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38 Borderline Genius Ways To Organize Your Garage

Make your car proud to park there.

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3. Keep every tool in its proper place with outlines.

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"Honey, stop hanging the wrench on the hammer hook!"

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5. Install a set of old school lockers and assign one to each member of your family.

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Where do you find old lockers? Keep an eye on Ebay, Etsy, or Craigslist.

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8. Get some air with a sliding screen door.

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Yes--garage screen doors exist! If you spend a lot of time in your garage (or if you live in an area plagued by mosquitos and other bugs), you may want to invest in one.

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9. Have a "no shoes allowed in the house" policy? Maximize floor space and store them on a rack instead of the ground.

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Ban dirt.

21. Hang your fishing rods from a ceiling rack to keep them out of the way.

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You can buy one here... but if you're handy with a jigsaw, it would be a cinch to make your own.

28. If you really want to house your children's driving toys in style, make them their own mini garage.

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This way they're protected from the elements but not taking up space in your *actual* garage.

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30. Utilize the space above your garage door with mounted shelving.

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This would be a good place to store holiday decorations and other things you don't need all that frequently.

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31. Use large metal buckets to store children's outdoor toys.

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If you think the contents of the buckets will change frequently, you could make easily erasable labels using chalk and chalkboard paint.

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34. Do a lot of building? Make yourself a lumber cart to organize your supplies.

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This way you can easily figure out what you need (or don't need) before you head off to Home Depot.

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37. After painting a room, save a swatch of the paint color for future reference.

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This way when you need to touch up the walls in your bathroom, you'll know that you used Rustic Sunset not Orange Glow.

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