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A cluttered garage makes it difficult to find essential items. One of the most inexpensive and dependable solutions for garage storage upgrades is shelving. 

Shelving consists of flat, solid lengths of material that can store an array of items. Hard shelves support the weight of heavy equipment, from power tools to seasonal gears, without the worry of them breaking.

There is a wide variety of shelving options available. In this blog, we will help you pick the perfect garage storage system for your needs.

Table of content:

  • Types of garage shelving
    • Wall-Mounted Shelves
    • Ceiling-Mounted Shelves
    • Freestanding Shelving Units
  • Why should you add shelving to your garage?
  • What Can I Store in Them?
  • Takeaway

Types of Garage Shelving

Shelving units can be separated into three categories:

  1. Wall-Mounted shelving
  2. Ceiling-Mounted shelving
  3. Freestanding shelving units

Let’s go through them and learn more about each type.

1. Wall-Mounted Shelves

wall mounted shelving inside a garage

Wall-mounted shelves sit on brackets fixed to the studs in your garage walls. One benefit is that you can select the precise sizing, materials, and functionality for the things you need to store. Once everything is off the floor, you may find more room to park your car.

2. Ceiling-Mounted Shelves

ceiling-mounted shelves

Ceiling-mounted shelves have brackets drilled into your garage’s ceiling. These shelves save more space than a wall-mounted unit because they use the area in your ceiling that normally wouldn’t be used for storage. However, these types of shelves are more difficult to assemble and install. 

3. Freestanding Shelving Units

freestanding shelving units

This type of shelving looks very similar to a cabinet, just without the doors. They provide flexibility and mobility since they are not attached to any surface. It requires some time to assemble and takes valuable floor space, but it doesn’t mount onto a ceiling or wall, which helps you save time on installation.

Why Should You Add Shelving to Your Garage?

Garages usually work as storage rooms for a variety of things. Also, it’s the place to store your car; you need to be aware of your remaining space and how to take advantage of it.

Shelving helps you organize things precisely and provides ample space to store items in their appropriate place, from tools to other heavy industrial products. Garages are the easiest places to drop when it comes to organization and cleaning. Once you have a good system in place, it becomes easier to keep up with it as time passes. After all, an organized home is the best type of home.

What Can I Store in Them?

You can store various things on your shelves, from compressors to power tools. Here are a few examples of what you can keep on your garage shelves:

  • Automotive equipment
  • Seasonal items
  • Hand and power tools
  • Sports equipment
  • Paint equipment
  • Yard tools

Remember that items that can’t resist extreme weather conditions, like electronics or propane tanks, shouldn’t be stored in them.


We understand that cluttered spaces make it difficult to find essential equipment. Shelving is the best option to add to your garage. They consist of flat, solid lengths of material used to store various items.

At Closets Plus Inc., we are committed to providing storage solutions that meet your needs. We have many custom garage storage options to help you organize the items that take up valuable space around your garage.