Rack and Roll
Brooms and rakes, shovels and hoes: When you think about it, there are a surprising number of long-handled tools in the average garage. Store up to 40 such essentials in the Rubbermaid Tool Tower Rack. Made from rust- and rot-proof molded resin, the wheeled holder keeps your equipment organized and secure—and always within easy arm's reach. Available on Amazon; $48.
Protect yourself against spring flooding by keeping your garage storage off the floor. This ceiling-mounted rack will free up to 16 square feet of floor—or cabinet—space. It stores up to 250 pounds—and the built-in pulley system means you'll never have to climb a ladder to reach anything. Available on Amazon; $249.43.
Storage done right always takes advantage of vertical space. The Safe Racks Overhead Garage Storage unit's two-tier design means you can keep your most-used stuff under the shelf for easy access—and stash rarely used or seasonal items on top. It's the perfect solution for maximizing space in garages large and small. Available on Amazon; $199.98.
A Boost for Your Bikes
No need to choose between weekend bike rides and your midlife-crisis Mustang purchase—you can have and fit both vehicles in the garage with this creative ceiling storage. The pulley structure from RAD Cycle Products hoists your two-wheeler overhead and can support even bulkier bikes that weigh up to 100 pounds. Available on Amazon; $24.87.
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Have a Ball
Time and again, the simplest inventions prove to be among the most beneficial. For decades, homeowners struggled to improvise an effective storage method for organizing basketballs and footballs. Enter the Ball Claw: Though it's nothing more than a plastic wall-mount, the product utterly vanquishes what had previously been a petty but nonetheless real frustration for many families. Indeed, it's so convenient, your kids might not pretend it's not there! Available from Amazon; $16.99.
Peg Yourself Organized Person
Consider this the perfect starter pegboard kit. With 8 square feet to panel a garage wall and 43 accessories for hanging and corralling, all that’s missing are your tools! Bonus: The heavy-duty plastic on this Bulldog Harware Peg-A-System trumps traditional particle board for long-term durability. Available on Amazon; $39.99.
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Any driver needs a little extra garage space for motor oil, antifreeze, or cleaners. This heavy-duty wall-mounted storage unit, made from sheet metal, holds up to 8 one quart bottles, and boasts a towel holder, too. Super easy to install, you'll be ready to use your organizer in a matter of mere minutes. Available at Amazon; $52.11
There's nothing more unsightly than a messy garage with tools cluttered in every inch of space. With a 96-inch wide peg track, and up to 24 slots, this wall organizer is perfect for keeping all your garden tools tidy and out of the way. Adjustable peg locations allow you to easily customize your organizer to fit all your gear. As a bonus, it's both rust- and scratch-proof. Available on Amazon ; $29.95
Contain Your Caddy
The last thing you need junking up your garage are golf clubs, especially if you're not that committed to the game. It's a whole lot easier to muster up the motivation to exercise when you can actually find your equipment. That's where the Suncast GO3216 Golf Organizer can make your life a little easier. Store a grab-and-go caddy in the organizer, and use the extra compartments for shoes, hats, and gloves. Available on Amazon; $69.95.
Corral the Cords
Tangled extension cords can trip you up in the garage. Or maybe you never know where yours is when you need it. With a cord winder, you'll never have that problem again. Just crank the handle of this wall-mounted device and stow away 100 feet of cord in just 30 seconds. Available on Amazon; $33.84.
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!