9 Easy Garage Organization Ideas to Try in 2024

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Wondering how to organize a garage? Here are 9 easy garage organization ideas that will help spruce up your space!

a messy garage that needs garage organization ideas

Have a messy garage? Try our easy organization ideas.

Tackling a project like a garage can seem overwhelming. The good news is it’s extremely rewarding to clean and organize as it’ll make your space so much more functional and efficient.

I know this because organizing my own garage has been a struggle until I implemented these easy garage organization ideas which I’m excited to share with you. My family tends to accumulate a lot of things like tools, sports equipment, holiday decor, etc. Now, we can actually park in our garage, too – yippee!

Here are some REAL LIFE garage organization ideas to help you get back on track!

yard sale tables covered in clothing

1. Host a yard sale.

PURGE! Get rid of unused and unwanted items through donations or hold a garage sale. The less you have, the easier it is to organize. 😄 Not sure where to start? Use our FREE declutter checklists!

garage wall organization using hanging storage shelves

2. Need garage wall organization ideas? Install hanging overhead racks for bins and large items.

Maximize your garage storage space by utilizing your walls and ceilings to get as many bins off the floor as possible (I placed all my camping and holiday bins on these racks since I don’t need to access the items regularly). I recently installed seven of these adjustable overhead garage storage systems and it’s amazing how much more floor space is now available.

hanging shelves with bikes and tires are one of our top garage organization ideas

3. Purchase overhead storage hangers.

One of our favorite garage organization ideas is to utilize the ceiling. Use these overhead storage hangers (also found at your local home improvement store) to easily hang bikes, cords, scooters, and tools to get them off the ground.

 organized garage shelves

4. For more garage wall organization, invest in shelving.

One of the first steps to organize your garage is to get shelving to store your belongings. Either build your own shelves or buy easy-to-assemble shelving for bins, boxes, and larger items. Try some adjustable shelving units that can be placed vertically or side by side to create a workbench as I did above.

storage buckets marked with contents inside

5. Use labels.

Labels are one of the best garage organization ideas and we highly recommend you do it. Labeling bins and boxes easily identifies contents and helps kids (and adults) see where items belong.

a pegboard wall being used for garage tool organization

6. Add pegboard(s) for garage tool organization.

Pegboards and pegboard accessories from Amazon or the hardware store offer great ways to easily organize hand tools and smaller garage items.

broom racks which are great for garage tool organization and garage wall organization

7. Another tip for garage tool organization is to get your tools off the ground.

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

tools hanging from a garage wall alongside a shop vac

8. One of our other garage organization ideas is to hang ladders.

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

storing wood on the ceiling of the garage

9. Use the space above the garage doors.

My husband built a simple overhead organizer to hold extra scrap wood and wood flooring. It’s great to have these materials up and out of the way.

Now that you know how to organize a garage, let’s organize your kitchen!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 4

  1. Meagb

    Online (local) estate sales are a great place to find garage shelving in our area. Just remember, you have to find a way to get it home. The estate sales I frequent don’t offer to disassemble.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks a bunch for mentioning where you’ve been able to grab great deals on garage shelving, Meagb. Good to know about the estate sales tip! ❤️

  2. Diane

    How hard was it to install overhead racks in your garage? (I am not very handy.) Thanks!

    • Lina

      Hi Diane! It requires a ladder, drill, and to be able to find the studs to drill into. My husband installed it and says easy but unsure I could do it alone. He’s the handy one honestly lol Maybe a friend or handyman could help?!

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