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22 Things to Really Organize Your Overstuffed Garage

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Put the Brakes on Clutter

There are plenty of things you can buy to keep your house organized, but what about the garage? Often considered an afterthought when it comes to spring cleaning, the garage can serve as a catchall for sports equipment, paint cans, tools, car accessories, and more, leading to a hot mess of a space that can be difficult to tackle. Deep breaths: Here are 22 items that can help organize your garage, from storage racks and bit holders to tool bags and kayak straps.


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Wall Mounted Storage Rack
Amazon

Wall Mounted Storage Rack

$11 from Amazon

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All those rakes, shovels, and brooms scattered around the garage can be neatly arranged with this storage rack, which holds up to 25 pounds and can be attached to the wall with an included mount screw and anchor. With room to store five different pieces of equipment, the rack boasts a non-slip grip that keeps handles secure even during extreme temperature fluctuations. 


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Keter Storage Cabinet
Amazon

Keter Storage Cabinet

$186 from Amazon

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Perfect for organizing tools, house supplies, and gardening equipment, this storage cabinet offers four adjustable shelves that can hold up to 44 pounds each. Its compact design means it can fit into small spaces, and extra security can be applied by adding a padlock to its doors. The best part? All you need to put it together is a screwdriver.


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Bike Wall Rack
onefortythree

Bike Wall Rack

$145 from onefortythree

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This sleek, handcrafted bike rack is a modern update to the standard metal options that hang in so many garages. Choose from four options — oak, walnut, cherry, and teak — and three fabric colors to curate your own rack, which takes three to four weeks to be made. A brass bar across the rack adds stability, while flush mounted wood caps contribute to the product’s “screw-less” look.


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WallPeg Garage Storage System
Walmart

WallPeg Garage Storage System

$60 from Walmart

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From dozens of tiny nails and screws to hammers and saws, this comprehensive pegboard boasts enough room to hold your garage tool essentials. The kit includes two 24-inch by 16-inch pegboard panels, 12 pegboard bins, and 36 Flex-Lock peg hooks and mounting screws. With its bright yellow bins, you’ll be able to spot it easily from anywhere in the garage. 


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Trinity Bamboo 2-Tier Shoe Rack
Costco

Trinity Bamboo 2-Tier Shoe Rack

$50 from Costco

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If the garage is where you like to store winter boots, cleats, and other miscellaneous shoes, take a moment to reorganize your footwear onto this two-tiered shoe rack. The bamboo shelves are given a natural stain finish, and can hold four pairs of shoes per shelf. Minimal assembly is required.


Electric Drill Storage Rack
Amazon
Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag
Amazon
Heavy-Duty Sports Storage Rack
The Container Store® Inc.
Sterilite Latch Box
Walmart

Sterilite Latch Box

$9 from Walmart

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This storage bin is under $10, meaning you can stock up on a few of them while organizing all the miscellaneous items in your garage. Each 66-quart bin features blue latches attaching the lid to the base, and its clear plastic material allows you to see what’s inside — even when it’s shoved to the back of a storage closet.  


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ToughBuilt Fastener Bag
Walmart
Pegboard Hex Bit Holder
Etsy

Pegboard Hex Bit Holder

$12 and up from Etsy

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If your screwdriver bits are currently scattered across the bottom of a toolbox, gather them up and organize them into this 60-piece bit holder that can be attached to any standard one-quarter-inch pegboard. The 3D-printed product can be ordered in a variety of colors, including blue, copper, rose gold, and ivory. 


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Grypmat Pro Tool Tray Organizer
Amazon

Grypmat Pro Tool Tray Organizer

$50 from Amazon

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Sometimes tooling around in the garage requires balancing your toolbox on less-than-even surfaces. The Grypmat, which made its debut on Shark Tank, is a ​​heat resistant, silicone-polymer mat, meaning you can place it on a hot engine or on the windshield of your car without having to worry about it melting or sliding off as it holds your necessary tools. 


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Classic Overhead Garage Storage Rack
Amazon

Classic Overhead Garage Storage Rack

$140 and up from Amazon

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One of the easiest ways to remove clutter from your garage is to store some things above your head. Fleximounts’ overhead storage rack uses a wire grid design and cold-rolled steel construction that can hold up to 600 pounds, ensuring that plenty of your unused seasonal items can be stored in a safe, dry area while freeing up valuable garage space.


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Custom Build Fishing Rod Rack
Etsy

Custom Build Fishing Rod Rack

$188 and up from Etsy

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Anglers can store their rods on this custom built rod rack, available in a variety of woods including walnut, amber maple, and leopardwood. Racks can hold up to 20 rods depending on the size, with each rack roughly 5.5 inches apart. They’re built to order, easily mountable, and made in the U.S.A. 


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Wood Workbench with Tool Storage
Walmart

Wood Workbench with Tool Storage

$140 from Walmart

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For those prone to tinkering around in their garage, this work bench provides plenty of surface area in addition to storage space. Hang tools on the attached headboard or store them in two narrow drawers. The work bench can support up to 300 pounds and is both waterproof and rust-resistant. 

Kayak Storage Straps
Amazon

Kayak Storage Straps

$30 from Amazon

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Kayak and SUP (stand-up paddle board) fans can easily store their equipment in the garage with these kayak storage straps, which are strong enough to hold up to 100 pounds per strap. Each kit comes with two durable straps, carabiners, and mounting eye-bolts, and the straps feature quick-release buckles for easy unloading. Don’t own a kayak or SUP? The straps also hold canoes, snowboards, and other similarly shaped gear. 


Storage Bin Shelving Unit
Wayfair

Storage Bin Shelving Unit

$155 from Wayfair

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“A place for everything and everything in its place” applies to this shelving unit, which holds up to 1,200 pounds and supports 15- to 35-gallon bins (bins are sold separately). To ensure maximum safety, the shelving unit must be installed to the wall, though customers have reported that installation is a breeze. 


Magnet Tool Holder Strip
Amazon

Magnet Tool Holder Strip

$17 from Amazon

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Hang up your screwdrivers, spades, wrenches, and other metal tools on this sturdy magnet tool holder strip. The product features two magnetic bars for stability, and measures 1.6 inches wide and 18 inches long — perfect for hanging on the wall at eye level or attaching to the side of a workbench to ensure your tools are always close at hand. Other lengths are also available.


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Luxor Heavy-Duty Cart
Costco

Luxor Heavy-Duty Cart

$90 from Costco

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Need a place to store all your old paint cans? This moving cart should do the trick. Made with high-density, polyethylene structural foam and molded plastic, the surface won’t stain or scratch, and with a locking brake attached to its wheels, you can move and secure the cart to its ideal spot in the garage. Don’t be afraid to pack those paint cans in — the cart holds up to 500 pounds.


7-Drawer Steel Rolling Tool Cabinet
Lowes

7-Drawer Steel Rolling Tool Cabinet

$450 from Lowe's

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This rolling tool cabinet is extra-sturdy thanks to an embossed top mat and drawer liners. The drawers lock to keep your tools secure, and it's made in the U.S.A.


Heavy-Duty Golf Storage
The Container Store® Inc.

Heavy-Duty Golf Storage

$120 from The Container Store

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Golf enthusiasts can easily organize their equipment and store it in the garage with this golf storage bin. Featuring three shoe shelves, four accessory hooks, a catchall bin for golf balls, and a bin for two full golf bags, the steel unit keeps everything in its place until it’s time for you to hit the links. 


Dymo Label Maker
Walmart