories, or other items you may not need to access regularly.
Many garden tool organizers exist, but utilizing a pegboard method allows organizers to bring a traditional element into the garage. However, this particular thin pegboard is made of metal, so it is much more sturdy and can support larger yard essentials, such as a weed eater or blower. Customize with metal hooks, so you can perfectly hang each item in the way you need. Choose from a large selection of colors, from more bold purple to nice and neutral beige.
While specifically made to clip directly onto the FastTrack system rails, this basic hook is an easy, inexpensive, and solid way to organize a garage. By simply and cleanly lining hooks evenly down the wall, piles of tools suddenly become an easily accessible assortment of gardening essentials, ladders, and so on. Keeping items off the floor also keeps them safe and in better condition.
This pegboard set is steel and has everything you need to organize odds and ends. Even the mounting hardware comes in the set. Over 20 hooks let you customize the setup, whether it be a wall of your favorite and most used power tools or craft supplies such as wrapping paper, scissors, and ribbon. As with most pegboards, this one is quite versatile, and you can mount it horizontally or vertically.
Baseballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, and other yard sports equipment can be difficult to organize and often just end up rolling aimlessly around the garage. Put a stop to out-of-place equipment with this steel sports rack, which features bins, hooks, and shelves. There is a space for everything, from badminton birdies to jump ropes. Easy to assemble, this rack will round up multitudes of items that might be contributing to the clutter vibe the space is putting off. Easily roll the cart to reposition it whenever needed.
Installing a rack into the drywall of the garage can be a little bit unsettling. As hard as we try to find the stud, sometimes things happen, and we end up with a big hole in the wall. Eliminate the worry with a freestanding adjustable bike rack made to last with its powder coating. The particular hook style can accommodate mountain, road, fat tire, and regular leisure bikes. Each hook can support 45 pounds, bringing the overall weight capacity to a grand total of 90 pounds. That’s 90 pounds of weight that won’t be on your walls.
A garage organization staple, these ultra-tough shelves, made of durable steel, can hold up to 1800 pounds of stuff. Wire shelving creates the ability to hang, clip and customize to fit various storage needs. Assembly is relatively simple, with straightforward instructions that are overall quick and easy to follow. Five shelves 24 inches deep will allow you to organize holiday decorations, tools, and other garage essentials.
Outdoor Gear Organizers
Protect your expensive equipment with a mounted ski holder during the summer or just in between ski sessions. The design can securely and snuggly clip in basic skis with a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds. Clasps are covered in padding to prevent damage or to scratch the surface of your super cool designed snow gear. In addition to keeping four pairs of skis elevated safely off the ground, there’s also a place to put poles.
Coming in with three wood grain laminate finishes, this practical yet really good-looking fishing pole rack will keep your favorite rods protected and organized simultaneously. Notches for the handles sit at the base, and a clip on the top portion gently holds the rod in a secure position. With a capacity to hold up to 16, there’s a good chance you will have a little bit of space to grow your collection, whether you are a fly fisherman or the kind of person who likes to sit at the end of a dock, on a bay.
With a super simple design, this nylon strap hanging device is absolutely genius. Line the two straps up when installing, and easily slide, for example, camping chairs through each parallel loop. The design is also ideal for storing umbrellas or other awkwardly shaped, long items that you just haven’t found the right method. Being able to hold up to four items, you will no longer have to deal with dusting off floor dirt from those chairs when arriving at the baseball game.
For Hardware and Tools
Don’t let those valuable drills just get tossed around in a tool bag. Mount this handy drill organizer directly on your wall or pegboard to keep electric drills lined cleanly and securely for easy access when needed. Doesn’t it always seem like there is a reason to use a power drill? The top shelf is ideal for placing and charging batteries, rather than having the charger sitting randomly on top of your chest freezer.
If one thing epitomizes garage disorganization, it might truly be the dreaded extension cord. How do all of those knots actually happen? Extension cords are a necessity, so it can be extremely frustrating to dig through a pile of mangled mess, especially when you are in a hurry. The fix is actually quite simple, and it’s these super straightforward, basic straps that hold the cord in place in a neatly rolled position. Hanging it is as simple as placing it on a pegboard.
When involved in a project, and you need a specific screw or nail, it’s never fun to go on a several-minute journey through various jars and boxes in the garage to find what you need. With 39 drawers, this ultimate screw, bolt, and nail organizer just makes sense. Life will be much easier with the exact sizes needed at your fingertips. Either sit the bin on a table or mount it on the wall with provided hardware.
Do you have prized shoes that you cannot bear sitting on a basic garage shelf? Protect those beautiful sneakers, or special edition tennis shoes, with these storage shoeboxes that also look pretty cool! A magnetic handle secures the slightly translucent front to keep shoes looking their best rather than tossing them in a messy row on the garage floor. This is also a neat way to show off cool shoe designs that can be incorporated into the overall garage look. These boxes are stackable and can be arranged in a variety of ways.
Many folks have a garage refrigerator because we all know how quickly the interior can fill up when adding in all the necessities. Organizing your refrigerator is easier than you might have thought. You just need a way to stack things while still being able to see everything. These handy stackable fridge containers are made of clear, shatterproof BPA-free plastic and have handles so you can easily move one out of the way to get to something else.