Garage Storage: Hooks and Hangers

Hooks and hangers are the backbone of an organized garage. Here are some old favorites — and some new ones you may find you can't live without.

By: Kim Hildenbrand

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Working Walls

Quick and easy to install, tongue-and-groove slatwall-style panels transform blank garage walls into versatile storage space. Heavy-duty GearWall® is strong enough to hold bicycles and cabinets and can be customized with various accessories such as hooks and baskets. Photo courtesy of Gladiator®

Overhead Organization

You can free up valuable floor and wall space with a sturdy ceiling-mounted storage unit. Ideal for infrequently used belongings and items best stored out of reach, the HyLoft® Super Pro unit holds up to 600 pounds and can be installed in any garage. Photo courtesy of Hyloft

Photo courtesy of Hyloft

Strong Storage

It’s not your grandfather’s pegboard. Durable steel panels are stronger and longer-lasting than conventional pegboard, and they can hold magnets. Choose from a variety of accessories, including hooks, brackets, and shelves; the system also works with other manufacturers’ accessories. Eight color options lend a pop of style. Photo courtesy of Wall Control

Photo courtesy of Wall Control

Photo courtesy of Wall Control

Photo courtesy of Wall Control

Clever Hang-Up

A durable wire grid that attaches to the wall creates endless organization possibilities: Hang sports equipment, garden tools, bikes, and more. Mounted either directly on the garage wall or on slatwall, the Organized Living Activity Organizer features accessories that can be readjusted after installation to suit changing storage needs. Photo courtesy of Organized Living

Photo courtesy of Organized Living

Photo courtesy of Organized Living

Photo courtesy of Organized Living

Photo courtesy of Organized Living

A Handle on Storage

Organize cleaning supplies with an innovative wall-mounted storage unit. OXO’s expandable wall-mounted organizer holds up to 12 long-handled items, including brooms, mops, duster, and umbrellas. The holders automatically adjust to grip specific poles, and you can remove them or customize spacing. Eight additional hooks add even more storage. Photo courtesy of OXO

Ladder Up

Keep your bulky ladder out of the way yet easy to access. Suited to 150-pound ladders of any length, the Racor Ladder Lift relies on a fixed ceiling-mounted hook and rope and pulley system that does all the heavy lifting — and makes a ladder feel surprisingly light. The unique locking mechanism holds the rope securely to avoid accidental release. Photo courtesy of Racor

Photo courtesy of Racor

Smart System

Design your ideal garage work zone with a variety of coordinating storage pieces from Craftsman, including chests and cabinets. These heavy-duty pieces offer ample storage space and clever features, such as wheels for portability, easy-open drawers, and handy work surfaces. Photo courtesy of Craftsman

Hang It Up

Get your garage back by hoisting large items overhead. Available in nine sizes, the SafeRacks heavy-duty overhead storage system can handle up to 600 pounds’ worth of bicycles, ladders, and other gear. Choose from three types of accessory hooks: deck hooks, rail hooks, and sport utility hooks. Photo courtesy of SafeRacks

Photo courtesy of SafeRacks

Photo courtesy of SafeRacks

Photo courtesy of SafeRacks

Photo courtesy of SafeRacks

Photo courtesy of SafeRacks

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