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A heavy-duty shelving unit with a weight capacity of 350 pounds per shelf, so you’ll finally have one singular place to hold all of your bulky items like small appliances or tool boxes (or, let’s be honest, your latest haul from Costco).

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Promising review: “We purchased these shelves to go into a small pantry where I keep all my small appliances. Some of them are very heavy and were actually warping the wire shelves that were in there when we bought the house. I can fit all of my appliances on these shelves and not only do they easy stand up to the heavy appliances, they look great too!” —vgill

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes and black or chrome).


A waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker to keep the tunes playing while you build a mahogany bench from scratch or, uh, just assemble yet another piece of Ikea furniture.


Promising review: “I’ve been eyeing the Ultimate Ears Boom for years, but it’s $300 price tag has always stopped me. I bought the Flip 5 after borrowing my friends Flip 4 while kayaking. It’s waterproof, holds a long charge, and good sound quality (4/5-star sound). I use it whenever on the water (be aware it doesn’t float, but does have a wrist strap), when working in the garage, or renovating my basement. It’s great, and I don’t have to think about it. Would be great if was Alexa-enabled, but that feature is only useful if you have internet (duh). For the price I paid, I cannot imagine a better deal!” —Richard

Get it from Amazon for $119.95 (available in 12 styles).


A pack of eight wall-mounted double utility hooks. Each double hook can hold up to 40 pounds, so they’re ideal for heavy items like ladders, bicycles, and other bulky stuff.

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Promising review: “I love these hooks. I used them all over my garage to hang stuff from the wall. The largest ones worked great for my 8-foot ladder. The welds look good, the finish is great and the Plasti Dip is sturdy. I can highly recommend these hooks.” —Manuel Ott

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $29.90.


A battery organizer to keep all your batteries neatly stored — and it comes with a removable battery tester so you can make sure a battery actually works before you jam it into your remote control.

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Promising review: “Well-designed and sturdy product. It solves the problem of searching for batteries when you need them. I see myself buying less batteries as now, all my batteries are neatly stored in one central location.The tester is a great feature, it takes the guesswork out of what is normally a very tedious chore of find the right battery, making sure it’s a good battery, and determining if the problem lies with the battery or the actual device. Would highly recommend this to anyone seeking to organize their battery supply. Not some cheap plastic, but a really durable and solid product. Also makes a great gift!” —Howard NY

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.


A 64-piece drawer organizer so that every nail, screw, and anything in between has a home. Plus, the fronts are transparent so you’ll never forget which drawer holds what.


Promising review: “This is going to make my life in the garage so much easier and save me from countless hours of searching around for little items all over the shop. Now all the little items are all in their own drawer and nicely labeled. I use it for things like nuts, bolts, markers, washers, spacers, small tools, wire nuts, drill bits, taps, air compressor fittings and tire pressure gauges. I will be ordered another one or two to fill up with a full Drill bit index and tap set to hang next to my drill press. This is a fantastic little storage unit.” —corey

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in five sizes).


A corner tool rack that’ll hold everything from rakes and mops to hammers and brooms, and because it holds everything upright and separated, there’s no risk of an entangled mess.

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Promising review: “This tool tower is lightweight, movable, and extremely easy to put together. Six pieces, three minutes, no tools required. Though it is light, it is sturdy and stable. I have just as many tools kept in the rack as the marketing picture on Amazon, and have no issues with entanglement or anything falling over. These tools had previously taken about 10 feet of my garage wall to store, it is much more convenient to have them all consolidated into a much smaller space.” —TL

Get it from Amazon for $31.68.


A wall-mounted shop vac because, let’s face it, garages get dirty. Whether it’s seasonal problems like dead leaves or just your run-of-the-mill daily dirt buildup, this vacuum and blower will make keeping your garage clean super easy.


This 12-amp vacuum picks up both wet and dry messes and converts to a blower. Has a 4-gallon semi-translucent dirt tank and hose that stretches to 32-feet. Comes with seven attachments and accessory bag.

Promising review: “I wish I had found this years ago. I mounted in my garage and use it all the time. From easy cleanup on woodworking projects picking up saw dust and other lighter debris to car detailing. I use this now almost weekly to vacuum my family’s cars. Long hose, good attachments and great suction make this a must-have. Mounts easily and isn’t too large. Nice that you can go from wet to dry without having to change anything. Emptying the collection bin is also very easy. Two clips and it’s off and ready to dump in the garbage.” —Matt Hamilton

Get it from Amazon for $184.51.


A small shelving system to hold all your brooms and mops, PLUS it has six hooks to hold smaller items like hand shovels and dustpans.

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Promising review: “This wall mount was so easy to install! I was pleased to see it came with a stencil to pre-mark the screw holes and a website for online video instructions. They provided multiple set of screws, so you can pick the ones for your wall type (online instructions cover which to use). Took maybe five minutes to install. Would definitely recommend and will be purchasing more for garage.” —Jill

Get it from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in three colors and in packs of one, two, and three).


A place to store wood so you don’t leave it outside in the freezing cold. Because nothing’s worse than having to leave your cozy spot in a warm house to go outside to collect extra wood for the fire.

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Promising review: “The log holder holds a 1/4 cord of wood perfectly! We could’ve added more on top, too. The measurements are correct and it is very study. We placed it in our garage and still have plenty of room to move around it. We didn’t have any problems with the length of wood falling through the bottom but if you did, the other suggestions of putting cardboard on the bottom would do the trick.” —Eric

Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in 4 feet and 8 feet lengths).


Overhead storage you can attach to your garage ceiling to store all that extra stuff that you swear you need but haven’t even looked at in years. (It’s also a great place to store seasonal decorations.)

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Promising review: “This product is great in my opinion. Installing it wasn’t too bad. Though make sure you have the right measurement tools, and you’re doing the measurements with another person. It makes time go by way more quickly. What I also love about this product is that my garage looks way less cluttered. We don’t have bikes to hang, but we just have a lot of decorations that need to be stored away and it just makes our lives way easier. We also store my husband’s tools on top of it. I was skeptical about the weight capacity and it proved me wrong.” —HelloKiwii

Get it from Amazon for $199.99+ (available in three colors and packs of one and two).


A cabinet that hangs behind any door for extra and discreet storage. This is an excellent option if you have excess pantry items that temporarily live in the garage.


Promising review: “We installed this a year ago when we moved into a MUCH smaller space that has no medicine cabinets. It is EXACTLY what we needed. We love the space it creates without taking up any space at all. This could be used in the kitchen, a craft room, or a garage and give you that extra little space you need for organization.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $239.99.


A work bench and shelving unit so you’ll have a nice surface and plenty of shelves to tinker on all those hobby projects you promised yourself you’d start in 2021.


Promising review: “I was able to buy the lumber, cut and build this in about three to four hours. I spent the rest of the weekend staining and wiring in lights. I am very impressed with the results, very easy and simple build. This is my new workbench for my bike shop, now I am ready to replace the old benches in my garage with this system. Super sturdy, just a great product in my opinion.” —slapmackie

Get it from Amazon for $61.94+ (available in three styles).


A hand crank extension cord winder with built-in outlets so you’ll never be without power AND never trip over a tangled mess of extension cords again.


Promising review: “This is a really solid extension cord. I have a detached garage/workshop which only has one outlet and this allows me to have several tools all connected at once. It has been especially helpful when vacuuming and detailing my car outside of the garage. The cord is never tangled and unwinds very easily. I have never had a problem with overloading it, however I am not usually running more then one tool at a time. Definitely would recommend this for anyone that is tired of dealing with multiple extension cords!” —lee

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in 25 foot, 60 foot, and 80 foot lengths).


A hoist to mount your bike off the ground and near the ceiling, because once winter hits you’ll want it out of sight and out of mind.

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Promising review: “I had previously purchased these bike hoists to store a couple of mountain bikes in my garage. I have been looking for quite some time for a way to store two kayaks and found all of the kayak lifts to be too expensive. So I got the idea to order these bike hoists and try to use them with my kayaks. I am happy to report they work great and now I have a way to store the kayaks out of the way.” —M. Jones

Get a set of two from Amazon for $32.14.


A sports caddy for holding all that equipment you’ve bought over time and omg, how did you get so much of it?! Who needs this many tennis balls! You do, of course, so store it correctly!

The Container Store

Promising review: “I was searching for a way to organize my kids’ sports equipment. I love this bin — all our bats, balls, and helmets have a place to go. And I like that it is on wheels so I can move it around my basement. I’m thrilled with my purchase!” —JustJen

Get it from The Container Store for $59.99.


A fishing rod rack you can attach to the back of your garage door to make sure all your rods are organized and easy to find.


Promising review: “These racks are AWESOME! I heard about them from an article in our local newspaper. So glad we purchased them. They are really neat riding up and down with the garage door. Keeps the rods and reels safe and are most certainly out of the way! We like them so much we’re going to purchase a couple more!” —Doolen102

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.


A wall-mounted cabinet to keep all your unsightly things hidden away.


Promising review: “These are great garage cabinets. They are easy to assemble and install. They are more durable than wooden cabinets. I’ve purchased four for my garage.” —KLH

Get it from Amazon for $88.66.


Magnetic strips you can hang along your garage wall and safely stick your go-to wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, and whatever other tools you’ve got. Reviewer tip: if you have specific tools that are really heavy, mount two or three of these strips parallel to each other to support the extra weight.

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Promising review: “This is the best price on the web for 18 inch magnetic tool strips. They are so good that I just bought six more. One little trick I learned is that if you need to hold really heavy stuff, mount two about three inches apart parallel to each other. This will allow you to mount really heavy items like 1/2-inch extensions that are a little too heavy for just one strip.” —NorcalOldGuy

Get a set of six from Amazon for $40.99.


A tiered shoe rack to hold all your muddy and wet shoes so you don’t track dirt into the house.

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Promising review: “This is a great storage shelf! We needed something for the garage to keep shoes. This fits perfectly next to the door. It is sturdy and well-made; very easy to assemble. I am ordering two more for closet storage. I would highly recommend!” —Jana T.

Get it from Amazon for $33.99.


A sturdy tire rack so your spare tires have a home off the ground, because a stack of dusty ones in the corner can become a great place for spiders and other creepy critters to take over.


Promising review: “Installation is very straight forward and all the details you need are in the instructions along with the necessary hardware. Took me less than an hour and it’s very well-secured in place. I tested the weight capacity by doing some pull-ups on it after I was done! I only weigh 180 lbs but it was rock solid so I proceeded to put a set of tires away on it (4 x 225 width with room to spare). I can definitely trust this rack to hold four wheels with tires mounted on them with no worries in the future. I would definitely buy another and recommend this rack to anyone looking to free up some floor space in their garage. I don’t see how someone would pay for similar racks at triple the price.” —Marvin

Get it from Amazon for $54.52.


Stackable recycling bins that’ll help you neatly separate paper, plastics, and glass so you can properly recycle all the leftovers from your projects.


Promising review: “We ordered six and realized we needed three more. The pic (above) is of our mini-recycling center just inside the door from our house into the garage. The carrier handles — serving also as a stacking ledge — are the best and make it easy to take the containers to the recycling center. Couldn’t be happier!” —BarbaraL

Get a set of 6 from Amazon for $77.94+ (also available in sets of 20).

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Promising review: “Regardless of price, this is a decent rack that’ll hold your stuff without problem. When you consider the price, this is a great value. You could get three pairs of skis on a single rack if you swapped orientations every other pair. You probably won’t be able to get more than two snowboards due to the size of the bindings. I bought two racks and mounted them directly over each other. Took me about 30 minutes or so to do both, including using extra screws to doubly secure the racks (not necessary but I chose to do that). I mounted each side 32 inches apart which was perfect for all my gear. My stuff is now off the floor, out of the way, and isn’t being strained by those vertical ski racks that I dislike. Very happy with product.” —Adoniram

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.


A freestanding kayak rack that can also hold SUP boards, canoes, and more. Two of the easiest ways to improve the longevity of your kayak is to keep it out of the sun and keep it clean, and both can be accomplished with this nifty rack.


Promising review: “The setup was easy, and it is nice and sturdy. The inside had more room than I thought and it will store the things I bought it for and then some.” —Audrey

Get it from Wayfair for $249.


A Wi-Fi extender you’ll need to watch all those YouTube tutorials on how to build dollhouses or birdhouses or whatever other garage hobby you take on this winter.


Promising review: “I was skeptical about purchasing this and wasn’t sure if he would be a waste of money or not but it is great. I installed a Roku TV in my garage which requires Wi-Fi but my garage was too far from my router to get a good signal. I couldn’t watch anything without buffering. This fixed my issue. I put it about half way in between my router and my garage TV. Literally pressed a button on my router and plugged this in and it worked immediately. There was no installation. Took me all of maybe 60 seconds out the box and it was working. It’s like a miracle product really! Would 100% recommend and purchase again! If you’re skeptical, don’t be. Buy it! Well worth it!” —Milly Nguyen

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.


An absorbent mat to protect your garage’s floors from nasty spills that can cause permanent damage. I’m looking at you, oil stains.

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Promising review: “I unrolled this mat, butted it against the garage door threshold, and took a microcloth floor sweeper and used it to smooth the wrinkles out. It laid flat and hasn’t budged with the car coming in and out of the garage. I did not need any carpet tape to hold the corners down. It is lightweight and thin however don’t let that fool you. It does what it says it will. Keeps the garage clean and dry. Very easy to clean, just vacuum if dirty, rain water drip from the car evaporates quickly so I’ve never had to squeegee the water out. I’m very happy with this mat.” —Weedpuller

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A steel pegboard, so strong you won’t have to worry about hearing a loud clang in the middle of the night only to discover all of your tools fell off the garage wall.

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Promising review: “After deciding that my garage needed a pegboard, I did a ton of research on traditional wood fiber, acrylic, and galvanized steel. Ultimately, I wanted something that was going to last decades, look good, and keep me motivated to build and maintain things around the house. This pegboard solution is just awesome. It looks great, super sturdy, and all of the attachments are rigid. I mounted mine on concrete with a 2-by-2 frame. If you are mounting into concrete, make sure you get your hands on a hammer drill. Super happy with it!” —Ryan D

Get it from Amazon for $71.08+ (available in six styles).


An oscillating, easy-to-move Lasko tower fan to help circulate the air in your garage — especially necessary if you use it as a place to workout.


I use one of these in my bedroom in between seasons and can confirm it really does cool a room down with ease! It’s very slim so it also doesn’t take up much space.

Promising review: “I purchased this newest version recently and am LOVING the concept all over again! It’s a quiet fan (doesn’t disturb my sleep or conversations), looks nice, saves space, oscillates or not (your choice), was easy to put together (just needed a Phillips head screw driver for two screws on the base) and comes with a REMOTE CONTROL!!! Last night I had it sitting in the dining room facing the living room and even on low it was stirring the curtains behind me on the other side of the living room without getting up from my chair I pointed the remote at it and switched it to oscillating so the dog could feel the breeze on her dog bed too. This is my third Lasko fan (the one in the garage has been going strong for five years now) and I don’t think I’ll ever buy another brand. Lasko to me means good price, good functionality, excellent reliability and easy to put together.” —DeliaCamillia

Get it from Amazon for $63.69+ (available in silver or wood/grey).


And a custom garage sign, so folks know that you mean business when they enter your garage.

3dwoodworker / Etsy

3dwoodworker is a small business based out of Holland, Michigan that sells — you guessed it — custom made wood products!

Promising review: “It’s absolutely beautiful! Nice strong material and looks so professional. I love it so so much! So worth the price! And it shipped so fast! I got it in three weeks!” —Sydnee Gantz

Get it from 3dwoodworker on Etsy for $79.98+ (available in three sizes).

How your unenthused loved ones will probably feel as you show off your revamped garage:

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