Photography: Laura Moss; Prop Stylist: Lili Diallo; Set Proudction: Chase Booth

How to organize your garage

Reclaim precious real estate—there may even be room for your car when you're finished!

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When you have so much stuff that you don't know where to start, arrange it according to task. Are you a weekend gardener? Group soil and tools on a potting table; heavy containers can rest on the floor underneath. An amateur carpenter? Devote a cabinet and a sturdy surface to your woodworking tools.

Modular wall-storage system (including perforated boards, shelves, bins, countertops and hardware) "Antonius $2 to $20 each, ikea.com for stores Cabinets 28" 18" 31" "GearBox" $229 each, and Countertops 18" 56 2/5" "VersaTop" $129 each, gladiatorgw.com for stores Tool box Kobalt #47247 $29.98 and Tools $3.99 to $179 lowes.com for stores Benches Perforated steel about $325 each, Design Workshop, Inc. (910) 293-7329 for information Bins (left) Vagabond Vintage perforated steel $122 each, mothology.com