Garage Shelving

The first step to organizing a garage is choosing shelving. You can choose between freestanding shelving or wall mounted. You'll also have the choice between adjustable shelving and fixed shelving. You'll also have to decide how much time you're willing to spend on shelving. Making and installing your own shelves can be much cheaper, but usually takes a great deal more time to setup.

Free Standing Shelving Comparison

NameImagePricePrice Per Linear FootAdjustable ShelvesSetup TimeLengthWidthHeightLength Between UprightsDistance Between ShelvesPrice Per Usable Square FootUsable Square Footage
Sterilite 5 Shelf Shelving Unit$54.33$4.04No5 Minutes36"18"75.125"31.375"15.75"$2.6920.19 sq ft
Seville Classics UltraZinc 5-Shelf Wire Shelving Rack with Wheels, 14 x 30 x 60"$64.99$NaNYes (1" Increments)10 Minutes30"14"60"28"Adjustable$NaNNaN sq ft
Dave Wirth's DIY Free Standing Shelving Plans$NaN$NaNNo180 Minutes96 in24 in84 in93 in17 in$NaNError sq ft
HDX 36 in. W x 72 in. H x 18 in. D 5-Shelf Plastic Ventilated Storage Shelving Unit$45.97$NaNNo5 Minutes36 in18 in72 in32 in14.75 in$NaNError sq ft
Edsal HC30127 Steel 7-Shelf Shelving Unit, 750 lb Capacity, 30" Width x 60" Height x 12" Depth$Error$NaNYes90 Minutes31 in12 in61 in29 inAdjustable$NaNNaN sq ft

Shelving Comparison