Bob Vila Radio: Garage Storage Options

By Sarah Monzon & Bob Vila | Updated Jan 4, 2017 2:09 PM

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Installing a garage storage system can have the same effect as adding a room, and it’s a good way to increase your home’s value.


Listen to BOB VILA ON GARAGE STORAGE OPTIONS, or read text below:

Start by grouping the bins and bulky items you need to store by their use, and measuring them so you know how much space you need for each group. Tall cabinets with double doors are great, but be sure they come with enough adjustable shelves to optimize the space inside. Include at least one lockable cabinet for dangerous chemicals.

If you’ve got a lot of ceiling height in your garage, use it. Try an overhead storage rack for seasonal items or a bike lift. For easier cleaning, keep things off the floor: store sports gear and yard tools on heavy-duty, wall-mounted hooks and racks. Look for systems made of metal, plastic or wood specifically treated for garage use. Add some low cabinets on casters with a work surface on top. Put up some pegboard or a vinyl slat wall system for tools, and you’ve got the beginnings of a home workshop.

Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing). You can get your daily dose here, by listening to—or reading—Bob’s 60-second home improvement radio tip of the day.

For more on garage storage options, consider:

Quick Tip: Garage Storage Solutions
Organize Your Home
Storage at a Glance