6 Ways to Help Organize Your Garage

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This ways to organize your garage post is brought to you by SafeRacks. All opinions are my own. It’s time to reclaim your garage and bring it back to the useful place it’s supposed to be. Garages tend to be a “catch-all” place that can get cluttered quickly. Before you know it, your car even loses its home!

Thankfully, my hubby is pretty good about organizing our garage. He keeps it pretty tidy and clean for the most part. Our biggest issue is creating more space and places to store things. SafeRacks has really helped us do so.

6 Ways to Help Organize Your Garage

6 Ways to Help Organize Your Garage

  • Section Off:  Anything all at once is too overwhelming to accomplish. Try to section off your garage and do one area at a time. I have to force myself to do this with any task. Like my Grampa always says, “Inch by inch life’s a cinch, yard by yard life is hard”.
  • Create Piles:  Make three piles – one to throw away, one to keep and organize, and one to donate or give away. Take one section of your garage at a time and place each thing into the proper pile. Try to envision where you will put the items that you plan to keep. Before putting them away for good, reevaluate each item again and ask yourself if you truly need it. Don’t be afraid to get rid of things! (Coming from a person with serious hoarding tendencies.)
  • Clean It:  Thoroughly clean each section before you put things back.
  • Create Space:  Don’t have enough space? Make more. Install SafeRacks to make more storage and get things up off of the ground. SafeRacks are easy to install, come in many sizes, and are versatile space-savers for any size garage. They are able to hold heavy items and the storage possibilities are endless. Utilize the most ceiling space that you can to maximize your storage and really organize your garage.


  • Have a Plan:  Draw out an actual plan for how you want your garage organized. Zone areas out to each have a purpose.
  • Make it Fun:  Pick a day with decent weather, blast some tunes, and involve the whole family. Dance party garage cleaning!

Do you have any tips on how to organize your garage? Or, do you need help in this area?

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  1. Julie Wood says:

    This is what I need in my garage to help organize it. I would like to get these racks. They are pretty cool. I need to look into organizing after winter is over. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Ellen Christian says:

    Having a plan is so important. That holds true no matter what you are organizing.

  3. Jennifer @TheRebelChick says:

    I am SO jealous of your garage!! We don’t have one and I am always pining away over all of the storage space we are missing out on.

  4. Maryann D. says:

    We all need help in organizing our garage and sheds. It gets messy so quickly. I do like the bike rack in the photo and all the tips.

  5. That is a dramatic makeover! I shared this with my hubby because this is one of his New Year’s goals – improve the safety of our garage and store everything so that it is still accessible.

  6. My car still fits in my garage. Barely. I could use the overhead rack because there’s space up there to utilize.

  7. Ok, so jealous, I don’t have a garage but we have an old cabin that we use for storage and I would LOVE those shelves to hang the bikes! That would save so much space.

  8. That is fantastic. I bet that would be great in out garage. It is so packed we can barely walk.

  9. Oh wow, that saferack looks like an awesome way to create more space.

  10. I am sharing this post very gently with the one I love…our garage could use some serious organization.

  11. These are great tips. My garage is one of the hardest things for me to keep organized.

  12. Joanna Sormunen says:

    You did an amazing work! And thank you for all the great tips. I’m really NOT organized so they’ll be very usefull, lol

  13. Oh my goodness I love these tips. I am scared to even think of our garage. I need to just gut it and start fresh.

  14. hey, is this the saferack from the video i saw a while back?

  15. Mama to 5 BLessings says:

    great job! Our garage is an up and coming project we will be working on soon! What a mess!

  16. Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) says:

    The garage looks wonderful! You gained so much more room. I would never think to add storage above the cars like that. Love it! 🙂

  17. Heather @ It's a Lovely Life! says:

    Wow! You did an awesome job! We cleaned ours out this summer and we also have the same hanging rack… it feels so good to be able to park both cars in the garage too!

  18. Melissa Au says:

    My garage is so cluttered right now. I definitely need these tips.

  19. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    We had bikes all over our ceiling hanging from individual hooks. This is a much nicer method of storing them. The only thing is we didn’t have exposed beams, so mounting that might have been trickier.

  20. That has to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen! Great organization tips, too!

  21. Great tips. Our garage could use a little help.

  22. Jodi @ A Mom Having Fun says:

    That is really great! I love the big mounted rack – such a great size. Since we do not have a basement, my husband feels that is his domain. He has hung up cabinets and got a really good unit that was on clearance at Target years ago for like 90% off!

  23. We’ve been looking at the best way to get our garage in order. I may have found my answer.

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