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Best Hooks for Tool Storage [& Other Helpful Tips]

Best Hooks for Tool Storage [& Other Helpful Tips]
By Flow Wall
April 24, 2019

With the right hook, you can store just about anything on your garage walls. The perfect collection of hooks for garage storage will free up floor space and keep your possessions safe from puddles, grime, rodents, and other risks that come with garage storage. Outfit your garage walls with the right hooks for the right job with our guide below.

Garage Bike Storage

Keep those bikes out of the way and off the ground with a Vertical Bike Hook. If you and your family enjoy biking together, consider opting for a set of Folding Bike Rack Hooks for a convenient shelf to store your helmets, bike locks, and pads.

Large Item Storage

So you've got a designated drawer, shelf, or cabinet for all of your smaller items, but what about the large, bulky items that take up too much floor space? Believe it or not, there are racks and hooks for those, too.

  • Keep your plastic storage bins off the ground with a set of Bin Holder Brackets.
  • Looking for ladder storage solutions and other ways to hang the heavy stuff? Keep your ladders, step stools, and folding tables from falling over by hanging them on Heavy Duty Dual Brackets.
  • Use The Big Mouth Utility Hook for snowboards, wakeboards, folding chairs, and other seasonal gear.
  • Protect your fishing rods, organize your garden tools, and more with a few Gravity Hooks. These are also a great solution for that cluster of shovels, push brooms, and other long items that keep tipping over.
  • Not sure where to put the long, winding garden hose or your heaps of utility cords? Nylon Strap Hooks are a breeze to use.

Garage Hooks for Tools

Declutter the overstuffed drawer of screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches with a simple Magnet Hook. If you've got an abundance of metal hand tools, equip your garage wall with multiple magnet garage hooks for tools to organize them by type. Keep your favorite power tool well-protected and easily-accessible with a dedicated Drill Holder Hook. Get a few extra hooks for staple guns and other similarly-shaped tools. Once you're done with your next handyman project, just slip the tools back into place. For quick cleanup, keep a Paper Towel Hook near your workspace. Yes, you read that right. There's even a hook for your paper towel roll.

For Anything & Everything Else

With so many different types of hooks and hangers, you could organize your entire garage if you wanted to. Use these all-purpose hooks for anything and everything else that needs a place.

How High to Hang Tools In Garage

Not sure how high to hang your tools in the garage? Don't overthink it. So long as your tools are off the ground and beyond the reach of children or rodents, but still within your own reach, you've hung them correctly. We suggest keeping the most dangerous tools, and those used less often, positioned higher than the rest. Drill Hooks are perfect for this.

Can You Store Power Tools In a Shed?

Storing power tools in the shed should depend on the time of year and the climate in which you live. Power tools can and will be affected by extremely low temperatures, so if you're storing them in a shed outside for the winter, you'll want to make sure the shed is properly insulated. In addition to storing your power tools in moderate temperatures, it's also important to keep them protected in their own durable cases. Use the cases that came with the tools or invest in some of higher quality. This will ensure that your tools are tucked away safe and snug from the elements, pesky rodents, and other potential threats.

How Do I Protect My Hand Tools from Rust?

Metal tools have an inconvenient habit of developing rust, especially when they're not used very often. To protect your hand tools from this corrosion, always clean your tools thoroughly after use. Use a clean cloth to remove any debris or residue, and if you use a damp cloth, make sure you dry every crevice once you're finished cleaning. Where you choose to store your tools can play a big part in how they hold up when not in use. Metal is much more susceptible to rust when stored in stuffy areas, like the basement or a shed in the summertime. High humidity in the air can also spur rust to form and spread. Always store your metal tools in a cool, dry place. Before storing your hand tools for an extended period of time, it's always a good idea to apply rust protector or even a few drops of fine oil.

How Do I Organize My Tools In My Garage?

If you're a high-level handyman, you've probably acquired quite a collection of fun tools and equipment. What's not so fun? Developing a solid system to keep things organized. We've made it easy for you. Use these tips to organize all of your tools in your garage without losing items, risking damage, or compromising limited floor space.

  • Equip your space with a variety of garage hooks for tools. This will give you a lot of options for storing different types of things. If you prefer to keep your equipment put away, opt for a garage storage system complete with cabinets, drawers, bins, etc.
  • Label every drawer, cabinet, case, and bin that you fill with tools. It'll be well worth the effort the next time you're searching for one specific item.
  • Separate your tools by type: screwdrivers, wrenches, sockets, chisels, etc.
  • Keep commonly-used tools in convenient locations: top drawers, Magnet Hook pegboards, mounted cabinets, etc.
  • Store seldom-used items out of the way, so as to keep your primary tools organized and easily accessible.
  • Use Heavy Duty Dual Brackets to hang ladders and other large, heavy items that won't fit into a confined storage compartment.
  • Place power tools in their cases stacked on bracket shelving for a clean, organized system that keeps them beyond the reach of curious youngsters. For easier access, opt for dedicated hanging options, like the Drill Hook.

How Do I Maximize My Garage Space?

The secret to maximizing garage space is to utilize as much wall storage as you possibly can. A full kit garage storage system with mounted cabinets, hooks, shelves, drawers, racks, and other features is the best way to keep everything organized and out of the way. With the right setup, you can store just about anything in your garage without compromising your parking place. Sports racks, workbenches, garden tool hangers, overhead bins—you name it. You may even be able to clear some clutter from inside your home by finding the perfect place for it in the garage.

Can Power Tools Be Stored In Cold Garage?

Just as we mentioned in regard to storing power tools in a shed, these items should not be kept in any area that will expose them to very low temperatures especially if you plan on using them anytime soon. When exposed to the cold, power tools have to work a lot harder to get the job done. The oil thickens, making it harder on the machine, and the pieces don't work together as smoothly as they should. If your garage gets cold in the wintertime, like most do, then we definitely recommend storing your power tools indoors.

How to Store Hand Tools

Unless you're a professional handyman who has invested a great deal in your tools, chances are you haven't given much thought on how best to store them. For so many homeowners, hand tools end up crammed into a kitchen drawer or piled on a shelf in the garage without care. What's the worst that could happen, right? They are metal, after all. Sure, tools are durable, but that doesn't mean they're invincible. Storing your tools properly can determine how long they'll last, which makes thoughtful placement a worthwhile investment of your time. For optimal storage, use these expert tips:

  • Keep your hand tools in the bags, cases, or coverings they came in.
  • Hang tools in an orderly fashion on a pegboard or dedicated tool hooks.
  • Always store tools in an area of your home that doesn't get too hot and stuffy to avoid rust.
  • If you live in a particularly humid climate, store your hand tools indoors in a cool, dry part of the home.
  • Place similar tools in their own covered bins, drawers, or cupboards.

How to Store Hammers

If you have collected a number of different hammers over the years, you're probably getting sick of digging through the pile every time you need a certain one. For this case, we recommend you equip your garage with a hanging hammer storage system. There are a lot of DIY solutions out there for hanging hammer storage, including building your own hammer rack or simply hanging them on a series of long nails in a wall. If you just have a few hammers, not enough to build a whole rack for them, you can make good use of a few short hooks. These hooks will keep your hammers easily accessible and save you the trouble of digging through a drawer to find the right one.

How to Store Screwdrivers

Most of us have more screwdrivers than anyone really needs, which poses an annoying problem anytime we need to find just the right one for the job. If you don't have a dedicated drawer in your tool chest that allows for organized placement, you may want to consider adding a magnet hook to your garage wall for quick access and easy organization.

How Do You Hang a Ladder on the Wall?

Ladders are often big, awkward, and heavy. The last thing you want is for a ladder to fall over on someone, scratch up your car, or cause a domino effect across a series of stacked bins, boxes, and power tools. Fortunately, there are hooks for hanging ladders. Make sure your ladder is incapable of wreaking havoc in your garage by hanging it on a trusty set of ladder garage hooks that are securely fastened into the wall. Our Heavy Duty Dual Bracket Hook can support up to 75 pounds, making it the perfect ladder storage solution.

Flow Wall Hook Options

For all these great hook options and many more ways to keep your space organized, visit Flow Wall today.