Garage Storage Ideas – While many convert their garages into extra living space, there are those of us who prefer to retain them for their intended purpose – a place to park the car. With off-road parking adding value (and convenience) to a property, it makes sense to keep your garage as a garage if you don’t desperately need more rooms.
But as many of us find, the garage not only becomes a home for your car, but also a whole host of other items. Bikes, ski gear, tools and even the Christmas decs can all find themselves jumbled in the back of a dusty garage.
Which is why being organised is essential. So, here are some garage storage solutions to help you take your garage from a cluttered mess to the pinnacle of tidiness.
1. Wall Panel Storage System
Add a pop of color and some style to your garage wall with some cheery paint and this simple panel system. A Beautiful Mess gives us another idea for wall storage that we’re swooning for. All your workshop needs will be organized and at-hand.
2. Pegboard Shelves
Here’s a slick way to store a whole cluster of tools on pegboard with only two pegs. Cut some 2-1/2 in. wide mini shelves; drill holes or slots for router bits, screwdrivers, chisels and files; then drill a couple of 1/8-in. holes in the edges for the 1/8-in. diameter pegs. With a vise and pliers, bend the pegs to about 85 degrees and hammer them into the holes. Be sure the pegs fit tightly in the wood so the shelves can’t fall off. Build this simple pegboard storage area in your workshop or garage.
For years, people have been trying to hang their bikes, tools and utensils vertically, on the walls of their garage – and for a good reason, and this is actually the best way to store all your belongings, without having to worry too much about them! Here is a lovely and thoroughly detailed tutorial that will show you just how easy it is to make the best of some studs.
4. Toy Garage Storage Ideas
These chalkboard labels are durable and easy to work with—in other words, they’re perfect for a messy garage.
5. Filing Garage Bin
We are really loving this DIY and it’s transformation from a simple old filing cabinet into a multi-purpose garage storage unit. They even installed pegboards on the sides!
6. Lovely Bike Shelf
If you are the type of woman who always loves to take her bike out for a ride, then you certainly know just how challenging it is to store all the essentials (a small snack, your water bottle and so forth). Regardless of whether you plan on going on a short trip or if you want to go and buy groceries, this is a smart, affordable and space-effective storage hack that will definitely come in handy for you, next time you take your bike out of the house!
7. Bucket Hose Storage
Martha Stewart knows how to store your hose too. All you need is a bucket to get started!
8. Garden Tool Wall
Check out this chic idea from Martha Stewart! Get all your garden tools and suck in the right kind of sleek and stylish order!
9. Chalkboard Paint Cupboards
Cover your cabinets and cupboards out there with some chalkboard paint. It’ll make labeling and organizing so much easier!
10. Spice Container Storage
If you grab some spice containers and use a magnet strip, you can have all your nails, screws and the like ready for action and not scattered in drawers or on the floor! Thanks for the inspiration, Babble!
11. Magnet Strips
A magnet strip or too could help you will those drill bits and stuff. You won’t be searching high and low after installing one of these!
12. Jumbo Tape Dispenser
Check out this awesome idea that’s super easy to put together. Duck tape, packing tape, painter’s tape … all the tape can fit right in!
13. Pegboard Wall
A Beautiful Mess shows us how a simple pegboard can clean up and declutter. Put all your tools and have-tools right at an arm’s reach!
14. Your Spray Paint Storage
Here’s a simple cabinet to keep all of your spray cans handy. A great DIY too.
15. PVC for Spray Paint Storage
Got a lot of spray paint cans? Keep them handy with PVC.
16. Long Tool Organizer Cart Made with CNC
Have long tools you want to keep handy? Try DIY-ing this organizer.
17. Classic Workshop Storage
Keep nails, screws and other small items easily in reach. Baby food jars are the perfect size!
18. Shoe Storage
Garages are one of the main entry points to a home. And as such, there needs to be a good way to organize the mountains of shoes that get taken off and put on in this space. Shelves work okay, but if your family is like most, this inevitably becomes a jumbled mess with stray shoes laying everywhere. Not such a good thing when you’re trying to get the kids out the door for school. We uncovered an ingenious solution. This PVC shoe rack accommodates 66 pairs of shoes! Start by purchasing PVC pipe at your local hardware store. They typically come in 10-foot lengths. Then cut the pipe into 12-inch sections using a hacksaw. It’s recommended that you sand the outward-facing edges to make them less sharp when putting hands in to grab your shoes. Then glue the pieces together in a row. Continue this for each row, also gluing them to the row below. Once finished, the entire structure will be sturdy enough to stand on its own.
19. Easy Assess
Keeping your well-used items available and at hand is especially important to seasonal sports lovers. Lugging your equipment in and out of the house, or into (and out) cabinets can be a real chore. Providing a place for it to be stored within easy access to your vehicle is a true asset.
20. Make a Garden Closet
If you tend to keep garden items in the garage, why not give them their own little home? In just one weekend you could build the perfect place to keep those garden items and get them completely out of your garage. The closet gives you space for larger garden tools, hanging plastic bins and a number of other things that you may need to store.
21. Grab a FastTrack Organization System
Rubbermaid, as well as a few other companies, make systems that you can hang on the wall to organize tools, garden supplies and other items in the garage. You just mount the system and use hooks to hang things up. This is a great way to make more floor space in the garage and keep it well-organized at the same time.
22. Hang Jars Under Shelves
Keeping nails and screws, as well as other small items, organized is easy when you simply take empty jars and mount them underneath shelving. You just use a screw through the lid of the jar and then the jar screws onto the lid. This not only keeps those smaller items within reach, it helps to give you more shelf space for other things.
23. Choose a Corner for Organization
One single corner can help you to completely organize your entire garage. Just add a workbench, shelving or whatever type of storage that you need. be sure that you utilize wall space with hanging baskets or pegboards and before you know it, you will have a perfectly organized garage where you can find what you need quickly and easily.
24. Create a Garden Center
Dividing all of your storage into zones is a great way to really get organized. You can easily create a garden center by simply adding metal shelving and hooks. The hooks are great for storing garden tools and you can keep corral pots and other items on the shelves. A magnetic message board helps you to keep track of planting and harvesting schedules.
25. One Well-Organized Wall
Organizing the garage does not mean that you have to use all of the walls for storage. You can utilize just one wall and create a great organization center for practically anything that you need to store. Metal cabinets and shelves are a good start and you can add labeled totes or baskets for items that need a permanent home.
26. Plastic Cups on a Pegboard
Plastic cups that you can pick up for $1 for 3 are a great way to organize tools and other items. You just have to mount them on the wall or better yet, on a pegboard. Just drill 2 holes in each cup and secure to the pegboard using zip ties. You can create an entire board filled with cup storage to keep all of those smaller items organized.
27. Create vertical space with adjustable metal shelving.
Unify unsightly piles of odds and ends in plastic containers. Stash seldom-used and seasonal stuff up high on these wall-mounted shelves, and keep everyday items at eye level.
28. Tool Storage Galvanized Walls
More brilliant use of plumbing pipes for storage! This would be perfect in the shed or wherever you store your garden tools.
29. Create a zone for your gear
If you’re a sports enthusiast, create an area for storing your equipment. Hang your gear and place items in bins on a storage unit, similar to this one from Frontgate.
30. Line up gardening items.
Use a horizontal hook rack to avoid leaving your large gardening tools in a messy pile.
31. Place a coat rack in your garage.
After a rainstorm, hang up wet items like umbrellas and coats in your garage.
32. Categorize your items.
Group like items—paintbrushes, trays, and rollers, for instance—together for ease of use on your freestanding shelf.
33. Easy Access
A combination of mesh drawers, shelving and hooks keeps all the items in the garage clearly visible, organized and easily accessible.