Organize tools, gardening supplies, and sports equipment with ease using these garage shelving solutions.
Owning a house with a garage means being fortunate to have essential extra storage. More often than not, however, garages become clutter magnets. It’s tempting to toss things you don’t want in your home into the garage with an out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality. The good news? There are plenty of ways to transform your garage into a functional storage spot for everything your family needs.
With ideas for freestanding shelving units and creative wall-mounted storage, the following garage shelving ideas will help you organize your space.
1. Freestanding Shelves
Freestanding shelving units are an excellent organizing tool to use for anything from holiday decor to cleaning supplies. They’re relatively inexpensive, available in a variety of sizes and finishes, and allow for customizable heights to fit your needs. Look for garage shelving made of heavy-duty metal with the option to add caster wheels for effortless rearranging.
Use one in the garage to organize bulk products and paper goods so you always know where to go when it’s time to refill. Stack clear, lidded bins to hold smaller items and preserve contents from the elements. Label the containers or shelves, and hang S hooks or baskets on the sides for additional storage.
2. Adjustable Track System
Customizable track systems make for extremely efficient garage organization. While these wall-mounted shelves will run you more than a standalone unit, they provide floor-to-ceiling storage that can be adjusted as your lifestyle changes. Place large bins containing seasonal stuff on high shelving, and regularly reached for items, such as the kids’ sports gear, into drawers at eye level.
To make your garage shelving system look cohesive, stick to matching or coordinating containers. Clearly marked labels lend a