If you have big plans for using your garage but no space to do them in, then implementing some garage organization will definitely be of use to you. Here are some helpful tips to get you started and some great garage organization hacks to help you de-clutter and make the most of your space. Once you have your garage cleared out, you may still need some extra space to store all the stuff that you took out but don’t want to throw away. Find out how easy it is to own your own portable storage shed from Classic Buildings. Contact us for a free quote today.


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Garage Organization Hacks to Declutter Your Space

Before You Begin: Make a Plan

Before you begin to move anything in your garage, you can save yourself a lot of time and headaches by making a plan and deciding ahead of time what will be stored and where. In order to do this, you need to first answer some questions about the purpose of your garage. If you are planning on adding a garage to your property, these questions will also be helpful.

1. What proportion of the space, if any, will be needed for parking your car and how many cars will you be parking inside?

2. What activities do you plan on doing in your garage?

  • Car repair and maintenance
  • Handyman/workshop projects
  • Gardening and potting
  • Laundry
  • Gym/fitness activities


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Will you need a workshop area in your garage? – Image Source: Classic Buildings

3. What articles are you planning on storing inside your garage?

  • Extra household items (such as cleaning supplies)
  • Sports equipment
  • Lawn and garden equipment
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Children’s toys and gear
  • Bulk purchases from warehouse outlets

Purchase a Storage Shed for Everything You Don’t Have Space for in Your Garage


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A storage shed is a great place to keep everything that you can’t fit inside your garage – Image Source: Classic Buildings


Once you’ve made your plan for your garage, you probably will find that there just isn’t enough space to hold everything you want and do everything that you want to in your garage – especially if you are planning on parking your car inside. Don’t worry. That’s what portable storage sheds are for. With a portable shed you can have your cake and eat it too, or you can keep your stuff and park your car too. If you don’t have the funds to purchase the quality shed that you really want, Classic Buildings can help. We offer a great rent-to-own program that will get you a beautifully built storage shed for about the price of monthly public storage. Check out our post “Portable Cabins Rent to Own How It Works


Garage Organization Hacks

Hack #1: A Cleaning Tools Holder that You Can Build Yourself


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Keep all your cleaning tools together with this handy organizer – Image Source: HGTV by Melissa George

Making the best use of your wall space in your garage can give you the extra space you need and it will also help you get more organized. This simple-to-make cleaning tools holder will keep all of your cleaning tools and supplies close by and you will always have a place to store them when you are finished. It’s made from two 1X4s, various sizes of pipe straps, and cup hooks. You can get the complete instructions in the post “How to Make a Cleaning Tool Holder.


Hack #2: Use a Peg Board to Hang Up Anything and Everything You Can


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A pegboard lets you hang up almost anything – Image Source: Place of My Taste


Installing a pegboard on your garage wall is a great way to hang up anything that you have lying around in your garage. You can even paint it to make it look more attractive. Learn how to make and install your own pegboard wall from Place of My Taste.


Hack #3: Purchase an Old Locker for Extra Storage


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An old locker is a great place to safely lock away hazardous products – Image Source: HGTV


Here’s a great inexpensive way to create extra storage for your garage. The best part is that it is already constructed for you. Use an old bank of lockers. Extra shelves and other appropriately sized add-on accessories are readily available, and because they are made from metal, they offer magnetic storage capabilities as well. They’re the perfect storage space for anything from Christmas decorations to hazardous products that you can even lock up to keep them safely stored away from your children or pets. And yes, they do also make a great place for storing all of your sporting equipment.

Hack #4: Build Your Own Moveable Lumber Storage Ladder


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Organize your extra lumber on this clever moving ladder shelf – Image Source: Addicted 2 DIY


If you are an avid handyman you may have a lot of scrap lumber laying around that you don’t want to get rid of. This ladder holder idea from Addicted 2 DIY is an ingenious way to store and organize different lengths of wood that you have. It is even on castors so you can pull it out when you need it and hide it away when you are finished. Get the full instructions here.

Hack #5: Hang up Your Gloves on a Garden Garb Clipboard


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Hang up your gloves so you can always find them – Image Source: Sadie Seasongoods


Do you often wonder what to do with your work or gardening gloves once you are finished with them? This hanging clipboard is a great and easy solution. Get the complete instructions for making your own from Sadie Seasongoods.


Hack #6: Use Plastic Flower Boxes as Spray Can Holders


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Spray cans fit perfectly inside wall-mounted flower boxes – Image Source: HGTV by Melissa George

Flower boxes aren’t just good for planting flowers. Get your spray cans organized by placing them in plastic flower boxes on your garage wall. It will clear up some extra shelf space for you.


#7 Purchase Large Shelving Unit


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Extra shelving makes organization so much easier – Image Source: Amazon

Investing in extra shelving will make your organization so much easier. It will give you extra space to store your fitness equipment, camping gear, toys, and sporting goods. It’s also a great place for keeping your bulk food purchases.

Classic Buildings: Extra Storage Space for All of Your  Things

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If you need extra storage for everything that won’t fit in your garage, Classic Buildings has a wide selection of sheds for you. Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to rent-to-own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depends on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand!


“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because the quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin

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