Sure, you’ve been wanting to organize your garage for years — you’re just waiting for the right inspiration. Well, the wait is over. Here are 8 great garage storage ideas that are simple, cheap, clever, and possibly life-changing.
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A garage is an optimal place to organize and store not only garage gear but also off-season belongings. This space recruits a variety of storage options, such as a freestanding shelving unit to hold things like cleaning supplies and dog food and a pegboard for tools to maintain a sense of order. A wooden shelf was installed over the door to tuck away seasonal supplies.
Wish you had a place for everyone to remove shoes and drop trash before stomping inside? Stake out the entryway corner of your garage to create a de facto mudroom. Add a tray for wet boots and a simple rack for hanging whatever. This thrifty home owner used items she already had and spent a mere $13 to put this mudroom together.
Give each of your long-handled landscape tools a home of their own with leftover pieces of plastic PVC plumbing pipe. Cut small sections of pipe at an angle so it’ll be easy to make a screw hole, then attach the pieces to your garage or shed wall. Lay out the tools beforehand so you can set proper spacing; label with masking tape.
Storing boots, bins, soil, and watering cans upright on adjustable shelves frees up space and eliminates clutter on the floor. With adjustable shelving, it’s easy to make room for different-size objects as your storage needs change. Simply remount the shelves at different heights to accommodate new items.
For the ultimate workspace, outfit your garage with a work area that includes a potting table, a metal toolbox on casters, overhead cabinets, and wall-mounted hooks to hang bags and aprons.
This clever homemade tool cart has it all: It puts tools right where you can reach them, it stores stuff vertically on pegboard so you can organize a lot of tools without taking up much floor space, and it’s got wheels so you can move it out of the way easily. The total cost was under $50, but you’ll need some welding skills to put the frame together.
DIY storage solutions such as this sleek modular system offer configurations with hooks, bins, cabinets, and shelves that you can design and set up yourself. Six 4-by-1-foot panels (24 sq. ft. total) with shelves is about $250.
Slatted wall panels allow you to mount cabinets to the wall — without leaving holes in the drywall — and give you the flexibility to reposition them whenever you need. This 24x24x12-inch cabinet can support up to 150 pounds and is coated to resist corrosion. With those smart garage storage ideas, now you are ready to organize your tools, outdoor gear, and whatever else makes its way into your garage.