How to Organize Every Last Inch of Your Garage
Squeeze in all the essentials--and then some
Hockey sticks… rakes… that old box of weird doilies: If it doesn’t belong anywhere in your house, chances are it goes in the garage. Which means, if you’re anything like us, your garage has turned into a cluttered no man’s land of junk, junk and more junk. Here, seven ways to keep things tidy.
Hang bikes from the ceiling
Invest in a pulley system or just mount large hooks on the ceiling to get bikes up off the floor and away from your Miata beat-up Honda.
Hoist up other big items
Gather your fishing rods, canoes and kayaks (so outdoorsy!) and hang those puppies from the ceiling as well. Revel in easy-ish retrieval for that one time a year when you actually use them.
Corral sports balls with bungee cords
Sometimes it’s OK to put baby in a corner.
Keep storage containers close to the ceiling
Leave more room for your Miatas beat-up Hondas by installing suspended shelving high on your walls or hung directly from the ceiling.
Organize shovels and rakes with PVC pipe scraps
Step it up with painter’s tape labels so everything gets put back in its proper place.
Loop up cords, chains and hoses
Mount a simple coat hook and cut a chain to length for easing looping and unlooping.
Store hand tools on a wall-mounted pegboard
Pegboards: What can’t they do?
Keep track of drill bits with magnetic knife racks
Because clever women never dig through a toolbox for a drill bit.