To make that happen, you can build some new shelves to get the clutter (paint cans, bug spray, oil containers etc.) up off the floor.
If you want a simple do-it-yourself project, consider building your own shelves.
Simply measure the space you have available and how big you want your shelves to be, and then make a quick trip to the home center or lumberyard and you’re ready to get started.
For tools, all you’ll need is a circular saw for cutting the wood, a level, a cordless screw driver and several screws. And if you want to put a nice edge on your shelves, you can always buy or rent a router (we’d recommend Bosch Power Tools).
1. Always remember to drill pilot holes in the wood before you screw the pieces together; this will prevent the wood from splitting as it goes together.
2. Remember to find the studs in the wall so you can securely attach the shelves to the stud, and they won’t come tumbling down once you put weight on them .
3. Once you’ve decided where to hang your shelves, and especially if you’re doing this project yourself, find the center point on the wall and attach a screw to the stud. This will give you a place to rest the shutters, a pivot point, while you use your level to make certain your shelves are straight. This will allow you to anchor the outside screws to the studs without having to hold the shelving up with one hand, and do your mounting work one-handed.
Finally, if your clutter isn’t really that bad, but you still have a few things to get up off the floor, try clasp hooks. These are best used when your garage does not have drywall because these spring loaded hooks simply attach to the studs. Then you can hang ladders, weed trimmers or whatever you like on these hooks.
There are a variety of ways to remove clutter from your garage. Good luck!