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!
5. DIY shelf and plastic bins storage
Have you found yourself very interested in the idea of storing simple things in plastic bins because you have a lot of family clutter that you think would fit perfectly but you don’t have anywhere to put them right now, so they’re kind of just taking up space? Well, if you’re even a little bit handy with wood, then we think you might get along quite well with this tutorial from DIY Design Fanatic that guides you through the process of making a high wooden shelf with perfect proportions for large plastic tubs.
6. Garage ceiling mounted storage
Just in case you’re actually still feeling intrigued by the idea of making off-the-floor storage for larger things but you don’t actually have much wall space that’s reachable from the floor either, so you’re looking for something different? Then perhaps this awesome, space efficient concept from Ana White that shows you how to make mounted ceiling storage would be better for you.
7. Cheap DIY truss shelf garage storage
Perhaps you’re definitely interested in making some wooden shelf storage but your available space is very small indeed and you’re actually not much of a woodworker, so you need an idea that’s much more simplified? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Ana White made this cheap DIY truss shelf in just a few simple steps.
8. Giant DIY garage storage cabinet
Just in case you’re still considering awesome garage organization storage options but you’re looking for something much larger that will hold more and you’re not scared of a challenge, here’s a tutorial that might help you right out! Check out how Family Handyman made this giant wooden garage storage cabinet, step by step.
9. Workshop pegboard tool storage
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about different ways to store tools but you’re got a lot more than just a few screwdrivers to worry about? Well, if keeping them hanging where they can be easily reached but are still contained is the goal, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Pregnant Power made this awesome workshop pegboard storage piece.
10. Wall mounted lumber racks
We’ve talked a whole lot about woodworking thus far, so perhaps we’ve caught your attention with that, but if you’re a regular in the woodworking world, then you know just as well as we do how quickly spare wood can accumulate! That’s why we loved this wall mounted lumber rack idea outlined step by step on Ana White!
11. Ceiling corner metal shelf storage
Were you quite intrigued indeed in the idea of making some ceiling mounted storage but you’re really not practiced in wood working and you’d rather work with another material? Then we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this ceiling corner metal shelf built by Instructables.
12. DIY garage ball caddy
In your family, is it actually the kids’ toys, games, and activities that are crowding the garage up a little bit rather than things like tools or gardening supplies? Then we have a feeling you might actually get along a little better with something like this garage ball caddy outlined step by step on DIY Network! The bungee cords make it simple for little hands to get the balls out but still keep them in place.
13. Ceiling fishing pole storage
Just in case you’re still totally in love with the idea of increasing the space in your garage by using the ceiling space to the best of your ability but you’re more of an outdoors person and need something specifically for your summer supplies, here’s a fantastic way to keep those fishing rods you got your whole family safe! Check out this tutorial from Instructables that shows you how to keep them raised up high using 2×4 pieces with circular holes cut into them.
14. Slatted storage wall
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find something that will help you take care of the random, miscellaneous clutter and cleaning supplies that you find scattered around the garage and always need but don’t want lying around anymore? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way A Beautiful Mess made this slatted storage that’s perfect for putting hooks and baskets all over to store all kinds of household necessaries!
15. Bicycle pegboard wall
Did we catch your attention with several different ideas and concepts on our list but you’re having trouble choosing between them? Well, who ever said you can’t mix and match details a little until you get exactly what you need? Check out how iHeart Organizing did precisely that when they made their pegboard wall full of hooks that’s strong enough to hold the family bicycles!
Do you have other awesome DIY suggestions for different kinds of crafty garage storage solutions you’ve tried before and were very happy with indeed, but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!