My husband thinks I’m a good organizer, but he also enjoys orderliness as much as I do, and since we are both firstborns with typical firstborn traits, our mental states are so much better in a tidy organized environment.

garage organization, Organizing in the Garage, Joyful Homemaking

Needless to say, he does a good job keeping the garage an efficient space.
Now I didn’t wait for him to tidy anything before I snapped these pictures, so things aren’t “perfect,” just a REAL representation of some ideas for organizing garages, that I hope are helpful.
garage organization, Organizing in the Garage, Joyful Homemaking

Hubby uses a pegboard for the tools he uses most frequently to keep them in easy reach.

garage organization, Organizing in the Garage, Joyful Homemaking

We have 5 bikes in the family, and he uses this track system high and low to store them off the floor so we can still park our cars in our somewhat narrow garage.

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garage organization, Organizing in the Garage, Joyful Homemaking

These track systems can be bought at home improvement or hardware stores.

garage organization, Organizing in the Garage, Joyful Homemaking

They adjust to store all kinds of things you might have in your garage.

garage organization, Organizing in the Garage, Joyful Homemaking

Hooks can be used for storing things like ladders.

garage organization, Organizing in the Garage, Joyful Homemaking

Shelves work great too, which we have in a little alcove, and they can go all the way up for lots of vertical storage.

These links have some great additional tips and photos for garage organization:

I Heart Organizing–labeled bins, coat hooks for dog leashes, utility hooks for golf bags

Good Housekeeping–lockable cabinets for hazardous materials

HGTV–Categorize and group items

Hope this is helpful!

Blessings,
garage organization, Organizing in the Garage, Joyful Homemaking

11 Comments

  1. I found you through a party. So glad I did. Checking on your Pinterest pages also. Sweet story. What a challenge to homeschool!! Best wishes to you. Linda

  2. We have several of those tracks and I’ve been waiting forever for my husband to finally hang them up! You are inspiring.

  3. This looks great!! Frees up so much space!! We’re so glad you joined us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

  4. I’ve recently organized my garage by adding some shelving and a track system for a ladder and tools, but I could use a pegboard system, too! Will have to get on it! Thanks for posting!

  5. Looks awesome, Margo and I bet it feels to good to have everything in it’s place! Great job!

  6. Thanks for sharing your organization ideas for the garage on Great Garage Challenge link up! I have a question for you about the tracks…. Can your kids access their bikes, get them down and put them back up all by themselves with that track system? Because self-sufficiency is a requirement of mine!
    Warmly,
    Sharon

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