While the primary purpose of a garage is as a place to park your car, it’s often used more for storage. Here are some space-saving garage storage tips for your home.

Garage Storage Tips:

  • Construct racks or shelves to store items in plastic containers.
  • Add overhead storage racks for heavier items and nets for light objects.
  • Hang garden tools on wall-mounted rocks.
  • Purchase space-saving lawn equipment, such as the foldable Toro SmartStow lawn mower.

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Watch the video above to find out more.


Allen Lyle: Despite their intended design as a place to park automobiles, most American garages are primarily used for storage. There’s lots of space; but, of course, the more efficiently you use it, the more you can store. You might even be able to put the car inside.

Small items are best stored in larger plastic totes. But rather than stacking them on top of each other, consider constructing racks or shelves so you can access each tote without moving all the others.

To preserve some space for the car, add overhead storage mounted on the ceiling. Now, whether that’s a rack for heavy items, or something as simple as a net for lighter ones, you’ll be using all of the space while keeping the car out of the weather.

Rather than leaning your rakes, shovels, and hoes in a corner, build or buy a rack to hang them on the wall. They’ll be much more accessible without taking up an inch of floor space. And of course your lawn mower will tuck away much more neatly if it’s designed to fold and store vertically, like the SmartStow from Toro.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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