5 Garage Storage Ideas to Improve Your Home

WORDS BY The Closet Rehab Team / WRITTEN ON December 03, 2019

The garage is a space with boundless storage potential, that is, if you use it efficiently. Maximize your space with functional storage solutions that enhance organization and tidiness. Eliminate clutter by designating specific areas for tools, decorations, household items, cleaning supplies and more.  Whatever your current garage storage challenges may be, keep them in mind and consider the following 6 solutions that will help to improve your home.

1. Vertical Wall Space & Shelving

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Save room for your cars by maximizing your vertical wall space. Wall shelves are a viable option for keeping your items organized and off the floor. This is the perfect place to house labeled storage bins. Using garage shelving eliminates wasted space and clears up crucial parking spots. Some items to consider moving to wall storage include:

  • Large storage bins
  • Paint & supplies (rollers, pans, mixers, etc.)
  • Baskets
  • Seasonal decorations

2. Cabinets & Cubbies


Cabinets & cubbies are useful for organizing your items and keeping them out of sight. This system can also become a deposit station for family members with a lot of hobbies and activities, as it is the perfect place to store items that often get dropped, like muddy boots, coats, and miscellaneous sports gear. Household cleaning and car wash supplies are also items that can be housed in this type of storage solution. Other items to consider moving to a cabinet or cubby include:

  • Shoes
  • Organizer baskets for small items
  • Drop zone for family members (everybody gets their own)
  • Sporting goods
  • Car Wash Supplies
  • Cleaning Supplies

3. Pegboards

Pegboards are a garage staple for hanging lighter items. Not only will this solution help you keep your items organized and accounted for, but hanging them above a workstation or near high-traffic areas will ensure that your tools are easily accessible when you need them and out of the way when you don’t. Use pegboard to hang items such as:

  • Small tools (hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers)
  • Cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, feather dusters)
  • Gardening gear (gloves, spades, watering cans)

4. Mounted Track & Slatwall Additions

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This one is helpful for oddly shaped items like weed eaters, and leaf blowers. You can buy adjustable pieces to fit and house tools of all sizes. This is a more substantial hanging option, similar to utilizing a pegboard, which offers more durability for heavier items. A few items to hang from mounted track systems and slatwall additions include:

  • Yard tools (weed eaters, leaf blowers, foldable lawn mowers, shovels)
  • Big toys 
  • Bicycles
  • Ladders

5. Storage Bins, Baskets, & Drawers

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Every garage has odds and ends that need a space. Open bins, baskets, & drawers offer a fantastic storage option that will help you contain all the oddities, and keep you from buying multiples of things you didn’t know you already had. These storage options offer quick access to frequently-used items like cloths for cleaning, paper towels, and more. To keep track of what’s in this space, consider opting for clear bins for visibility or adding labels so you can determine where items are at first glance. Labels to consider are, “Cleaning Supplies”, “Spare Engine Parts”, “Nuts and Bolts”. How you label these storage options is entirely up to you, just make sure you keep your system simple so that it makes sense to everyone in your household.  A few items to consider storing in open bins, baskets, and drawers include:

  • Paper towel
  • Windshield washer fluid and other car maintenance items
  • Cloths for cleaning
  • Sporting gear
  • Scrap wood for building projects

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