The garage is one of the most critical parts of the home. Whether you use it as a creative studio, an extended office or simply, to put large, bulky and hazardous items in, it’s essential to store items there properly. Otherwise, it may impose serious danger on you and your family.
There are a lot of garage storage ideas out there. From the creative to the outrageous, allowing yourself to think about better ways of keeping your stuff in there doesn’t only make you safer. It also makes it a lot easier to keep everything organized. When the time comes you need something, it’s a breeze to look for it.
So today, we’re letting you in on cool DIY garage storage solutions as well as other useful tips you can try along the way.
- Pegboard for Your Items
The key to having a well-organized garage is having a lot of things yet retain a lot of space to move around. A nifty DIY idea is to create a pegboard for your items. From tools to art stuff, you can simply store them vertically on the board. They’re easy to reach and putting wheels on your pegboard makes moving easy.
Here’s how you can weld your own for under $50.
- Compact Shovel Rack
Another thing you need to remember in keeping a safe garage is getting those large and heavy items out of the way. The last thing you want is getting knocked by it or falling on your feet. With just a bunch of nails and a few pieces of thick wood, you can create a DIY shovel rack to put your rake, shovel, broom, and other gardening tools in your garage.
Try this simple instruction to get started.
- Wall Tool Holder
It’s all about vertical storage to make room on your garage floor. Whether you’re a handyman or an avid arts and crafts man, you must have all your items organized and easy to reach for. Another way to make use of vertical space is to build a simple wall tool holder.
Check out this hardwood rail style holder for inspiration.
- Bungee Cords for Balls
Balls tend to be annoying when left in the garage. They move all over the floor and it’s so easy to trip on them when it’s dark. The trick is to create a no nonsense storage for these balls that will keep them out of the way but still be readily accessible.
Our secret? Just a bunch of bungee cords to create a ball cage like this one.
- Jar for Your Screws
Screws, nuts, bolts, they’re all easy to make a mess of in the garage. They’re not only all over the place. You can even hurt yourself by letting these tiny tools stay scattered in your area. Instead of mixing them with all your big and heavy tools, why not dedicate storage solely for these small tools? Get everything organize by grouping all similar screws, nuts and bolts together. From there, use jars to hold each together.
Not just any jar storage. This DIY technique took it to the next level by repurposing jars in such a brilliant way.
- Garage Ceiling Sliding System
Again, it’s all about making and keeping space. This time, we found that we can go beyond utilizing just the wall space for added storage. Look up and you will realize how much space you have on your ceiling.
There are a lot of ways to come up with a DIY storage up there but our favorite has to be this ceiling sliding system we came across with.
- Clear Plastic Storage Bins
What causes a messy and dangerous garage is when you let all your things mixed with each other. From sponges and threads to flammable items and heavy tools, this setup could be seriously hazardous when left unkempt. You don’t always have to go the extra mile in creating a DIY storage. Sometimes, all you need are good, solid plastic storage bins to keep everything in the right place.
The secret to efficient bin storing? Planning. Be sure to have a list of what to put where and label them afterwards.
- Recycle Bin Hangers
Another item that takes up a ton of space in your garage is your wide array of recycle bins. They’re bulky and messy to look at when left disorganized. The key is to have a better way to store them by keeping them off the floor.
Use your wall space by creating DIY recycle bin hangers like this one.
When creating DIY garage storage, be sure to equip yourself with the right tools and any protection if needed. It’s best if you can make it a fun activity or gather your friends to help you out.