15 Garage Storage Shelves for Organizing Tools, Bins and More

Updated: May 02, 2024

Get all your items in order and keep your space easy to access with the right garage storage shelves.

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15 Industrial Storage Racks For Organizing Your GarageVIA MERCHANT

Getting organized can be a real chore. There are items to sort through and decisions to be made on what to keep and what to toss. Then, you have to figure out where everything needs to go. But having the right set of garage storage shelves make the chore easier.

When it comes to organizing your garage (or any room of the home), Naomi Hertsgaard, owner of Shared Planet Home Organizing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, suggests taking some time to declutter, that way you won’t waste precious space on items you don’t need, use or love. “Group like items together and then decide what you want to keep, donate, recycle/throw away. Be honest with yourself and let go of things that you haven’t used or worn in a long time or that no longer serve a purpose in your life. Once this step is complete, the organizing can begin,” she says.

For those looking to tidy up their garage space, there are some tricks you can use to maximize storage space. Think hooks and garage storage shelves. And Hertsgaard notes you should look up. “Clients often forget to think about vertical space in their homes. Is the shelving as tall as it can be? Are you utilizing the rafters or ceiling in your garage?”

Let’s kick off getting your garage in order with the best garage storage shelves you can buy!

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Adjustable Shelving Unit With Wheels via merchant

Adjustable Shelving Unit with Wheels

Having garage storage shelves with wheels is convenient for when you need to move items around. This 72-inch adjustable shelving unit has four shelves that are adjustable in 1-inch increments, and has an easy snap-together design, so you’ll be able to put items away in minutes. And while this unit has wheels, the four casters on the bottom lock to keep your items safely in place. Although this isn’t an industrial strength shelving unit, it’s a useful option to store tools and hardware, sporting gear and seasonal decorations.

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Utility Wall Shelf

Store your items on this wall shelf and you’ll save floor space in your workshop or garage. This two-shelf system holds up to 300 pounds in total (150 pounds per shelf), and it comes with all the necessary hardware to keep it sturdy and in place. The shelves, which are 72 inches by 12 inches, mount side-by-side or stacked one above the other, making it a smart option to store bins and boxes. Just make sure you secure the shelves to wall studs or into a solid concrete wall.

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Gladiator Ez Connect Rack via merchant

Five-Shelf Rack

If you’re in need of a lot of garage storage space, you’ll need shelves that are packaged in one heavy-duty unit, and this Gladiator rack is up to the task. It’s available in two sizes, and each has five adjustable shelves capable of holding up to 1,000 pounds each! Choose from shelves 18 or 24 inches deep, depending on your storage needs. Plus, thanks to an innovative click-and-lock system, you’ll have it assembled and ready to use in just minutes—no tools required!

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Plastic Storage Rack

For those looking to keep storage bins organized, this plastic storage rack is an ideal option. It holds up to 600 pounds and has separate spots for each bin—talk about organization! It has room for 12 bins that are 18 to 22 gallons in size. The unit, which is 59 inches high and wide with 17-inch deep shelves, should be mounted on a wall for stability.

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Saferacks Garage Shelving Unit via merchant

Four-Shelf Garage Unit

We like this freestanding shelf unit from SafeRacks, because it’s made of all-steel construction and comes in three size options. Since the four adjustable shelves have a 500-pound weight capacity per shelf and a secure fastening system, it’ll hold up to 2,000 pounds without any concerns. The garage storage shelves are finished with a durable powder-coat finish, and assembly is quick and easy. Note that the unit itself weighs up to 145 pounds, so constructing the unit may be a two-person job.

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Wall-Mounted Rack with 30 Bins

For those needing garage storage shelves to organize small tools, parts and hardware, check out this wall-mounted storage bin rack. We like that it doesn’t take up floor space since it’s mounted to the wall. To sweeten the deal, the rack comes with 30 bins, which can be removed for easy use, so you’ll have plenty of storage bins to keep items organized.

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Overhead Storage Rack

Time to utilize that vertical space! This industrial-strength overhead storage rack stores up to 600 pounds—and it won’t take up any floor space. Keep holiday decorations, camping gear and other items not used on the regular on these  by 4-foot-by-8-foot shelves, and they’ll be safe and out of the way.

Verified purchaser, Brian L., says, “I bought four of these for the garage at my new house. I’ve installed three so far. These are amazing. I’ve assembled and installed all of them by myself. Everything fits and all holes line up perfectly. This is a great product.”

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Edsal Steel Welded Storage Rack via merchant

Steel-Welded Storage Rack

You’ll have plenty of space to store lawn tools, camping gear and backyard games with these sturdy garage storage shelves. Not only does each shelf hold up to 2,000 pounds, but the shelves are adjustable, making it easy to store those bulky and odd-shaped items. The unit measures 72 inches tall, and each shelf is 24 inches deep.

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Amazon Basics Steel Shelving Unit

Get your garage organized with this adjustable shelving unit from Amazon Basics. We like that this heavy-duty, adjustable storage rack is available in several sizes (some come with wheels), making it easy to find the right garage storage shelves to fit your space. Each shelf holds up to 350 pounds, and the shelves adjust in 1-inch increments.

Buyers gave it high marks for value, sturdiness and quality. “It’s a good value for the price,” says verified buyer, L. Lee. “[It’s] sturdy enough for heavy items, including cases of canned goods.”

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DeWalt Steel Storage Rack

Store heavy items without worry on the DeWalt DXST4500 rack. This industrial-strength rack features three adjustable shelves that provide capacity for up to 4,500 pounds. You can adjust the racks vertically or horizontally to create the perfect storage solution for your needs. The shelves have wooden decks, and have extreme load straps to prevent crossbeams from spreading under heavy loads. Plus, the unit has a ultraviolet (UV)-protective coating, so the color won’t fade or chip.

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Craftsman Utility Shelving Unit

The great thing about this Craftsman five-tier shelving unit is that you can connect multiple shelves together to create a full storage solution for your garage, basement or workspace. The unit has five interlocking shelves that hold up to 250 pounds each. And at 72 inches high, 40 inches wide and 24 inches deep, it allows plenty of space for gardening tools, camping gear and any other items you’d like to store.

For additional support for storing heavier items, you can use mounting brackets (included) to secure the unit to the wall. Plus, the durable plastic is 100% reusable and recyclable, easy to clean and easy to assemble.

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Rack with 21 Bins

Keep all those smaller garage items organized with this rack and bins set from Seville Classics. The rack is made of strong steel, and it comes with 21 bins to keep hardware, hand tools and smaller items in one designated spots. It comes in five sizes and three colors, and has wheels to easily move it around if needed.

“This shelf has totally changed my life, and I am so much more organized now with all the small parts I was constantly losing before,” shares Maries, a five-star reviewer.

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Rubbermaid Garage Tool Tower Rack via merchant

Rubbermaid Tool Tower Rack

If you’re looking for a garage storage unit to keep all those garden tools, such as shovels, rakes and brooms in order, check out this tool tower rack from Rubbermaid. While it can hold up to 40 tools, we like that it doesn’t take up too much space. At just 30 inches high and 14 inches deep, you’ll never have to worry about your long-handled tools tumbling over again. It also comes in a corner version, so you can nestle it out of the way. Here are a few tips for building a garage storage tower.

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Four-Tier Shelving Unit

This four-shelf unit from BestOffice proves that you can organize your garage on a budget. Available in several sizes (some have wheels), this adjustable unit has a capacity of 250 pounds per shelf, so you can store everything from clothes and toys to tools and outdoor equipment.

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Bora Wood Organizer And Lumber Storage Rack via merchant

Wood and Lumber Storage Rack

If you’re struggling to store lumber, check out the Bora wood organizer. The steel unit comes with six shelves that hold up to 100 pounds each. It measures 41 inches high, 72 inches wide and 12 inches deep. In addition to lumber, you can use this rack to store tricky sporting equipment, ladders, long tools and pipes.

“Since I’ve started using the Bora wood organizer and lumber storage metal rack, I’ve noticed a significant improvement in the organization of my workspace. It has made it much easier to find the materials I need for my projects, and it has freed up a lot of space in my garage,” writes five-star reviewer, Kyle Hill.

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