You move the winter sled out of the way, and soccer balls tumble and roll around your garage. You crawl over tennis balls, under lacrosse sticks, and between bikes to retrieve them. Figuring out where to store the dozens of sports supplies children accumulate as they try new activities isn’t easy. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up some clever storage solutions for your garage.

1) Add shelving for heavy duty items.

For large items like plastic sleds and bicycles, this heavy duty mounted shelving is the perfect solution. Store large items above, then hang bicycles, skateboards, golf club bags, and more from the adjustable clips.

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2) Add a movable ball cart.

Store basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, and soccer balls on a rolling ball cart. This model holds up to 12 balls, making it perfect for active families.

 BSN Wide Body Ball Cart available from Amazon

3) Use hanging shoe organizers.

Hanging shoe organizers are a great place for cleats and shin guards, but they can also be used for golf balls, tennis balls, water bottles, KT tape, and other small supplies. You can also use stick-on labels or a permanent marker to designate compartments for specific uses.

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4) Plan ahead.

No parent wants to remind multiple children to bring their soccer ball, snacks, water bottle, uniform, cleats, shin guards, lacrosse stick, and tennis racquet five minutes before the family needs to be out the door. Add heavy duty wall hooks for kids to hang their duffel bags or backpacks. Pack the bags as a family the night before practices or big games so you can make sure nothing is left behind.

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