garage storage hacks

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and it’s finally time to wave winter goodbye and welcome spring! Whether you’re an avid gardener, a handyman, or someone who loves to entertain, there’s one place that you need to have organized by the time warmer weather rolls around: your garage. We’ve collected some of the best storage hacks to implement now so that your garage is ready for all of your spring and summer activities.

  1. Wheelbarrow Lock

wheel barrow

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Wheelbarrows are important tools for landscaping, but they are also a HUGE pain for those with a small garage. Craft your own DIY lock and save space by storing it upright. All you need is a piece of wood, some screws, and two locks to get your wheelbarrow up off of the ground.

           2. On-the-Wall Chair Rack

chair rack

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Patio furniture is a must-have for those looking to entertain during the spring and summer, but where do you move it during the rainy days or at night? Craft a storage hanger on the wall to keep your folding chairs up and out of the way when you don’t need them.

           3. In-Garage Mud Room

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April Showers bring muddy shoes, and tracking mud through your house is no way to celebrate spring. Create a mudroom in the garage for a simple way to keep dirty shoes outside, while giving your kids – and yourself – a cute, comfortable place to get ready. Goodbye dirty floors!

   4. Bungee Cord Ball Holder

ball holder

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Speaking of kids, if you have any, you’ll know the excitement that comes with warm weather and playing outdoors. But between soccer balls, footballs, basketballs and kickballs, your garage can get pretty messy, very quickly. Set up these bungee cords to keep balls in place, and give your kids an easy way to grab their favorites.

5PVC Pipe Organizer


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Any avid gardener can tell you that gardening tools take up a lot of space. If you want to go the DIY route to storing them, grab some PVC pipes and create your own tool rack! They are the perfect shape for holding shovels, rakes, and more! You can also add labels to ensure you’re always organized.

For more garage organization tips, read our blog on Tackling Your Garage.