35+ DIY Garage Storage Ideas To Help You Reinvent Your Garage On A Budget

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Making the best of the available garage storage space is easier said than done, especially if you are passionate about mechanics and you love to fix common problems all by yourself, without taking your vehicle to the local repair shop. However, storing all your tools and other common household items is not as easy as one might think, this is why you should come up with some basic hacks designed to help you maximize the available space, without having to invest in extra cabinets or adding more square footage to your garage. That being said, here you will find more than 35 different DIY garage storage ideas that you should definitely try!

19. Wall Mounted Lumber Racks!

  Wall Mounted Lumber Racks

Lumber racks have several notable benefits over the classic metal racks as we know them – not only are they a lot cheaper and more lightweight (thus putting less pressure on the walls of your garage), but they are also equally durable and efficient in the long run. Here is how you can come up with your own wall mounted lumber rack, and how you can take its functionality to the next level when it comes to storing your personal belongings.

Project Source and Tutorial – ana-white

20. Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

  Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

A garage cabinet can certainly benefit you on many different levels: not only is the cabinet a great way to store your screws, nuts and bolts and to separate them from one another, but it is also great for storing your screwdrivers, your hammers and all the other tools that you commonly use in the garage. Besides, all you need to make your own giant DIY garage cabinet are several nails and a couple of pieces of wood!

Project Source and Tutorial – familyhandyman

21. Wall Tool Holders

  Wall Tool Holders

Simple and super crafty at the same time, these wall tool holders are very cost-effective and they can store just about any tool you can possibly think of, from a lightweight screwdriver to the heaviest drill press in your garage! Besides, these lovely wall-mounted tool holders allow you to store your tools in plain sight, in a place where you can always see them, thus helping you save a lot of time and trouble.

Project Source and Tutorial – woodgears

22. Workshop Pegboard Book Of Tools!

  Workshop Pegboard Book Of Tools

This book of tools will certainly come in handy for every garage owner! If you have decided to take your garage’s storage space to a whole new level, then this workshop pegboard book-of-tools is certainly a must have that should not miss from your garage. Besides, it will only cost you several dollars to make it from scratch, so why not give it a try this time?

Project Source and Tutorial – pregnantpower

23. DIY Storage Cabinets!

  DIY Storage Cabinets

As mentioned above, the classic and already finished storage cabinets can come with a hefty price tag, so why not make your very own, from scratch? If you are passionate about crafts, arts and DIY projects, then you can easily come up with a homemade storage cabinet that will benefit you greatly, over the years. You get to decide just how many storage options there will be in your cabinet – the choice is entirely yours!

Project Source and Tutorial – sugarbeecrafts

24. Screwdriver Organizing

  Screwdriver Organizing

Organizing your screwdrivers may as well turn out to be the most difficult thing you have ever done – as difficult as it is, it can also be very rewarding, as nothing compares to the feeling you get when you realize that the screwdriver you have been looking for was actually “hidden in plain sight” all along! Here is a lovely DIY project that will certainly change the way you see your screwdrivers.

Project Source and Tutorial – chezlarsson

25. Lovely Garage “Playground”

  Lovely Garage “Playground”

Have you started to notice that your personal belongings and your tools slowly start to pile up, and that your garage is becoming increasingly cluttered and more difficult to clean and keep in order? If that is your case, then you will definitely get to love this practical and super functional “garage playground”, that will help you maximize the available storage space in your garage without actually making any financial compromise.

Project Source and Tutorial – turtlesandtails

26. Fold-Up Suspended Shelves

  Fold-Up Suspended Shelves

If there is one thing that is better and more space-effective than a suspended shelf, that has to be a fold-up suspended shelf that will save you even more time, space and trouble! Here is a lovely and insightful tutorial that will teach you just how easy and effortless it is to come up with your own shelf, from scratch. Grab your hammer and nails, make sure your passion and creativity are both “enabled” and get started!

Project Source and Tutorial – turtlesandtails

27. Basic Storage Shelf For Your Basement

  Basic Storage Shelf For Your Basement

More and more people have started to convert their basement space into a playroom or another bedroom, but if you haven’t, then rejoice – here is a lovely storage shelf idea that will help you make the best of the available storage space in your basement, on a budget! Follow this tutorial and you will certainly not regret it.

Project Source and Tutorial – whitehouseblackshutters

28. DIY Garage Storage Ideas

  DIY Garage Storage Ideas

This is yet another crafty, cheap and practical DIY garage storage idea that you can use, whenever you feel that there simply are too many items and tools on your hands, and that you want to do something about them. Lovely, practical, durable and ridiculously simple at the same time, this DIY garage storage idea will certainly make you become addicted to DIY projects, before you even realize it – they are simply very practical and appealing!

Project Source and Tutorial – home-dzine

29. Fold Down Work Bench

Fold Down Work Bench

If you are a carpenter, a tradesman or a handyman and your garage also happens to double as your workshop, then you will certainly appreciate this lovely tutorial on how to make your own fold down work bench, quickly and without the hassles. It should not take you more than a couple of hours to complete it, and the best thing about it is that it will last for years – check it out and see for yourself!

Project Source and Tutorial – imgur

30. Storage Shelf Idea For Your Garage

Storage Shelf Idea For Your Garage

Storage shelves will certainly not become old-fashioned anytime soon, and for a good reason: they are very cost-effective, practical, easy to make and even easier to install. Besides, these shelves are also very safe and secure, and all you need to do is to reach out to the desired item and just grab it! Here is how you can make your own storage shelves from scratch, for your garage.

Project Source and Tutorial – instructables

31. Easy Garage Storage And Bench

  Easy Garage Storage And Bench

This is a two-in-one storage idea that will certainly redefine the way you see your garage, and the available storage space in your garage – the tutorial will help you come up with both a garage storage idea and a lovely bench that you can use whenever you need it! If you have decided to take the matter into your own hands and to push the boundaries of your garage storage space, then you have certainly come to the right place.

Project Source and Tutorial – instructables

32. Free Workbench Storage!

Free Workbench Storage

Why spend several hundred dollars on a readily available workbench storage, when you can make your very own bench from scratch – one that will be at least as functional and practical as the readily available one? Here is a lovely, in-depth and detail-rich tutorial that you need to follow, if you have decided to put your carpentry skills to a test and to make yourself an almost free-of-charge workbench storage idea for your garage!

Project Source and Tutorial – instructables

33. Fishing Pole Storage Idea

  Fishing Pole Storage Idea

This storage idea is nothing like the other storage ideas mentioned above – it is a lot more versatile and a lot easier to accomplish. Besides this, the fishing pole storage idea is so easy to implement that it can be used both for your garage and for your apartment – whenever there is a need for additional storage space, you can count on this one to help you out! Check it out and you will certainly not be disappointed.

Project Source and Tutorial – instructables

34. Adjustable Hanging Garage Storage System

  Adjustable Hanging Garage Storage System

This is a very easy and fully adjustable and customizable hanging garage storage system that will help you store all your tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. The fact that it is fully adjustable only adds to the general functionality and usefulness of this storage system – not to mention the fact that it is very affordable as well!

Project Source and Tutorial – instructables

35. Build Yourself A Ball Caddy!

  Build Yourself A Ball Caddy

This is a lovely storage idea that will really benefit mothers with children! If you have kids – and boys in particular – then you certainly know how challenging it can be to store all their shoes and balls in a clean and efficient way. Fortunately, this is where the ball caddy will come in handy and help you store all of their balls in a place where they can easily find them, next time they want to go out and play!

Project Source and Tutorial – diynetwork

36. Cool Work Bench Idea!

  Cool Work Bench Idea

This is a really cool and practical work bench idea that you should certainly try, especially if you also use your garage as your work shop. Check it out and see just how easy it is to make your own work bench, with only some basic raw materials and a lot of time and patience on your hands!

Project Source and Tutorial – garagejournal

To sum it all up, these are several crafty, inexpensive and practical DIY storage ideas that will help you maximize the available storage space, not just in your garage but also in your basement or your attic. You do not need to spend a small fortune on a ready-made caddy, work bench or cabinet to enjoy the benefits of an expanded storage space, and these tutorials will certainly testify to this!

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