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    33 Things For Your Garage You'll Wish You'd Bought Years Ago

    You don't need Marie Kondo to help you transform your garage into a place that ~ sparks joy ~.

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    1. Double utility hooks that'll assist in storing ladders, cords, and all kinds of power tools.

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    Promising review: "I love these hooks. I used them all over my garage to hang stuff from the wall. The largest ones worked great for my 8 foot ladder. The welds look good, the finish is great and the Plasti Dip is sturdy. I can highly recommend these hooks." —Manuel Ott

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $35.90.

    2. A storage system with 12 galvanized steel hooks to hold an array of items, so you MIGHT just be able to see your garage floor again.

    amazon.com

    The adjustable system is 48 inches long and arrives with all the accessories you need to mount it on your garage wall.

    Promising review: "This storage organizer is fantastic. It comes with three 16 inch rails, 12 hooks, able to hold up to 12 lbs. each, and 12 pegs, able to hold up to 5 lbs. each, thus providing plenty of storage. And even more, it helps to remove clutter from your space, be it a work area or a garage. This product gets things up and off the floor, in their place, and helps to eliminate trips and falls. I highly recommend the NZACE Wall-Mounted Storage Organizer. It is well worth the money." —Dr. C

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    3. A 44-piece mounted wall organizer, so every nut, bolt, screw, or washer will always have a designated home.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This miracle item comes with a customizable set up, a place to organize your tools and workshop accessories, and three different bin sizes for all of your storage needs.

    Promising review: "This worked perfectly for my garage. There are enough drawers and hooks to hold all of my things and everything is adjustable." —Marissa

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    4. A corner tool rack that'll hold everything from rakes and mops to hammers and brooms, and is essentially what garage dreams are made of.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This tool tower is lightweight, movable, and extremely easy to put together. Six pieces, three minutes, no tools required. Though it is light, it is sturdy and stable. I have just as many tools kept in the rack as the marketing picture on Amazon, and have no issues with entanglement or anything falling over. These tools had previously taken about 10 feet of my garage wall to store, it is much more convenient to have them all consolidated into a much smaller space." —TL

    Get it from Amazon for $25.94+ (available in three styles).

    5. A handy lil' golf bag organizer to keep your accessories in check until you make your PGA Championship debut.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these as a Valentine's gift for my hubby and stepson and THEY LOVE IT! Two large bags might be a tight fit, but their large and medium bags fit just fine. Quality is outstanding. Very sturdy. Guys couldn't even wait to get in garage before loading it up. They built it together in approx 30 minutes. GREAT PURCHASE!" —kimberli kenefsky

    Get it from Amazon for $94.49.

    6. An electric air compressor combo kit that'll assure you're always prepared in case you get a flat tire or want to take on more advanced DIY projects.

    The Home Depot

    This set has 930 five-star reviews — so it's definitely worth the splurge. It comes with the compressor, an 16 gauge nailer, an 18 gauge nailer, and a 3/8 inch stapler. Additionally, my brother-in-law, who spends A LOT of time working on projects around the house, says he doesn't know how he ever lived without it.

    Promising review: "Super useful and too good a deal to pass up, so I bought it and I am glad I did. I was in need of a new compressor and compared to my 10 plus year old pancake compressor this Porter-Cable is light as a feather and quiet. I also like the dual pressure gauges. One for the tank, one for the tool pressure. I will use the 16 gauge finish nail gun for most of my work but the other gun and stapler will come in handy for certain projects. I have used them all and they work great. I have installed trim in four rooms, doors, windows, and floor mold trim and the guns have not jammed once. I think this was a great purchase and recommend it for any professional or homeowner." —Franztini

    Get it on sale from The Home Depot for $199 (originally $269).

    7. Or a small shelving system specifically for your brooms, in case you're actually a witch and your collection of broomsticks has really gotten out of control.

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    You can also use it to organize baseball bats!

    Promising review: "Has held up the test of time! I spent a long time debating on which mop and broom holder I wanted to purchase. I followed my gut and got this one. It mounted easily in my garage, and holds my rakes and heavy weed puller. You simply pull up on the tool to unlock the holder and it slides right out. There are also six little fold out hooks on each one, for hanging smaller items, however, I am hanging my heaviest item on one, my weed eater! That is one strong little hook!! I sometimes use them to hang extension cords when I have them wrapped up and put away. I would definitely recommend these to help declutter your garage or broom closet! I love it! I intend on buying another one for my laundry room upstairs." —Heather Sosa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A place to store wood for your outdoor fireplace that probably inspired the lyrics, "I got racks on racks on racks."

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    Promising review: "We are very happy with our log holder. I no longer have a pile of wood in my garage. It is neatly stacked and has room under it so I can sweep, rake or vacuum up any debris. I would definitely recommend and would buy again if I need another." —The Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A Genie remote control for your garage door so you can quickly make an exit when you see one of your neighbors coming over to chat.

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    Promising review: "Took me longer to get the ladder out of the shed than it did to get this remote to work. I have a Genie garage door opener that is about 15–17 years old. I was looking for the single button version but apparently they do not make that one anymore and they are very expensive. Saw this one with three buttons and was cheap so I thought I would give it a try. I removed the white front cover on my garage door opener and found the little black button, mine was located on the left side, pushed it the light flickered red and pulled the battery tab out of the new controller and hit the top button three times and the red light went out and the door closed. All good! Quick and simple." —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    10. A battery organizer that might just have you feeling ~charged up~ if you love nothing more than keeping things tidy.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Well designed and sturdy product. It solves the problem of searching for batteries when you need them. I see myself buying less batteries as now, all my batteries are neatly stored in one central location. The tester is a great feature, it takes the guess work out of what is normally a very tedious chore of find the right battery, making sure its a good battery, and determining if the problem lies with the battery or the actual device. Would highly recommend this to anyone seeking to organize their battery supply. Not some cheap plastic, but a really durable and solid product. Also makes a great gift!" —Howard NY

    Get it from Amazon for $20.06.

    11. Overhead storage you can attach to your garage ceiling to finally create a Santa-approved home for your Christmas decorations.

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    Promising review: "This product is great in my opinion. Installing it wasn’t too bad. Though make sure you have the right measurement tools, and you’re doing the measurements with another person. It makes time go by way quicker. What I also love about this product is that my garage looks way less cluttered. We don’t have bikes to hang, but we just have a lot of decorations that need to be stored away and it just makes our lives way easier. We also store my husband's tools on top of it. I was skeptical about the weight capacity and it proved me wrong." —HelloKiwii

    Get it from Amazon for $174.99+ (available in three colors).

    12. A wet/dry vacuum with a detachable blower that is essentially two tools in one and will help you keep your garage floor so clean you could eat off of it.

    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "Every spring I have to sweep my garage out because of all the sand and dirt that gets tracked in from my car and it takes about 20 minutes and I always end up getting dust in my nose and mouth. With the detachable leaf blower I was able to blow all of the sand and dirt out of my garage in about 5 minutes and didn't get nearly half the dust in my nose and mouth." —Christopher

    Get it from The Home Depot for $119.

    13. A steel pegboard, so strong you won't have to worry about hearing a loud clang in the middle of the night only to discover all of your tools fell off the garage wall.

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    Promising review: "After deciding that my garage needed a pegboard, I did a ton of research on traditional wood fiber, acrylic, and galvanize steel. Ultimately, I wanted something that was going to last decades, look good, and keep me motivated to build and maintain things around the house. This pegboard solution is just awesome. It looks great, super sturdy, and all of the attachments are rigid. I mounted mine on concrete with a 2 x 2 frame. If you are mounting into concrete, make sure you get your hands on a hammer drill. Super happy with it!" —Ryan D

    Get it from Amazon for $64+ (available in five styles).

    14. Or a cabinet that can be hung behind any door in your garage for a discrete storage option.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We installed this a year ago when we moved into a MUCH smaller space that has no medicine cabinets. It is EXACTLY what we needed. We love the space it creates without taking up any space at all. This could be used in the kitchen, a craft room, or a garage and give you that extra little space you need for organization." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $158.99+ (available in two styles).

    15. A work bench and shelving unit that'll prevent you from uttering the words, "where did I leave my measuring tape?"

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was able to buy the lumber, cut and build this in about 3–4 hours. I spent the rest of the weekend staining and wiring in lights. I am very impressed with the results, very easy and simple build. This is my new workbench for my bike shop, now I am ready to replace the old benches in my garage with this system. Super sturdy, just a great product in my opinion." —slapmackie

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

    16. A hand crank extension cord winder you'll cherish for all the times it'll save you from tripping over rogue wires.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an absolute no-brainer for your garage. I have mine in my garage and a nice 150' 16/3 cord allows me to use it all over my garage, driveway and most of my front lawn and almost to the back of my house. The cord, again, is nice and straight with no kinks so it's easy to use for tools. Then, when I am done, it takes about 20 seconds of turning the crank to reel it all back in. I've had mine for about 18 months and it shows no signs of wear or falling apart. Other reviewers indicate that this will last years." —M. Behnke

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    17. Crush-resistant jars, a must for any avid crafter with a TON of supplies to be stored in their garage.

    Promising review: "Just installed these today and ordering another set tonight. Sturdy, attractive, and perfect for small, medium quantity hardware items. I’m using for screws, washers, specialty nails, etc. great product. So easy to access." —Jasblu

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $24.99.

    18. A retractable 30-foot extension cord you can mount on your ceiling to keep your pets, kids, or clumsy friends from getting tangled in the wire.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My garage doesn’t have a lot of plugs, but it does have one on the ceiling for the garage door. I mounted it to the ceiling next to the plug and now I have power anywhere in the garage. It’s also long enough to be pulled outside for my electric smoker. It’s a lot easier than having to roll up an extension cord every time. My only regret is not getting the longer one." —Anthony

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in two cord lengths and two colors)

    19. A modular organizer with enough room to store your favorite hammer and lock system to prevent your kiddos from getting their hands on it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this thing. It is perfect for my needs. I am a single woman and needed something bigger than a tool chest. 90% of my tools fit in this. It is sturdy, it rolls easily (the wheels also lock); it is small enough to store out of the way, but large enough to store my tools. The drawers open and close easily." —M K.

    Get it from Amazon for $92.70.

    20. A universal rubber garage door bottom that'll replace the ripped up, damaged one that probably came with your house.

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    Promising review: "I laid out the rubber strip out in the sun for a few hours. Most of the kinks came out and shaped very nicely in the channels without issue.

    Drilled pilot holes in each panel. I put the 3–4.5 feet channels on first then cut the last channel twice for each end of the door so the edges would be flush. I used the supplied self-taping screws. No issues and tightened up pretty good. Used window cleaner for lubrication and I also put silicone between the channel and garage door bottom. My gaps are now gone. Great buy!!!" —Anthony Bonano

    Get it from Amazon for $36.97+ (also available in packs of two and three).

    21. A multi-position blower fan to keep your garage chill even when you're ~losing your cool~ because you can't figure out how to fix your bike.

    The Home Depot

    Get it from Walmart for $49.84.

    22. Or an infrared heater, in case you find yourself doing most of your handiwork in the colder months and you're tired of your fingers freezing.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This little gem was delivered yesterday, plugged it in this morning, and it’s been working the last six hours. I cannot tell you how pleased I am. I only wish I had 220 outlets throughout the main house. I have a detached 500 square-foot insulated garage/gym/shop and it heats the entire room up in minutes. The thermostat is doing a great job keeping the space at 64 degrees (my comfort zone) it could easily keep it warmer if I would like." —Scott E. Mayer

    Get it from Amazon for $118.72.

    23. LED garage lights so you can easily find that screw you just dropped without having a toddler-like tantrum.

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    Promising review: "I’m super impressed with this light! Lit up my garage way more than I expected. I was looking to do fluorescents with LED lights throughout the garage and now may not need to. Being able to adjust the panels allows you to focus the light on a particular area or simply flood a space with light. One of the best purchases I have ever made!" —C240

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 60 or 80 watts).

    24. A utility sink that'll come in handy when you come home with shoes full of mud and don't want to destroy your new rug.

    Amazon

    My parents have one specifically for my mom to dye her hair (sorry for, uh, publicizing that, Mom) in so she doesn't stain their nice, new sinks.

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a replacement for an old but nearly exact sink that is the only sink in my garage/auto shop. This is plenty sturdy for filling pails and cleaning heavy parts. As noted by others, the faucet is especially nice. Along with the faucet, this unit would be ideal for washing dogs up to a medium size. An excellent piece for not much money. As is usual with Amazon, it was delivered in just two days." —D OC

    Get it from Amazon for $172.99+ (available in two styles).

    25. An absorbent mat to protect your precious garage floor from oil, water, and any other mysterious liquids that might find their way inside.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "No need for a lengthy review as I can only highly recommend this product. I was contemplating making this purchase for a week or so because I didn't know if it would be worth it and it was over $100 but I am glad I purchased it and honestly should have done it sooner. This garage mat literally transformed my one-car garage into a functional room that I plan on using as a workshop. Granted I installed some LED lighting to brighten the space up but you have no idea how much covering up a less-than-perfect garage floor with this mat can transform that space for the better. I used to hate walking into the garage because I didn't like the way the floor looked but now it looks much nicer. The space actually looks more inviting." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.59+ (available in five sizes).

    26. A parking mat that'll signify you should STOP driving so you don't hit your garage wall...again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We got this parking mat when we got a new car that was four inches longer than the one we had parked on the shorter side of our garage. We needed precision parking, to say the least. The great thing about this mat is the bumps are right up against each side of your tire. There's no wiggle room to let you get it wrong. Also, the first bump is big enough so you can feel it, but small enough so you easily roll over it, rather than sit partly atop it. The second, stopper bump, is tall enough so the wheel stays up against it without any chance of rolling onto it. Also, because our garage floor is concrete, we definitely had to use the sticker on the bottom to keep it in place. So far, that sticker is working well. The mat hasn't moved." —SR

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in three colors).

    27. A car washing kit you'll be so glad you purchased after YET ANOTHER bird poops on your windshield.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a fairly comprehensive kit for the price. I’m extremely impressed with the overall quality of the parts, their usefulness, the feel and the kit case. Very impressed." —CSS

    Get a nine-piece set from Amazon for $28.99.

    28. A hoist to keep that bike you swore you were going to ride every weekend in a safe place until you actually use it.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I had previously purchased these bike hoists to store a couple of mountain bikes in my garage. I have been looking for quite some time for a way to store two kayaks and found all of the kayak lifts to be too expensive. So I got the idea to order these bike hoists and try to use them with my kayaks. I am happy to report they work great and now I have a way to store the kayaks out of the way." —M. Jones

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $30.50.

    29. Chalkboard paint, so you can write your DIY plans right on the wall instead of forever searching for that scrap paper you scribbled on that morning.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very pleased! I bought 1 qt. of this to paint a chalkboard on my living room wall, which was a light beige. I only painted one thick coat to cover an 8' x 5.5' space and it worked just fine without a second coat. This took 1/3, maybe 3/4 of the can so I probably could have gone bigger. My wall was not smooth like it recommends, but that wasn't a huge problem — the chalk lines just weren't super clean when drawing/writing. No problems with peeling or chipping and it was a ton of fun for my guests! I bet it's way better on smoother walls." —Ashi

    Get it from Amazon for $8.63+ (available in an aerosol can or a quart).

    30. A cabinet that'll minimize the mess in your garage because you can fill it up then close the doors and pretend it isn't there — the best way to solve any problem, right?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great garage cabinets. They are easy to assemble and install. They are more durable than wooden cabinets. I've purchased four for my garage." —KLH

    Get it from Amazon for $84.88.

    31. A magnetic tray you'll be ~drawn to~ for how easily it keeps all of your tools and parts in check.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Got this tool and parts tray for my husband who is always dropping small pieces in the garage — you can never have too many storage options! The magnet works great and has saved his back from having to retrieve so many items while working over his tool boxes." —Paige Porchia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    32. A fishing rod rack you can attach to the back of your garage door to assure nothing ~fishy~ happens to them.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These racks are AWESOME! I heard about them from an article in our local newspaper. So glad we purchased them. They are really neat riding up and down with the garage door. Keeps the rods and reels safe and are most certainly out of the way! We like them so much we're going to purchase a couple more!" —Doolen102

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    33. And a mini fridge where you can secretly store all of your favorite drinks and snacks you don't want your other family members to find.

    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "Nice small refrigerator. Ideal for garage or additional cold space during holidays. Priced right and small enough to carry to car." —KZ

    Get it from The Home Depot for $122.53+ (available in three colors).

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