Photo tour of a well-organized garage outfitted with chalkboard storage cabinets.
Your teacher seemed to know that writing information on the chalkboard would help you remember better and longer. Transfer that technique to the garage to provide maximum flexibility while keeping all your stuff labeled and at your fingertips. In this case, the fronts of garage cabinets are coated with chalkboard paint and then labeled with white chalk.
Convert space at the head of the garage to a storage area with stock cabinets. Add a plywood countertop, pegboard, and task lights to make a workbench.
Shallow garage storage cabinets with labeled doors and drawers keep hobby and recreational items out of sight until they're needed.
Items are grouped into general categories and assigned to a drawer or shelf behind closed doors.
Straight-sided containers make better use of shelf space than round ones. Clear glass reveals nails, screws, and little parts easily lost. Add labels to make finding the right piece even simpler.
Pullout bins allow easy access to shelved items and can be lifted to the job site.
Versatile pegboard can neatly anchor tool racks, trays, and many wire configurations with minimal effort.
Unruly items such as wire and extension cords stay neatly coiled inside trays hidden behind doors.
A combination of shallow and deep drawers offers versatility when sorting your everyday tools and supplies into handy categories.
Clearing the counter converts this unit to a potting bench or workshop. Tools hang neatly on the pegboard grid, other supplies are close at hand, and halogen undercabinet fixtures ensure ample lighting for any task.