10 Garage Storage Hacks to Keep You Organized

Use common household items to help you declutter.

When you don't spend too much time in a room, it's easy to make it a catchall space for all the stuff you don't know where to put. It becomes a giant storage closet with no organization system. The garage is one of the most forgotten and disorganized spaces in the home for most of us. To help organize your tools, follow these simple storage solutions using household items.

DIY Garage Workshop

DIY Garage Workshop Area

DIY Garage Workshop Area

Combine old dressers and tabletops to create a large workbench on a small budget. 

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Combine old dressers and tabletops to create a large workbench on a small budget.

Window Planter Can Holder

Spray Paint Can Holder

Spray Paint Can Holder

Plastic window planters make the perfect storage containers. Mount them to the garage wall, and fill with spray paint cans and other materials.

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Spray paint cans fit perfectly inside plastic window planters. Mount the planters on the wall to save shelf space.

Chain Cord Hanger

Extension Cord Holder

Extension Cord Holder

If you have a pile of tangled extension cords in your garage, try this inexpensive hack. Use 1' sections of chain to hang cords on a coat hook. Mount the coat rack on a stud or use wall anchors, and hang two cords from each hook to create wall storage. 

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Keep extension cords from getting tangled by hanging them on the wall from one-foot sections of chain and a coat hook. Make sure to mount the coat hook on a stud or use wall anchors.

Locker Storage

Locker Garage Storage

Locker Garage Storage

Transform old lockers into a container that holds various chemicals in the garage. Easily add wood shelving for extra storage space.

Transform old lockers into a place to hold paints and various chemicals in the garage. Insert scraps of wood inside the lockers for extra shelving to maximize storage space.

Towel Rack Clamp Holder

Clamp Rack

Clamp Rack

A wall-mounted towel rack is a great solution for storing various clamps. Next time you replace a towel rod inside the house, save the old one for the garage!

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

A wall-mounted rack is a great solution to storing various clamps. Next time you replace a towel bar inside the house, install the old one in the garage for a convenient way to hang clamps.

Toy Bucket Storage

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Label galvanized buckets, and place your kids' outdoor toys inside. Place the buckets on low shelves, so kids can grab and put away toys easily.

Golf Bag Garden Tool Holder

Golf Bag Garden Tool Holder

Golf Bag Garden Tool Holder

An old, sturdy golf bag makes a perfect storage station for gardening tools large and small. Rakes and shovels fit it in the top, and the pockets are perfect for gloves, a bulb planter and other hand tools. 

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

An old, sturdy golf bag makes a perfect storage station for gardening tools large and small. Rakes and shovels fit in the top, and the pockets are perfect for gloves, small planters and other hand tools.

Spray Paint Organizer

Upcycled Shoe Organizer

Upcycled Shoe Organizer

Use an over-the-door plastic shoe organizer to hold spray paint. You’ll be able to see all the paint colors available in one quick glance

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Blue i Style

Use an over-the-door plastic shoe organizer to hold spray paint cans. Label the caps or the pockets, so you can easily find the color you need.

DIY Tool Holder

DIY Garage Broom Holder

DIY Garage Broom Holder

Make a budget-friendly broom holder for your garage using scrap wood and pipe straps.

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Save floor space by hanging large items like brooms and mops on the wall. We made this wall-mounted holder from scrap wood and pipe straps. 

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File Cabinet Garden Tool Storage

A filing cabinet is an easy, budget-friendly storage solution. Remove the drawers, flip the cabinet on its side and store large gardening tools inside.

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