ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Heavy Duty Garage Shelving Clears Out Bulky Clutter

Updated on February 16, 2013

A Super Easy Way to Start Decluttering the Garage

Do you have all kinds of clutter in your garage? Maybe you're one of those people who are fans of Do It Yourself projects and your garage doubles as a workshop. In that case, you probably want a way to keep all your tools and partly finished projects organized. Heavy duty garage shelves are an excellent way to organize tools, supplies and everything else that you keep in your garage besides your car. This can most certainly help you get the maximum out of the space in your garage if you want to declutter but aren't quite ready to get rid of your toolkits and other cool stuff.

Image credit: amazon.com

DIY Garage Shelves

Choosing Your Heavy Duty Garage Shelving

  • Are you a DIY fan? Make sure you have quality materials before you make your own shelves. The best construction will do you no good if the materials were weak to begin with. Stock up on quality parts and materials at your local hardware store before you start building the shelves.
  • Shop talk with your buddies is a good thing. They could probably give you the lowdown on where to find supplies for your new shelving, or their thoughts on some heavy-duty garage shelving they bought. If they give you a horror story about some shelving that came crashing to the floor, that's probably your clue to avoid a particular type of shelf. If you can find them, independent online reviews can be very helpful for picking out some good shelving as well.
  • If you're buying, make sure both the construction and the materials are sturdy. If they are standalone shelves, make sure they don't wobble when they're on a flat surface. Check for possible manufacturing defects and materials that seem subpar.
  • Measure the area where you plan to put them. This will give you an idea of the dimensions you can get away with for heavy duty garage shelving. This way, you won't regret buying shelves that are too big or too small.
  • Consider price. The cheapest shelves probably won't be good for much except maybe putting things on when you're working in your garage workshop. By the same token, you probably won't have to buy the most expensive garage shelves out there. Consider how much you want to spend on garage shelves before you start shopping. You can usually find them priced for sale if you look around enough.
  • Shop around. Ignore any high-pressure salesman and look around for somebody who can deliver quality shelving without a sales pitch. If you keep coming back to any one option, that might be the shelf for you.

Quality Heavy Duty Garage Shelving

If you plan on turning your garage into a workshop, finding or making some good heavy-duty garage shelving should be one of your first steps. Garage shelving can help you stay organized so you don't have to waste time searching for that one part or tool you need to finish that project. Even if you don't have a workshop, garage shelving can help you get the clutter that seems to accumulate in your garage off the floor. You might even find that tent you forgot you had while you're cleaning up and getting everything neatly organized on your shelves. Choose some good ones and they'll hold your most valuable garage items for years to come.

More Solutions for Garage Clutter!

Garage Storage Solution Ideas
Clutter around the house is something that a lot of people struggle with every day. For some people, keeping organized is a major challenge. The sight of a h...

More Garage Storage Ideas - Are your garage walls pulling their weight?

Garage Wall Storage Systems
Making use of wall storage space in your garage can go a long way toward decluttering your home. There are lots of options available for homeowners today tha...

Buy or Build?

Garage shelving poll
Garage shelving poll

Do you prefer to buy shelves and other storage helpers, or build them yourself?

See results

Maybe You Need Some Cabinets! - Garage cabinets are great for the things you don't want out in the open

Garage Storage and Cabinets
When it comes to getting "that room" connected to the house in order, garage storage and cabinets go hand in hand. Sure, you can hang a bunch of ...

So, What Do You Think?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • MopHolder profile image

      MopHolder 2 years ago

      Take a good look at all the stuff that you currently have stored in your garage.

    • profile image

      justshelfit 4 years ago

      This is a great blog post about heavy duty garage shelving, with a little working you can reduce clutter...