For most of us, our garage space can be better utilized. A home garage can be a versatile room, but lawn care equipment, tools, bikes, sports gear, cleaning supplies, automotive accessories, and other items can create clutter. The more disorganized your garage, the less useful it is. Garage organization ideas such as shelves, overhead storage racks, pegboards, cabinets, and workbenches can help neaten things up. Continue reading for a closer look at these 5 garage storage ideas.
You can free up a great deal of floor space with garage shelving. The good thing is shelves can be arranged in many ways, from freestanding units that can be relocated as needed to shelf systems that anchor to walls or ceilings. Shelving systems are quite versatile. They can be made of steel, wood, or plastic and be secured with strong anchors and brackets. You can also stack/line-up plastic bins and baskets to further organize items stored on each shelf. For tight spaces, consider corner shelving as convenient vertical storage.
Garage Overhead Storage Racks
A common ceiling storage solution, overhead racks are more often used to store luggage, holiday decorations, camping gear, sports equipment, and other seasonal items. The ceiling is an often-underutilized space that can be put to good use. Placing items higher up protects them from flooding and other damage. Ceiling storage systems should be installed at safe heights, but be reachable; special ladders, pulleys, and lifts can ease access. Some racks are specially designed to hold bikes, skis, bats, and other sports equipment.
Pegboards and Track Systems
Pegboards are extremely versatile. They have pre-drilled holes, where wall hooks and tool holders can be added to allow just about any tool or item to be hung. Once the pegboard is attached to the wall, you are ready to go with all items in plain sight. A track system is a similar idea that provides vertical storage for folding chairs, ladders, shovels, and other larger items that wouldn’t fit on a pegboard. Metal wall tracks can hold a lot of weight and are usually easily mounted on drywall or bare studs.
Not everything needs to or should be left out in the open. Lockable cabinets can keep dangerous chemicals, tools, and materials as well as flammable liquids hidden and out of reach, especially for children. A cabinet can reduce clutter and its shelves/drawers can be adjusted as needed. Installation is generally simple, though you need adequate floor space and room to open the doors. Tipping over a cabinet is a safety risk, but anchoring it to the garage wall provides additional safety.
Garage Workbenches and Tool Chests
If you do a lot of DIY projects, a workbench can provide the surface area and storage that you need. Workbenches are convenient when installed near a pegboard, so tools are within reach. Tool chests are also great for storage and organization. Multiple drawers provide room for tools, car supplies, and other frequently used items. Some tool chests have smaller containers for screws, drill bits, and other accessories, while larger ones may have shelving and usable work surfaces. Wheeled units add the benefit of portability.
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