Efficient organization always begins with careful planning. Measure the dimensions of the garage and your car so you know exactly how much space you have to work with.
In a garage, just as in an apartment, the best way to go is up. The higher storage goes, the less valuable floor space it takes up.
Plastic bins with labels are popular storage containers, but in most cases they end up in a pile. Who wants to unstack and stack them whenever you need to find something?Simple plywood towers let you slide the bins in and out without disturbing the others.
Balls, skates and other sports equipment always present a storage problem. A tiered cabinet with slanted shelves keeps everything in place but allows easy in-and-out access. It's also great for organizing toys.
Don't stop at the walls. Garage ceilings provide useful storage space as well. Easy-to-install hooks come in a variety of shapes to hold bikes and other awkwardly-sized items, and they're coated in vinyl to prevent scratches. Be sure to follow weight guidelines from the manufacturer.
Pegboard is an incredibly versatile storage solution for tools, crafting supplies and just about anything else you can think of. It comes in different materials and can be cut to fit any space. Since pegboard is flat, there are no sides or doors to restrict the size of items it holds.
Corners often go to waste. Ready-made orDIY corner shelves are a nice way to take advantage of those neglected areas.