From miscellaneous flip flops to tangled Christmas lights, your garage can often feel like the island of misfit toys. Like, where did that rusty blue bicycle even come from? Beats us. But if there’s one thing that kicks us into must-organize-everything mode, it’s a TikTok hack. These videos have given us everything from kitchen cord concealers to lazy Susan makeup holders, while opening our eyes to a world of decluttered solace. And just in time for spring cleaning, the #GarageOrganization hashtag is gaining traction with more than 32.7 million views. So below, find five garage organization hacks from TikTok that’ll help you maximize your space. Go ahead, open those dusty boxes that haven’t seen the light of day since 1984.
5 Ingenious Garage Organization Hacks We Found on TikTok
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1. DIY A SHELF-WALL
A garage without shelves is like a pasta dish without sauce—subpar at best. And if you don’t have a built-in storage unit, this TikToker came up with a clever solution to accommodate all of your storage needs: a DIY shelf-wall. This adjustable unit allows for items of all different shapes and sizes, and its buildable design allows you to add shelves over time, as needed. It also comes with in-depth installation instructions and all the hardware you need to assemble/disassemble.
2. HANG ANYTHING WITH HANDLES
One thing we *cannot stand* to see when we pull into the garage is haphazardly scattered scooters. Luckily, this ingenious hack allows you to hang scooters, brooms, rakes and more from the walls, eliminating the jumbled mess. Of course, now all that’s left is reminding your kids to actually use them…
3. UTILIZE OVERHEAD STORAGE SPACE
The best part about organizing your garage? You can use every square inch of storage space—without having to worry about aesthetic appeal. This overhead garage storage rack can hold up to 600 pounds, allowing you to store everything from containers and sporting equipment to furniture and kid’s toys. Perfect for storing seasonal items (or boxes you’re simply hoarding ‘til the next house).
4. INVEST IN CLEAR CONTAINERS
Once you have some sturdy shelving units in place, you’ll want to eliminate the Where’s Waldo element of your garage. Clear bins and containers allow you to easily spot the item you're looking for without rummaging through drawers of junk in a sweat. Plus, they come in all different sizes, so you can group the smaller items together (and cut your search time in half).
5. LABEL ITEMS BY SEASON
Speaking of panic-searching for items, labeling your containers is the last step to making your space easily accessible. This TikToker organized her items by season, where she even included a label for “blue Christmas decorations.” Our best advice? Start with organizing your items by category—like tools, appliances, linens, etc.— then break them down by season in each container. That way, you can avoid searching through pool accessories when you’re looking for salt to clear your driveway.