The garage offers such a promise of escape. When the kids are getting too loud, the house is too messy, or you just want to build something, the outbuilding is ready. But there never seems to be enough room, no matter how big a garage you have. These items will help get your space in order quickly, meaning you can get back to working on cars—or welding, woodworking, or crafting, for that matter—more quickly.
The Gladiator brand features prominently on this list (our friends at Autoweek have been using their cabinet to keep gear safe for years), as do the house brands of the big-box home improvement stores. We also have solutions for sports equipment that always seems to take up more space than it needs to. The few items that need assembly are all simple DIY. And ceiling storage figures big of late.
It helps to start by making a prioritized list: The everyday stuff stays close, the sporadic-use tools are a little farther away, and the seasonal stuff (which takes up a ton of space) can be rotated to the ceiling as needed. Several of the shelving units featured come with casters, which means they can be moved out of the way when not in use.
A little organizing goes a long way, and your garage will be better for both work and leisure.
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Fleximounts 4×8 Overhead Storage Rack
Look up: There is likely a ton of unused space above your head. These ceiling-mounted racks offer a safe and useful way to stash things that you don’t need every day.
Gladiator GearTrack Pack
This kit includes two four-foot pieces of GearTrack channel, eight assorted hooks, and two end caps. Double channels keep the repositionable hooks in place, and the setup is compatible with other Gladiator accessories.
K Concepts Basketball Ball Claw
The thing about regulation basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, etc., is that they don’t store neatly in a box. These ball claws attach to the wall and hold your equipment up and out of the way.
Everbilt Interconnecting Plastic Pegboard
These come in 16-by-16-inch squares that can be interconnected to make any shape you’d like. The 1/4-inch holes work with both 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch peg hooks, and because they’re plastic, they can also work outside.
Husky 5-Tier Heavy-Duty Steel Storage Shelving
No matter how cramped your garage is, you’re going to need some shelves. This item is only 24 inches deep, so it won’t infringe on too much of your floor space. The four shelves are adjustable, and assembly is easy.
Gladiator Ready-To-Assemble Gearbox Steel Cabinet
If you’re storing stuff that needs to be more secure, this lockable cabinet offers protection for sharp power tools or chemicals you want to keep out of reach of children. It’s 72 inches tall, 36 inches wide, and only 18 inches deep.
Heavy-Duty Wire Steel 6-Tier Corner Shelf
If neither of those other shelving options works for you, check out this six-tier unit that rolls right into a corner. The shelves are adjustable, and its total weight rating is 600 pounds. (The casters can be locked if you don’t want the shelf rolling away.)
Fleming Supply 30 Organizer Bin Display Rack
For the little things in the garage—and be honest, who wants to throw anything away?—you’ll need a parts/screws/crafts organizer. This one mounts out of the way on a wall with both small and big drawers.
Yumore Folding Shelf Brackets
You can buy a fold-down workbench, but if you have some scrap wood laying around, you can instead get these shelving brackets that lock upright or fold down. The weight rating is 330 pounds, and they range in size from eight to 24 inches deep.
RAD Sportz Bicycle Hoist
The mountain bikes in your garage take up much more space than the actual volume of metal in them—that’s why you need to hang them when not in use. These hoists allow you to get them set at eye level, then raise them into the rafters like a retired jersey.
LuBanSir 9 Pack Extension Cord Holder Organizer
Extension cords, garden hoses, and air hoses are the bane of tidy garages. Keep them together and wrapped with this nine pack of organizers. Seatbelt-like high-density weaving makes sure the cords stay hooked on the wall.
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