The 15 Best Ways to Store Awkward Garage Items

We spent over 50 hours researching these garage organization products. Learn how to store kayaks, bikes, lawn mowers, fishing poles, and wheelbarrows. When it comes to stopping your de-cluttering momentum in its tracks, awkward item storage is right up there with sentimental items. They both make bring you to a screeching halt, and that’s something we have to fix to clean our garages!

How do you store awkward garage items? Here are some clever products to store awkward garage items such as bikes, skis, snowboards, lumber, ladders, kayaks, canoes, brooms, shovels, rakes, fishing poles, wheelbarrows, and tractors.

 

Best Awkward Storage Devices

At a Glance

 

How to Store Fat Tire, Disc Brake and Fender Bicycles

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Best for One Bike
Ibera Horizontal Bicycle Bike Wall Hanger, Bike Hook Holder Storage Rack for Indoor Storage, 45 Degree Adjustable Angle to Keep Your Bike Level
Best for Two Bikes
StoreYourBoard BLAT Bike Fat Tire Wall Rack, Holds 2 Bikes, Home and Garage Storage Hooks, Heavy-Duty Solid Metal Max 100 lbs
Product
Ibera Bicycle Wall Mount
StoreYourBoard BLAT
Capacity
39 lb.
100 lb.
Number of Bikes
1
2
Contact Point
Bicycle Frame
Bike Wheel
Why it Works with Awkward Bikes
The mount holds the bicycle up to 12 inches away from the wall, which gives room to the fender, fat tire and disc brakes.
The hooks extend 6.5 inches from the wall, and are angled at 90 deg., which gives a lot of room for fat tires and fenders. The wheel extends from the wall into the room, putting disc brakes in the open air.
4,863 Reviews
109 Reviews
Best for One Bike
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Ibera Horizontal Bicycle Bike Wall Hanger, Bike Hook Holder Storage Rack for Indoor Storage, 45 Degree Adjustable Angle to Keep Your Bike Level
Product
Ibera Bicycle Wall Mount
Capacity
39 lb.
Number of Bikes
1
Contact Point
Bicycle Frame
Why it Works with Awkward Bikes
The mount holds the bicycle up to 12 inches away from the wall, which gives room to the fender, fat tire and disc brakes.
4,863 Reviews
Best for Two Bikes
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StoreYourBoard BLAT Bike Fat Tire Wall Rack, Holds 2 Bikes, Home and Garage Storage Hooks, Heavy-Duty Solid Metal Max 100 lbs
Product
StoreYourBoard BLAT
Capacity
100 lb.
Number of Bikes
2
Contact Point
Bike Wheel
Why it Works with Awkward Bikes
The hooks extend 6.5 inches from the wall, and are angled at 90 deg., which gives a lot of room for fat tires and fenders. The wheel extends from the wall into the room, putting disc brakes in the open air.
109 Reviews

How to Store Skis and Snowboards

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Stores Skis & Boards
Snowboard Ski Hanging Wall Rack -- Holds 5 Boards
Product
ProBoard Ski & Snowboard Rack
Capacity
120 lb.
Number of Ski Pairs/Snowboards
5
Why it works with awkward skis and snowboards
Nine-inch arms extend from the wall. The arms slide along the mount to make the gap between them larger or smaller.
Rating
Reviews
63 Reviews
Stores Skis & Boards
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Snowboard Ski Hanging Wall Rack -- Holds 5 Boards
Product
ProBoard Ski & Snowboard Rack
Capacity
120 lb.
Number of Ski Pairs/Snowboards
5
Why it works with awkward skis and snowboards
Nine-inch arms extend from the wall. The arms slide along the mount to make the gap between them larger or smaller.
Rating
Reviews
63 Reviews

How to Store Ladders, Kayaks & Canoes on the Ceiling

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Simple but Effective
StoreYourBoard Double Ladder Ceiling Rack, Hi Port 2 Garage Storage and Organization, Home Organizer Hanger Mount
DIY Automated Ceiling Storage
Partsam 440 lbs Lift Electric Hoist Crane Remote Control Power System, Zinc-Plated Steel Wire Overhead Crane Garage Ceiling Pulley Winch w/Straps (w/Emergency Stop Switch)
Product
StoreYourBoard Ceiling Rack
Partsam 440 lb. Winch
Capacity
150 lb. (75 lb. per Side)
440 lb.
Number of Kayaks/Canoes/Ladders
2
1
Why it Works with Awkward Boats and Ladders
The rack height adjusts so you can sandwich the cargo between the lower and upper racks. Each arm extends 25 inches from the center. The length of the ladder or boat can extend past the frame as long as the width sits within the frame (up to 25 inches).
Create an automated ceiliing storage device using a simple motorized winch. Many products dedicted to automating ceiling storage of bikes, ladders and boats are not well engineered. This highly-rated winch is less expensive and safer than some dedicated solutions.
Ratings
Reviews
292 Reviews
886 Reviews
Simple but Effective
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StoreYourBoard Double Ladder Ceiling Rack, Hi Port 2 Garage Storage and Organization, Home Organizer Hanger Mount
Product
StoreYourBoard Ceiling Rack
Capacity
150 lb. (75 lb. per Side)
Number of Kayaks/Canoes/Ladders
2
Why it Works with Awkward Boats and Ladders
The rack height adjusts so you can sandwich the cargo between the lower and upper racks. Each arm extends 25 inches from the center. The length of the ladder or boat can extend past the frame as long as the width sits within the frame (up to 25 inches).
Ratings
Reviews
292 Reviews
DIY Automated Ceiling Storage
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Partsam 440 lbs Lift Electric Hoist Crane Remote Control Power System, Zinc-Plated Steel Wire Overhead Crane Garage Ceiling Pulley Winch w/Straps (w/Emergency Stop Switch)
Product
Partsam 440 lb. Winch
Capacity
440 lb.
Number of Kayaks/Canoes/Ladders
1
Why it Works with Awkward Boats and Ladders
Create an automated ceiliing storage device using a simple motorized winch. Many products dedicted to automating ceiling storage of bikes, ladders and boats are not well engineered. This highly-rated winch is less expensive and safer than some dedicated solutions.
Ratings
Reviews
886 Reviews

How to Store Brooms, Shovels and Rakes

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Spring Grabs Handles
Berry Ave Broom Holder and Garden Tool Organizer Rake or Mop Handles Up to 1.25-Inches, 1 Pack, Black
Product
Berry Ave Broom & Tool Holder
Capacity
35 lb.
Number of Handles
5 long handle tools, plus 6 hooks for bottles, rags, dustpans and gloves
Why it Works with Awkward Long Handle Items
Spring-loaded holders grab up to 1.25 in. diameter handles on the wall (and therefore off the floor!)
Ratings
Reviews
30,431 Reviews
Spring Grabs Handles
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Berry Ave Broom Holder and Garden Tool Organizer Rake or Mop Handles Up to 1.25-Inches, 1 Pack, Black
Product
Berry Ave Broom & Tool Holder
Capacity
35 lb.
Number of Handles
5 long handle tools, plus 6 hooks for bottles, rags, dustpans and gloves
Why it Works with Awkward Long Handle Items
Spring-loaded holders grab up to 1.25 in. diameter handles on the wall (and therefore off the floor!)
Ratings
Reviews
30,431 Reviews

How to Store Fishing Poles

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Stealth Space Saver
Cobra Storage Garage Door Fishing Rod Holder Rack - 21"
Product
Cobra Garage Door Fishing Pole Holder
Number of Rods
5
Why it Works with Awkward Fishing Rods
Mounts to 4-panel garage door. Two slots per pole balances cargo as door goes up and down. Amazing way to save space.
Ratings
Reviews
1,084 Reviews
Stealth Space Saver
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Cobra Storage Garage Door Fishing Rod Holder Rack - 21"
Product
Cobra Garage Door Fishing Pole Holder
Number of Rods
5
Why it Works with Awkward Fishing Rods
Mounts to 4-panel garage door. Two slots per pole balances cargo as door goes up and down. Amazing way to save space.
Ratings
Reviews
1,084 Reviews

How to Store Wheelbarrows and Riding Lawn Mower Tractors

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ShelterLogic 10' x 10' Shed-in-a-Box All Season Steel Metal Peak Roof Outdoor Storage Shed with Waterproof Cover and Heavy Duty Reusable Auger Anchors, grey
Product
Shelter-Logic Shed in a Box
Dimensions
10 ft. W x 10 ft. L x 8 ft. H
How it Stores Awkward Wheelbarrows and Mowers
Gets large equipment off the garage floor and into a weather-protected tent.
Ratings
Reviews
714 Reviews
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ShelterLogic 10' x 10' Shed-in-a-Box All Season Steel Metal Peak Roof Outdoor Storage Shed with Waterproof Cover and Heavy Duty Reusable Auger Anchors, grey
Product
Shelter-Logic Shed in a Box
Dimensions
10 ft. W x 10 ft. L x 8 ft. H
How it Stores Awkward Wheelbarrows and Mowers
Gets large equipment off the garage floor and into a weather-protected tent.
Ratings
Reviews
714 Reviews

 

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