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15 Best Garage Storage Systems For All Your Needs

Most people know the expression “messiness is a sign of creativity” is a myth. Here we’ll look at the 15 best garage storage systems for all your needs. If your garage is disorganized, chances are it’s not because you’re a Picasso.

Garage Storage Systems

After we guide you through our selection of garage storage systems, you’ll discover that extra space for your easel and paintbrushes. 

The first thing you need to realize is how your garage is an untapped storage room waiting to happen. If you’re not using every inch of your garage, now would be the time to change that and create extra storage.

Planning Your Garage Storage Project

Treat your garage like you would any other room in your house. Before shopping for items to build garage storage shelving or adding compartments for organization purposes, decide what you want. Your garage storage additions should give you easy access to your belongings and tools.

Before you spend money, check the price of what you want and find the best deal is available. Some retailers offer extra services, which is a good sign, when you shop with them.

Shopping For Garage Storage Materials

For any DIY home improvement project, you will need the right tools and equipment. With projects that help with home organization, shelving and access are two priorities. For example, with shelving, you’ll might need wood, nails, adhesive, and stain.

If plastic is your thing, then you’ll need containers, lids, and labels, to name a few. If you don’t have a workbench, you should also consider one when buying equipment. For aggressive DIYers, spend a weekend collecting discarded material from construction sites. After all, free is the best price.

Must-Have Garage Organization Systems

NewAge Garage

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This NewAge model is good for such things as tools and equipment and can fulfill your organization needs. The garage set is equipped with two vertical closets equipped with height-adjustable shelves, closed modules, and a rolling toolbox.

The versatile storage lockers and have metal shelves with a weight capacity of 800 pounds (362 kg). The rolling models can store up to 600 pounds of heavy items or equipment (272 kg). When combining the modules, adjust them according to your needs.  

Overhead Garage Storage

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Overhead garage storage is practical for organization. They increase floor space while providing access to your seasonal belongings and creating more room for your cars. The adjustable overhead garage storage containers offer easy access to cleaning supplies and provide your room with more organization.

The plastic and heavy-duty storage equipment also protect your belongings from water damage. The containers help with garage organization and are ideal for gear, seasonal items, and other accessories. The crates are 96 inches long and 48 inches wide.

Omni Tool Storage Rack

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The Omni Tool is a vertical wall-mount garage storage solution. The mount is designed for long tools and other stuff, while offering organization and access.

Made with heavy-duty steel, the garage tool storage wall mount can hold 200 pounds (90 kg). It’s ideal for providing easy access to rakes, shovels, and ladders. You can also use it for skateboards, backpacks, and sports equipment.

Prepac HangUps 60″ Storage Cabinet

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The Prepac HangUps Storage 60″ Storage Cabinet is a stylish mounted garage bike storage option with upper access shelving and a module with three drawers. Organization has never looked this easy.

Most garage storage systems have an industrial look. If you want your to look refined, there are many options you can choose from.

Proslat 33008 Basic Bundle with Slat Wall Panels and Hook Kit

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A stylish garage storage system featuring a simple, yet modern design for storing and organizing tools. The panel wall mount keeps your stuff lined up and organized with hooks for different tools.

With heavy-duty steel hooks and an eco-friendly design, the storage setup is easy to clean and modular. You can change the configuration and add more space as needed.

Gladiator GAGB28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble

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The steel compact storage module is versatile, sturdy, and can withstand hot temperatures. It’s made with a powder coating process that bonds the bare metal, creating a barrier against corrosion.

Each shelf has a weight capacity of 75 pounds (34 kg), with a capacity of 300 pounds (136 kg).

Custom Work Bench and Shelving Storage System

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If you like working in your garage and don’t use the space as storage, then a workbench is a must-have. The model includes shelves, so it doubles as a storage system for greater organization. It holds tools, supplies, and other accessories.

Seville Classics Commercial 7-Tier

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You need a storage system for the small items in your garage for organization needs. For example, if you work on DIY projects, you will need access to screws, nails, rope, and materials. The model has seven shelves, which hold 22 polypropylene bins in three different sizes. 

Seville Classics 5-Tier Steel Wire Shelving with Wheels

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This five-tier steel wire shelving system is great for small garages. It features a set of five shelves, each measuring 30″ x 14″ and with a capacity of 300 pounds (136 kg) for a total of 1,500 pounds (680 kg).

The base features smooth-rolling casters, while two of them have locking mechanisms. Adjust the height of the shelves to create a well-suited custom, easy access storage organization system. 

DIY RhinoMini Shelf Kits

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If you want a smaller design that will give you more room and organization, check out this shelf. It’s easy to install and has a versatile design. You can mount it, which would leave the floor and ceiling open. This garage storage idea is strong, space-efficient, and convenient. It’s a mixed shelving concept that’s available at a low price.

Power Tool Charging Storage

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The Power Tool Charging Storage is for those who need access to their power tools. It’s small and made from solid wood particleboard. The cabinet dimensions are 19.5” (W) x 9.2” (D) x 12.2” (H).

Although it offers a range of services, the main attraction is its charging storage module. You can charge tools and have easy access to them while you work. And for the price, tool organization has never been this good.

Rubbermaid Deluxe Tool Tower

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Brooms, rakes, shovels, and other tools make a garage messy due to a lack of storage. Thanks to organization systems like the Rubbermaid Deluxe Tool Tower, you can have easy access to your garden supplies. It can hold garden tools and other metal accessories.

Monkey Bars Bike Storage Rack

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If you need a space-efficient mount to organize kids bicycles and reduce clutter, the Monkey Bars Bike Storage is a favorite. The racks hold six bicycles and have a weight capacity of 300 pounds (136 kg).

The rack features adjustable hooks that fit side-by-side without disconnecting them from the bar. The hooks are rubber-coated for protection and increased organization.

King’s Rack Bin Rack Boltless Steel Storage System Organizer

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The tool shop storage model offers 12 bins. Made with alloy steel, this space-friendly unit is the king of organization. Either put it on the floor, or on top of an existing bench. The garage storage shelving has 12 bins in four tiers. Adjust the storage compartment to nine bins in three tiers to create space on the floor.

Bolt-less design makes installation easy and within minutes. A particle board sits on top at 36 inches. Either put it on the floor or an existing bench. The 36″ high tabletop adds flexibility as a table, a mini working bench, or storage layer.

Seville Classics Cabinet Storage

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The ultra heavy-duty garage storage cabinet can be used anywhere. You can store your belongings safe and securely and adjust the shelves to your needs.

The garage Powder-coated steel construction, stainless steel doors, and mobile locking wheels. This provides an attractive, strong solution to your home, office or classroom organization projects.

DIY Garage Storage Ideas

Garages are important for organization and storage. You want the type of storage shelving, DIY garage cabinets are just one way you can upgrade your space.

Garage Shelves

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Shoe storage is vital for any home. If you have a garage, then the space is ideal for shoes. For those living in an environment where seasons are extreme, you need extra space outside of your home to keep your shoes.

There’s not enough space inside your home for snow boots, hiking boots, fishing boots, golf shoes, yard shoes, rain boots, and water shoes. For organization purposes, you can build shelving by the entrance to the garage for easy access where these types of shoes will be stored.

DIY Workshop Space Organization

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This is a fun DIY garage idea. You’ll need wall panel, baskets, clear bins, hooks, a cord holder, and other items. Position your baskets according to access and organization. It’s up to you however you want to design your storage wall.

DIY Lawn Tool Pallet

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Stain the pallet. Remove a few slats, stain them, and then reattach to your pallet. When the pieces aren’t connected, they’re easier to stain. It will also give you a better surface.

After staining, left cure overnight. After the stain is dry, reattach the planks to the pallet.

There’s a strong chance your garage interior is drywall. The best way to attach it to drywall is to run screws through it and the drywall. This will secure the connects with the studs behind the drywall. If there aren’t studs, use a strong adhesive.

Required Parts:

  • Pallet
  • Hammer
  • Pry bar
  • Heavy duty screws or framing nails
  • Stain & weather proofing sealant

Fishing Gear Garage Storage Racks

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If you want to clean up your fishing gear clutter in your garage, there is a simple DIY solution. You need two things to make it happen:

  • PVC pipe – 3 inches in diameter.
  • Foam Swimming Noodle

Steps:

  1. Drill 1-in. holes spaced every four inches in the PVC pipe.
  2. Cut slits in the foam noodle every four inches.
  3. Fix the pool noodle on the wall. Make sure two slits sit over studs.
  4. Pull the slits, slide in a fender washer, and screw the noodle to the structure with 2 inches. screws.
  5. Screw the PVC pipe to the wall beneath it at and insert the fishing rods.

Pegboard For Garage Storage

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Installing pegboard to a garage wall is so easy it’s hard to call it a real DIY project.

When you install a pegboard, make sure it is not flat against the wall so your hooks can hang from it. Also, you’ll need space for extra-long screws. Add three to four washers between the pegboard and the surface when attaching it.

When you do this, it will leave a gap and make it easier for the hooks to hang.

Spray Paint Rack

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If you want something cutting-edge and you have spray paint that you need access to, try this. You’ll need two edge pieces of thick board and plenty of rungs to attach it to your garage.

If you’re good with a saw and want to spend one weekend working on a DIY project, this innovative shelving idea would be good. There’s no such thing as a boring garage storage project.

Metal Standing Rack

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For this one, you’ll need a large metal standing rack. You can check metal workshops and see what they are throwing away. They might give you what you need. If you’re an experienced welder, then you could make one.

A metal rack would add organization to your garage storage. It would also give you easy access to your metal materials.

DIY Garden Tool Storage

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You may not have realized, but PVC pipes are versatile DIY helpers. You can design a garden tool holder with them and install it in your garage. This DIY project can also hold your kid’s outdoor sports gear.

When pricing PVC, you find are low, so this DIY project won’t set you back. Cut the plastic pipes at an angle let them hold your long-handled tools.

DIY Garage Cabinets And Drawers

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Cabinets and drawers and wonderful ways to reduce garage clutter. Instead of hiring a contractor, you can build them yourself. Shelving can help with organization and store kids’ items like winter clothes or swimming outfits, providing easy access.

To save money and reduce building costs, you could turn this into a DIY garage project. You can find good deals on wood and at reasonable prices.

DIY Storage Cabinets

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Organization is the goal when you have too many things in your garage taking up space. Before you buy anything, measure the floor and walls where you want to put them.

Your garage has at least one corner that isn’t being used to its full potential. You could build closets for your kids’ clothes. With shelving, you’ll need to protect it from moisture and bugs. The best way to do this would be to caulk and seal any gaps. When working with panels, durable fiber or water-resistant is best.

Garage Studs

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Studs allow you to create more organization for your garage. Instead of emptying your garage at once, tackle one area at time. When you connect hooks to studs, you’ll need a hammer and nails.

Garage studs support almost anything, like shelving. You could use them for camping chairs, kayaks, and canoes. For flare, attach old license plates to add décor. Nail slats against the studs to store fishing poles & boat oars. Why not use them for your tennis rackets and squash paddles?

When you use studs for smaller belongings, you need a hammer, nails, or hooks. You can hang almost anything from your garage studs. You can also use them as support for shelving. In one corner of your garage, you could add corner shelves to for shoes, hats, and other belongings.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

How Can I Store Sports Equipment In My Garage?

Plastic bin storage containers are easy to attach to your ceiling. Your seasonal athletic equipment can fit in storage bins are clear for organization purposes and offer easy access storage. If they’re not clear, label them so you’ll know what is in each bin. Attach the labels at the bottom of your bins, not the sides. A garage storage solution has never been this easy.

What Is Considered A Fire Hazard In A Garage?

Oil or gasoline will leak or drip from your cars. The flammable substances can accumulate on your garage’s floor. If left unnoticed, they could ignite. Oil and paint are two other flammable substances that could be a fire hazard in your garage. The price you pay for ignoring such risks isn’t worth it.

How Do You Store Hazardous Chemicals In A Garage?

Chemicals should be stored in appropriate containers. The best containers are their original ones. When the label on an original container loosens, secure it with tape. When this happens, put the chemical in a different container and label it. You should keep hazardous chemicals locked up. If you don’t have lockable doors on your cabinets, you should change that.

How Do You Fireproof A Garage Wall?

Gypsum board will protect your garage wall or ceiling from fire. or ceiling that connects to the main home, which will minimize the possibility of a fire in the garage reaching the house. You should also have a fire extinguisher and heat alarm in your garage.

What Is Code For Garage Drywall?

The wall between a house and garage must be separated by 1/2 inch drywall. This also includes structural members and extends to the attic. The rule is that the garage needs to be separated from the house.

Garage Storage Space Conclusion

There is no reason why your garage should be cluttered. There are many DIY garage shelves and other ideas you could utilize to add more space. The thing that you wouldn’t want to include in your garage storage would be planted. Without sunlight, plants will die.