My absolute favorite tip and trick for how to organize your garage (once and for all) is to go vertical! There is so much space when you look up, as opposed to the limited floor space you have (especially if you park your cars and other large items in the garage).
Keeping items off the floor helps create room for heavier/big items and promotes efficiency. Bonus: it doesn’t look as cluttered! When choosing a wall-mounted shelving system, try to avoid anything that sits too low to the ground. I always recommend metal storage shelves over particle board because it can hold much more weight and will last longer.
To utilize ceiling space (an often overlooked area just waiting to be used!) opt for an overhead rack like this. I especially love hanging our bikes from the ceiling with hooks, and I promise, they’re not hard to take down. For awkward items that are harder to store (brooms, ladders, gardening tools, etc.) track systems are an absolute game-changer! They create vertical storage for your goods while also keeping your floors free of clutter. This is a great space to store your folding lawn mower – yep! You read that right! Did you even know such a thing exists?! For my friends who prefer their storage to be aesthetically pleasing, I think you’ll love the Gladiator tracks. I prefer them because not only do they look clean and crisp, but you can customize the spacing and amount to fit any of your needs.
If your budget doesn’t allow for hanging shelves, look for metal shelving instead. This still allows you to go vertical and keep the majority of items off the floor. As you see, maximizing floor space is the goal here.