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The Evolution of Garage Organizers

With the dawning of the modern era, and the invention of the automobile the garage became a part of the modern home. But how many of us actually have room in the garage for the car? The modern era has also brought about a lot of other stuff, and some of it is hard to store! So take a look at recent answers in garage organizers to help store everything from recreational toys to necessary tools.

Eons ago when the first garages were built, it was with the intention of storing wagons, horses and tack and was called a barn. People did not horde a lot of stuff so they did not have a lot of need for storage. Those who were wealthy and had stuff, had big houses and servants to worry about where to put it all. With the advent of the modern age and the invention of the automobile, the modern garage was born. But the modern garage wasn’t just used for cars. Slowly the modern generation became pack rats, after all, there is just so much neat stuff that we need! With the computer age, not only were there a lot of advances in technology, but we have also become a society that loves our recreation and new forms of recreation are constantly being invented. We also have a lot of hobbies, from wood and metal working to landscaping and gardening. So what do we do with all this stuff? We put it in our garages and before we know it, our cars do not fit.

At first, the solution in garage organizers was shelves, and then cabinets. But lets face it, many things in our garage do not fit well on shelves and cabinets. Then in 1985, Racor came along and started to come up with innovative solutions to help store the hard to store items. Of course, it did not take long for other companies to follow.

So, what do you have to store? And what are your storage options?

  • Balls and bats - for these you can find some great baskets that hang on the wall or stand on the floor, that include hooks and shelves for bats, gloves and shoes. These garage organizers also work great for roller blades and accessories.

  • Bikes take up a lot of room in a garage, and the storage options are many. You can hang bikes solo or multiples, by their wheels or horizontally by the top tube. Some wall hooks even include a small shelf for helmets and shoes. Besides walls, there are also lift options to hang your bike from the ceiling. This is great, because anybody who has kids, has bikes!

  • Fishing gear- Any fisherman knows, that tangled poles are nothing but a pain, so wall rod racks are a great solution to keep your line straight.

  • Golf clubs - If you are a solo player,then you can just use a basic hook, but if you have multiple bags, then you can find garage organizers that will hold both bags plus your shoes.

  • Ladders - You can get large hooks to hang your ladder upright, or larger units that will hang your ladder plus more horizontally.

  • Lawn and Garden - this category includes anything from large to small garden tools, wheel barrows and hoses, and you can find garage organizers to solve any of these problems! You can get a garden tool rack that will hold multiple large tools that also includes a small shelf and basket for many of your smaller gardening items. There are also special hooks for your wheel barrow and hoses.

  • Skis and snowboards - These are nice to store during the summer but also keep accessible for the winter. There are a variety of racks available, for one pair of skis to many pairs. Most also include hooks for poles and some also have shelves for boots. There are also some great options for snowboards to store them flat against the wall that have adjusting arms so that it also works for skateboards and wake boards.

  • Tennis and other racquet sports - for this you can find a great system that allows you to hang your rackets and store you balls as well.

  • Tools - many of the hooks that work for lawn and garden, also work for tools. You can also find smaller containers that can be hung and work great for nuts and bolts etc. as well as baskets for cans, rags or whatever.

So, with the modern age, find modern solutions, they are out there and these great garage organizers will allow you to not only store your toys in the garageFree Articles, but also your car!

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MJ is a free lance writer for Click Shops, Inc. which offers a large selection of garage organizers online at

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