A guide to modular garage storage units and sets

If you’re looking for a smart storage solution to bring some order to your garage or workshop, then our range of modular storage units or sets could be the answer. They’ll allow you to configure your own storage space and create the perfect solution for you.

What do we mean by ‘modular storage’?

Simply put, modular storage units are units that slot together in a variety of different ways. They can offer a combination of shelving units, wall units, drawer units and more (depending on the brand) and can be configured to meet your requirements.

So whatever space you have available in your garage or workshop, and whatever it’s dimensions, you can build a bespoke storage solution that will fit neatly and answer all of your needs.

What options are available?


Our Halfords-branded modular storage shelving units are a great entry-level option and the range includes a freestanding rectangular shelving unit, a freestanding corner shelving unit, and a wall unit with hooks.

The shelving units are boltless, which means they’re quick and easy to assemble at home, and the modular design allows you to combine the units in whatever way you wish and simply slot them together. You can even split the rectangular units into two smaller units and position them side-by-side to create an instant workbench.

There are two variations of the rectangular shelving unit available, one with a capacity of 175kg per shelf and the other with a capacity of 265kg per shelf, so you don’t have to worry about overloading them. Plus their affordable prices mean you can construct the ideal storage solution without breaking the bank.

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Another option is a Sealey garage storage set, which have been designed with ease-of-use and practicality in mind. While the sets are larger than the Halfords-branded range, they’re still modular in design and can be combined with one another.

Depending on what design you choose, they can include features such as floor-to-ceiling cabinets, drawer units, wall cabinets, floor cupboards, worktops and handy back panels with built-in holes for your tools.

They’re tough and durable, with a hammered metal finish, and some models offer a choice of wooden or stainless steel worktops. The drawer handles and pulls are aluminium, while the drawers have ball bearing drawer slides and the wall cabinet doors have gas struts for easy opening.

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What should you do before buying modular storage?

Measure your space

It’s an obvious one, but this is probably the most important step before you commit to buying modular storage units or a modular storage unit set.

Measuring the space where you want the storage to go – including the height from floor to ceiling – will help to ensure that you don’t end up in a situation where the storage you’ve chosen is too big.

Make sure you take into account any doors that may open or drawers that may pull out, as well as the space you’ll need to move around if you’re thinking of investing in an option with a workbench or worktop.

Choose the right storage type for you

Now that you know the size of the space you have to work with, you can choose the best modular storage unit or set for that space and your budget. Think about what you’re going to be using it for, what items you plan to store and how much storage you need.

You’ll find the dimensions of our units and sets on the relevant product pages at Halfords.com, so you can see which are suitable for your available space.

Work out your storage configuration

This goes hand-in-hand with the above point, but it’s worth mentioning on its own because one of the major benefits of modular storage is the ability to create a bespoke space.

If you want two shelving units side by side for your tools, then you can have it. If you’d prefer a workspace with storage above and below, then you can create it. Just make sure your measurements are correct and you can use the space to your advantage.

What about storage boxes?

Shelves are great, but they can be even better with some storage boxes to hold all of your tools and equipment.

Our range of Wham storage boxes come in several different shapes and sizes. They’re heavy duty, specifically compatible with the Halfords-branded shelving units so you can trust they’ll fit perfectly, and made from recycled plastic that’s come from car bumpers, crates and bottle caps. They’ll help you to keep your new modular storage neat and tidy, as well as make it easier to find what you’re looking for in a cluttered garage or workshop.

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What about the floor?

Finish off your space with some hard-wearing garage flooring. Made from recycled materials and 100% recyclable themselves, our interlocking floor tiles and edging strips will help to protect your floor (and any tools that fall onto it!) and come with a 10-year guarantee.

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