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25 Totally Clever Garage Organization Tips and Tricks


Get your garage in order before winter sets in with clever organization tips and tricks. Use spice containers or muffin tins to hold nails, nuts, and bolts. Paint your cupboards with chalkboard paint for easy labeling or to jot down notes. Check out more ideas that will have your garage looking spic ‘n span in no time with these 25 Totally Clever Garage Organization Tips and Tricks…

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  • Chalkboard Paint Cupboards 1 of 25
    Chalkboard Paint Cupboards
    Paint the cupboards with chalkboard paint to use for labeling.
    Spotted at Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Spice Container Storage 2 of 25
    Spice Container Storage
    Use spice containers to store nuts, bolts and screws.
    Find out more at Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Magnet Strip 3 of 25
    Magnet Strip
    Use a strong magnet strip for scissors, screwdrivers and possibly hammers.
    Find out more at Homemade Simple.
  • Tool Wall 4 of 25
    Tool Wall
    Keep track of your tools by mounting them on a wall and tracing their outlines.
    Find out more at Martha Stewarts.
  • Closet Shelving 5 of 25
    Closet Shelving
    Screw closet shelving into the joists in your garage. Now you will be able to see everything up there.
    Check it out at Family Handyman.
  • Tape Station 6 of 25
    Tape Station
    Keep all your tape in the same place and use a hacksaw blade for easy tear-away.
    Find out more at American Woodworker.
  • Gutter Bins 7 of 25
    Gutter Bins
    Vinyl gutters also make great storage bins.
    Find out more at Family Handyman.
  • Gardening Tools & PVC 8 of 25
    Gardening Tools & PVC
    Cut down PVC pipe to use as a way to prop up gardening tools.
    Find out more at Ashbee Design.
  • Scooter Station 9 of 25
    Scooter Station
    Build a scooter station where the kids can easily stow or take out the scooters to use.
    Check it out at Batchelor Way.
  • Sliding Bin Storage 10 of 25
    Sliding Bin Storage
    Keep bins off the ground by making a sliding storage system.
    Find out more at Family Handyman.
  • Labeled Bins 11 of 25
    Labeled Bins
    Labeled bins work great for storing toys that kids can get to.
    Find out more at Tip Junkie.
  • Wet Shoe Rack 12 of 25
    Wet Shoe Rack
    Hang a shoe rack for wet shoes to dry on.
    Find out more at Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Bring Everything Up 13 of 25
    Bring Everything Up
    Conserve space by hanging gardening or snow supplies on a slatted wall panel.
    Find out more at Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Crate Storage 14 of 25
    Crate Storage
    Stack wooden crates for storing garden supplies.
    Spotted at Martha Stewart.
  • Mounting Bikes 15 of 25
    Mounting Bikes
    Mount bikes on the wall to free up space on the floor.
    Check it out at Designed to Dwell.
  • Ladder Storage 16 of 25
    Ladder Storage
    Use ceiling space as a place to hang a ladder.
    Spotted at The Family Handyman.
  • Keeping it Hidden 17 of 25
    Keeping it Hidden
    Hang curtains in your garage to always keep it looking tidy.
    Find out more at Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Muffin Tins 18 of 25
    Muffin Tins
    Use muffin tins to store knick-knacks.
    Find out more at Family Handyman.
  • Bungee Cord Storage 19 of 25
    Bungee Cord Storage
    Secure sports balls with bungee cords.
    Spotted at Designed to Dwell.
  • The Jar Shelf 20 of 25
    The Jar Shelf
    Screw jar lids to the bottom of a shelf to use for jar storage and to always keep them in one place.
    Find out more at Crooked Briains.
  • Wire Basket Storage 21 of 25
    Wire Basket Storage
    Wire baskets work great for storage since you can easily see inside.
    Find out more at Land of Nod.
  • Curtain Rod Storage 22 of 25
    Curtain Rod Storage
    Use curtain rods as a way to store twine, rope and tools that can hang.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Hose and Bucket 23 of 25
    Hose and Bucket
    Wrap a hose around a bucket for storage and keep hose accessories inside.
    Spotted at Martha Stewart.
  • The Pegboard Wall 24 of 25
    The Pegboard Wall
    Add a section of pegboard to the garage wall to use for mounting sports or gardening supplies.
    Check it out at Real Simple.
  • Filing Cabinet Storage 25 of 25
    Filing Cabinet Storage
    Turn a filing cabinet on its side and remove the drawers for extra storage.
    Find out more at Trash to Treasure.

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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), and follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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