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    Updated on Sep 13, 2020. Posted on Sep 6, 2020

    28 Things To Help You Make The Most Out Of Your Garage Space

    Work benches, shelving units, and organizers galore.

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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 $29.90.

    2. A storage system with 12 galvanized steel hooks to hold an array of items, 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 $19.99+ (available in 48 or 64 inches).

    3. A 64-piece drawer organizer, so every nut, bolt, screw, or washer will always have a designated home.

    an array of tiny storage drawers filled with nuts and bolts
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is going to make my life in the garage so much easier and save me from countless hours of searching around for little items all over the shop. Now all the little items are all in their own drawer and nicely labeled. I use it for things like nuts, bolts, markers, washers, spacers, small tools, wire nuts, drill bits, taps , air compressor fittings and tire pressure gauges. I will be ordered another one or two to fill up with a full Drill bit index and tap set to hang next to my drill press. This is a fantastic little storage unit." —corey

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in four sizes).

    4. An oscillating, easy-to-move Lasko tower fan to help circulate air throughout your garage if you prefer to use it as somewhere to hangout instead of a work station.

    a standing silver fan
    Amazon

    I use one of these in my bedroom in between seasons and can confirm it really does cool a room down with ease! It's very slim so it also doesn't take up much space.

    Promising review: "I purchased this newest version recently and am LOVING the concept all over again! It's a quiet fan (doesn't disturb my sleep or conversations), looks nice, saves space, oscillates or not (your choice), was easy to put together (just needed a Phillips head screw driver for two screws on the base) and comes with a REMOTE CONTROL!!! Last night I had it sitting in the dining room facing the living room and even on low it was stirring the curtains behind me on the other side of the living room - without getting up from my chair I pointed the remote at it and switched it to oscillating so the dog could feel the breeze on her dog bed too. This is my third Lasko fan (the one in the garage has been going strong for five years now) and I don't think I'll ever buy another brand. Lasko to me means good price, good functionality, excellent reliability and easy to put together." —DeliaCamillia

    Get it from Amazon for $62.72.

    5. 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.

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    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 $37.98+ (available in three styles).

    6. 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.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This wall mount was so easy to install! I was pleased to see it came with a stencil to pre-mark the screw holes and a website for online video instructions. They provided multiple set of screws, so you can pick the ones for your wall type (online instructions cover which to use). Took maybe five minutes to install. Would definitely recommend and will be purchasing more for garage." —Jill

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

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

    amazon.com, Amazon

    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 $50.99+ (available in two sizes).

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

    amazon.com, Amazon

    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 guesswork out of what is normally a very tedious chore of find the right battery, making sure it's 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 $14.59+ (available in three styles and in a pack of two).

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

    amazon.com, Amazon

    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 more quickly. 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).

    10. 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 galvanized 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-by-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 $66.99+ (available in five styles).

    11. A cabinet that can be hung behind any door in your garage for a discreet storage option.

    a model showing the tall vertical cabinet behind a door
    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).

    12. A waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker, so you can crank up your favorite playlist while hammering away on that birdhouse you told your sister you'd build her.

    a reviewer's photo of the speaker in blue on their work bench
    amazon.com

    I've had one of these portable lil' gadgets for two years now (I own the Flip 4) and it hasn't failed me yet! The music is clear and crisp even when I'm using it outside at the windy beach. Definitely a fan — it does exactly what it should!

    Promising review: "I've been eyeing the Ultimate Ears Boom for years, but it's $300 price tag has always stopped me. I bought the Flip 5 after borrowing my friends Flip 4 while kayaking. It's waterproof, holds a long charge, and good sound quality (4/5-star sound). I use it whenever on the water (be aware it doesn't float, but does have a wrist strap), when working in the garage, or renovating my basement. It's great, and I don't have to think about it. Would be great if was Alexa-enabled, but that feature is only useful if you have internet (duh). For the price I paid, I cannot imagine a better deal!" —Richard

    Get it from Amazon for $119.95 (available in 10 styles).

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

    a model organizing his tools on the three tiers of the wooden workbench
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was able to buy the lumber, cut and build this in about three to four 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 $67.71+ (available in two styles).

    14. A hand crank extension cord winder with built-in outlets you'll cherish for all the times it'll save you from tripping over rogue wires.

    the orange and grey extension cord winder with four outlets in the middle of it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a really solid extension cord. I have a detached garage/workshop which only has one outlet and this allows me to have several tools all connected at once. It has been especially helpful when vacuuming and detailing my car outside of the garage. The cord is never tangled and unwinds very easily. I have never had a problem with overloading it, however I am not usually running more then one tool at a time. Definitely would recommend this for anyone that is tired of dealing with multiple extension cords!" —lee

    Get it from Amazon for $59.69+ (available in 60 or 80 feet).

    15. And 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.

    a yellow extension cord unit mounted in the ceiling of a garage
    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 $45.05+ (available in two cord lengths).

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

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    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 $37.71.

    17. 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?

    a taupe colored cabinet with double doors
    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.

    18. A heavy-duty shelving unit with a weight capacity of 350 lbs. per shelf (WOW!) so the next time you get wild at Costco you won't have to fret about where to store all those cases of water you bought "just in case."

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    Promising review: "We purchased these shelves to go into a small pantry where I keep all my small appliances. Some of them are very heavy and were actually warping the wire shelves that were in there when we bought the house. I can fit all of my appliances on these shelves and not only do they easy stand up to the heavy appliances, they look great too!" —vgill

    Get it from Amazon for $72.02+ (available in three sizes).

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

    a bunch of fishing rods neatly organized against a garage wall
    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.

    20. A sports caddy, a must-have for any athlete who has acquired more bats and balls than anyone truly needs and would greatly benefit from a designated spot to neatly stow 'em away in the garage.

    black rolling organizer with three mesh compartments containing sports balls and equipment
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I was searching for a way to organize my kids' sports equipment. I love this bin — all our bats, balls, and helmets have a place to go. And I like that it is on wheels so I can move it around my basement. I'm thrilled with my purchase!" —JustJen

    Get it from The Container Store for $41.21.

    21. A critter catcher you can use to safely trap and remove any unwanted creature that wanders into your garage. Added bonus? You MIGHT stop screaming bloody murder and running for higher ground when you see a spider.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! Initially I was hesitant that it would squish the little guys or they would fall out in transport but it's great! Highly recommend! Sorry little guy your GPS brought you into my house, I will help you find your way back outside :)" —Crystal R

    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in three colors).

    22. A tiered shoe rack to provide a space for your muddy, grungy boots or just the overflow of gear you won't be using during specific seasons.

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    Promising review: "This is a great storage shelf! We needed something for the garage to keep shoes. This fits perfectly next to the door. It is sturdy and well-made; very easy to assemble. I am ordering two more for closet storage. I would highly recommend!" —Jana T.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.10.

    23. Magnetic strips you can hang along your garage wall and stick your go-to wrenches, screwdrivers, hammer (and whatever other tools you've got) to safely. No more searching endlessly for the right tool on your garage floor.

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    Promising review: "This is the best price on the web for 18 inch magnetic tool strips. They are so good that I just bought six more. One little trick I learned is that if you need to hold really heavy stuff, mount two about three inches apart parallel to each other. This will allow you to mount really heavy items like 1/2-inch extensions that are a little too heavy for just one strip." —NorcalOldGuy

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $39.99.

    24. A wall-mounted shop vac because chances are if you own a home you're gonna want one of these so it *might as well* be one you can hang on a wall and save on floor space.

    Amazon

    This 12-amp vacuum picks up both wet and dry messes and converts to a blower. Has a 4-gallon semi-translucent dirt tank and hose that stretches to 32-feet. Comes with 7 attachments and accessory bag.

    Promising review: "I wish I had found this years ago. I mounted in my garage and use it all the time. From easy cleanup on woodworking projects picking up saw dust and other lighter debris to car detailing. I use this now almost weekly to vacuum my family's cars. Long hose, good attachments and great suction make this a must-have. Mounts easily and isn't too large. Nice that you can go from wet to dry without having to change anything. Emptying the collection bin is also very easy. Two clips and it's off and ready to dump in the garbage." —Matt Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $178.60.

    25. A sturdy tire rack your spares can call home instead of being stacked in a corner, only to be covered in dirt and dust.

    four ties on the sturdy metal tire rack
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Installation is very straight forward and all the details you need are in the instructions along with the necessary hardware. Took me less than an hour and it’s very well-secured in place. I tested the weight capacity by doing some pull-ups on it after I was done! I only weigh 180 lbs but it was rock solid so I proceeded to put a set of tires away on it (4 x 225 width with room to spare). I can definitely trust this rack to hold four wheels with tires mounted on them with no worries in the future. I would definitely buy another and recommend this rack to anyone looking to free up some floor space in their garage. I don’t see how someone would pay for similar racks at triple the price." —Marvin

    Get it from Amazon for $53.18.

    26. Stackable recycling bins that'll help you neatly separate paper, plastics, and glass without taking up too much space.

    nine of the blue recycling bins stacked up in a reviewer's garage
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We ordered six and realized we needed three more. The pic (above) is of our mini-recycling center just inside the door from our house into the garage. The carrier handles — serving also as a stacking ledge — are the best and make it easy to take the containers to the recycling center. Couldn't be happier!" —BarbaraL

    Get a set of 6 from Amazon for $74.94+ (also available in sets of 10 or 20).

    27. A storage rack for your ski equipment to ensure you won't accidentally cause an avalanche in your garage with all of those skis casually placed up against a wall.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Regardless of price, this is a decent rack that’ll hold your stuff without problem. When you consider the price, this is a great value. You could get three pairs of skis on a single rack if you swapped orientations every other pair. You probably won’t be able to get more than two snowboards due to the size of the bindings. I bought two racks and mounted them directly over each other. Took me about 30 minutes or so to do both, including using extra screws to doubly secure the racks (not necessary but I chose to do that). I mounted each side 32 inches apart which was perfect for all my gear. My stuff is now off the floor, out of the way, and isn’t being strained by those vertical ski racks that I dislike. Very happy with product." —Adoniram

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    28. And a folding work bench, because you deserve to have somewhere to tinker even if your garage doesn't have as much space as you'd like.

    the wood top work bench on wheels
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Best purchase I've made in a while. I needed a workbench in my garage, but don't have the space to put a permanent one, so I ordered this table. It was easy to assemble (just screw on the two rolling wheel bars) and perfect for my needs. The table is very sturdy and quite easy to open and fold back up. Being able to roll this around to wherever I need it in my garage, as well as wherever I need to store it when not in use is a big plus. I love how it has a spacious work top, as well as a shelf below to hold extra supplies and tools when in use." —F. Huang

    Get it from Amazon for $186.03+ (available in two styles).

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