While some people have dream vacations, I dream of an organized garage. Here are ten storage accessories to help that dream become reality.
Above: When I come in from a bike ride, the last thing I want to (or can) do is hoist my bike over my head to the rubber hooks in my garage ceiling. Here's a solution that I like: the El Greco Ceiling Hoist from Delta Cycle. Just hook the supports on your bike and use the pulley system to lift up and out of the way; includes mounting hardware and instructions and is $34 at REI.
Above: While designed to store bikes, the El Greco Ceiling Hoist works well for other equipment (up to a maximum of 50 pounds) including kayaks or ladders.
Above: From Gladiator Garageworks (who specialize in garage wall storage systems), the GearTrack Pack is a fantastic storage starter system. It includes two 4-foot pieces of GearTrack, an assortment of eight hooks of varying sizes that fit in the track channels and end caps. The set is $54.99 through Gladiator.
Above: I envision this this bright colored powder coated steel Go Rhino Garage and Shop Organizer shelf and towel rack full of gardening supplies and rolls of twine; $69.99 at Northern Tool and Equipment.
Above: My son drags dripping wetsuits and other wet gear into the garage and drapes it over any available location (my car roof rack, for instance). How I would love this Industrial Steel Coat Rack mounted in the corner of the garage to catch and hold these items. Made to order in Portland, Oregon, it is $185 through the MC Lemay Esty Shop.
Above: Leave the flimsy and rust-prone pegboards behind. The aptly named Wall Control Galvanized Steel Pegboard Organizer is ten times stronger than traditional pegboard, meaning you can hang more safely and securely. The kit includes two galvanized pegboard panels (32 square inches of coverage), a shelf, three plastic bins with bin hanger, a screwdriver holder, a hammer holder, 15 assorted hooks and brackets, and mounting hardware and instructions; $66.97 at Amazon.
Above: An instant garage attic for storing those items that don't get used often, the Suncast Adjustable Ceiling Storage Shelf mounts into studs (either directly or through drywall) and adjusts its drop to from 16.5 to 27 inches; $99.95 at Garage Cabinets Online.
Above: For the minimalist's well-dressed garage, The FlowWall Maple Ladder and Bin Bracket Combo is more than just pretty. Able to hold 400 pounds of weight, it measures 4 by 6 feet and comes with three bins and brackets, a heavy-duty dual bracket hook, and mounting hardware; $249.99 through FlowWall.
Above: Detangle with the Go Rhino Garden Hose and Extension Cord Holder made of heavy duty sheet metal powder coated in red; $38.95 at Auto Anything.
Above: Burgon & Ball's Tool Rack has easy to use grip slots that accommodate the handles of different sizes of work and garden tools. It comes with five hooks, but more can be added to the 29.5-inch steel track. It is £14.95 at Burgon & Ball in the UK. A similar Powder Coated Steel Tool Rack is available for $19.99 at Williams-Sonoma.
Above: Favor good old-fashioned hook racks? Consider the Garden Tool Rack made of powder coated steel. With ten hooks, it is 38.5 inches long; $39.95 at Williams Sonoma.