Five Creative Garage Storage Ideas
If your garage is full of sports equipment, garden tools and other miscellaneous items that won’t fit in the house, you might struggle to find space to park your car. Thankfully, you can reclaim space in your garage by using these five creative ideas.
1. Underneath Garage Storage Shelves
Garage storage shelves can take up a lot of space. Consider using the underside of shelf space in addition to the top surface. You might be overlooking the perfect place to store loose items laying around.
Purchase some heavy duty glass jars with screw on lids. Fasten the jar lids onto the bottom of your shelf with a screw. You can then fill the jars with nails, screws and washers. Screw the filled jars back onto the lids to neatly store these small items while saving storage space.
2. Peg Your Tools
Use the walls of your garage as a tool storage space by installing a pegboard that you can use to hang up your tools. Improve your organization even more by drawing an outline around each tool onto the board. You can instantly see which ones are missing from your collection, and replace them on the board.
3. Bike Storage on Garage Walls
If you’re tired of bikes cluttering up your garage, hang them on the walls to keep them out of the way. You can buy bike hangers that are easy to install on the walls of your garage or construct your own from nails and plywood.
Be sure to install any hooks or hanging device by attaching them to the studs in your garage walls. Though you can also store bikes by hanging them from the ceiling, it becomes much more difficult to reach up and remove them regularly.
4. Invest in Garage Storage Cabinets
Make your garage look tidier by installing garage cabinets. Garage storage cabinets can be used to store a wide range of items, including tools, sporting equipment, and gardening accessories.
Keeping the cabinet organized is ideal, but they come with the added benefit of an easy tidy-up look. When you want to be free from clutter, simply close the cabinet doors and enjoy the look of your well organized garage.
5. DIY Overhead Garage Door Storage
Once you’ve filled up all the walls and the floor space of your garage, there’s only one place left to store your stuff: the ceiling. You can build your own sliding garage storage solutions by installing sliders on the garage ceiling, into which you can slip some plastic storage boxes or reinforced fabric totes. Fill these overhead containers with the items you don’t have space to store anywhere else.
Plus, overhead garage door storage has the benefit of taking up what would otherwise be “dead space.” Your garage door leaves a gap between itself and the ceiling when in an open position, but now you’ve maximized that space to keep your garage clutter free!
If you’re looking to optimize your garage’s look even further, get in touch with Hill Country Overhead Door to learn more about our beautiful selection of custom garage doors. We want to help you get the best-looking door onto your garage so you can enjoy it inside and out!