The 14 Best Garage Storage Solutions for Maximizing Space
Organizing your garage is a daunting task, but we've got you covered with the best garage storage solutions to reduce clutter.
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By the time you’ve stowed away garden tools, holiday decorations and sporting equipment, you probably have limited space left for a vehicle or two in your garage. If your goal this year is to organize your existing garage clutter to make space for other items, then space-saving storage solutions are the way to go. From pegboards to folding workbenches to overhead ceiling racks, we found 14 excellent garage storage solutions for making the most of your space.
Pegboard Garage Storage Wall
If you’re looking for versatile garage storage solutions, a wall pegboard is the perfect organization system because it’s easy to reconfigure as needed—just pull out the pegs and insert them elsewhere. You can move a shelf in seconds or create an entirely new arrangement to store things like paint brushes, tape and lightweight tchotchkes.
Compact Folding Workbench
It has an ample work surface when fully extended, yet closes into a small, easy-to-carry case when not in use. It’s a perfect workspace for the garage or basement (did we mention it can hold up to 700 pounds of tools?).
Customized Garage Storage
If your space looks like a junk shop, adding customized garage storage solutions solves your clutter problem. Sure, you could build your own garage shelf organizer with lumber, or, save time with a pre-made option. With this six-piece customizable system from Wayfair, you can make a set-up that works specifically for your needs. Plus, it’s seriously good-looking for garage cabinet storage!
Super-Capacity Tool Cart
This tool cart makes a smart addition to any workspace, but it’s especially perfect for a garage workshop. With nine drawers, one open shelf and a 1,500-pound capacity, this Craftsman cart is the ultimate garage tool storage solution. Plus, the wheels on the bottom make it easy to move around from one project to the next.
Overhead Ceiling Storage
If you’re tight on space, utilizing an overhead ceiling storage rack is your best resolution. This option from Amazon has a 600-pound weight capacity, which means you can store heavier items (like a mountain bike or fake Christmas tree) easily. We also love the durable powder-coated construction, as it helps the rack withstand heat and freezing temperatures without rusting.
Install an Attic Lift
Having space above your garage virtually doubles your storage options. But carrying stuff up a ladder is a hassle and can be dangerous. An attic lift, like this one from Versa Lift, makes storing heavy items safe and easy. Plus, installation is simple, especially with the right tools.
To keep things uncluttered, utilize extra space along your garage’s walls. This multi-purpose shelf holds up to 100 pounds and has a limited lifetime warranty. Plus, at around $100, it’s one of those durable garage storage solutions that won’t break the bank.
Garage Corner Shelving Unit
Who couldn’t use a few more shelves in the garage? This nifty corner shelf unit is simple to assemble and perfect for paint-can storage. The shelves are adjustable, which makes it easy to accommodate taller items when needed. We also love the clear shelf liners—wiping up dirt and grime is a breeze with this helpful addition.
Want to transform your entire garage wall? Pick up this Rubbermaid rail system, which allows you to hang frequently-used necessities like power tools and gardening supplies quickly. And since this set comes with multiple rails, you can customize your storage to fit your specific supplies.
Heavy-Duty Wall Storage Shelves
If you mount hooks, brackets and other hardware on studs only, you’re missing opportunities for garage storage. Try adding a layer of plywood over the drywall or bare studs, which gives you a continuous fastening surface. This way, you’ll be able to mount shelves (like this set of two wire racks) and arrange items in a space-efficient way without worrying about stud placement.
Slanted Garden Rack
For large gardening tools like rakes and shovels, this slanted Gladiator rack system is first-rate when it comes to simple garage storage solutions. It attaches to pre-existing shelving to offer sturdy hanging storage options for a variety of items. We particularly love the easy assembly process and lifetime warranty.
Long-Handled Tool Rack
The Wallmaster organizer is an affordable, heavy-duty space-saving garage storage and organization solution. Conveniently store garden tools, shovels, rakes, sledgehammers, chairs, ladders (and more) up and out of the way. The unit holds up to 14 items and about 50 pounds, and easily installs to any wall with just two screws.
Garage Storage Tower
Grab the Wayfair Basics Storage Cabinet, a tall and slender garage storage solution for unsightly supplies you’d rather keep hidden from view. This cabinet comes in four colors: black, white, gray and natural wood. This garage storage tower also features multiple adjustable shelves, so you can customize your storage to fit your needs.
Joist Space Storage
Don’t squander the area between joists in a basement or garage—that’s potential storage space waiting to be used. Screw wire shelving, which is incredibly easy to install, to the underside of the joists to hold small bins or boxes. You’ll be glad you took advantage of the unused space, especially when it’s time to store seasonal décor.
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