To tell you the truth, I had a hard time sharing my garage pictures with you, so I’ve been procrastinating it. Then, I had a “heart to heart” with myself and said to myself “Mary, there is nothing wrong with your garage. Everything is not match-matchy or magazine-beautiful, but it is organized and it really works for your family, so share it with the people and get over yourself already.” Dang, I can be so direct sometimes that it hurts a little. But I decided to take my own advice — So here you go, an organized garage, used and loved by a real family … not imaginary magazine people.
The wall of “hooks”. I use the Rubbermaid FastTrack that I found at Lowe’s. I am not being compensated for this opinion, I just really like how it works for us. All of these hooks float around seamlessly all over the tracks. When our stuff changes, I can change the hooks super easily.
I love these hooks that hold the scooters up. It makes the scooters look so neat! The bikes are not pictured here because kids were riding them at the time. But, I haven’t found a good solution for the bikes yet (that the kids can put away themselves and they can’t lift the bikes easily), so you can imagine them just all over the floor on the left side of the garage. At least the scooters look nice!!
I love this basket that hooks onto the tracks. Having the helmets right by the bikes and scooters make them so much more likely to be worn and also not end up all over the garage floor.
Here are our camping/sports chairs for easy access.
The random equipment easily organizes on the adjustable hooks.
Tell me this isn’t the coolest way you’ve seen balls stored! I wish is was just a touch wider, but it still makes me happy just to look at.
The folding tables and camping cot are stored up against the wall in the corner. These are a pain to store, but we just keep needing to use them, so I’ll just keep storing them.
Here are my shelves in the garage. I prefer open shelves so you can find stuff easily. It does not look as pretty as cabinets, but it is very functional to use. I don’t want to admit how many of those containers are empty. If I was ever accused of hoarding anything, it would be empty containers. I try my best to keep it to a minimum, but they are my weakness.
We keep these wreaths up so we can celebrate the seasons all year round in the garage … or it just makes switching out the door wreath really easy for the seasons. Tom-A-toes, Tom-a-toes. 🙂
My kids hang their swim towels up here so I don’t have to wash them every day after we come home from the pool.
Are the asymmetrical hooks making you twitch or want to claw at the computer screen? I ran out of hooks that matched. I do my best not to look at the hooks when I walk by them. This must be remedied soon.
This sink comes in handy for dirty jobs! (With my husband’s “yard-work tennis shoes” tucked underneath.) That is a our broken-but-duck-taped stool for the kids to reach the sink.
Here are the hooks up on the other side of the garage. I have the recreation equipment separated on the other side from the “boring” stuff on this side.
My donation station! Wahoo!! Read more about that HERE.
My cutie-pie photo-bombed this picture of the garage. I think she really improved the picture.
Here is the front of my garage. Ta-da!!
Do you want to see how my garage changed in the last year? Here is the garage post from last year.
Well, I guess that wasn’t as painful as I thought. I wonder what my garage will look like next year?!
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