Between the ladders, bikes, and golf clubs, there's usually not much room left in the garage for actual cars. A few smart space tricks are all you need to help you regain some extra square-footage. Get organized (and find the weed killer when you need it) with these ingenious storage ideas.
The easiest way to gain extra space is with a. Try lockers, a rolling workbench, and plastic bins.
turn a wall into an opportunity. It always makes you want to rake (OK, that one may be going a little far). The is also a fave.
Leaning them against a wall just won't cut it (even with a kickstand). This , which comes in sizes big enough for a family, installs in minutes.
Make the mudroom work harder, too. This house added a soapstone sink for washing the family's dogs, who go in and out through a louvered dog door at the base of the floor-to-ceiling cabinets.
DIYing doesn't seem so bad when all of the essentials have a dedicated place. This steel pegboard keeps brushes, rollers, and tape close at hand for tackling that paint project.
Steal this idea from a mudroom: Accenting a wall in a fun color livens up the space, making it a room you actually want to spend time in. And not, you know, race in to grab a hammer and run out.
Turn a corner into a mudroom with a freestanding cabinet. Hooks and drawers hold outdoor gear—because no one wants to fumble with hangers in a hurry.
Not looking to drill holes in the wall? This free-standing keeps shovels, brooms, and rakes upright and out of the way.
Sure, you may already have shelves, but wrapping a row of wire racks around a corner maximizes that tricky square footage. Add a for runaway basketballs.
The only thing worse than actually cleaning is finding a spot to store all your cleaning supplies. This handy organizer won't do the sweeping for you, but it'll make sure to keep your mops and brooms out of your way.
No floor space? No problem. Hang storage bins overhead and never trip over your stuff again.
Hang a mesh storage bin on your wall to toss all your dirty jackets and shoes before walking into the house.
Balls rolling around the garage are an ER visit waiting to happen. This sports gear organizer keeps all your balls, rackets, and jackets in one place.
Not sure where to store your ladder? Now you are.