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3 Garage Storage Options You're Overlooking

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Aug 01, 2019 @ 02:31 PM

It seems that an overcrowded garage is something with which all homeowners eventually deal. It’s easy to just start storing stuff in the garage. Over time, the items that you store accumulate into a disorganized mess.

It doesn’t have to be that way. It can seem like you’re out of places to store things in your garage, but it’s possible that you’re overlooking a few simple storage options. Take a look at some smart storage solutions for your garage. 

Hang Your Bicycles 

Garage filled with many items.

Bikes are great exercise and eco-friendly transportation, but storing them can be a problem. The awkward shape means that they always end up taking up more space than you think they should, and on top of that, they’re at risk of falling over and damaging or knocking over other things in your garage. 

However, there’s a simple solution. Why not hang your bicycles? You can buy easy-to-install wall mounts, or you can hang your bicycles from the ceiling with a DIY pulley made from rope and brackets. Either way, it gets your bikes off the floor and out of the way. You may need to help children get their bicycles down when they want to ride, but you’ll have more floor space for other things. 

Install Some Slatwall

Slatwall is an easy way to get the storage space that you need. Slatwall systems allow you to use a variety of different methods of storage and adjust them as you go along and as your needs change. Do you need shelves? Hooks? Hanging baskets? Maybe you need shelves now, but you’ll need fewer shelves and more hooks six months from now. With Slatwall, that’s entirely possible. 

The versatility of Slatwall is what really makes it an ideal storage solution. Your garage storage needs are certain to change over time, so why not invest in a storage solution that can change with them?

Look Overhead

Empty garage.

When you just can’t find another place to store things on your floor or walls, it’s easy to think that your garage is just full. However, the answer might be right above your head. Overhead storage is a great way to maximize your garage space. 

You can install racks that allow you to slide storage totes on and off above your head. This is a great way to store items that you only use sporadically, like the Christmas decorations that you only need once a year. They’re out of the way, but safe and available when you need them. 

Keeping your garage clean and organized is easy when you have the right storage solutions. Whether you’re interested in DIY options or professionally installed solutions, finding the right storage system can give you the full use of your garage and ensure that you have room for all of the things that you want to keep and store. For more great garage storage ideas, schedule your free design consultation today.

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