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.
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The easiest way to gain extra space is with a. Try lockers, a rolling workbench, and plastic bins.
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Gladiator’s GearTrack Channels turn a wall into an opportunity. It always makes you want to rake (OK, that one may be going a little far). The neon extension cord is also a fave.
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Leaning them against a wall just won't cut it (even with a kickstand). This steel rack, 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.
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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.
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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.
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Not looking to drill holes in the wall? This free-standing storage unit keeps shovels, brooms, and rakes upright and out of the way.
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Sure, you may already have shelves, but wrapping a row of wire racks around a corner maximizes that tricky square footage. Add a big basket for runaway basketballs.
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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.
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No floor space? No problem. Hang storage bins overhead and never trip over your stuff again.
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Hang a mesh storage bin on your wall to toss all your dirty jackets and shoes before walking into the house.
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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.
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Not sure where to store your ladder? Now you are.