After all, you’re in and out of your garage almost every day, sometimes more than once. Might as well get some use out of it!
Your garage can be the pinnacle of productivity with a little elbow grease and some organizational tools. Cabinets, bins, and shelves are marvelous—you won’t hear us knockin’ those options, that’s for sure—but a good garage storage hook system is versatile and affordable, and works well in garages of any size.
Why You Should Consider Hooks
If you’re just beginning your garage organization project, hooks are a great place to start. You can start with a small investment and then grow your storage garage hook design ideas from there. As you use your system, it’ll be easy to see what works and what doesn’t, and hooks are easier to change up or add to than ready-made, unchangeable cabinets. After all, your needs change throughout the years, and your organizational system needs to keep up.
Have everything ready to go whenever the mood strikes you
Start with Stability
Garage hook ideas help you use wall space that would otherwise be wasted—unless you put up a Magic Eye poster or something. The key to a good storage garage hook system is a stable base like a Slatwall panel. The anchor system is more secure because it puts less stress on single hook sites than securing hooks directly to the drywall.
Wall panels give you nearly unlimited versatility when it comes to the arrangement and sizing of your garage storage hook set, and did we mention that it’s 100% reconfigurable as your needs change? Oh, we did? Well, we mentioned it twice then, didn’t we?
Think Outside the Boxes
You can store more than just tools and sporting equipment with creative garage hook ideas. Appropriately placed hooks can store household project supplies like PVC and small boards. Keep your electrical cords organized and tangle-free by winding them around one or two hooks. The flexibility of a hook system makes it ideal for seasonal/holiday storage.
These gravity hooks are a game changer for fishing rods, brooms, and more!
Take Some Time to Design
Use some of your daily screen time to take a look at other garage storage hook sets brilliant garage organizers like yourself have put together. DIY sites like Pinterest are a great source of information, chock-full of examples you can use as a jumping-off point.
Gather the items you wish to store, and then configure your hook storage ideas to make the most efficient use of your vertical space. And don’t forget that horizontal space on the ceiling. Hooks can be used overhead to store infrequently used items.
Choose Your Hooks
Once you start down the amazing rabbit hole of hook selection, you will truly understand how multifaceted and adaptable a garage storage hook set can be. Some of the most popular hooks used include:
4-Inch L Hooks for smaller items up to 20 lbs.
Sports Hooks that can accommodate everything from baseball gloves to skateboards.
All-Purpose X-Hooks to hang hats and jackets and other lightweight items.
Nylon Strap Hooks for heavy-duty, adjustable, hanging storage potential.
8-Inch Long Hooks to hold brooms, mops, and other items up to 40 lbs.
Vertical Bike Hooks to use wall space and get your bikes out of the way.
Magnet Hooks for all things metal that you want to easily access, like screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, and more.
This deluxe hook bundle has everything you need to get organized
Off the Hook
Not only do you want to consider what will work well on wall hooks and where to place them, but you also want to make sure you consider the ease of retrieval. Kids’ bikes can be stored in low spots, but make sure kids can easily and safely get them on and off.
If you’re using overhead storage garage hooks, take care to store items that will not be too heavy or cumbersome, making them unwieldy to retrieve. The last thing you need is to struggle with a massive pair of hedge clippers you need to reach on tippy-toe.
Hook Yourself Up
A garage storage hook system is not only useful, but it can be fun to design, too. Make the most of your garage space with a creative hook design today.