Garage Storage Layout Ideas

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Garage Storage Layout Ideas
Small garages benefit from a carefully designed storage layout. (fancy garage 2 image by Aaron Kohr from Fotolia.com)

Most garages are intended to fit only your parked cars, so they do not have a large amount of extra room for storage, which requires you to be creative in dictating a location to put your belongings. You need ample room to walk around your vehicle to get in and out, therefore storage layout ideas that leave open floor space keeps the garage functional and organised.

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Hang Racks

Hang racks are fixtures you install into the garage walls to hold long, but less bulky items such as rakes, brooms, and coats. Purchase a hang rack system or construct one by inserting hooks into a single slab of wood and installing it horizontally along one or more of your garage walls. Hang this storage device high enough off the ground, so when you hang long tools, they are suspended.

Overhead Hooks

Overhead hooks work in a similar way to hang racks because they keep tools and other equipment from taking up floor space. You can install hooks into garage ceiling beams, but make sure to use sturdy fastening techniques because items on these hooks will be suspended over your vehicle. Overhead hooks are suitable for holding bikes and other larger, heavy objects. Your garage storage layout can include hang racks with overhead hooks.

Attic Floors

You can create an attic floor in a garage that has closely positioned ceiling beams for an additional storage space. Use long, flat pieces of wood such as plywood and lay them across the ceiling beams to create a floor. Put light objects such as sleds and items you do not use often in a garage attic. This storage location requires you to use a ladder, so only place items in this place if you can take it up a ladder easily. A garage attic works with any garage storage layout because it does not disrupt layout plans below.

Pegboard

A pegboard works with almost any garage storage layout place if you have extra wall space. Put a pegboard near or above your workbench for easy access to small tools. A pegboard holds items such as hammers, screwdrivers, and shovels. The benefit of a peg board is it keeps these small tools off workbenches and floors. Items that are too oddly shaped to hang on peg boards can be placed in hanging pockets. Extremely small objects such as nails and screws can also be held on pegboards in clear-faced magnetic spice racks.

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