Garages were created for cars, but people park a lot of other stuff there as well. Garden shovels, sports gear, pet supplies -- you name it. The catchall can quickly turn into a dumping ground, which is why organization is essential in any garage. Fortunately, with their high ceilings and open-frame walls, these utilitarian spaces can take on many storage solutions.
We pulled out all the stops in bringing order to this overtaxed two-car garage. Its dimensions are generous, but the family requires the space to play many roles: potting station, mudroom, workshop, and all-around storage area. As you'll see, we managed to carve out those four zones in the garage by claiming every last vertical inch. And there's even room for the cars.
1. Climb the Walls
The first step toward creating a clutter-free garage is getting as many items as possible off the floor. Wall-mounted track systems are a big asset. Home editorial director Melanio Gomez chose a horizontal channel