While Napa storage units are a great way to free up space around your house, there are still some areas in the home that could use a DIY self storage fix-up. The garage, for example, is a common place where things tend to collect and often pile up. Before you know it, there’s less room to park your vehicles or even get in and out of them.

With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to share some of our favorite DIY self storage tips to prevent a shrinking garage from occurring.

Wall-Mounted Shelves

Adding wall-mounted shelves is a perfect way to keep small things off the floor like paint cans and buckets. Not only can it save you a lot of room, but it also saves a lot of time cleaning up spills.

Storage Bin Towers

Storage bins come in many shapes and sizes, are durable, and can be stacked vertically to allow for more usable space. They’re also relatively inexpensive which adds to their long list of benefits. We recommend buying different color bins so you can separate the items in each and know where to find them.


Like storage bins, cabinets also come in a variety of sizes, are made of durable materials, and won’t break your bank account. They’re ideal for keeping items like car care products, lubricants, and other tools locked up and out of reach from small children.

Canvas Bags

Tired of having to dust off your Holiday decorations each year? Consider adding some canvas bags to your storage equipment list to keep them clean and intact every year.

Overhead Storage

If you’re working with limited floor space and don’t have the room or capability to add shelves, look to the skies! Well, not the actual sky, but do look up. Adding a garage ceiling storage system could be your answer. This can be done by installing a mesh fence or building an above-ground storage floor that’s accessible by ladder. Make sure to err on the side of caution and only store light or medium-weight objects in this area. We strongly recommend hiring a professional who is well versed in load-bearing, to get the job done.

Corner Shelves

You can make the most out of the corners of your garage by adding corner shelf units. They provide a convenient and out-of-the-way method of storing items you need quick access to.

For more self storage tips like these or info on our reliable Napa storage units, contact Southgate Storage today!