Using Garage Storage Spaces

A garage often ends up being a catch-all space for items that aren’t regularly used in the house. If there isn’t a system for storage, it can be tough to find things in all the clutter. Here are some ways to increase the effectiveness of your garage storage and create a more organized space to keep your belongings.

Garage Organization

By making a plan to redesign your garage space, you’ll be able to better organize your things for storage. Labeling, keeping like items in the same area, and creating specific spaces for storage will increase the functionality of your garage.

Before choosing a system, declutter the garage. Sort your belongings with the goal of getting rid of things you no longer need. When you know exactly what remains in the garage, you can easily develop a plan for storage.


There are many types of shelving that can be used to store items in the garage. If you need sturdy, simple, and effective shelving, choose a large steel shelving unit. These shelves are available online and at most home improvement stores.

Large shelving units will easily store plastic bins and heavier items. When deciding about shelving options for your basement, look into installing wall shelving or corner shelving to further maximize your space.

Use the Wall Space

Take advantage of your wall space by using it for storage in your garage. Install pegboard and use your walls for storing various tools and hardware. Pegboard is easy to install and because you can attach bins, hooks, or shelves, it is a very versatile option for storage.

Overhead and Ceiling Storage Systems

Overhead storage lets you maximize your garage’s storage potential. There are systems you can purchase online or if you’re handy, you can build your own. You might install hooks to hang extension cords or garden tools. Hang a pulley system to store your bicycles, canoe, or kayaks off the ground. Install overhead racks for storage bins holding seasonal and seldom-used items.

Customized Garage Storage Systems

There are many modular garage storage systems on the market that are multi-piece units and can be customized to fit any area. These storage components are more costly than the solutions above but are one of the simplest ways of reorganizing your garage into an efficient storage space.

These are just a few of the ways you can make an efficient garage storage system. Organize and manage your storage space by designating specific areas for different types of items and using labels and color-coded storage. With these tips, you’ll take control of your garage and create a more organized space for you and your family.

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