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Easy Garage Storage

By: Staff Published: August 15, 2023

An organized garage might seem like a pipe dream, but it doesn’t have to intimidate you. ClosetMaid has simple solutions to your garage storage challenges, from how to create more floor space to where to put your bikes.


Your tools need to have a centralized home in the garage. It makes it easier for you to get started on projects. It keeps your tools in better condition, and, if you have young children, it’s safer. You don’t want little hands playing with hammers or pliers.

A cabinet will hide everything away, and some cabinets have locks for extra protection against curious kids.

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If you have limited floor space or you don’t need to store your tool behind doors, try ClosetMaid’s ProGarage Slatwall Hang Track system. The larger, 42-inch organizer comes with six hooks, a paper towel holder and four bins. The smaller, 33-inch version has 14 hooks and a paper towel holder. Both install easily and can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Slat wall for tools

Maximize your garage’s wall space and create a clean work surface with a slatwall hang track system.

Regardless of which storage system you choose, get into the habit of returning your tools where they belong once you’ve finished your project. That way, you’ll always be ready to start the next one.

Bulk Items

From a year’s supply of paper towels to a bag of charcoal to last all grilling season, you might have a number of bulky items that need a place to live. Make a spot for them in your garage, where they’ll be easily accessible but out of the way.

Wire shelving

A wire shelving system lifts things up and out of reach, for the safe storage of pet food, potentially toxic chemicals or trip hazards like hoses.

A wire shelving system works best for oversized and unwieldy supplies and materials. You can install it relatively quickly, and it lets you see everything at a glance. Plus, the ventilation allows for airflow, which is important in an area that’s not air-conditioned.

When selecting a system, consider choosing an adjustable one so that you can alter it as your storage needs change.

Sports Equipment

It makes sense to keep sporting goods, especially bicycles, in the garage. But finding a safe and convenient way to do this can present a challenge. You don’t want to worry about bikes falling over and scratching your car or, worse yet, getting run over.

Instead of leaning your family’s bicycles against a wall, hang them on it. ClosetMaid’s hanging bike rack can accommodate up to four bicycles, along with three helmets. If you have enough floor space, go for the bike stand. It holds three bikes, tricycles or scooters, and its top shelf can corral related accessories such as a bike lock or other sports equipment like tennis rackets and basketballs.

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Bike rack

Put your bikes and helmets in one spot so you’re ready for a spontaneous ride at any time.

You don’t have to feel intimidated by organizing your garage. Just invest a little time and money into these solutions. You’ll enjoy a neater space and more room to park your vehicles.

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