Garage Storage Ideas

Garage Storage Ideas

Make sure you maximise the space in your new Lidget Compton garage with our handy guide to garage storage ideas.

Whether you intend to use your new Lidget Compton garage to store your car(s) or for general garage storage such as DIY equipment, tools, gardening equipment, it is important to make the most of the space available.

Not only will this enable more storage, it will also make items easier to find when you need them.

Prior to starting we would recommend having a good clear out. You will probably be surprised at how much you can actually throw away! With the garage decluttered it is easier to see how much garage storage you actually need. This will in turn determine the garage storage ideas that will best suit your needs. You will also need to consider things such as how much you want to spend and the size of the garage.

It is important at this point to note that we do not recommend using roof trusses in a concrete garage to hang storage units from. The design of our roof trusses is such that they support the weight of the roof but not additional heavy items.Lining Clip Close Up

Any garage storage units or brackets should be fixed to the wall panels via the use of lining clips, pictured here (available from us) and timber batons. The specially designed lining clips are fixed to the walls using the bolts that hold the concrete panels together. Timber batons can then be secured to the lining clips giving you a safe stable surface to attach to.

So let’s take a look at some different garage storage ideas;

Clear Storage Boxes

One of the simplest garage storage ideas is to use clear plastic storage boxes. The benefits of this storage method are that they are;

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  • Very cost effective
  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Portable
  • Usually stackable

Clear storage boxes can be stacked on the floor, or on a shelving unit. Plus, as they are clear you can see the contents making it easier to find any items you are looking for.

Storage Bins

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Plastic storage bins pictured here, stick with the theme of box storage when it comes to garage storage ideas.

They come in a variety of handy sizes. And they are perfect for storing anything from nails and screws to spanners and gardening gloves.

With storage bins like this you can either hang them on brackets or pegboards, or simply stack them on a shelf.

Pegboards

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Pegboards are a great garage storage solution if you have a lot of tools or smaller items you need to store. Hooks and brackets can be positioned wherever you need them on the pegboard making for a very flexible storage device. Use a pegboard to store hand or power tools, small gardening tools, cleaning or craft equipment. They are widely available from retailers such as Machine Mart and Amazon.

 

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Tool Racks

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Tool racks come high on the list when it comes to simple garage storage ideas. They are cheap to buy, easy to install and provide a storage solution to a number of different items from larger hand or power tools to gardening tools and equipment. Another item you can fix to the wall, a tool rack is a versatile way of helping organise your garage storage. Tool racks are widely available but also very easy to make yourself using a timber baton and some hooks. Don’t forget, to use this type of storage in a concrete garage lining clips are the safest method of securing them to the wall panels.

Shelf Units

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Shelf Units are probably the most common type of garage storage and come in different forms.

  • Homemade wooden shelves
  • Store bought shelves
  • Heavy duty racking (we’ll deal with racking later)

Wooden shelf units can be quite straightforward to make and only require basic diy skills. Quite often people make rudimentary shelf units from old bits of timber they have lying around the garage or shed. If you fancy tackling this yourself there are plenty of free plans available across the internet. There are also useful videos on YouTube.

The great advantage of diy shelf units is that you can make them fit the space you have available. If you don’t fancy a weekend of shelf building there are plenty of store built options available from as little as £20-£30 depending on size.

 

Shelf Brackets

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If your garage storage needs are fairly minimal or you have limited floor space then shelf brackets could be the answer. You can attach shelf brackets to the wall panels (via timber batons) at various heights and lengths depending on your needs. Space at floor level can be freed up by mounting the brackets higher up. This is also a very cost effective method of garage storage as virtually any piece of flat timber is suitable for a shelf. They simply need fixing to the shelf bracket.

Shelf brackets are also really useful for hanging tools on or wrapping hose pipe around.

Garage Racking Systems

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If you are looking for more heavy duty garage storage ideas then garage racking might fit the bill. This type of storage tends to be larger but has much higher weight limits making it perfect for storing heavier items. The design of many garage racking units means that multiple units can link together to create a much larger storage area.

 

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Multi-Storage Units

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This type of garage storage comprises a number of different elements. For example it may consist of a pegboard with shelving on top and a workbench, much like the image shown. This compact method of storage helps you keep everything neat and in the same place. Which is great where you have limited space. You can also mix and match different elements to suit your storage needs. And it doesn’t need to expensive, for example old kitchen floor and wall cupboards are an easy way of creating this kind of storage space. Along with old kitchen worktops which can make a great workbench.

Garage Cabinets

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Garage cabinets are generally of steel construction and are often fitted with wheels or castors meaning they can be moved around the garage. This type of garage storage allows you to keep everything stored tidily out of sight and secure due to their metal construction.

Garage cabinets come in a range of sizes and can include integrated drawers, another useful feature.

Bespoke Garage Storage Systems

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These garage storage systems represent the ultimate in garage storage. Often bespoke builds tailored to the customers needs they are also the most expensive. But this type of garage storage offers the most comprehensive storage solution with a place for everything. They can comprise of cabinets, drawers, workbenches, cupboards and pegboards in a range of combinations.

 

 

So we hope this has given you an insight into all the different garage storage ideas out there. There is a huge amount of choice to enable you to maximise the storage space you have available. And remember, you don’t necessary have to buy expensive storage cabinets or units. Sometimes simple plastic boxes are all you need to keep your garage neat and tidy.

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