Home Organization Blog Hop: Check out the bottom of the post for some of my blogging friend’s posts about organization in their homes. I’m going to be talking about Garage Storage Solutions I use.
Do you have a garage? First of all, YAY! Any garage space at all, big or small, is amazing to have for storage. Second, STOP! Don’t do what majority of us have the urge to do and chuck anything and everything in the garage.
We have a two car garage at the back of our house and I want to be able to park my cars in there and ALSO store every day things like kids toys, lawn equipment, DIY Tools, etc.
Here are some storage solutions we have implemented in our garage.
Install Wall Garage Organization Storage System
In the summer of 2020, you know, the year the world shut down and we were all stuck at home? Yea that one. That summer my husband and I installed a flexible wall system called Fast Trac.
The beauty of these systems is they are very customizable. We went for a combination of the wire shelves for smaller tools, paint cans, etc and the fast trac hooks on the other side for hanging large lawn tools like shovels, rakes, brooms, you get the idea.
This side shows the wired shelves which are customizable in height. We were able to get three rows of shelves with space to put things under our ceiling mounted shelves and also stack bins underneath.
I cannot tell y’all how happy I am to have this stuff that was once precariously perched in a corner on the wall. We have a combination of different hooks, some hold two tools and some are a longer ladder hook.
Storage Bins On The Ceiling
This is one we haven’t tried, but would be very simple to do. I want to try this on above where our garage door sits when it is open to store my every growing collection of Seasonal Decorations.
- You’ll need 2x2s, 3 1/2 in screws, some 1x4s and 1 1/2 in screws
- Take the 2x2s and attach them to the ceiling with 3 1/2 in screws
- Use the bin’s lid to determine spacing for where to place the 2x2s
- Screw the 1×4 into the 2×2 using the 1 1/2 screws, make sure to center the board
This blog post from The Family Handy Man shows good pictures of this storage solution.
Shelves Made of Scrap Wood Above the Garage Door
This storage solution can be done in an afternoon. We needed more storage for some larger items that wouldn’t fit in bins or boxes. There was unused space directly above our garage so we made a shelf going all the way across.
The price of wood is on a CRAAAAAAAAYYYYYY right now, so to save some coin, we turned to our scrap wood pile. In there we had some leftover shiplap that we got for free from my in laws.
I have used it previously when I built my desk and for a small accent wall in our house.
Joining the shiplap together with a 1×3 also from our scrap pile to secure the shiplap together, we had some custom shelves! The 1×3 provided support as well as a place to drill the brackets into before securing them to the wall.
Now we have more room to store even more Christmas decorations. FIST PUMP!
Ceiling Mounted Storage Shelves
Get you some ceiling mounted storage shelves. These are height adjustable and can store heavier items. On our shelves we store the bulk of our seasonal bins and some miscellaneous sporting equipment, kids toys, and left over project supplies.
I love that we can have these things out of the way but still visible to know where to find the items later.
Bicycle Pulley System
We are not using this currently, but we have this pulley system installed on the ceiling. It can be used for hanging bicycles off the ground, but still easy to access.
Having kids, we used to store my son’s ride on cars here to save valuable floor space.
Lastly, we have the good ole bike hook. It doesn’t even have to be a specific hook made for a bicycle, a heavy duty hook drilled into the studs will do.
These are used currently in our garage to hold our son’s tricycle and our daughter’s toddler push bike.
Home Organization Blog Hop
Maria: Master Closet Organization
Lulu: Master Closet Reveal
Ursula: Pantry Organization
Erin: Nursery Organization
I hope y’all found these storage solutions helpful and try some out ourself!