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Garage Storage Buying Guide

We can show you how to clear the clutter -- even making room in the garage for the family car. All you need are the right storage solutions and a little motivation.

Garage Storage Buying Guide

Shelving Units

Garage shelving makes use of the space you have in the vertical plane and helps get your stored items off the floor. Storing items vertically can save a lot of your valuable floor space, increase your garage's overall storage capacity and provide a safer, more productive work area. Garage shelving has come a long way in the past several years. You can still build your own shelves from dimensional lumber and plywood. Or you can choose from the following options:

  • Wall-mounted shelving: You can get wall-mounted, heavy-duty wire shelving designed especially for the garage. Most wall-mounted shelves are designed to hold up to 100 lbs. per linear foot of shelf. Some systems have a plastic coating that protects the shelving from the sometimes harsh garage environment and prevents rust and corrosion. The open wire construction of the shelves allows air to circulate around your stored items and helps decrease mold and mildew in moist climates.

Another option is to use heavy, metal shelving brackets attached to your walls to support dimensional lumber, MDF or plywood shelves.

  • Freestanding shelving: Freestanding shelves are available in wood, wire and resin. These units give you the flexibility of having your shelves well away from walls or other support structures in the garage. A strategically placed set of freestanding shelving units can create a designated space for laundry or shop activities. Some units are even available with locking-caster wheels that allow you to move the entire unit with ease and then lock it securely in place.

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Utility Cabinets

Utility Cabinet

Utility cabinets are available in resin, metal and wood/wood composite materials. They are a convenient way to store items behind doors and out of sight. Some even offer lockable doors to keep curious little ones from accessing sharp tools or dangerous household chemicals.

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Peg Boards and Hooks

Peg boards and hooks are a versatile method of shop and garage storage. You can easily move the hooks around and adjust them as your storage needs change.

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Storage Bins and Boxes

From storing sporting equipment to holiday decorations, there are many different bins and boxes that you can use to organize your garage. Use clear ones to quickly identify what you need.

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Wall and Rafter Hangers

Bicycle Hanger

There are many types of hooks and hangers available. Simply secure the hook to a wall stud or ceiling rafter and you can store anything from ladders and hoses to bicycles, depending on the type of hanger you choose.

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