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Garage Door Storage Ideas for Homeowners

First and foremost, the garage is a place of storage. While some store their cars in the garage, many use the garage to hold other items, like seasonal decorations and lawn care tools. Garage storage can easily become messy and disorganized, but there are ways to prevent this. These tips help homeowners like you use their garage as effective storage.

Use Plastic Bins, Not Cardboard Boxes

Garages often attract mice due to their secluded nature, making cardboard boxes an inviting nesting ground. Mice readily chew on cardboard, using it for their nests, which can lead to damage and contamination of stored items. To mitigate this issue, opt for plastic bins as a more mouse-resistant storage solution. By switching to plastic bins, you deny mice the materials they seek for nesting, effectively discouraging them from making your garage their home.

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Plastic bins not only thwart mice but also offer durability and organization benefits. They provide a more secure and long-lasting storage option compared to cardboard boxes, ensuring your belongings remain protected. Investing in plastic bins enhances the overall cleanliness and orderliness of your garage, creating a more functional and inviting space for storage and other activities.

Suspend the Bike from the Ceiling

Bicycles take up a lot of floor space. They’re easy to knock over, awkward to move, and can scratch your car if you drive up against them. Suspending your bicycles from the ceiling protects the bikes and your vehicle, and makes the floor space in your garage more useful.

There are different types of pulley and hook systems for this purpose. Do your research before making your purchase. If you plan to use your garage door, keep the bikes away from the door and its tracks.

Suspend a Rack from the Ceiling

Bicycles aren’t the only things you can hang from the ceiling. Suspend a rack from there and you can use that space to store your boxes and seasonal decorations. The rack will need to be bolted to something like wooden joists above.

Follow manufacturer instructions carefully, and check the weight limit before you buy a product. Like the bicycle suspension system, you’ll have to take care that the storage rack doesn’t interfere with the operation of the garage door.

Install Shelves and Cabinets

Expand your garage storage options by installing floating shelves and cabinets. These additions not only free up valuable floor space but also offer a convenient way to organize tools, equipment, and other items. Securely screw them into the garage studs to ensure stability and support for heavier loads, providing a reliable storage solution for all your needs.

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Install a Peg Board

In some cases, a peg board is a more practical solution than wall-to-wall shelves and cabinets. Buy a variety of hooks to hold a variety of objects. Screw your peg board into the studs, just like the shelves and cabinets.

Contact Overhead Door of Oklahoma City

At Overhead Door of Oklahoma City, we help homeowners like you make the most use of their garage. A working garage door is key to having a functional garage. To get started with a garage door installation or repair, contact us today.


What is the primary purpose of a garage?

The garage serves as a storage space for various items, including cars, seasonal decorations, and tools.

How can I prevent mice from nesting in my garage?

Use plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes for storage to deter mice from chewing on nesting materials.

What’s a space-saving solution for storing bicycles?

Suspending bicycles from the ceiling using pulley and hook systems frees up floor space and protects both the bikes and your vehicle.

What else can I hang from the ceiling for storage?

You can suspend racks from the ceiling to store boxes and seasonal decorations, maximizing overhead space.

How can I create additional storage space in my garage?

Install shelves, cabinets, and peg boards to utilize wall and ceiling space efficiently.

How do I ensure the stability of installed shelves and cabinets?

Screw shelves and cabinets into the studs of the garage to ensure they can bear the weight of stored items securely.

Why might a peg board be a practical storage solution?

Peg boards offer versatility for hanging various objects and can be a space-saving alternative to wall-to-wall shelves and cabinets.

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Kristen Mangum
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Betsy Chronister
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Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
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John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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