Who came up with the phrase, “spring cleaning?”

The idea of one massive spring cleaning—an all-out offensive where we conquer a year’s worth of dirt and clutter—sounds good in theory. But for most people, cleaning and organizing is a year-long battle. That rings especially true for car guys who constantly find themselves looking for lost wrenches or untangling cords and air hoses.

Whether it’s March, June, or November, it’s always a good time to clean and organize your garage or shop. A well-maintained work area is essential when you’re working on automotive projects in your precious spare time. It’ll save you time, money, and frustration when you’re fighting to complete projects during the weekends and evenings. That’s why Summit Racing carries a full line of affordable garage and shop organizers for DIY automotive enthusiasts, including these 10 helpful organizers for $80 or less:

Ernst Manufacturing Toolbox Organizer
Got a messy toolbox? Summit Racing offers 126 ways to organize your toolbox or tool chest with the Ernst Manufacturing toolbox organizer system. It includes (1) four-inch universal socket organizers, (15) ¼-inch Dura-Clip socket clips, (30) 3/8-inch Dura-Clip socket clips, (15) ½-inch Dura-Clip socket clips, (6) drive-side mount ratchet and extension holders, and 384 socket ID stickers—all for one low price.  It’s made in the USA, too!

Funnel Storage System
This funnel storage system solves two problems: it keeps your funnel where you can find it and prevents fluids from dripping all over the floor when you’re finished using it. Simply mount the powdercoated steel cradle to the wall, install the included one quart collection bottle, then store your 19-inch funnel in the cradle when you’re done. No more puddles on your garage floor.

No-Drip Grease Gun Holder
Grease drips on your floor not only look bad, they can also cause a safety hazard. Mount an ABS plastic no-drip grease gun holder on your garage wall, then snap your grease gun into place. The holder stores your grease gun out of the way and includes a catch tray to handle any grease that drips from the gun.

Performance Tool Air Hose Reel
Sick of tripping on that loose air hose? Performance Tool’s 25 foot air hose and reel mounts on your wall, floor, or ceiling and features a spring-powered auto rewind feature. That makes putting the air hose back where it belongs simple!

Summit Racing Steel Wall Panel Kit
Turn open wall space into the extra storage space with our Summit Racing steel wall panel kits. Made in the USA from galvanized steel, the panels feature heavy duty construction to hold all your tools. Plus, they’re a great-looking alternative to run-of-the-mill pegboard. We sell them in a variety of sizes, and you can get the panels with or without an assortment of brackets and hooks.


Wonder Winder Cord Winder
Keep your garage or shop floor from looking like a snake’s nest of tangled extension cords. The Wonder Winder cord winder neatly coils up to 150 feet of 16/3 extension cord within 30 seconds—no knots, kinks, or twists! Plus, it comes with a quick-release crank mechanism that allows you to easily remove it and take it to another location.

Air Tool Rack
Keep track of your expensive air tools with this specially designed air tool rack. Its notched openings are designed to hold and organize up to nine air tools. It’s made from solid steel construction to handle heavy duty tools, has a four-inch deep shelf to store air tool oil and lubricants, and mounts conveniently on your garage or shop wall.

Stackable Storage Bins
Ordinary bins are great for storage, but these stackable storage bins also provide easy access to stored items. Unlike traditional bins, they have a special hinged front flap, so you can get to items inside the bottom bin—even with multiple bins stacked on top! They’re made from heavy-duty polypropylene and measure 18 ¼ inches wide, 24 3/8 inches deep, and 17 inches high to accommodate tools that won’t fit easily into your toobox or tool chest.

Performance Tool Portable Organizer
Put all your hardware in one centralized, well-organized place with Performance Tool portable organizers. Each organizer comes with 30 clear bins to hold a variety of fasteners, fittings, and hardware. The tilt-out bins provide easy access to all the contents and can be closed and secured for transport.

It’s always a good time to get organized when you can get quality, helpful organizers for a good price—say 80 bucks or less.

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.