With our busy lives, it’s easy to use the garage as a sort of storage pod for all kinds of things. Bikes, the lawn mower, garden supplies, outdoor toys, tools, rakes, you name it, all find their way into the garage.
Without some sort of organization, it all becomes a cluttered mess.
The good news is that there are a variety of garage storage systems that can help you reclaim that much-needed storage space in your garage.
The following are 6 garage storage ideas that can help get (and keep) your garage organized.
Garage Storage Shelves
Attaching shelves to the walls of the garage can increase your storage space. There are also stand-alone shelving units that are perfect in the garage. These can be either heavy-duty plastic or metal and can hold the heavier items such as tools and sports equipment.
Overhead Storage Systems
Overhead storage systems are a great way to get things put away that you don’t need as often, such as suitcases or holiday decorations.
There are hanging shelf units that can attach to the rafters and provide a great storage area.
This type of garage storage system can have hooks and baskets attached that allow for storing a variety of items of different sizes. Brackets can be added to place shelves as needed.
Also, they can be completely customized to hold tools (for both the garden and garage), parts, cleaning supplies, and much more.
4. Garage Wall Organizers
There are a variety of hanging systems to hold tools. Some of these garage storage systems have roller versions that grab the handles and hold them in place.
There are also standard hooks that will hold the tool, with the handles hanging down. These will keep the tools out of the way, making things not only neater, but also safer.
If your family is involved in sports, there are always bikes, balls lying around, as well as shoes and other sports gear. Instead of tripping on them, the garage can be another storage place for sports equipment.
The good news is there are a variety of garage storage systems specifically designed for sports equipment. There are some for baseball equipment, bikes, and more.
Cabinets with a work surface are perfect for the garage. You can close the doors and hide any possible clutter. You also have a work area for projects that are too messy or noisy for the house.
With all of these garage storage ideas to consider, what if you don’t have time or don’t want to install the garage storage system? After all it’s a lot of work and time involved.
You may want to consider hiring an expert who specializes in installing garage storage systems. There are a number of companies that specialize in installing garage storage systems. Here are a few companies you may want to check out.
Home Depot offers installation services where an expert comes to your home who will develop a plan based on your needs. Other companies that offer customized garage storage solutions are Monkey Bars, Closet Factory, Closets by Design, and California Closets.
Whether you install the garage storage system yourself or have it installed by someone else, an organized garage will help you regain much-needed storage space as well as your peace of mind.