7 ways to make the most of your garage

Don’t let your garage become an afterthought. Whether it’s a one-car, two-car or “lucky-to-be-you” garage, consider some different ways to create a versatile space to store your autos and outdoor paraphernalia. Check out one of the highly rated garage organization companies on Angie’s List to do the dirty work for you.

Garage doors

Hire a pro to install an insulated door. It will give your home's exterior a fresh new look while buffering the noise and weather.

Get organized

Keep like items, such as sporting gear and kids' toys, grouped together so you'll know where to look when you need them.

Clear the clutter

Once you decide what must go, donate items that are in good condition to a local charity. Then, call a hauling service to load up the rest and take it away.


Hang bicycles on ceiling hooks along the side of the garage or over the hood of your car. Install a floor-to-ceiling bike rack if you're storing bikes for the whole team.

Keep it green

The garage is a great place to store recycling bins, but more than that, be sure you know how to properly recycle old paint, motor oil and household chemicals that are often stored here. Call your local health or solid waste agency and ask about collection programs.

Hang it up

Hang shelves or install sturdy cabinetry to keep your stuff off the floor. Items left on the floor run the risk — if even the slightest — of being run over.

Create a workspace

If you’ve got the room, set up a table or bench to use for gardening, woodworking or just a spot to drop the grocery bags until you get the kids out of the car.

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Tony Braswell, owner of Your Great Garage, organized this New Port Richey, Fla., garage by adding racks. (Photo by John Zambito)
Tony Braswell, owner of Your Great Garage, organized this New Port Richey, Fla., garage by adding racks. (Photo by John Zambito)

Organization experts offer tips and solutions to bring order to one of the home's most disorganized rooms. Hiring a professional organizer can improve the entire house and help with systems, plans and products.


I live in Edinburg, TX. I have parquet wood floors 60 years old. Need a good refinisher.

It is important to make your garage organization to avoid injuries. And you can store something on it not just cars.

Great tips to make your home sell faster and for more $$.If everything is organized,the potential buyer sees how to best use the space.

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