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Meet us at the Chicago Auto Show in February

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

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If you love cars, you might want to mark your calendars for the 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.  The show, which will be held this year from February 10-19, will encompass over 1 million square feet. It is the largest show of its kind in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year’s show will feature indoor and outdoor test tracks as well as many interactive exhibits. The show allows auto makers to “strut their stuff” — from introducing new family sedans and SUV’s to showcasing concept, luxury and even “super cars.”

The show’s South Hall also offers a large area for vendors and exhibitors offering a staggering array of vehicle-related products and services.

We would like to invite you to visit to the Garage Store Booth while you are there. We offer many ideas to organize and beautify your garage, especially if you plan to park your new auto there.  However, any vehicle will look better in a bright and organized garage.  You might start with a concrete coating for the garage floor.  Our epoxy system transforms a dingy concrete floor into a durable, easy-to-clean surface that will add beauty, function and value to any garage.


Garage Store Garage Flooring

You might then want to consider adding lighting, cabinetry, shelving and other storage components. Garage Store has the perfect overhead storage systems, tool cabinets, lockers, shelves and specialty storage products that will keep your garage organized with plenty of room for your tools, toys and other “stuff,” while keeping the floor open for parking your car.   We also have sinks, refrigerators and other appliances that can turn your garage into a party “room.”

Finally, check out our vehicle lifts, which will allow you a safe and out-of-the-way place to park your new “super car.”

Super Car Storage


So please mark your calendars for your February outing to the 110th Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place.  Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ updates for information on our location at the Show and plan a visit to our booth – we would love to meet you.

Could it Be September – Already?

Monday, September 19th, 2016


After a long, hot summer, the crisp mornings and cooler evenings are very welcome.  But the days are still warm and riding a bicycle is especially inviting on an autumn day. However, make no mistake, the signs are all there – winter is not far off.  It will soon be time to find somewhere to store that bike.

After a summer of using the garage as a dumping ground for bicycles, outdoor sports equipment, toys, gardening equipment, and tools, the garage can get cluttered. Parking in the driveway instead of the garage may not be a big deal until you are chipping ice and digging the family car out after the first Northern Illinois snow or ice storm. At that point, parking in a protected garage might suddenly become a priority.

For many homeowners with a growing family, the “stuff” that needs to be stored seems to grow exponentially.  It may seem impossible to find places for all of the accumulated items that are important during one season, but useless in the next.

Garage Store Illinois has the answer.  The technicians at Garage Store will evaluate your belongings and suggest storage options that are as unique as you and your family. They have so many specialty products that they can find a solution for almost every storage need. So call Garage Store at to organize your garage to store whatever needs to be stored. You are sure to find what you need — whether you need a place to store golf clubs, hang bicycles or even install a lift to store dad’s Corvette convertible until next spring.

Vehicle Lift in with two Camaros

Call Garage Store before winter and you will be able enjoy a few minutes of extra sleep,  as you ignore the snow brush and simply drive out of your dry garage.



Get Organized in 2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Have you put away your Christmas Decorations? Do you know where you put the decorations for St. Patrick’s Day? Or Easter? Today, it is not uncommon for home owners to decorate the inside … and outside … of their homes with seasonal décor. Outdoor decorations brighten up the neighborhood. And homes that change décor during the year are more interesting and fun. However, all of that decorating comes at a cost. Where to store everything?

The Garage Store has many great storage ideas that fit busy lifestyles today. For example, think high. The space in a garage above the family’s cars is most often wasted. While you could add a few hooks, today there are innovative options that can give you more space … and more convenience than you have ever imagined.

For example, car buffs will be blown away by the possibility of adding a car lift to the garage. These fixtures are quickly installed, more economical than you might think, and can double the parking spaces in a garage. Getting one car off the floor gives home owners the ability to add a work bench, cabinetry and other features to the second half of a garage.

Vehicle Lift in with two Camaros

However, if you do not have an extra car or two to store, or want to keep all of the vehicles on the floor, how about adjustable overhead storage? Professionally installed overhead storage racks easily attach to the roof or ceiling of any garage. They hold up to 250 pounds. The stationary racks offer adjustable heights up to 46 inches from the ceiling and come in a variety of sizes. However, for more flexibility Garage Store offers storage racks that raise and lower, allowing you to load, store and lift heavy items to the ceiling without a ladder. These racks are fully adjustable and come in various sizes. And there are accessories that expand storage options.

Adjustable overhead storage
The Garage Store has many storage options available, allowing people to configure their garages, basements and other areas of their homes into convenient, organized and beautiful spaces. Stop by the showroom at 1082 Rock Lane, East Dundee, Illinois or check out the website at to start planning your next project. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!

Are You Hoping to Find a New Car In Your Christmas Stocking?

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Vehicle Lift in with two Camaros


Have you noticed that almost every other commercial on TV this season is about end-of-the-year deals on almost every make of automobile out there?  Are you hoping that “Santa” will be delivering one to your garage? But if you do get that automobile, where will you put it?  You probably will not want to leave it outside during our cold and snowy Chicago winter.  But what about that classic car you already have in your garage?  Or that convertible you drive in the summer?

If your garage floor space is limited, Look up!

We recently installed an 8,000 pound four-post lift in a garage in Woodstock, and can do the same for you.  The upper deck holds the classic Camaro, while the lower level houses the shiny new model.  If you have a 110v line and 10-foot ceilings, you  too can double your garage parking space. Four-post vehicle lifts are the perfect solution for increasing parking space.  They do not require any structural changes to your building and can be installed quickly and economically.

Do you do your own vehicle maintenance?

A portable vehicle lift also makes the perfect Christmas gift for the weekend mechanic.  The ability to reach the underside of your car without sliding in on your back can make maintenance easier and safer.  Four car stop plates allow you to secure vehicles from the front and rear, increasing your safety when working on the car.

Options include a heavy-duty jack tray that provides a platform for lifting vehicles off the runways for maintenance and drip trays that collect waste oil when working on the car (and will also protects any vehicle parked underneath).  The drive-on approach ramps have diamond plate design that makes getting vehicles onto the lift easy, including low profile vehicles.  Adding a polyurethane-coated caster kit will make moving the lift easier.

So whether you need the room for your favorite sports car or want to work on your car from below, the Garage Store lifts are a perfect solution.  Also check out our other garage organizing solutions, including tool storage, bike storage, car pads, and other garage accessories.  Call today to hear more about how we can make your Holidays brighter!  (847) 428-8862 or visit our showroom at 1082 Rock Road Lane, East Dundee, Illinois.