Realtor - Amanda S. Davidson: 5 Tips for Organizing Your Garage

5 Tips for Organizing Your Garage

5 Tips for Organizing Your Garage

Many of us have a garage but, don’t use it to store our car in. The reason? Too much stuff! Garages often end up neglected messy spaces that accumulate a plethora of items over time. Organizing your garage will not only make it look better it will also enable you to get a lot more use out of it.


Ceiling Storage – for less than $100 in materials this is an easy DIY project that will make better use of your garages space. Store items in ceiling storage that you don’t use regularly such as holiday decorations. If you'll be storing heavy items be sure to secure the storage system into the studs. 


Garage Ceiling Storage 

Wall Storage – from garden tools to a ladder there is so much you can store when you have the ability to hang it on the wall. Magnetic wall strips are also a great idea to secure tools with. The best part is you can customize the wall storage to fit your needs.


Install a Workbench- a workbench creates an easy space to work on projects and still keep the garage looking neat and tidy. Short on space? Consider a work bench that can fold up against the wall when you’re not using it.


Garage Wall Storage


Bike Storage- if you’re constantly shifting the bikes around or worse hitting them with your car door consider creating vertical bike storage. You can also buy hooks (very inexpensive) and hang the bikes from the ceiling. Just make sure the hooks are secure!


Screw / Nail Storage – we’ve all had loose screws and nails rolling around the garage. Save those old gum containers (think Orbit White style containers) and label them for the different nails or screws you have.


Garages are great for many types of storage and with the right systems in place can also be organized and visually appealing. Maximize your space, including the garage to enjoy every asset your home has to offer.






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Comment balloon 19 commentsAmanda S. Davidson • December 04 2016 04:54PM


Sometimes you can walk into a garage and it's screeming at you to get out. Buyers want to see everything including that a car can fit in the garage.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 3 years ago

Amanda, in FL, we don't have basements so the garage is often used as storage, these are all great tips.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 3 years ago

Hello Amada S. Davidson,  Great suggestions by you and one that guys would love and all for little money.  My Garage has lots of signs hung on them.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 3 years ago

Hi Amanda... too many people treat their garages and storage there like an after-thought... and then they turn the space into a depressing place to enter.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 3 years ago

Amanda: With very few basements in my area it is very important that homeowners have some type of garage storage. Good tips!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 3 years ago

Garage organization is always a challenge for me, Amanda S. Davidson ... did my wife tell you to post this?????


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) almost 3 years ago

These are great tips and things that most people can do themselves. I use all of the above suggestions in my garage. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 3 years ago

Hi Amanda -- while I don't have a garage(just subterranean parking), I do admire a well-organized and tidy garage.     Excellent tips.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 3 years ago

Texas is like what Beth Atalay described. These are all great tips and can be very useful. What's worse for people who live in places without basements or crawl places is using the garage when moving for storage. It's a real problem.

Thanks again for your tips! 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 3 years ago

Thanks Amanda.  Great tips for those of us with garages.  I have actually done most of these.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 3 years ago

I appreciate all of you stopping by! It can be an easily overlooked space and I've noticed a lot of homes I've toured lately don't have very organized garages so that spurred the idea for the post.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) almost 3 years ago

I just ordered my husband some organizational tools for his workshop. The disorder is driving me crazy.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 3 years ago

Oh, how I wish I had a basement!  Amanda S. Davidson, you've just given me a guilt trip - I simply MUST get to de-cluttering my garage!!  LOL 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 3 years ago

Amanda, these are great tips now if I can only get my husband to do some organizing in our garage.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 3 years ago

Great suggestions - I just saved this to share with listing clients getting their homes ready for sale. Thanks 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) almost 3 years ago

Amanda S. Davidson Great tips for those who want more storage spaces other than other house parts. This proves that all house parts, even those which owners seldom utilize is of great importance.

Posted by Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate (Skye Louis Realty) almost 3 years ago

Garage organization is a top priority for my personal well being. Thanks for sharing your tips. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) almost 3 years ago

Amanda, you make me want to get organized. Now if I could just take a month off to do it. Great tips and many are being used in my house today.

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) almost 3 years ago

Thank you all for stopping by. Organizing is something I feel we could all use more of, myself included. I tackled a storage closet over the weekend and I'm embarrassed at how much "stuff" I had that I didn't need.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) almost 3 years ago