Ways to organize my garage!

Help! I need a good way to organize my garage...tool table, garden tools, car stuff, holiday decor boxes, and many other things! Too much gets stacked up in front of the shelves. So any great ideas to organizing a garage???!!!!

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  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Feb 26, 2018
    Peg board and hooks is a good start. Lay it on the floor, and trace the tools where you want them to go. That gets rid of a lot of stuff that ends up laying around, eliminates boxes for storage and looks pretty nice when its hung on the wall.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 26, 2018
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 26, 2018
    If you have the space on walls, watch yard sales, Restore, Salvation Army, etc. for used kitchen cupboards. I have two sets of upper cupboards in my garage and they really keep a lot of things off the floors and in bins. We have a single car garage with a little extra space on one side. We put pallets down and keep furniture that needs help, bins for some things, bird food bin, bags of cans to be recycled, Freezer and extra fridge. We have floor to ceiling shelves along side the long work bench. We store the bigger tools that have nowhere to go, spare tiles for the tile floors and some Christmas bins on the floor where the first shelf is about three feet off the floor. In front of the shelves, about two feet away along the side of the garage we have the two Christmas tree boxes (once it was put up it didn't fit but half of the tree in the original box) and ornament boxes and light weight other things. Underneath one of the cupboard sets we put up two shelves the same length and depth as the cupboards that holds gardening tools, spare pots, and boat and fishing accessories, underneath the lower shelf are pots that are too big and heavy for the shelves, like my window boxes that were brought in for the winter. We hung on large nails as many larger things like rakes, shovels etc. in spare spots high up on the walls. Even the spare circular saw blades got hung up by the work bench to get them out of the way. Some things just defy putting in spots, they don't fit in the shelves, fit on the tool racks, etc. We had a smaller lower kitchen cupboard given to us by a neighbor and we keep a lot of those things in the cupboard and drawer to keep them handy but put away. We were lucky, it fit underneath the tool bench! We still have a few bins that we keep things in under the workbench, but they don't get in the way down there.
  • Amanda Amanda on Feb 26, 2018
    I would also invest in a some shelving to put your holiday stuff on. I also put a few cabinets up in my garage to put all of my car stuff in.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Feb 26, 2018
    Pinterest.com should have some good ideas on storage shelving for your garage... one thing that helps is using ONE size and style of container for things like holiday decorations, etc. they stack much easier and if you stick with a manageable size, they won't get too heavy to move around...
    Figure out what you need to store and then use graph paper to draw out a plan.... that way you make room for every thing you need to store.
  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Feb 26, 2018
    I used some pretty rudimentary ideas: (1) I nailed up boards across the wall studs (my garage is not insulated or drywalled) to create a convenient space in between the studs to hold my rakes, shovels, brooms - anything with a tall handle; simply slip them behind the installed wood "bar" and voila, instant storage. (2) I had B-I-L frame out a shelf that goes around three walls of the garage (back and two sides) that is about 2 feet deep and about 7 feet off the floor. Nothing fancy, a simple frame of 2x6 held in place by brackets screwed into wall studs topped by 5/8" plywood cut to size and screwed down. Holds a ton of stuff and gets it off the ground. (3) I also added various easily screwed in cup hooks (in the wall studs) and added synthetic string loops that I tied to tool handles (like manual grass clippers, my saws, etc.) to slip over the cup hooks. (4) I also added two $20 each on sale 5 shelf (18" wide shelves) plastic shelving units that hold a lot of planting supplies and miscellaneous boxes. My garage is 2.5 car size so there is still plenty of room to add more plastic shelving units if I ever need them and still park two cars.
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Feb 26, 2018
    If you cannot afford the cabinets then a series of clear plastic containers with labels should help to keep things in order, and available.
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