We’ve been in our house for two years and up until last week, our garage has been a hot mess. We’re lucky to have a pretty spacious garage but we developed a bad habit of just piling stuff in it. Last weekend we finally took the time to organize it. It was a weekend long project, but worth every second. It’s now a well-organized, multipurpose garage with a dedicated home gym, storage space for all of our essentials, and plenty of space for activities! Keep reading for the full tour and garage organization ideas that may work for you.
Since the garage is just one big room, we knew we wanted to divide it into sections. One of my husband’s biggest requests was to create a dedicated home gym. It technically was always there, but the equipment was usually blocked by some form of clutter. I wanted to create an area that gave us the space we needed and actually inspired us to workout. To distinguish the space I decided to lay down these gym mats. I opted for two different colors to create a fun pattern! It definitely added personality to the space. The home gym furniture from Pottery Barn is definitely the star of the show. I’ve had my eye on the pieces for quite some time, and finally decided to splurge. I’ve never seen a furniture brand design such chic gym furniture. We completed the space by adding in our Peloton, weights, and other gym accessories.
Trying to find things in our garage was always an issue, so creating a system for all of our things was a must. We decided to use these shelves from Ikea as the base of our system. If you don’t have an Ikea near you, these shelves from Amazon work great too! On the shelves, we used bins from Amazon to separate and store all of our essentials. We used the bins for things like car cleaning supplies, insect repellent, spray paint, and other products typically stored in a garage. I then added a label to each bin, making sure everything was easy to find and access in the future! We also used the shelves to store our luggage, coolers, beach accessories, and other miscellaneous things.
One of my biggest tips when organizing is to always utilize vertical space, which is exactly what we did in our garage. I used these hooks to hang beach chairs and accessories, and this broom holder to store all of our cleaning tools. I like how the hooks keep everything off the floor and easy to see and access.
This was definitely one of my favorite organization projects to date. We walk through our garage every single day, and it’s been such a relief to open the door and see an organized space. Because some days it was truly rough. Sometimes I’d even make my grandparents use the front door when they’d come over because I was so embarrassed by the mess. Now I want to show the garage off!
I hope these garage organization tips help you if you’re looking for inspiration for your own. While our garage is on the larger side, quite a few of these tips can work for any space! To see our garage in-action, be sure to check out the video here.
All of our garage organization finds & essentials!
Gym Storage Console Table
This storage solution is the perfect piece for a home gym. The standing storage to the side of the cubby fits yoga mats perfectly.
I’ll have to admit I was quite hesitant about this anti-gravity bike rack, but it’s amazing! It truly keeps your bikes in place without having to secure the organizer to the wall. Definitely a plus if you are renting and don’t want to do anything permanent to the walls.
We really wanted the home gym area of the garage to have it’s own distinct space. These mats do just that, plus provide cushion and comfort for floor exercises. We did an alternating pattern of white and light gray!
This work bench was actually one of the very first purchases we made when we moved in. It provides a ton of storage space for our tools and hardware, and the quality is incredible. And of course I love that it comes in this white shade!
Since we live pretty far from family, when we have visitors they usually stay for quite some time. We found that whenever we were hosting, especially around holidays, fridge space was becoming an issue. This fridge provides that extra space we need for drinks and leftovers, without taking up too much space.
You may have caught a glimpse of these on our garage shelves and I had to give them a moment. We’re constantly traveling and moving things in and out of the house and these have come in handy many times. They are bins that collapse when you’re not using them. And this particular set also has built-in lids which is helpful for stacking.
This is definitely not your everyday cooler. It has a built-in drink tank with a built-in tap, all-terrain wheels, a snack tray, bottle opener, and can fit a ton of drinks! We typically use this for parties.