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One of the Greatest Garage Storage Ideas

Garage storage ideas that help organize clutter, that’s what I need. How about you?

But many of these solutions cost a lot of money and take a long time to build.

I don’t necessarily want to spend a whole day putting together a gargantuan shelving unit that costs $300.

Something that organizes my stuff and gets it up off the floor, that’s what I want. And being able to park my car in the garage again would be nice as well!!

I’m a huge fan of Family Handyman and found a really cool sliding storage system for garage ceilings on their site.

What attracted me to the idea is that you only need a few supplies and some sturdy plastic totes (the kind that you use to store holiday decorations).

For roughly $100 and about 2.5 hours of labor, this mini project is hard to pass up.


Garage Storage Idea Supply List

Here’s the simple materials checklist for this garage storage project:

  • 2 Plywood Sheets ( 2 ft x 4 ft by 3/4″ thick) = $40
  • Two 2 x 4s (8ft long) = $6
  • 12 lag Bolts with washers = $9
  • 2 inch Wood Screws = $6
  • 3 inch Wood Screws = $6
  • Wood Glue (Titebond II)= $4
  • Plastic Totes (4) = $32
  • Impact Driver = $99
  • Impact Driver Bit Set = $19-$29

If you’re like me and already have some of these items you’ll end up spending less.

The plywood and 2 x 4s  will be used to build an I-beam-shaped carriage.


You can mount the carriages on the joists in your garage using lag bolts.

Mounting Carragies

Then finally, add some storage totes that contain all your stuff.


Words are cheap, video is better.  I’ll walk you through the entire project and share why I need totes (let’s just say they keep me from getting into trouble with my wife).

What’s Next

What I like best (apart from my garage being neater) is the sheer simplicity.

We also have a great tutorial showing how to install a new garage door opener.

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Garage Storage Ideas