When you look at a photo of a clean home, you might think that they only belong in magazines and you could never achieve that yourself. But a clean home is essential to managing anxiety and stress in your life. It’s as simple as giving every item in your home a place. Suddenly, tidying a space becomes easy and you have your home looking like it belongs in a magazine.
However, even with our clean and beautiful living spaces, there are still those hotspots that seem to collect clutter overnight. Namely, the garage. You probably flinched at the word. Garages are usually rife with clutter simply because we can throw it down and close the door, hiding it from our eyes and our minds. And then it’s spring and it’s time to dig out the lawn mower.
While you’re digging you might as well embark on a garage spring clean. Garage cabinets, shelving and other solutions are available to help you get a handle on the seemingly out of control space. Take a look at these storage tips to help you have the best garage ever. Magazine worthy and all.
An empty wall in the garage is all you need for your storage inspiration. You can buy new cabinets or thrift them and fill the wall with hidden storage. If you do a lot of projects in your garage, car repair in particular, it’s probably wise to install your garage cabinets off the floor so you don’t have water, oil or other gunk seeping into your organized space. Found on Redlinegaragegear.
While you probably won’t use your garage in its current cluttered state, giving yourself a workbench atop cabinet storage when you’ve cleaned out the space would be a luxury. A stainless steel countertop is perfect for projects that will leave a messy residue like oil or glue. For the woodworkers, some heavy duty butcher block is the perfect solution to create a crafty space for yourself.
If you’re going for a workbench like setup, you’ll want to use the entire wall to your advantage. Choose your cabinets and drawers underneath based on what you want to store in them. On the wall above, it’s time to go vintage and install a massive pegboard. Not only will it increase your storage space by hanging your tools on the wall, it will make crafting easy since everything is within sight.
Many garages already have permanent elements like an extra fridge or utility sink… or both! Luckily you don’t need an empty wall to install garage cabinets. Design your layout around these fixtures and what was once a dingy garage will become a styled organized space. It’s especially helpful when you use your garage as extra entertaining space for large parties and big family gatherings.
Sometimes our budgets don’t accommodate all our best laid design plans. If garage cabinets just aren’t in the cards for your space, there are other quick fixes that will have your garage organized in no time. Collect scrap wood, measure your space and build some shelves to fit your needs. You can paint them if you want them pretty or just start stacking the totes but either way, it will fix your storage problems on your terms.
Lots of things that you store in the garage can’t be packed away in boxes or cabinets. When that’s the case, it’s time to look into hanging storage. There are all kinds of systems for hanging storage these days so with a little research, you can choose what works best for your garage and get all those large items out of the corners and off the floor.
When your garage is your main storage space in your home, you need different combinations to achieve all the different kinds of storage needs. Cabinets and drawers are definitely a plus but don’t limit yourself to them. Mix them up with open shelving for large boxes and totes. Add some hanging storage for bikes and garden tools. Don’t forget a rack for work shoes too.
Are there kids in your home? That takes garage storage to a whole new level. Along with all the necessary house maintenance storage, you have sports equipment, extra shoes, skateboards and bikes. Think old school and install some locker like cabinets in your garage. Each kid is assigned a locker and now that they have a place for all their things, they’re responsible for putting them away.
Some of us are lucky enough to have a beautiful mudroom in our homes… and some of us aren’t. But just because we don’t have the actually room doesn’t mean we can’t have a beautiful mudroom like spot in the garage. Put together these mudroom like lockers for kids to stash shoes, coats, bags and balls in the garage instead of throwing them in a pile by the door. Found on Redlinegaragegear.
When you have small kids in the home, you want to think differently when it comes to storing their toys and play equipment. A set of open shelves in the garage with some bright buckets make a great place to store balls, chalk, bubbles and all those other outdoor things they use. It also keeps them from making a mess while searching for said outdoor things because they’re place is easily accessible to small legs.
A strong and sturdy storage unit is ideal for tools and other related bits and this particular one is an excellent example. It’s a steel storage chest with a simple and modern design and with 4 casters so you can easily roll it and move it wherever you need it when you’re working on various projects. The overall dimensions of this piece are 30.3’’ x 32.1’’ x 18.2’’ and the total weight is 60.8 lbs. There’s ample storage space inside the three drawers which you can also use to organize all the different tools into categories.
In case you need something bigger so you can store and organize lots of different types of items and knick knacks that you usually keep in your garage, consider a tall cabinet like this one. It’s sturdy and durable and it doesn’t look too rugged which actually helps to turn the garage into a rather inviting space. In total, this cabinet is 27’’ wide x 15’’ deep x 67’’ tall. Inside there are 4 adjustable shelves, each able to hold up to 44 lbs. You can adjust these according to your particular storage needs.
On a similar note, this is another cool example of a tall storage cabinet that would fit beautifully in a modern garage. It has a simple and quite stylish design which allows you to easily add it to various other spaces too, such as the laundry room, mudroom, entryway and so on. The overall dimensions of this product are 69.38’’ x 25.63’’ x 18.88’’. It has four shelves inside which can be adjusted at various heights to create custom storage configurations. It’s also possible to add a lock if you ever need to keep the contents private and secure.
This is quite the heavy-duty kind of cabinet which makes it a very good choice for the garage. It’s also big and can hold lots of different types of items. The design is simple and industrial, with clean lines and a powder-coated finish. It has two stainless steel doors and four internal shelves and it can be locked if needed. Also, the base has wheels which make it super easy to reposition and move the cabinet when you’re cleaning or if you want to put it somewhere else without removing the contents stored inside.
This is a two-piece set of storage cabinets perfect for the garage or the warehouse. They have a weight capacity of 800 lbs each which allows you to use them to store things like tools, heavy equipment and various other items. The tall cabinet has several shelves inside which can be adjusted and positioned according to your specific storage needs. There’s also a closet rod which you can hang various items from and there’s a bamboo worktop which is very useful for a lot of different activities. The tall cabinets are designed to be secured to a wall and the smaller one is portable and features casters and a handle.
This right here is a metal storage cabinet which you can lock with a key so nobody else can open it. It’s strong, durable and very sturdy and has five storage shelves inside, four of which are adjustable. You can position them according to your needs and create a unique storage system for your items. Each individual shelf can hold up to 180 lbs which gives the cabinet a total weight capacity of 900 lbs. The overall dimensions of this piece are 70.86’’H x 31.5’’W x 15.75’’D. Thanks to the leg levelers you can position it even on uneven surfaces.
To maximize the space in your garage you should consider using some wall-mounted storage cabinets as well. They free up the space on the floor and they’re very practical given that you can install them pretty much anywhere you want to and at any height you prefer. This one is has a durable resin construction and rust-resistant. Inside it has reinforced metal shelves which can hold up 50 lbs and the two cabinet doors can be locked and have an elegant design with a good amount of detailing on it.
This particular cabinet is absolutely perfect for the garage because it also doubles as a workbench. Its design and structure are very similar to those of a kitchen island which actually means it can be sued as such if you feel like the style suits the space. It has wheels and two push handles which allows you to move it or reposition it with ease. In total it has 11 drawers and a storage module with two cabinet doors. The doors and drawer fronts are made of stainless steel and are fingerprint-resistant. The entire cabinet measures 77’’ x 20’’ x 37.5’’ and can hold up to 500 lbs.
In case you’re not a fan of the heavy-duty, industrial-looking storage cabinets and units, then perhaps something different is on order. It might be nice to furnish your garage in a way that make it look more inviting, similar to a living space. On that note, the storage modules could look something like this. These have a simple and modern design and they’re also elegant and stylish. Additionally, they’re designed to be mounted onto a wall, leaving the floor area nice and open and maintaining a lightweight appearance. This set includes 3 modules, two of which are cabinets with shelves inside and one is a drawer unit.
This is the perfect storage cabinet for all those tiny bits and bobs like screws, nails, tape rolls, batteries and so on. It’s not a big unit but it has lots and lots of different drawers. There are four rows of small drawers at the top which measure 6’’ x 2-1/4’’ x 1-5/8’’ and three rows of larger drawers underneath that measure 6’’ x 4-1/2’’ x 2-3/16’’. In case you need more, you can stack multiple of these units or have them placed side by side. All the drawers are made of plastic and are semi-transparent so you can easily identify their contents at a glance. This is also a really great organizer for the craft room or for a studio.