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The garage is often one of a home’s key storage areas. But because the space it offers is rarely used efficiently, the garage is a prime candidate for storage improvements.

You can buy modular storage system kits with components that can be mixed and matched to solve many storage problems. Or you can build your own storage solutions.

The improvements shown here may help you to reduce clutter, improve organization, and store seasonal items more conveniently. The most popular types of garage storage and organization aids are cabinets, shelves, various wall-mounted racks, and plastic containers.

Cabinets work well for hiding clutter and protecting their contents from moisture and dust. Shelves tend to be more affordable than cabinets; they efficiently save space and make paraphernalia more accessible by getting it off the floor. Wall-mounted racks, the most affordable of all, are great for keeping tools as well as equipment handy.

Store items that need to be protected from moisture inside of plastic containers. Buy the type that stack; clear plastic works well because it allows you to see what’s inside.

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Garage Storage Solutions
Setting Up a Garage Storage System

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About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort developed his expertise more than 30 years ago as Building Editor for both Sunset Books and Home Magazine. He has written more than 30 home improvement books and countless magazine articles. He appeared regularly on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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