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DIY Storage Ideas for Your Garage

A garage is a great asset for many reasons. Not only does a garage space serve as a protected area to park your vehicles, but it also functions as a storage space. If you want to make the most out of the square footage of your garage, however, you’re going to want to plan for storage. There are lots of storage racks and shelving units on the market that are specifically designed for garages; however, they can be quite pricy. If you don’t want to break the bank, with some creativity you can use these DIY storage ideas to organize your garage space instead.

DIY Storage Ideas for Your Garage

To help get you started, here’s a list of some simple and clever DIY garage storage ideas to consider for inspiration.

Pallet Storage

Wood shipping pallets can serve as a fantastic DIY storage feature for your garage. Find wood pallets at hardware stores, box stores, furniture stores, big box stores – or anywhere else that receives shipments.

Gather a collection of those pallets, and sand them down to eliminate any splintered wood. Then, affix them to the walls in strategic locations in your garage using a few screws. Wood pallets are a great storage solution for items that you probably keep in your garage, like garden and yard tools. Wood pallets are also great for tools with long handles such as shovels, rakes, and brooms. They can also be used to store sporting equipment and outdoor toys, such as baseball bats, hockey sticks, and even pool noodles.

You can leave the pallets as-is in their natural wood color, or you can spice things up by staining them a vibrant color. For the price of a few screws, some sandpaper, and perhaps a little bit of paint, you’ll have a storage solution for your garage that you can use in a myriad of ways.

DIY Overhead Garage Storage System

Stow lightweight and medium-sized items onto shelves that are suspended from the ceiling of your garage with this simple DIY hack. For this storage solution, you’ll need:

  • 4’x8’ sheets of ¾” plywood
  • Lag screws and washers
  • Pine stop strip
  • Wood screws
  • 2x4x8s
  • Carpenters glue

You’ll need 16 inches of clearance to stow 12 ½ inch tall bins. However, you can adjust your overhead garage storage system to your desired height. For more detailed information, including step-by-step instructions, click below.

How to: Build a DIY Overhead Garage Storage System

Pegboard Storage Wall

This is perhaps one of the easiest DIY garage storage solutions. All you’ll need is some pegboards, which you can easily purchase at your local hardware store.

Measure out the area where you’d like to install the pegboard and purchase the amount that you’ll need. Then, using a few screws, simply affix them to your garage walls.

There are several different accessories that you can purchase, such as hooks, rings, and even baskets. Pop the accessories into the pegboard to create a super handy storage space. From tool storage to hardware, electrical cords, measuring tapes, and rulers, you can store many different items on a pegboard.

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