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My Five Favorite Ways To Organize (In The Garage)

Hello friends! It’s time for the first My Five Favorites of 2017 and today’s subject has to be the most searched subject of each and every January – organizing!

If you’re new to My Five Favorites, it’s a monthly series I co-host along with my clever blogging friends Kris of Driven By Decor, Pam of Simple Details and Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles.

This month our guest host is Erin of The Sunny Side Up! Erin has the most gorgeous house EVER that is organized from top to bottom, and her blog is filled with ideas, tips and tricks to help you do the same. Here is just a sample – Erin’s organized craft and school supplies, isn’t that just dreamy?

Craft and school supplies are organized neatly into cabinets

 Welcome Erin and thanks for joining us today!

 The beauty of all five of us sharing about the same subject is that you get tons of different ideas! This post, while not the prettiest!, is for those of you who want to take back your garage space. If you live in a cold climate you may desperately be seeking storage solutions so you can get your car in the garage before the next blizzard hits (my motivation for cleaning up the garage this time of year!!)

These storage solutions can all also be used in an unfinished basement, a utility room or even inside a closet if you are short on space!

Ideas for taking advantage of wall space in your garage

The bright idea is to take advantage of your walls and creatively think about what you could hang up.


I hung my son’s snowboard on his bedroom wall as functional art. It’s easy to take down when he’s hitting the slopes. Read the tutorial on How To Hang A Snowboard.


This magical little invention below is one of my favorite garage accessories of all time! Rubber coated hooks are inexpensive, easy to install, don’t take up a lot of space and are sturdy!


These long hooks commonly referred to as “ladder hooks” are perfect for hanging skates by their blades.

Rubber coated ladder hooks are great for hanging ice skates

Read the post on How To Hang Skis and Skates.


The little rubber coated U-shaped hooks work well for these awkward-to-store items and are easy for kids to take out and put away their toys.

Read this post on How To Hang Ripstiks and Scooters.


A pegboard to hang tools on takes advantage of wall space in your garage

As opposed to a tool storage chest, a pegboard is flat and can store a myriad of items closeby. A must for oft-used tools! A pegboard is super easy to make and install – I’ll share a quick tutorial soon.

There you go friends, five quick tips on how to organize in your garage this winter!

Pop over and visit these ladies to check out more creative organization tips!

 Erin of The Sunny Side Up

Kris of Driven By Decor

Pam of Simple Details 

Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles

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Saturday 7th of January 2017

I have got to tackle our garage before Spring. All of these tips are great!! Seriously, is there like nothing that doesn't benefit from those awesome U shaped hooks?!! Brilliant

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Friday 6th of January 2017

Oh I needed this post! Just moved enough boxes to be able to park in the garage, but it is definitely not organized. Great tips here!


Friday 6th of January 2017

Great tips, Lisa! Once we get our garage drywalled (!), I definitely plan to use the vertical space. 1955 fixer upper problems... :) The pegboard you did for tool organization is fantastic. Happy new year!


Friday 6th of January 2017

Your tips are so easy but brilliant. I need this in my life. The scooters and bikes have always been an irritation and they slide all over as I try to stack them. I can't wait to show this to the hubs and tackle the garage clutter.


Friday 6th of January 2017

Ooooh aren't those scooters a bugger to store? They don't stay standing and have always made me crazy - wish I had used these little hooks years ago! Good luck on all your 2017 projects Jessica, and hope you and your family have a great year!


Thursday 5th of January 2017

So many good garage storage ideas Lisa! Love it! I am totally smitten with your solution for hanging scooters too! My kids have them and it drives me nuts how they don't stand up and are always in the way. Such a perfect idea to hang them! Thanks for all of the great ideas and for letting me join your 5 favorite series! SO fun. :) Happy New Year! xo


Friday 6th of January 2017

Erin the scooter storage has always been the bane of my existence! I love this solution because it's really easy for the kids to take them down and hang them back up so now they are not strewn about my garage floor anymore :) Thank you so much for guest hosting with us, I signed up for your posts and can't wait to apply some of your organizational tips to my house!