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7 Ways to Make Your Garage the Envy of Others

For most of us, our garage is used as storage. A place to stash everything we don’t have room for inside. Those brave enough, label and organize for easy access, but some go even further!

Check out these seven principals from house logic for making your garage a true haven of storage. You’ll thank us later!

#1 Get Stuff Off the Floor

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Hoist those sedentary bins up and away onto a shelving system.Stackable clear bins (with labels! don’t forget the labels!) at arm-height make it easy to recognize and grab frequently used items, while open space beneath provides assigned parking for the Shop-Vac and kiddos’ wagons.

#2 Color-Coordinate Bins

Image: DIY Garage Mudroom Lockers by Keeping It SimpleA punchy color scheme makes those bins feel even tidier and, dare we say, fun. Add some decorative labels and people won’t know if they’re in a garage or a Pinterest-inspired preschool.

#3 Use Rolling Storage

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With your newfound open floor space, you can dedicate durable carts to different endeavors — gardening, camping, tailgating. You’ll save transition time (and your back) by rolling all your supplies to the yard or the car.

#4 Put Up Pegboards (Lots of ‘Em)

Image: Shannon Acheson, AKA DesignFor all those odds and ends that loiter on the periph of your garage — garden tools, we’re looking at you — pegboard is the underrated hero.

Just put those bad boys on empty wall space. Group like items according to shape and size, leaving plenty of room to add new tools to your masterpiece with just a hook (rather than a massive reorganization).

#5 Organize With an Eye on Style

Image: Polished HabitatTo take your garage decluttering to another level, get inspired by the beautiful order of this workbench.

The accessible storage is so symmetrical, so colorful, you’ll actually look forward to using it. Or just standing before it and grinning. (Those little hanging cubbies? Want.)

#6 Designate Zones

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Something as simple as a perpendicular workbench creates a zone dedicated to any purpose you can dream up — and keeps each tool and toy sorted by function.

(Bonus points for the additional pegboard storage this bench provides.) And how about those paints and clever wall racks? Reminiscent of a delicious kitchen spice rack, no?

#7 Pull It All Together for a DIY Dream Come True

Image: mtneer_man/FlickrLet’s take a moment to slow clap the organized glory of a garage that juggles multiple projects — woodworking, car repairs, home improvements — without breaking a sweat.

Smartly spaced, wall-to-ceiling, and under-counter storage give everything a place, while stylishly coordinated pops of red and blue pull it all together.

Despite so much going on, it all feels organized and open. The photo alone is enough to make you want to roll up your sleeves and dive into a project.

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