It has been my pleasure to be associated in various ways over the years with the wonderful folks at The Closet Factory. In fact you'll find some of my blog posts and guides still active at their web site (www.closetfactory.com). They are the only closet company I recommend because I know they will honor their commitment to you and their products will stand the test of time. Whether it's the master closet, home office or garage the work will add to the value of your home.
The garage is very often a dumping ground because it's where we send the decisions we don't want to make in the moment. "What do I do with this? I know! I'll put it in the garage!" Over time that spells disaster. Remember: the engine that runs the organizing train is decision making.
I love this garage example I found at The Closet Factory web site. Let me tell you why:
For items that need protection there are ample cabinets
There's counter space to spread things out and work on a project
Items that are used seasonally are sealed in containers and placed in a loft space
From the bike to the shovel everything possible has a spot on the wall
The floor space is free for items that have to live there and
There's room for a car!
What are the needs of your garage? This design takes care of a specific family but your needs are unique. Weed out what you can and then call The Closet Factory or company of your choice to see how they would solve storage for the items you wish to live with in order to be happy and productive in your home. In Feng Shui the entire square footage of the house reflects the state of your well being. The garage is not an orphan. Please don't treat it like one.