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Inspiration: Stylish Garage Storage

I don’t even want to know what’s in your garage. I am suspecting there are bikes and skis—and helmets for both—and rakes and a forgotten fondue pot and a deflated basketball and mud-caked boots and a pallet of paper towels from a big box store. And that’s it’s sort of… a mess. But let’s not dwell on the tangle of orange extension cords. Let’s skip to the solution:

The people at Real Simple magazine are very good at organizing and storing mess. They make a career of it. Your garage is not even a challenge to them. In the magazine’s recent 3 Great Garage Makeovers, the messy, out-of-control “before” photos are terrifying—seriously, don’t look if you are the kind of person who had to turn away during the shower scenes in Psycho—but the “after” photos are a thing of beauty. Flip through the slide show and feel as satisfied as if you’d actually cleaned up your own garage.

The editors at Real Simple created a Mini Mudroom for a garage with hooks to hang jackets and hats.
Above: The editors at Real Simple created a Mini Mudroom for a garage with hooks to hang jackets and hats.

See more storage solutions for garden tools, craft supplies, and sports equipment at Real Simple.

For more ideas from Real Simple we’d like to use in our own homes, see 5 Favorites: House Plants to Simplify Your Life.

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