Give Your Car its Home Back With These Garage Organizational Tips

Why do garages full with clutter so quickly? In most households, strapped for space, garages are forced to play multiple roles: they’re workshops, equipment storage closets, car containment units, playrooms, even practice studios for rock bands! It’s no wonder that they tend to accumulate clutter at lightning speed. The primary purpose of the garage, of course, is to give your car a home. Reclaim your car’s home by reorganizing the many different species and sub-species of clutter your garage has been forced to take on over the years. Start with the sports equipment and work your way down. Here are some helpful tools, storage solutions, and tips that will help you take down clutter for good.

Fishing Rod Rack

Fishing equipment is delicate and often hard to replace! Install a handsome, all-wood fishing rod rack in your garage and keep rods, reels, lures, hooks and more organized and accounted for until it’s time to go scare up the catch of the day. Stores up to twelve full size rods securely upright to prevent snarls and tangles; bottom drawer pulls out to stash lures and extras. For easy mobility, rack rolls smoothly on iron casters. Directions for simple home assembly included. Wood, 26 1/4 x 22 x 7 3/4″.

Tall Utility Cabinet

For all your odds and ends. Employ this spacious utility cabinet anywhere you need to employ new vertical space. Cabinet features four adjustable shelves, strong enough to support 75 lbs per shelf; adaptable, attractive design; durable resin construction, and maintenance-free durability. Literally creates storage space where none existed. Store tools, paints, toys, sports equipment, cables and wires–all the accrued items in your garage that need protection and order. Light taupe with utilitarian blue handles compliments any indoor color scheme. Turn your clutter back into useful items by storing them properly. Size: 30″ W x 20 1/4″ D x 72 3/8″ H. Internal size: 27″ W x 16″ D x 68 1/4″ H without shelves.

Five Slot Tool Holder

Get your long-handled tools off the floor and safely onto the wall with a Five Slot Tool Holder. Brooms, mops, rakes, hoes, shovels and other long handled tools can be a real hazard on the floor of any space. Clean up the premises and prevent injury by installing a space-saving Five Slot Tool Holder on the wall! Patented “magic” ball grip device secures handles of any width without springs or magnets. This storage device is ideal for kitchens, garages or laundry rooms. Great for crating new storage space in closets. Mounting hardware for easy home installation is included with purchase. Plastic, 17 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2″.

Ceiling Storage

Suspend infrequently used or lighter items from the ceiling with this ceiling storage unit. Easy to mount as all one needs to do is find the studs of the drywall and screw it on. Unit is rust-resistant and further insulated from damage with a powder-coated finish. Install shelving safely and securely with no screws or drilling. All hardware is included with storage unit and even adjusts to fit any space. Height adjust s from 16 1/2″ to 27″ and holds up to 250 lbs. Available in classic black. Size: 45″ x 45″ storage area.

Corner Shelves

Turn any corner of your garage into a high capacity storage opportunity with adjustable, easy-to-install corner shelves. Each individual shelf supports of to 40 lbs when weight is evenly distributed. Install two L-shaped solid-resin shelves and brackets into any corner. Resin construction is built to last, durable through radical temperature change and other indirect exposure to the elements. Color: Bronze. Size: 7″ W x 32″ D x 7 1/2″ H, height includes bracket.

Wooden Six Slot Storage Cubby

A handsome wooden cubby with compartments for all your tools and trifles! Organize your garage or patio with this gorgeous cubby unit. Rock-solid fir wood construction is as attractive as it is useful, with a natural oil-based stain and several flexible storage options. Three cubbies on each side feature an upturned exterior lip to prevent avalanches; a removable shelf at center square; and unique stackability make this the most adaptable, redesign friendly storage unit around. If convertibility is not your priority, metal brackets are included with storage cubby so you can fasten individual units securely to any wall. Each unit can be purchased individual, so feel free to expand on a whim. Product dimensions: 15″ x 33.5″ x 35″. Directions for simple home assembly included.

Meye Amy is a freelance writer who writes about home maintenance topics and products for garage organizers.

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