11 Shelving Ideas That'll Put Your Garage in Order

Functional and practical, these storage solutions will transform your garage from messy to organized.

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these affiliate links.
May 18, 2020

My garage becomes the dumping ground for everything that doesn't fit in my house — especially when I'm doing that quick someone-is-coming-over-right-now speed cleaning. Plus, it holds all the things that actually belong in the garage, such as lawn equipment, tools, bikes and a deep freezer.

We recently tackled the chaos — cleaning out everything we no longer need, trashing broken or expired items and sorting what was left into labeled bins and cabinets. Now, we're working on the final step: getting the right shelving to get our containers off the ground and make them easy to access. Keep scrolling to see the shelving ideas we're eyeing for instant garage organization.


Get your garage under control with this simple but oh-so-useful shelving unit. Holding up to 200 pounds, the four shelves won't dent, rust or peel and are ideal for corralling garage clutter. For just $25, this unit is a great bang for your buck.

Buy It

Say goodbye to the days of a messy pile of shoes blocking the garage entrance into the house. Grab this handy boot and shoe rack for instant organization at the door. It has two shelves for cleats and sneakers and looped inserts for holding tall work or rain boots. Bonus: The flat surface at the top is perfect for beach bags, keys or other items.

Buy It
$52.39 $42
20% Off!

Keep bins and boxes off the floor with this pair of heavy-duty wall shelves. Whether you mount them side-by-side or stack them, these steel shelves will be your new best friend when it comes to garage storage.

Buy It
$87.99 $70
20% Off!

The key to making the most of your garage is using every square inch you have available. Take a look at the space above the garage door, and hang these extra-deep hammered granite shelves for out-of-the-way storage.

Buy It

Take advantage of those corners with a shelf designed specifically for them. Durable and sturdy, the industrial-grade wire shelves on this unit each hold 1,000 pounds, making it ideal for storing tools, supplies and equipment.

Buy It
$213.99 $154
28% Off!

Take your storage mobile with a shelving unit on wheels. Heavy-duty casters allow this steel rack to be moved around any space with ease, so you can keep equipment and tools close while working on a project and neatly tucked away when you're finished.

Buy It

This clever solution takes your storage overhead, freeing up the floor space below. For items you don't need to access all the time — Christmas decorations and seasonal equipment — this ceiling-mounted rack gets them out of the way. Additionally, the height can be adjusted from 22 to 40 inches, so you can make it work for your space.

Buy It
$199 $179
10% Off!

Every garage needs a true shelving workhorse that can handle most of your storage needs, especially the heavy stuff. Each shelf on this steel unit supports up to 1,500 pounds, is adjustable and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Buy It
$329.99 $264
20% Off!

Closed doors help keep an orderly façade (even if the contents inside might not be uber tidy). This heavy-duty cabinet is a smart addition to any garage with four interior shelves to help stay organized, and a built-in lock allows you to store harmful products safely away from kids and pets.

Buy It

Tackle garage organization once and for all with this industrial-strength wall shelving kit. With multiple design configurations and adjustable shelving, the kit is completely customizable to fit your space and needs.

Buy It
$1047.50 $733
30% Off!

Gather all your gardening supplies in one spot with this useful all-in-one storage solution. The system mounts to the wall to keep everything off the floor and includes shelves, drawers and utility boards with tons of hooks for hanging tools and gloves. It even includes a handy work surface that's ideal for potting plants.

Buy It

Next Up

Garage Organization: Hook and Hanger Ideas

Maximize your space with the right storage essentials for creating a clutter-free garage.

DIY Two-Tiered Garage Storage Stand With Ramp

Double your garage or shed storage space with this two-tiered stand ideal for wheelbarrows and utility carts.

Which Garage Flooring Is Right for You?

From painted concrete to specialty tiles, discover options for the toughest flooring in your house.

How to Build Rolling Garage Storage Shelves

Custom garage storage can cost a pretty penny. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect DIY garage shelves project for you.

Easy DIY Bike Rack

Build this simple, wooden DIY bike rack to keep all your family's wheels neatly organized.

Garage Organization for Families

Make the garage a functioning addition to your home -- for the whole family.

The Best Space-Saving Garage Storage Solutions

Put every inch of your garage to work with these clever buys that max out your storage potential.

13 Garage Bike Storage Ideas

Store your bikes safely and create more available space in your garage with these bike storage solutions you can DIY or buy.

How to Upcycle an Old Pallet Into Garage Storage

Turn an old pallet into a place to store tools large and small.

How to Build Oversized Garage Storage Cabinets

Say goodbye to clutter for good with the addition of extra-large garage cabinets. Inexpensive and easy to assemble, this DIY storage solution is a perfect weekend project.

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.