January 21

3 Options For Organizing an Idaho Falls Garage

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Idaho Falls garage organization and storage can be very affordable and efficient. We’ve gone on a journey to help you understand pricing, time of year concerns, options, alternatives and the local companies that serve IF.

Read on to be educated on what you need to know to make the best buying decision for your home.

Budgeting

For garage storage and organization there are three pricing tiers of options:

Cheap or DIY
(Under $400)

$

400

Medium Range
($400-2k)

$

400+

High End
(2K+)

$

2k+

Product Price Comparison

We in good faith tried to understand the Idaho Falls service providers garage solutions. If you feel we misrepresented something or would like to recommend a change, please contact us.

Season

Planning ahead often means getting service this year or having to wait.

Summer

Hard to Get Service

Fall

Get Quote

Winter

Discounts Available

Spring

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Summer

Hard to Get Service

Fall

Get Quote

Winter

Discounts Available

Spring

Get Quote

Cheap or DIY

I’ll walk you through each option.

The cheapest way to organize a garage is to use free standing shelving. You can buy and assemble or build your own.

Buy & Assemble

Costco, home depot and Lowes in Idaho Falls all have specials off and on for free standing wall shelves. Recently I purchased a large heavy duty shelf from Costco for $60 on sale. But expect to pay $60-120.

If you would like a tool storage rack you are looking at $50-120 for a wall mounted solution.

Build Your Own Shelves

2 by 4 and plywood creations are common solutions for DIY’ers organizing their garage. Free standing shelves, wall and ceiling are the most common solutions.

Medium Range & High End

If you have a little more budget you can afford more types of storage and even a local company to install them for you. Just keep in mind Summer is peak season and often gets booked out 2 months in advance. So get on the schedule between January and April to insure you get in. There is also a shrug for Thanksgiving and Christmas to watch out for.

Ceiling Racks

Ceiling racks make use of a lot of dead storage space in the garage. You can put everything up and out of the way. 4 x 8 racks are perfect for boxes, totes, luggage, and camping gear. If well paces you can also hang bikes and ladders off the bottom or side.

Fixed racks are best for a 10 to 14 foot garage ceiling. What you want is 35 or more inches from the top of the ceiling to the bottom of the rack if you want to be able to stack 10 totes. You’ll want to place above the car, along the back wall or along the side walls. Just mind the head room for where you walk. Look for 4x8 racks that hold 500lbs or more and expand 24 inches or more.

New Customer Offer

2, 4 x 8 Garage Ceiling Racks for $700

GarageSolutionsIdaho.com

Half of the garages in east Idaho are under 12 foot tall. Which means 7 foot garages to 12 foot ceilings could have some dead space until now. The Tote Slide can fit in as little as 15 inches of overhead storage space. The means 9-13 totes could go where nothing could go before.

“Tote Slide has been around for 2 years but is new in our market. It’s made in American and has a patent pending. It’s perfect for getting all your seasonal items organized.”
-Jason Weaver with GarageSolutionsIdaho.com

New Customer Offer

1 Tote Slides with 9, 27-Gallon totes for $450

GarageSolutionsIdaho.com

Wall Shelving

Shelving ranges from about $200 every 4 foot to $400. The most common is open wire shelving for garage wall shelves.

Cabinets

Cabinets are tricky. Thin particle board cabinets are the cheapest option but rarely perform well overtime. Custom cabinets start at $2,000 and climb quickly but perform in the garage much better. People choose cabinets to hide all their things away from sight or because it’s all they know is available.

The best place to place a garage cabinet is at the front of the garage so opening the door will not hit the car or limit the car door arch. Most get a workbench with a few cabinets and a slat wall board for tool storage. Those that use cabinets on a regular basis buy doorless or take off the doors so they can find their things.

When looking for garage cabinets look for:

  • 1 inch thick material
  • Water / moisture resistant
  • Soft closing hinges
  • Open shelves

Garage Flooring

Garage flooring can make your garage fill like another interior part of the home.

Floor options:

  • Epoxy
  • Floor Tiles
Epoxy

Epoxy floors are not recommended for a do it yourself solution. You’ll want a professional to do 3 or more layers of coating with flakes for long lasting results. You should choose epoxy garage floors for spill resistance and a shine that can reflect light. The biggest downside of an epoxy floor is they can be more slippery when wet than concrete.

Floor Tiles

Modular tiles can be a solid way to add a pattern floor to your garage. Black, blue and grey are the most common options with more colors coming at a premium. Typically the cost of tiles is a bit 50 cents or more less per square foot than epoxy or polyurea floors.

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