The extra space in the garage is quite versatile; for some homeowners, the garage is an extra guest room, a creative studio or even a workshop for some light chores. However, unlike any other room in the house, the garage can be the most difficult to organize for a number of reasons. First, the garage is often a dump for random, awkwardly shaped objects. Also, no one really hangs out in the garage; therefore there is no urge to clean up the space. Nevertheless, organizing a garage is necessary not only to keep the space tidy, but also to make it easy to find items, especially if you are a handyman.
Keeping your tools close at hand allows you to perform your tasks efficiently and not to waste time searching for hours. Before you even consider furnishing your garage, think about what’s in it and whether you need it or not (via Flowwall). Throw out anything that is a waste of space and think about finding a home for the rest of the stuff. For whatever you decide to keep, here are a few garage storage ideas you can borrow a sheet from.
1. Install a tool rack on the wall
Garden tools should be in a location where they are easily accessible when needed. Consider installing a DIY wall mount for your garden rake, garden hose, and a few other items. Hanging them on the wall prevents someone from tripping over them when they are on the floor.
2. Rolling table workstation
The space in the garage is never enough. If you’re looking for a workstation that can also provide more space when needed, consider this trolley. Pull it away from the wall when you need to work and just as easily slide it back when you need more garage space.
3. Make a corner for your tools
Your handy tools don’t have to take up all the space in your garage. You can make a wooden workstation with a few drawers and lots of hooks for easy storage and retrieval. Also consider bringing a comfortable stool for your convenience while working.
4. Use a single wall
Using a single wall to store all your tools and other equipment leaves the rest of the garage open for your vehicle and other items. This also allows you to consolidate most of your handyman equipment in a specific spot in the garage.
5. DIY Wooden Screwdriver Rack
Tired of losing your screwdrivers every time? This DIY wooden wall rack is what you need. Mount it to a wall on the workstation in your garage and you’ll never have to worry about losing screwdrivers again.
6. Power tool attachment
Your woodworking machine deserves a better place than the garage floor. Customize a floating wall mount that not only provides storage, but also serves as a secure charging spot when the equipment is not in use.
7. Jar storage for your hardware
Contrary to popular belief, you can use both stone and plastic pots well in locations other than the kitchen. Jars with a lid provide storage for small pieces of hardware. Placing the pots on shelves on a wall also makes the whole place look neat and organized.
8. Stack all clutter on shelves
If you have a lot of stuff in your garage, an easy organization trick is to pack similar items into containers and store them on shelves or compartments on the wall. This makes for a tidy garage with plenty of room to spare.
9. Make a landing place in your garage
It is very useful to have a mud room in the garage where you can store small garden equipment and equipment. You can quickly put on your garden outfit and get all the tools you need right from the same place. Throw down a rug to add some style to the space, as demonstrated above.
10. Place a pegboard
A pegboard is a versatile and adaptable storage device that will bring a lot of organization to your garage. Not only is it inexpensive, but it can be installed on any wall in the garage. Depending on the quality, you can safely hang equipment of different weights.
11. Store breakables in tool boxes
Tool boxes are made of sturdy plastic and are intended to protect fragile objects in the garage from damage. Another reason you should consider using toolboxes for storage is that they look organized when they are on shelves.
12. Store wood high on the wall
Long pieces of wood can present a challenge when it comes to storage. The best place to safely store such items is high on a wall close to the ceiling. This leaves enough space on the floor for smaller items.
13. Mount ladders on the wall
Ladders are commonly used items in the home and should be stored in locations that are easy to find. Hanging ladders on the wall of the garage not only makes them accessible but also prevents anyone from tripping over them.
14. Magnetic Wall Rack
Mounting a magnetic wall rack for hanging small metal tools is not only sleek, but also very practical. This is especially true for smaller items that you frequently use when repairing and maintaining equipment. You can install as many magnetic strips as you want, depending on your needs.
15. Install open shelves on the wall
Storing frequently used items on open shelves makes them easy to access. This special open shelf takes up little space because it is mounted on the wall. It will be more functional and convenient if you install it near the door.
16. Consider Built-in Shelves
Building shelves within the garage walls is a great way to keep the garage tidy. Instead of dumping everything in one dark corner, a built-in shelf gives you multiple compartments where you can store different items and create even more space.
17. Store according to use
One storage hack for a handyman’s garage is to keep related equipment together. To give you some perspective, the lawnmower and other related tools are in one place in the garage above. This makes it easier for you to assemble the equipment needed for a particular job.
18. Use Metal Shelving
If you have concrete walls in your garage that are not conducive to hanging shelving, consider installing freestanding metal shelving instead. They are sturdy enough and come in a variety of sizes depending on your individual needs.
19. Create a special workshop
If you like DIY projects, build a full-fledged workshop in your garage. The empty walls in your garage provide additional storage space for your workshop tools. Also consider installing one or two rolling workstations that can be slid out of the way if you need to free up some space.
20. Make your own storage
Building your own wooden garage boxes is a great DIY project that will help keep this space neat and organized. If you don’t already have a rack, this is the perfect excuse to get out your tools and build the storage space you might need.