Organizing a Garage with Wood Walls and a Flat Ceiling
This is the easiest type of garage to organize as hanging shelves and from the walls is relatively easy when you have wood walls. Also, a flat ceiling makes it easy to utilize overhead storage.
Storing Small Hardware
Storing small hardware is one of the more difficult things to organize in a garage. This article covers many different storage solutions depending on the amount of small hardware you have.
Comparison of Small Hardware and Parts Storage
|Organizers||Price||Price Per Compartment||Max Compartments||Max Length|
|Storex Literature Organizer Combined with Storage Containers||$164.56||$0.23||720||13.625"|
|Plano Molding 974 StowAway Organizer Rack||$42.30||$0.44||96||9"|
|Akro-Mils 64 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware Cabinet #10164||$34.34||$0.54||64||5.25"|
|Akro-Mils 64 Drawer Plastic Parts Cabinet + 48 Stack-On Drawer Dividers||$26.88||$0.24||112||5.25"|
Plastic Storage Container Comparison
Lumber Storage Comparison
Ladder Storage Options
Ladder Storage Hoist
A hoist is best for infrequently used ladders.
Select Your Type of Ladder
Advantages of Using a Hoist to Store a Ladder When you Have Concrete or Masonry Walls
- Saves Wall and Floor Space
Disadvantages of Ladder Hoist
- Time Consuming to Store and Retrieve Ladder
Ladder Storage Hooks
Ladder storage hooks work best for storing step ladders or compact multifunction ladders vertically.
Ladder storage hooks are best used with longer ladders horizontally.
Advantages of Ladder Storage Hooks
- Easy to Store and Retrieve Ladder
- Saves floor space
Ladder Storage Comparison
|Ladder Storage||Image||Price||Weight Limit||Reviews||Average Customer Rating|
|Harbor Freight Jumbo Ladder Hook||$1.99||50 lb||0|
|Racor LDL-1B Ladder Lift||$59.37||150 lb||686||4.6|
|Tornado L2000 Ladder Hook, 2-Pack||$14.24||70 lb (Pair)||285||4.4|
|Tornado 30 lb. Steel Ladder Hook #00525||$6.97||30 lb||481||4.61|
|Everbilt Heavy Duty Padded Arm Hanger #18042||$5.68||50 lb||81||4.8|
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
|Name||Image||Price||Price Per Linear Foot||Adjustable Shelves||Setup Time||Length||Width||Height||Length Between Uprights||Distance Between Shelves||Price Per Usable Square Foot||Usable Square Footage|
|Sterilite 5 Shelf Shelving Unit||$54.33||$4.04||No||5 Minutes||36"||18"||75.125"||31.375"||15.75"||$2.69||20.18 sq ft|
|Seville Classics UltraZinc 5-Shelf Wire Shelving Rack with Wheels, 14 x 30 x 60"||$64.99||$5.49||Yes (1" Increments)||10 Minutes||30"||14"||60"||28"||Adjustable||$4.71||13.81 sq ft|
|Dave Wirth's DIY Free Standing Shelving Plans||$74.63||$2.39||No||180 Minutes||96 in||24 in||84 in||93 in||17 in||$1.19||62.5 sq ft|
|HDX 36 in. W x 72 in. H x 18 in. D 5-Shelf Plastic Ventilated Storage Shelving Unit||$45.97||$3.36||No||5 Minutes||36 in||18 in||72 in||32 in||14.75 in||$2.24||20.5 sq ft|
|Edsal HC30127 Steel 7-Shelf Shelving Unit, 750 lb Capacity, 30" Width x 60" Height x 12" Depth||$29.09||$1.7||Yes||90 Minutes||31 in||12 in||61 in||29 in||Adjustable||$1.7||17.08 sq ft|