How to Create More Storage in Your Home

Keeping the house tidy probably feels like an impossible task. But what if we told you that it doesn't have to be? With the help of some shelving and racking, you can stop the mess before it starts. So, we put together this guide to help you build create more storage space in your home.

Nobody likes a cluttered house. But, it can be pretty easy to let your home descend into an untidy nightmare. In the UK, 47% of people admit that they would stop people coming into their house because of clutter.

It will come as no surprise that a messy living space can also affect your mood. Studies show that 80% of people say that the state of their house influences how they feel. On top of this, 61% of households said they argue about clutter at least once per week.

Now, we know that every household is different. Whether you just have one room that's the culprit for your clutter, or you could do with some storage for the whole house, we've got it covered.

Getting started

The best place to start in any room is to clear it out and get measured up. So break out the tape measure, and note down how much storage space you have. We offer shelving units in a wide range of height, widths and depths, so use your measurements to work out which shelves are right for you.

You will also need to think about what you are storing. You will need to think about the quantity and weight of your stuff.

Kitchen Storage

G-Rack Kitchen Shelving Unit

Studies show that the kitchen is the most used room in the house, making it notorious for mess. Whether you're storing food, appliances, cutlery or all of the above, we have a kitchen shelving unit for you.

Our standard shelving unit are the perfect place to store your weekly shop. With five tiers of durable shelving, you can organise your food efficiently on different tiers - perfect for when the pan is boiling, and you need to find something quickly.

If you cook or bake regularly, and need somewhere to store all of your ingredients and bowls, you should check out our widespan shelving. These units give you a handy width of 120cm, and a generous depth, so you can fit everything you need in one place. You can even look at including a corner shelving unit to complete your kitchen shelving system.

Bedroom storage

It's easy to let the bedrooms get out of hand. Whether you've got shoes scattered around the floor or your kids are getting lost in a mountain of toys, some shelving can make a world of difference.

For bedrooms, we recommend looking at our standard shelving and reduced shelving ranges. Our smaller, five-tier shelving units are just 75cm wide and 30cm deep, meaning you can store them in small spaces, even in a cupboard! As mentioned, these units are ideal for storing shoes, toys, storage boxes, gaming equipment and more.

Depending on how much space you're working with, you can go for single units, or combine several using our bay connectors. Our shelves are fully adjustable, so you can change the shelf height if you have to keep some taller items on one-tier.

Garage shelving and racking

The garage is another magnet for household clutter. If you're within the 50% of UK homeowners who admit the garage is the most dis-organised area of the house, then this is the section for you.

Our free standing  should do the trick. Our shelving has a load weight of 175kg per tier, thanks to the durable metal construction. The robust build for garage shelving makes them perfect for storing everyday items such as boxes, tools, crates and more. Again, these units are fully adjustable so you can alter the shelf height if you need to.

We also supply heavy-duty shelving which is ideal for people with bulkier items who could do with some large storage shelves for their garage. These units hold a massive 265kg of load weight per tier, perfect for heavy tools, components, or light machinery. Building a heavy duty racking system is the best way to optimise your garage storage space.

If you're a DIY guru, you can add a heavy duty workbench to your garage racking system. These units give you two tiers of storage, a worktop, and 300kg of load weight per tier. From vices to band saws, these garage workbench units can house all of your equipment and tools.

For peace of mind, our garage racking comes with stainless steel beams that support the MDF boards. They also feature rubber feet to maximise stability.

Our range gives you the same options as our others; different heights, widths and depths. You can view the full range here.

Loft shelving and racking

G-Rack Loft Shelving

Now, let's take things up a level - literally.

We supply a fantastic range of loft storage and solutions that help you make the most out of your attic space. Whether you're looking to utilise your loft space for storage, or undertaking a loft conversion, you're in the right place.

Our attic shelving gives you a range of options depending on your needs. Attics are generally quite small, so standard attic racking and reduced space shelving will be your best bet.

With all the great features of our other ranges, these boltless shelving units can adjust to fit your requirements.

View our range of attic racking here

Shed shelving

G-Rack Shed Shelving

Finally, let's go outback.

When it comes to sheds, many people throw their summer gear in, force the door shut, and forget about it until June. If that's the case with your shed, don't worry, a few bays of shed shelving can turn that around.

Our garden shed racking solutions can significantly increase your shed storage and maximise floor space. The garden shed shelving is also perfect for tools storage, organising components and gardening equipment.

The range includes heavy duty shelving, widespan shelving and shelving units so you can find the right solution for your needs.

These units can be combined to create a storage racking system, including corner racking to fully utilise your area. You can view our range of garden shed storage here. 

Why choose G-Rack Storage?

Our shelving units have an easy-build boltless construction, so you don't have to mess around with the nuts and bolts. Just slot the beams into place, and you're good to go.

We include delivery on our flat-packed shelving on all mainland UK orders. Our shelving comes with a 5-year guarantee, so you can trust us to deliver you the highest-quality storage.

We hope this will give you a few more ideas for your home storage - if you need any advice or guidance, feel free to drop us an email at or call our UK team on 0191 500 6000.