Garage organizing is an easy task for even non-handy homeowners to complete. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most neglected. In fact, most homeowners equate garage organization to root canal work. Fortunately, it’s easier than it might appear. The key to an organized garage is installing a good garage storage system, so that everything has its place.
Popular Garage Storage Systems
The three main types of garage storage system are: garage cabinets, garage shelving, and overhead garage storage bins. All three of these have distinct advantages of your storage needs, so your best bet is to go with a combination of the three in order to get the most out of your space. So here’s a guide to each system and what it has to offer:
- Garage Cabinets are probably the most popular form of garage storage on the market, but they’re also the most expensive. They provide storage space for all the items you normally keep in your garage, and they hide it all behind plastic and metal cabinet doors.
- Garage Shelving is a cost-effective storage solution, and it’s relatively easy to install. With this type of system, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for, but if you’re a packrat, clutter can spill out into the rest of the garage very quickly, putting you right back where you started.
- Overhead Garage Storage is a great way to get that mess in the garage out of sight. This usually consists of racks where you can store items you don’t use on a regular basis. They give you valuable storage space and can free up storage space. The only drawback is that they’re overhead, which means you’ll usually need a ladder to access them. They’re ideal for camping or winter gear you only use a few times a year, but for items that you use more often, you may want to look into one of the other options instead.
There are also a host of other garage storage options for you to take advantage of. Garage pulleys and hoists are good for storing larger, bulkier items like wheelbarrows and small boats easy. Hooks are also good for bicycles and garden tools. Wall hooks systems are good for your tools as well.
If you're tackling such a project, and you’re unsure of the best storage solution to help you get what you need done, talk to a garage contractor or supplier about what the best options will meet your needs. Doing so will help to transform that messy garage into a clean, attractive space.