11 Best Garage Shelving Ideas

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

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Updated on March 30, 2023

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.

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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 can hold 28-32 pairs shoes and has hooks on both sides for umbrellas, hats keys and bags). Thanks to the different tier heights, this product can easily accomodate different types of footwear. Bonus: The flat surface at the top is perfect for beach bags, keys or other items.

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Keep bins and boxes off the floor with this pair of heavy-duty wall shelves. Each shelf can hold up to 250 pounds and the included deck hooks are great for hanging bicycles, chairs and ladders. 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.


Get your garage under control with this simple but oh-so-useful shelving unit. Holding up to 200 pounds, the four shelves won't rust or peel and are ideal for corralling garage clutter. For just $41, this unit is a great bang for your buck.


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.


Take advantage of those corners with a shelf designed specifically for them. Durable and sturdy, the metal wire shelves on this unit each hold 133 pounds, making it ideal for storing tools, supplies and equipment.


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.


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.

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Every garage needs a true shelving workhorse that can handle most of your storage needs, especially the heavy stuff. This industrial-strength steel wire unit supports up to 4,650 pounds and is built with 3 shelves that can be adjusted to fit your needs. Additionally, its durable foot pads protect the bottom of the unit from rust and your floor from potential abrasion.

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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.


Tackle garage organization once and for all with this commercial-grade garage storage kit. Securely store up to 650 pounds on every 4-foot section. This 12-foot universal kit works for any garage.

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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.

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