Every year with the arrival of spring, we start to feel that familiar itch to clean and organize just about every inch of our house. Of course, that isn’t just limited to the kitchen or our kids’ bedrooms! This year, we’re actually staring at our garage and thinking about how much more effectively we could use that space if we just reorganized things a little bit and used our DIY skills to help ourselves along the way. That’s how we found ourselves scouring the Internet looking for all kinds of crafty suggestions to help us along the way.
1. Colourful screwdriver storage
If you’re going to put in the time and effort to put a DIY twist on some storage solutions, would you prefer to make something that has a surprisingly decorative feel to it too? Well, if you’re looking for a place to put all your screwdrivers where they’re easily accessible, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Homemade Modern made this simple wooden screwdriver shelf and painted all their tools using dipped techniques!
2. PVC pipe yard tool storage
Perhaps your smaller tools are already quite well stored and you’re actually looking for a place to put your larger yard and gardening tools that’s off the floor and up out of the way? Then we think you might get along with the way Ashbee Designs used cut sections of PVC piping mounted on the wall to store things with long handles, like brooms or rakes.
3. Wall stud bike hangers
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about ways to get certain things up off the floor in order to preserve space, but the things you have to store are a little bigger than shovels and rakes? Well, believe it or not, even things as large as bikes can be stored up on the walls! Designed to Dwell shows you how to make precisely that happen on wall studs.
4. Recycling bin wall hangers
Do you come from a big family that goes through a lot of food packaging and other recyclables but you always try to do your best by it by disposing of it properly? Well, that’s great, but it can definitely result in having too many bins crowding your floor. That’s why we thought this simple wall mounted recycling bin storage solution outlined on Family Handyman was such a good idea!