Garage organization takes less priority in many homes. Most people tend to pay more attention to the rest of the house than this super functional space. Often, all of the unnecessary stuff are thrown in the garage and left unorganized. Over time, the clutter piles up and gets intimidating to organize.
However, this doesn’t have to be the case for you – at least not with the right storage organizers. In this guide, I will show you some of the low-cost, durable, and high-quality storage containers to help you organize your garage.
- Clear Weathertight Totes (The Container Store: $8.79 – $22.39)
If you love shopping with Container Store, you know they have some of the best storage containers in the world. Their clear weathertight totes are some of the best-selling items for all the right reasons. For one, they are made using urethane foam which means they are durable and most importantly, moisture and air tight.
Trust them to keep your belongings dry and pest-free for as long as you want. The totes are large enough to accommodate plenty of items around the home – hardware tools, camping essentials, extra baby toys, you name it. With strong latches, rest easy knowing the lid is softened on the container properly. Finally, the containers are easy to grab onto and can even be stacked.
2. 103 qt. weathertight tote with wheels (The Container Store:$35.19)
These containers look like the first entry in appearance and come with the same features. The only difference that they are fitted with wheels for portability reasons. This offers convenience especially if you are ferrying heavy items. They also have handles on the side for the same reason. Being clear, they take aesthetics a step higher.
3. Sterilite garage totes (The Container Store: $4.99 – $9.99)
If clear containers don’t tickle your fancy, you might fall in love with these white and rugged ones. Made from molded polypropylene and a matte finish, the containers are easy on the eyes. Use them to transform your garage from boring to exceptional. They have recessed handles which means you can carry them around with relative ease. The containers also feature a tapered design so you can stack them up and save plenty of space. All for $4.99 – $9.99!
4. Sterilite 64 Quart Clear Storage Tote W/Lid, 23-3/4x16x13-1/2 (Amazon: price not available)
Trust Sterilite to manufacture durable and very practical storage solutions. This 64 Quart Clear Store Tote from Amazon is another worthy investment for garage storage. It is all clear which means everyone can see its contents without opening it. The construction is also high-quality and will last a long time. With six indexed latching lids, the container is both portable and stacks easily. It is also worth mentioning that the product has an impressive 4.7 out of 5 ratings on Amazon. This speaks volumes about its quality.
5. Sterilite 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack (Amazon: six containers for $56.88)
Here’s another set of awesome garage storage containers from Amazon. Measuring 18.13 x 12.25 x 7 inches, these rectangular containers are big enough to store vast items found around the house. They are made from plastic material that is strong, lightweight, and durable. The base is clear while the lid features a white color. Each container is handled and comes with latches to keep the lid secured to the base. The package has six boxes in total that can be stacked on top of each other.
6. Rubbermaid Roughneck Storage Totes 3 Gal Pack of 6 Rugged, Reusable, Set of Storage Containers (Amazon: $49.99)
Rubbermaid Roughneck Storage Totes is a heavy-duty storage container with a host of benefits to offer. The container is undoubtedly designed to last for years to come. This is because they are made from Rubbermaid, one of the sturdiest materials out there. If you are looking for a product that’s truly designed to last a very long time, this one definitely fits the bill.
As a sturdy material, feel free to use this container to store sharp items or those that tend to damage other containers. It can handle a lot of impact, stacking, moving around without breaking. The container is air tight meaning your items will be free from dust, rust, pest damage, and more. I also love the fact that the handles are in-built so you don’t struggle transporting your stuff around
7. IRIS USA SIA-760D Store-It-All WEATHERTIGHT Totes, 82 Quart Green/Gray/Red (Amazon:$138.99)
This is another one of those rugged containers that makes stacking easy. IRIS WEATHERTIGHT will make your life easy when organizing a small garage. You can make maximum use of vertical space by stacking one container on top of another.
The container is big enough (has a capacity of 82 quart without the lid) and can store camping gear, blankets, bedding, and more. The best part is that IRIS is weathertight meaning it doesn’t allow moisture, dirt, or air in. That way, your items stay in tops shape for as long as they are safely tucked away in the container.
For added safety, the container can be locked using a padlocked or zipped. If you want to carry the container in your car or truck, the product comes with a bungee code from which you can attach it to your vehicle.
8. Sterilite 14699002 40 Gallon/151 Liter Wheeled Industrial Tote, Black Lid & Base w/Racer Red Handle & Latches, 2-pack (Amazon: 2 containers for $72.31)
The Sterilite 40-gallon garage storage container is huge, beautiful and functional. For one, it is black in color. This means you can throw all the stuff you want to hide in there and live happily ever after. It is rugged and comes with racer red handles, both of which make the container even more beautiful.
Speaking of the handles, these are ergonomic and thus make the container easy to move from one point to another. Just grab one an pull the container by the wheels. With a space of 40 gallons, you can use it to store a lot of stuff. One package comes with two totes.
9. Grey Utility Narrow Stackable Plastic Bins (The Container Store: $3.99-4.79)
Sometimes storing narrow and long items can be tricky using the usual rectangular storage containers such as the ones mentioned on this list. This is where a narrow utility stackable plastic bin comes in. This particular one is grey and can be stacked for maximum use of space. The material of construction, industrial grade plastic, makes it impact resistant and long-lasting. If you want to take organization to the next level, get the adjustable dividers sold separately.
10. Utility Wide Stackable Plastic Bin (The Container Store: $7.99)
The last product reviewed here is none other than the Utility Wide Stackable Plastic Bin. This one works like number nine above by minimizing space. The difference between the two is that the latter is wide while the former is narrow. If you have items that are too wide for the rectangular bins, this is where they belong. Like the previous entry, feel free to order the adjustable clear dividers to help you organize your space better.
There is the list of affordable, versatile, and high-quality storage containers for garage organizing. If you are having trouble keeping a clean garage perhaps it is because you don’t have the necessary containers to start the job. Now you know where to get the right products.