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Space-Saving Storage Hacks for Your Garage

By Kellen Owings

All of us could probably use more storage, and its tempting to turn to your garage when you’re in need. But far too often, once people start using their garage for storage, the less it’s used for its real purpose – storing your vehicles. The last thing you want is to not have enough room to park, so if you’re looking to organize and store items in your garage, you need to develop a plan. Here are some garage storage hacks that will allow you to maximize space while keeping everything in order:

Install garage shelving. Installing shelving is one of the easiest ways to store a large number of items in your garage. The good news is that shelving systems are easy find and to assemble. A good shelving organization tip is to put the heaviest items on the bottom. This will lower the center of gravity of the shelf. Also, you'll be able to easily access the heaviest items.

Utilize storage bins. If you want some flexibility, then you will want to get plastic storage bins. You'll be able to store large and small items in these bins. Also, you will be able to store these bins in several different ways.

Explore ceiling storage. If need to dedicate most of your garage space for your vehicles, then you may be pressed for space. However, you can store items above your vehicles with the use of ceiling storage racks. These racks are mounted from the ceiling and can hold a variety of items. It'll take some expertise to install the ceiling rack, but it will be well worth the time for this garage storage hack.

Use peg boards.  If you're looking to store your bicycles or other heavy items, you can use peg boards. First, install the pegboard on your garage wall. From there, you can install racks, hooks and even shelves that will allow you to hang any number of items.

Mount cabinets on the wall. With wall mounted storage cabinets, you'll be able to secure items of all sizes. You will also be able to better organize your items while keeping your garage looking neat and clean. Wall mounted storage cabinets may require professional installation, but it will be well worth the investment.

Consider what you need to store before planning your storage strategy. Combine one or more of these hacks to make the best use of your garage space and declutter your home while you allow space for your car.

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