Garage storage ideas: Functional and practical solutions

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Garage storage ideas come in all shapes and sizes (Image credit: Orthex Group)

When it comes to garages, speaking from experience, it can be all to easy to ignore the growing pile of boxes and debris. The proverbial dumping ground for everything from Christmas decorations to DIY kit, it can be hard to justify spending time and expense on the space, especially if you're not considering a garage conversion to turn it into something more habitable.

But with clutter comes chaos and the continual hunt for elusive items. If you've had enough of being asked where something is - and never being able to find it - check out the 14 garage storage ideas below to turn your chaos into calm.

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Marie Bateson

Marie Bateson is APDO's Volunteers Director and Founder of Cut the Clutter. Marie is also a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and trained to specialist level in Hoarding. Marie helps her clients to achieve the organised home they desire and works sensitively and confidentially, teaching her clients new skills to help them achieve a clutter free and organised home. She gives them back the space and time to enjoy the things they like to do the most.

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Simon Glanville

Simon Glanville has lived and breathed storage for over 20 years, growing the storage and organisational retailer 'A Place for Everything' from an initial bricks and mortar store in Chester. When it comes to practical and stylish storage solutions, there's very little Simon can't help with.

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Victoria Fearnley

Victoria's background in research and development serves her well in her role as a decluttering expert. Her methodical approach combined with a keen eye, attention to detail and a creative side means she is is able to come up with clever storage solutions and smart organisational hacks.

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Craig Sammells

Craig Sammells is country manager for the UK and Ireland at one of Scandinavia’s biggest storage manufacturers, Orthex Group. Craig has worked with retailers to create a collection of products under the group’s SmartStore brand that is perfect for UK consumers’ love of decluttering. As it's made from either fully recycled or recyclable plastic, it’s perfect for eco-conscious consumers too.

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.