Shelving Ideas for Every Garage

Check out these organizing ideas to keep your garage in tip-top shape.

By: Kim Hildenbrand

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Safely Stowed

Modular base cabinets are a versatile storage option for the garage, tucking tools and supplies out of sight. This one features a 24-inch depth, an adjustable shelf, and wheels for easy relocation. Various colors are available. Photo courtesy of Geneva

Photo courtesy of Geneva

Shelf Service

Built from heavy-duty steel, this freestanding rack shelf unit holds up to 500 pounds per shelf, making it the perfect spot for winter tires, generators, gardening supplies, and more. The shelves are easy to install, no tools required. Photo courtesy of Gladiator®

Store More

Camping gear, sports equipment, bins of decorations — these items claim precious floor space. Organize them, along with other large gear, on a strong shelving rack. The Muscle Rack by Edsal features heavy-duty welded steel beams and frame. Assembly is quick and easy, and the wire shelves are adjustable. Photo courtesy of Edsal Sandusky Corp.

Photo courtesy of Edsal Sandusky Corp.

Big-Picture Storage

Organize the entire garage with a savvy storage system. Adjustable shelving units and sturdy cabinets are suitable for a variety of items, from tools to gardening supplies. The cabinets feature powder-coated steel construction, stainless steel doors, and leveling feet or casters and hardware. The UltraHD Tool Organization System is economical and will last for years. Photo courtesy of Seville Classics

Shelf Help

Banish clunky clutter with a sturdy shelving rack. This durable unit holds up to 1,000 pounds per shelf, making it ideal for extra-heavy items such as generators. It’s easy to assemble, and the powder-coated paint keeps the surface looking good for years. Photo courtesy of New Age

Discerning Storage

Adding modular cabinets is a great way to achieve the stylish and functional garage you’ve always wanted. This Ulti-MATE Garage PRO cabinet features wrapped shelves for moisture resistance, ball-bearing drawer glides, oversize handles, and adjustable feet. Photo courtesy of Ulti-MATE

Photo courtesy of Ulti-MATE

Photo courtesy of Ulti-MATE

Eco-Friendly Organization

Corral all your belongings, from gardening supplies to sports equipment, in a single spot. Made with recycled resin, this durable five-tier shelving unit holds up to 175 pounds per shelf. No tools are required for assembly, and no maintenance is necessary. Photo courtesy of Enviro Elements

Photo courtesy of Enviro Elements

Rolling Storage

This heavy-duty steel shelving unit holds up to 300 pounds per shelf, making it the ideal spot for storing everything from car parts to camping gear. You can easily slide it anywhere in the garage, thanks to the handy wheels. Photo courtesy of Storables

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