How Much Does It Cost to Install a Garage Organizer System?

Average range: $1,500-$3,000
Low
$50
Average Cost
$2,500
High
$10,000
(Medium-sized garage organizer system with workbench, shelves, cabinets, hooks, and overhead storage, installed professionally)

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Reviewed by Irene Pomares. Written by Fixr.com.

Garages benefit many homeowners, providing them with a safe space to store vehicles, extra storage room for tools, gardening supplies, and many other items. Unfortunately, most homeowners struggle to keep their garages tidy and organized, failing to use the space efficiently. Garage storage and organizer systems make the most of your space, keep all your items organized, and free your garage of clutter.

The price of garage storage depends on the garage’s size, storage required, and installation. Most homeowners spend between $1,500 and $3,000, with a medium-sized garage organizer system costing around $2,500 when professionally installed. You can save a lot by installing the items on your own, with some simple DIY shelving for a small garage costing around $50. A custom-designed garage organizer system for a large garage with new wiring and power outlets costs up to $10,000.

Garage Organizer Costs

Garage organizer system prices
National average cost$2,500
Average range$1,500-$3,000
Minimum cost$50
Maximum cost$10,000

Garage Organizer System Cost by Project Range

Low
$50
Simple shelving unit in a small garage, DIY installation
Average Cost
$2,500
Medium-sized garage organizer system with workbench, shelves, cabinets, hooks, and overhead storage, installed professionally
High
$10,000
Large, custom-made garage organizer system with workstation, rails, racks, hooks, shelves, and drawers, plus new wiring and power outlets, installed

Premade Garage Organizers vs Custom Systems

Homeowners can choose between premade organizers in stores or online and custom systems uniquely designed and produced to suit your exact measurements and specific needs. The costs of custom-made systems are usually higher than premade organizers because there is more labor involved in creating custom systems than mass-produced alternatives. The table below shows the average costs for each organizer type.


Premade Garage Organizers vs Custom Systems

Premade Garage Organizers vs Custom Systems


Type of Garage OrganizerAverage Costs (Material Only)
Premade$50 - $5,000
Custom$500 - $7,500


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Garage Storage Cost by Element

Many homeowners create their garage storage systems by buying different storage items like shelves and cabinets and then installing or hiring a professional. You can save a lot of money by doing this, but make sure the products fit in your garage. The table below shows several garage storage solutions with average costs:


Garage Storage Cost by Element

Garage Storage Cost by Element


ElementAverage Costs (Material Only)
Hooks$1 - $15
Baskets$10 - $75
Sport Rack$25 - $250
Drawers$50 - $750
Shelving$50 - $1,000
Tool Storage$50 - $1,000
Overhead Storage$75 - $250
Slatwall Rails$75 - $1,000
Cabinets$100 - $2,000
Workbench$150 - $1,500


Garage Hooks

Garage hooks are among the cheapest garage storage accessories you can buy. They are simple and come in many sizes, colors, and materials. Make sure you find hooks that can support whatever you need. This might be coats, clothes, tools, gardening supplies, sports equipment, and bikes. Average costs per hook range from $1 to $15.

Garage Storage Baskets

Baskets are one of the most common components of garage storage solutions. They can often be positioned on garage shelves or overhead racks to store whatever you need. Individually, they are affordable and come in various sizes and styles, with average costs of between $10 and $75.

Sports Rack

The garage is usually the best place to store sporting goods like bikes, kayaks, golf clubs, and fishing rods. You can find many garage sports racks to suit these, with average costs ranging from $25 to $250, depending on the size and type.

Garage Storage Drawers

Garage drawers come in many sizes and styles, from simple plastic racks on wheels to stronger metal units that fit with your cabinets. They are good at storing tools and small accessories, making them popular with DIY enthusiasts, and can store all kinds of other smaller items. Expect to pay $50 to $750.

Garage Shelving Cost

Shelving is a very popular storage option for garages, and it comes in many forms. You can opt for freestanding shelving units, add-on units for cabinets and structures, and wall-mounted shelves to store items. Costs for garage shelving range from $50 to $1,000. The table below shows how costs vary for each shelving type.


Garage Shelving Costs

Garage Shelving Costs


Type of ShelvingAverage Costs (Material Only)
Wall-Mounted Storage Shelves$50 - $250
Add-On Units$75 - $500
Freestanding Shelving Units$100 - $1,000


Garage Tool Storage

Most people keep tools in their garages, and you can buy premade tool storage solutions for your hammers, drills, and screwdrivers. These storage systems range in size and style. Some are simply small drawer units. Others are made in the style of a slat wall panel or pegboard with built-in hooks and hangers. Average costs range from $50 to $1,000.

Overhead Garage Storage

Think vertically to make the most of your space. Many garages incorporate overhead racks and shelves for ceiling storage solutions. These racks can store bikes, kayaks, sporting equipment, and larger tools but can take the weight of heavier items. Prices for overhead garage storage are $75 to $250 on average.

Slatwall Rails

Slatwall rails are very popular for their convenience and versatility. They function like pegboards but with horizontal slits and rails for different tools and items, rather than holes for hooks and pegs. You can customize slatwall panels in many ways, with prices ranging from $75 to $1,000.

Garage Cabinets Cost

Garage cabinets come in a wide range of sizes and styles, including freestanding cabinets and wall-mounted cabinets. These cabinets can store many items, from tools and gardening equipment to clothes and toys. They cost between $100 and $2,000 on average.

Garage Workbench

Many people like to DIY in the garage, and a workbench or workstation helps those projects. It provides a sturdy surface for sawing, drilling, and sanding. Some workbenches are simple, just a piece of wood and four strong legs. Others incorporate drawers, pegboards, and tool hooks. Prices vary from $150 to $1,500.

Garage Sport Organizer Cost by Type

Sports items, accessories, and equipment are commonly kept in garages because these items tend to be large, dirty, and difficult to store. Because of this, many stores and garage organization specialists offer a range of products for storing sports items like kayaks and snowboards. The table below shows some common garage sports organizers, along with average costs for each one.


Garage Sport Organizer Cost by Type

Garage Sport Organizer Cost by Type


TypeAverage Costs (Material Only)
Sports Ball Organizer$25 - $75
Basketball Storage$25 - $75
Golf Bag Storage$25 - $100
Surf Racks$25 - $150
Rod Holder$25 - $150
Snowboard Rack$50 - $250
Kayak Rack$50 - $250
Bike Rack$50 - $250


Garage Sports Ball Organizer

If you have many sports balls, including footballs, tennis balls, or soccer balls, a sports ball organizer is a great way to organize them. These organizers come in different sizes and cost $25 to $75.

Garage Basketball Storage

Basketballs are one of the largest balls to store in your garage, and you can buy basketball storage baskets and holders to store one or several. Prices for these basketball storage solutions are $25 to $75, depending on the size and materials.

Golf Bag Garage Storage

If you golf, you must keep your clubs and balls secure when not in use to reduce the risk of damage and degradation. You can find a wide range of golf bag storage solutions, from overhead racks and shelves to strong and sturdy hooks and even entire golf bag storage cabinets, with costs ranging from $25 to $100.

Surf Racks for Garage

Those who like to surf usually want to keep their surfboards off the floor and out of the way. Place them on overhead racks or wall-mounted storage units to keep them safe and secure. Expect to pay $25 to $150, depending on the size and style.

Garage Fishing Rod Holder

Fishing rods can easily break or suffer damage if not stored properly, so many fishing enthusiasts fit special fishing rod holders in their garages. These holders can be small and simple wall hangers or elaborate storage racks. Costs range from $25 to $150.

Garage Snowboard Rack

Winter sports enthusiasts may also want a special rack or holder for snowboards. Snowboard racks come in different sizes and are often mounted to the wall. Many of them can also hold skis and other winter sports accessories, with average prices of $50 to $250.

Garage Kayak Rack

Storing a kayak can be difficult, but you can hoist it off the floor with the right rack. Most kayak racks are overhead units or wall-mounted hangers, and the cost depends on the size and type. Expect to pay $50 to $250.

Garage Bike Rack

Like other large sports items, bikes need to be stored against the walls or off the ground to not take up space. You can find a range of bike racks, such as simple freestanding units, wall-mounted racks, and ceiling hoist systems. Most racks store several bikes at a time. Average prices range from $50 to $250.


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Garage Storage Cost by Size

Your garage’s size has a big impact on your total cost. Bigger garages have more space for additional shelves and cabinets, while smaller garages need to be space-efficient. The table below shows some average costs for complete storage systems in different-sized garages.


Garage Storage Cost by Size

Garage Storage Cost by Size


Garage SizeAverage Costs (Material only)
Small$500 - $3,000
Medium$1,500 - $5,000
Large$2,500 - $10,000


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Labor Costs to Organize a Garage

You also need to consider the labor costs associated with organizing a garage. These costs vary depending on the amount and type of work and how you do it.

If you have some DIY experience, you may be able to do the organization yourself, only needing to cover the costs of basic tools, screws, and DIY accessories to fit the shelves and set up the storage units. This can be accomplished from as low as $25, depending on the amount of work.

If you want a professional, there are options available. Some companies specialize in garage organization and visit your garage to provide an initial consultation for around $100. They assess the space and create design ideas for possible storage solutions and plans to make the most of your garage.

You can also pay to have professionals install the various parts of your garage storage system, such as cabinets, bike racks, and overheard units. A handyman can handle most of these jobs, with average prices ranging from $35 to $75 per hour, sometimes with minimum fees of $50 to $150. Depending on the amount of labor required, expect to pay $50 to $1,000.

Cost to Build Garage Cabinets

You may choose to make custom garage cabinets in a specific size and style to suit your space. This can be a good option if you have a small garage or unique or oddly shaped items. Costs for custom garage cabinets range from $250 to $5,000 or more with high-end brands.

Cost to Install an Overhead Garage Storage

Overhead garage racks and storage units are very useful for storing bikes, sports balls, and gardening equipment. They can be tricky to install on your own, so it is often best to hire a handyman. A handyman charges an hourly rate of around $35 to $75 and spends up to two hours installing overhead storage on average. They might also charge a flat fee of $50 to $200.​

Benefits of Garage Organization

There are many benefits in investing in garage storage and organization systems to tidy up all that clutter. The first and most obvious benefit is that the garage organizes and clears floor space. Many homeowners use their garage as a junk room, throwing items there and failing to organize them effectively. But once you start making use of storage shelves and solutions, you can free up floor space and start using your garage for storing your vehicle and walking around easily.

It is also much safer to keep your garage organized because they are often filled with tools, sharp items, and potentially dangerous accessories that could be hazardous to children, adults, and animals. It is also more aesthetically pleasing to step into a clean and tidy garage, where everything is neatly organized and stored.

You can spend more time in and get more use out of your garage if it is cleaner and more attractive. You can pursue DIY projects and find and use your tools more effectively with them organized on a pegboard or slat wall. You will also notice that your tools, sports equipment, and other items last longer when safely stored on racks and walls.


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Enhancement and Improvement Costs

Lighting and Outlets

Adding lighting around your garage organization system makes it easier to find and store your items and use the workbench or other working areas. Electricians generally charge $40-$100 per hour. Individual light features usually cost $165-$195, including purchasing and professional installation. Minimal wiring costs $2,000, and adding a new outlet costs $85-$274.

Epoxy Flooring

Adding epoxy flooring to garages and industrial spaces is common because it is a very strong material that can withstand heavy usage. The average cost of epoxy flooring for a typical 20’ x 24’ garage is $2,230-$4,015.

Garage Remodeling

You might also decide to remodel your entire garage. Garage remodeling can breathe life into your garage space, adding new walls, floors, and wiring to make the garage more attractive or even convert it into an extra living space. Average costs for this ranges from $5,000 to $20,000.

Additional Considerations and Costs

  • When designing your garage organization system, consider the hobbies of everyone in the household, the typical chores, and what items are currently stored in the garage. Thinking about which particular items you need to accommodate helps you select suitable elements and features.
  • Before installing new storage units and garage organizers, empty the garage and take time to inspect the walls, ceiling, floors, and entrances for any gaps or weaknesses that could lead to heat loss. You can also hire a professional home inspector to carry out this work for you.
  • After clearing out your garage for the new organizer system, consider adding new safety and security measures, such as fire extinguishers or locks.
  • Be careful about the items you store in your garage. Even though it is common to see propane tanks and old paint canisters in many garages, these items are hazardous and should be stored elsewhere or disposed of instead.
  • If you have children, think about a tool cabinet or drawer unit with a lock.

FAQs

  • How much does it cost to install garage shelves?

Garage shelves cost between $50 and $1,000 on average. You can install them almost for free by setting them up yourself, or hire a professional and pay around $50 to $100.

  • How deep should a garage shelf be?

Shelves vary in depth from 6-7” up to 24” or more. For garages, where tools and heavy items are stored, a minimum depth of 16” is recommended.

  • What can I store in my garage?

You can store many items in your garage, including tools, gardening equipment, sports gear, bikes, clothes, firewood, furniture, and holiday decorations.

  • How do you hang things on garage walls?

To hang items on garage walls, install hooks, hangers, wall-mounted racks, or pegboards. First, find the hooks and hangers that support the weight of your items.

  • How do I maximize my garage storage?

A good way to maximize garage storage space is to use the walls and ceiling with pegboards, hooks, shelves, and overhead racks.

Cost to install a garage organizer system varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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Cost to install a garage organizer system varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources