Some people are lucky enough to have a garage with ample storage spaces that functions adequately. Others struggle with a garage that has multiple uses and far too much stuff to be able to store the car in the winter. If you're part of the latter crowd, consider embarking on a garage organization DIY project or two. You don't need a lot of skill or a magic wand to come up with garage storage DIY ideas for everything you own. However, you do need some time, patience, and a little elbow grease.
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Anchor PVC Pipe to the Wall for Tool Storage
If you need to store long garden tools in the garage, it's nice to have the rakes and shovels on the wall and out of the way. You've probably seen some type of cartoon depicting someone stepping on the end of a shovel and the handle hitting them in the face—but this type of thing can really happen. Prevent it with a garage storage DIY idea where you install a wall-anchored storage rack that uses inexpensive PVC pipe.
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Make Shelves That Fit in Your Garage
The foundation of every organized garage is a good storage system. This usually involves some type of shelving unit. Instead of buying something readymade and expensive, however, learn how to make shelves that are custom-fit to the space.
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Make Custom Solutions for Your Most-Used Items
When you first start organizing your garage, do a quick inventory and think about how you want the space to function. Is there a particular hobby or pastime that requires significant storage space? Carve out some room and build something for that purpose, such as this functional spray paint rack.
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Hang Objects off of a Pegboard
Pegboard is a type of material that makes a lot of sense in a garage storage DIY idea because it can be constantly reconfigured as you add and subtract items. Shelving can be repositioned and containers can be moved to different pegs.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Get Sports Balls off the Ground
If your family participates in a lot of sports, you'll need to come up with a garage storage DIY idea for all the excess balls. You could put a container on the ground, but floor space is prime real estate in a garage. Instead, hang a cage-like mechanism in which you can pile various types of balls.
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Make an Industrial-Style Towel Holder
No garage storage DIY project is too small to complete when you are looking for a functional space. Everything down to the smallest nail should have a place. This project from Love Create Celebrate looks stylish and holds shop towels so they are always within reach and off of your work area.
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Create a Mudroom in Part of Your Garage
If you have an attached garage and no mudroom inside, create one on the wall next to the main entryway. Even though this design is minimal, this garage storage DIY idea takes into account how the family uses the space and makes sure each member has a spot to store their items.
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Store Bikes on a Custom Rack
Bikes can be awkward to store, so if you have more than one, consider creating a custom rack. This rack from Gray House Studio also doubles as a bench, making this garage storage DIY design as functional as it is cool looking.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Make Your Garage Organization Beautiful
Who doesn't like a garage storage DIY that is also aesthetically pleasing? The creatives over at A Beautiful Mess came up with a clever way to store basic garage necessities on the wall. Don't be afraid to use color when embarking on a DIY project, even if it means making a bold choice.
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Add Wheels to a Tool Cart
If your garage doubles as a workshop, consider this DIY project from My Repurposed Life. The tool cart is large enough to hold your most-used tools but narrow enough to easily stowaway when not in use.
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Give Yourself Surface Area for Potting
If you are an avid gardener but don't have a potting shed, chances are you'll be doing a lot of potting in your garage. Create the space for storing your precious pots and tools and then give yourself a surface area to work. This concrete table from Lia Griffith is an ideal solution.
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Use a Built-In as a Mudroom
Need more room for hats, gloves, and book bags? You can transform some basic cabinetry into a custom mudroom for your garage for a lower cost than you might initially think. If you have enough open wall space for a garage storage DIY, check out this reveal from The Kim Six Fix for more details.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Turn Your Garage Into a Studio
The main takeaway here should be that your garage can function how you need it to function. If you don't have a car to store but work on creative endeavors at home, turn the space into a studio. Check out this full reveal for details on how you can transform your floors so they are more workspace-friendly.