It’s only natural for the garage to become a dumping ground of sorts, thanks to the concept of out-of-sight, out-of-mind. If you don’t see the mess on a regular basis, does it actually exist?
Well, yes it does, but there are plenty of ways to get a handle on your garage organization these days — and the first place to start is with your garage floor coating. Not only does a clean and organized garage instill a sense of house pride. But it can actually boost the overall value of your home — especially if you’re looking to sell later on down-the-line.
Here are some of the top garage organization systems to keep this area of your home a safe, clean, and tidy space.
1. Freestanding Cabinets
The garage storage systems you choose depend on your needs as a household and what you actually use your garage for. If you’re a handyman and have plenty of tools, you might need a secure storage cabinet and a workbench. If you’re just looking for extra storage space, then overhead racks could be best for you.
If you’re looking for a mix of both, then freestanding storage cabinets are a great option. They aren’t fixed to the ground and can be placed anywhere you need in your garage, then moved when necessary.
Freestanding cabinets are versatile, durable, and dependable, and also reasonably priced. One of the most popular cabinet sizes for most home garages is a 72×30 inch cabinet with three internal shelves — which equates to roughly 19-cubic feet of space.
This is ideal if you have basic tools, lawn décor, and other bits and bobs you want to pack away and keep safe.
2. A Multi-Cabinet Storage System
If you’re looking for a little more space and have a larger collection of tools and other paraphernalia that needs safe-keeping, a multi-storage cabinet is a better option.
Most multi-cabinet storage systems are also free-standing and offer plenty of storage areas, such as drawers, cabinets, and even a functional workspace. So you get a storage system and workbench in one.
These cabinet systems are designed to withstand scratches, dents, and general wear and tear. They are generally coated in industrial paint for this purpose.
The great thing about cabinet systems is that they are fully customizable. You can choose as many individual pieces as you need within your setup, adding cabinet space onto it at a later stage, as needed.
3. Industrial Strength Wire Shelving
If you’re on a smaller budget but still want to keep your garage organized, industrial strength wire shelves are your go-to. These shelves are available in a number of configurations, such as three, four, or five shelf units that are completely mobile (on caster wheels).
They are also a brilliant option if your garage is on the smaller side, or you don’t have much space to work with. These shelving units are manufactured with durable steel so they are made to withstand environments like the garage, kitchen, or an outdoor space.
Typically, these shelving units measure about 60-80 in height, depending on the number of shelves you choose. This makes them large and strong enough to store almost anything, from tools, spare tires, canned goods, garden goods, and more. Depending on the brand you go for, each shelf can hold up to 300 pounds in weight.
4. Ceiling-Mount Overhead Storage Racks
If you’re looking to create storage space, while maximizing floor space in your garage, overhead storage racks are an ingenious way to do so. Most storage racks offer an average of 104-cubic feet of space, so they actually offer far more space than a regular cabinet or shelving unit.
The only drawback is that it’s not as easy to access your stuff when you need it. You’ll most likely need to climb a ladder in order to add or bring down items. These ceiling-mounted racks are very strong and durable, made from steel beams. They can hold an average of 600 pounds, each.
The installation of these racks may require the help of a professional if you don’t have the right tools, too!
5. Steel, Wall-Mounted Pegboards
Pegboards are also one of the best space-saving options for garages that are already a little overcrowded. They don’t take up any floor space, and all you need is a vacant wall or two for the storage of any small-medium item you’d keep in your garage.
This includes gardening tools, gardening wear, hose pipes, electric tools, sports equipment, etc.
One of the best options to go for is a galvanized steel pegboard for durability and strength. A pegboard that measures 32-16 inches is a great size for a medium-sized garage and plenty of space. That makes for 7-square feet of storage to keep all of your smaller garage items in a designated spot.
Most steel pegboards on the market today can hold up to 200 pounds, which is almost 10 times more than their non-steel counterparts! So it really is good value-for-money.
6. Steel Drawer Rolling Tool Cabinets
This is another excellent storage option for convenience and mobility. Rolling tool cabinets have been around for decades, but they are underrated as a garage storage option.
Tool cabinets generally include five drawers, or more, depending on the size and brand you go for. Each drawer holds up to 100 pounds, making it perfect for heavy tools. The drawers include a ball-bearing design, making them easy to open and close, without having to force anything, preserving the lifespan of each drawer too.
Most models of rolling tool cabinets are made with 18-20 gauge steel, making them resistant to wear and tear throughout the years. They are the ideal storage option that is both sturdy, inside and out.
They can also be wheeled in and out of storage cabinets or into small gaps to keep them tucked away, for an extra neat and organized space.
Find Premium Garage Organization Systems with Garage Force
At Garage Force, we are proud to offer a fully-customizable, premium cabinet line for a tidy, sleek garage that your neighbors will envy.
Whether you’re looking to create extra space, neaten things up, or store your tools securely, our garage organization systems offer it all. Take a look at our product line and let us help you turn your garage into a put-together space that you’re proud of.