When it comes to a confined space, you want to make sure you are organized in a manner that you are getting most out of each square foot you have. This can always seem the most daunting when it comes to a garage. Think about it: your garage is most likely the one place in your home that has the most random mish-mosh of items. Gardening tools, sports equipment, workshop supplies, old clothes, paint, the list of eclectic items just goes on and on. We at Garage Envy are here to help you get creative with 6 savvy organization ideas that might not be something you’ve tried before.
1. Suspended Shelving
Who says shelves have to be on walls? Give suspended shelving a try for additional storage space without extra wall clutter. Suspended shelving storage is the perfect place to keep seasonal or rarely used items that you need to keep, like holiday decorations, season specific sports equipment or extra clothes.
2. Towel Racks and Paper Towel Holders
The keyword for smart garage organization is “repurposing”. Repurposing other items that you wouldn’t commonly associate with a garage can sometimes be your best garage storage idea. For example, a paper towel holder or towel rack probably don’t sound like items you would use in your garage. However, they are perfect for maintaining those giant trash bags that are so great for raking leaves yet cumbersome to keep neat and organized. Simply mount a paper towel holder or towel rack to your wall and never have to worry about re-wrapping or trying to shove those pesky bags back into a box again. Plus, it’s way easier to get the bag you need.
3. PVC Pipe Tool Holders
Moving right along with our keyword of repurposing is the next smart organization idea involving some good old PVC pipe. We all know PVC pipe is useful for many household projects, but have you ever tried using it to store tools on the walls of your garage? With a little labor (some tools are required for this fix), you can create a wall organization system with PVC pipe allowing you to store those long, vertical tools like rakes and shovels on your walls. Forget the days of rummaging through looking for the right tool only to end up knocking all the other standing tools over from where you have them shoved in your garage corner. You can even label the PVC pipe so every tool has a rightful place.
4. Magnetic Holders
Keeping tools one the walls is one of the best go-to garage storage ideas simply because tools by nature take up a fair amount of space and can be difficult to maneuver. But keeping tools on walls isn’t limited to the big pieces. Many of us have screwdrivers and drills that have multiple removable pieces or varying shapes and sizes that can be swapped out depending on the task at hand. Those little pieces can easily go missing (and it’s always the ones you need the most that seem to disappear), causing frustration and wasting time. Try magnetic tool holders! Simply mount the magnet to your workbench or wall, wherever it makes the most sense for you, and organize your tools as you wish. Magnetism is a powerful force, so once attached, they aren’t going to simply slide off on their own.
5. Wire Basket Wall Storage
If you have a slatwall system in your garage, such as Garage Envy’s Wallscape, you already know how helpful these systems are for creative wall storage. One way to utilize these systems that you might not be doing already is with wire baskets. These baskets simply slip into the slatwall format, allow you to create and rearrange your own storage system for whatever you desire. Add some wire baskets near your gardening supplies to store gloves, hats, bug spray or whatever else you wear for the task itself. You can even use them to decorate and add some flair!
6. Hanging Shoe Rack
Although simply wonderful for storing shoes, there’s no reason you need to use hanging shoe racks for that purpose alone. Try hanging these racks anywhere in your garage and start organizing items like paint cans, canned foods, gloves, small hand tools, or even extra plastic bags. Let your imagination take the wheel!
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