CLEVER GARAGE STORAGE IDEAS TO CUT THE CLUTTER

WRITTEN by CHRISSY 

& FILED IN Home Organising


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Perfect garage storage solutions for all that stuff that you have to have in there. Get your tools, bikes, kids stuff, car and more all organised more easily – so you can find things and have more space. Great ideas and inspiration for all your garage organising. 

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Garages.

Where we have to keep so much stuff for things like Home maintenance, outside toys, and lots more – but where SO MUCH other stuff tends to live as well…

It’s all too easy to just throw things in there and forget about them – but that way means that the room often gets unorganised so we can’t find anything anymore.

And that’s where this post comes in!

I wanted to look at all the different ways to organise your garage, with lots of fantastic storage solutions to try out.

Whatever size your garage is – and whatever you have to store in it – there will be some great inspiration here for you.

Use just a couple, and your garage will soon become a useful place rather than a dumping ground.

Let’s go, shall we….

GARAGE STORAGE IDEAS YOU’LL LOVE

#1 – PEGBOARDS ROCK!

Every house has a need for tools – whether you’re a keen DIYer or a novice – you will always be able to find a hammer and a few others bits at a minimum.

But these smaller items can feel like clutter all too quickly.

The option of a tool box is good – but you still have to hunt through the box to find what you want – so I LOVE the idea of hanging everything on a pegboard.

It means that you can easily see what you have – and you could go even further with labels for each item or drawing round each item so you know what goes where!

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#2 – STORAGE FOR THE LONG STUFF!

Things like brooms, rakes, hoes and so many more are prone to topple over at the slightest touch or movement – and it’s SO annoying to have to keep picking them up!

As such, you may want to consider adding specific storage for these types of items as well – and you can go the DIY route or purchase something that works instead.

Who knew you could DIY with a few planks of wood and plastic tubing so effectively?!: –

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Or you could go horizontal if you prefer: –

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Not so DIY proficient? Never fear – you could grab something like THIS for the same results.

#3 – SHELVES GALORE

 
There is a LOT of wall space available in most garages – so it makes sense to have a wall of shelving (as high as possible – but always make sure it’s attached to the wall so it won’t topple over – safety first!).

Metal or wood shelving works well – and you can get lots of different types like THIS from DIY stores or on Amazon.

I particularly like shelves where you can change the height of the openings – because then you can make it fit what you need to store really efficiently.

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A few tips for shelving: –

  • Store heavier stuff on the lower shelves so that it’s safer
  • Attach to the wall so that it doesn’t topple over
  • Measure before you buy shelves so you get the best fit for the space you have (width and height).
  • Keep a small step/ladder close by if the shelves are high – for easy access

#4 – ADD WORKSPACE

 
Because there are always jobs to do around the house – it can be useful to have a flat surface that isn’t the dining table to do any dirty DIY chores on.

There’s not always space or the need though for a full workbench – so having a pull up drop leaf table attached to the wall makes perfect sense.

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#5 – STORAGE BOXES

 
Storing anything in a garage can be tricky – because it’s more open to the elements than other room in the house.

As such, it’s worth getting sturdy plastic boxes that have lids with clasps – so that the boxes are airtight and water proof as much as possible.

Another great tip is to label all the boxes clearly so you can see at a glance what is in which one (saves a LOT of time searching – believe me! – especially if you’re like me and want all the boxes to match to look nice!).

TIP – When you store ANYTHING in a garage – keep it off the floor as much as you can – just in case of any flooding….

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#6 – HOOKS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA!

 
Whether you add a few command hooks to the wall, the door, the side of shelves etc… – there’s always a place for hooks when it comes to storage!

I like the idea of adding hooks for the larger things in the space as well (like ladders and bikes) – so you can keep them off the floor as well.

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#7 – CONTAIN THE KIDS STUFF!

 
Kids have a lot of big stuff that needs keeping in the garage or shed etc…: –

  • Bikes, Trikes, Scooters
  • Outside Toys
  • Balls
  • Sports kit

and lots more!

I like the idea of having a small area in the garage devoted to the kids – with lots of easy storage for them to be able to grab what they need AND be able to put it away easily too.

Having open buckets and plastic baskets that are labelled will help them to keep smaller toys tidy.

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Adding tape to the floor will give their wheeled items a place to park! (chalk the names of the items on the floor as well!).

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And lastly – create a cage for their balls – so they can grab the one they want without having to take them all out of a large bin to find it.

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FANCY GETTING SOME GARAGE STORAGE FOR YOUR OWN GARAGE?

I’ve given you loads of ideas and inspiration to try in your own home – but I don’t want to leave you there!

To help you even more, if you’re looking for anything specific from the ideas above, I’ve gathered them together below – so just click on the images for more details: –
 

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There you go – 7 simple but Oh! so effective Garage storage ideas to try now.

I can’t wait to hear how you get on, as I’m sure there’s at least one new idea in this selection that will really change how useful this space is for you and your family.

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