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Ready to tackle some garage organization? Take note of these easy real life tips and strategies to keep your garage space functional and organized. My family tends to accumulate a lot of “stuff” including camping & sporting equipment, tools, bikes, holiday décor items, boxes of photos, deep freezers, and all the other things that come along with an active family. It’s a miracle I can park one car in a tight two car garage but here’s how I made it work…

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1. Host a Yard Sale

PURGE! Get rid of unused and unwanted items through donation or hold a garage sale. The less you have, the easier it is to organize. 🙂
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2. Install hanging overhead racks for bins and larger items.

This is a great way to utilize wall and ceiling space and to get as many bins off the floor as possible (I placed all my camping and holiday bins on these racks since I do not need to access the items regularly). I recently installed 7 of these adjustable overhead garage storage systems – it’s amazing how much more floor space is now available.

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3. Purchase Overhead Storage Hangers

Use these hangers (found at your local home improvement store) to easily hang bikes, cords, scooters, and tools and to get them off the ground.
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4. Invest in Shelving

Either build your own shelves or buy easy to assemble shelving for bins, boxes and larger items. Try these adjustable shelving units that can be placed vertically or side by side to create a workbench like I did above.

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5. Use Labels

Label bins and boxes to easily identify contents and to help kids know where to put things back.

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6. Add Pegboard(s)

Pegboards and pegboard accessories offer great ways to easily organize hand tools and smaller garage items.
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7. Get Tools off the Ground

Get brooms, mops, and lawn tools off the ground with a hanging organizing system like this one.

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8. Hang ladders

Hang ladders and larger tools with convenient heavy duty wall mounted hangers. I like this inexpensive Everbilt 4 in. Handy Hook from Home Depot.

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9. Utilize Space Above Garage Doors

My husband built a simple overhead organizer to hold extra scrap wood and wood flooring.

Do you have any garage organization tips or ideas? Share with us in the comments!


 Lina (lina@hip2save.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 
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  1. A

    Forwarding to hubby….

    • Rosi

      Lol! I just did the same. We have the overhead racks. We bought them at Costco on sale. BJs has them too. They really are a space saver, we love them. FYI –if u get them from Costco they sent us a $100 certificate to use towards professional installation. But, my husband installed them the day we got them.

  2. Sara

    Number 1 for sure!!!!! It feels so great to have less. 🙂

  3. Heather C

    My husband JUST did this in the last few days… Without these tips, but I will send this to him anyways. I am SO happy with the final product 😍

  4. Raven

    FYI walmart.com has a set of two 48x24x72 edsal shelves for $118. it’s much cheaper to buy then this way. they also come with free delivery.

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