The garage is a place where we put everything that has no other place: Christmas decorations, trash cans with used clothes and extra bedding, tools and sports equipment and extra household items.
All of this can quickly turn into a messy mess and since the garage contains a jumble of different things it can be really difficult to come up with the right organizational solutions.
With the help of the organization experts Lisa Kron, who documents the process of furnishing your small home in a functional and stylish way on the Smallish Home site, and Ann Lightfoot, co-founder of Done & Done Home, we have selected 20 of the best organization tools and products for the garage that all cost under $ 25.
20 gallon locking reservoir
Kron calls these plastic storage containers “perfect for storing holiday decorations or camping equipment. These containers are made of sturdy plastic and lock to keep dust out. ”The opaque dark gray color ensures that exposure to light does not damage items that can fade.
Large stackable storage trays
To store large items that need easy access and that don’t need to be kept in a water and crib safe environment, cubby style trash cans are the right choice. This set of four sturdy storage trays can be stacked vertically, aligned horizontally or mounted on rails (included) on the wall.
Clear weatherproof bag
If exposure to light isn’t an issue, either because of the design of the garage or because the item being stored won’t fade, clear plastic containers are great because you can see what’s inside. Lightfoot recommends these clear jumbo containers, which in their opinion are “perfect for storage in basements, garages and storage rooms to protect items from moisture, pests and dirt”.
Mighty stor bag
Storing very bulky or oddly shaped items can be a challenge, but this soft sided storage bag is the perfect thing for anything from comforters to outdoor furniture pillows. It is made of waterproof and tear-resistant polyethylene tarpaulin and has four handles for carrying.
Black 4-tier garage shelf made of plastic
This 4-tier plastic shelf is a bargain – and it gets high marks for ease of assembly and sturdiness.
Sterilite small deep modular drawer
Kron recommends these plastic drawers for small tools, light bulbs or painting utensils such as brushes and rollers. These individual, self-contained drawers are perfect for use on shelves.
Room Essentials Medium sized trolley with 3 drawers
This 3-drawer trolley can be used to store everything from craft supplies to hardware and tools. The clear drawers allow easy identification of the contents and the drawers are equipped with stoppers to prevent accidental falling out.
Room Essentials shopping trolley with 3 drawers wide
For just a few more dollars, you can buy the same storage cart, but in a bigger, wider size. Both trolleys also come with wheels that can be attached for a portable storage solution.
Mop / broom holder wall mount
A wall-mounted mop, broom, and tool box is a great thing to install in a garage. This tool organizer can hold long handled items like mops, brooms, rakes, grippers in the spring-loaded gripper clamps, and the four small hooks can be used to stow smaller items like brushes and dustpans.
Command mop and broom grabs
If you are a tenant, you may not want to install storage systems that require holes to be drilled for dowels and screws. Kron likes these command hooks for holding brooms or mops on the wall, and since they stick to surfaces with undamaged command strips, they leave no marks when they are taken off.
Breadboards are an old standard for organizing garages – and for good reason. They are incredibly versatile and allow you to stash everything from tools and garden tools to the spare pots and pans you keep for vacation kitchen needs.
Knape & Vogt steel board
It’s worth noting that part of what makes pegboards so versatile is that they come in a variety of sizes and materials, like this metal version made from heavy-duty galvanized steel. It has a load capacity of 500 pounds and can fit on all standard and heavy duty hooks and accessories.
Blue Hawk 43-piece steel pegboard kit
Without a hook a breadboard is of course of no use to you! This set of 43 breadboard accessories is suitable for ¼ “and ⅛” breadboards and includes swivel hooks, holders, storage boxes and swivel locks.
Plano Molding Corner Tool Shelf
Corner shelves are a clever way to turn unused space into clever storage locations. This corner shelf doubles as a tool rack for everything from garden tools like rakes and hoes to cleaning supplies like mops and brooms.
Aoben garage hook
Garage hooks are an incredible investment for anyone looking to tidy up their storage space because they can be used for so many things. This set of a dozen multi-purpose storage hooks can be used to hold tubing, ladders, extension cords, strollers, etc. They can also be used for sports equipment from bicycles to canoes.
Bike Lane Products Bicycle Lift
This ceiling-mounted bike lift can hold up to 100 pounds and has a safety locking mechanism to ensure the bike is not accidentally released. Two sets of rubberized hooks snap into place under the seat and handlebars of the bike, and the pulley system lifts and locks the bike.
Hanger for bike storage on the ceiling and wall
Another option for bike storage is to install ceiling or wall hooks. This set of four sturdy storage hooks can hold up to 100 pounds each and can be used for bike storage as well as holding electrical appliances, furniture, tubing, etc.
Kesito wall mount for basketball / volleyball / soccer
Leaving a basketball, volleyball, or soccer ball on the garage floor is not ideal storage as they can roll under your feet and become a trip hazard. You can also roll under things and get lost, and then there’s that pickup game you had planned for the afternoon. A ball holder attached to the wall solves this problem.
Champion mesh sports equipment bag
If you have a collection of more than three medium or large sized sport balls, such as basketballs, soccer balls, game balls, soccer balls, take a page from your elementary school PE teacher and get a large mesh gym equipment bag to keep them in one easy way find stowage place.
Coolbebe extra large sports bag
Extra-large duffle bags for sports equipment are usually intended for travel, but also serve as storage units. This waterproof travel bag can be used to store everything from camping gear to hockey gear.
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