17 Clever DIY Garage Storage and Organization Ideas

Organizing all the stuff stored in your garage may be a frustrating or impossible, however with a little effort it can be done. We’ve rounded up some smart storage and organization ideas to help you save the space and get maximum from the garage that you have. Not only are these methods easy and effective, many of them will cost you nothing but a little time.

1. Jumbo Tape Dispenser

Jumbo Tape Dispenser

Make a dispenser from scrap lumber and use a dowel to hold the tapes. (Tutorial via Popular Woodworking)

2. Overhead Garage Storage

Overhead Garage Storage

Create a sliding storage system that hangs from the ceiling and saves all of your wall and floor area for other things. (Tutorial via Alpharubicon)

3. Organize Garden Tools with PVC

Organize Garden Tools with PVC

Smart and affordable storage idea that involves only a few pieces of PVC! (Tutorial via Ashbee Design)

4. Peg-Rail Organizer

Peg-Rail Organizer

Pegs are quite inexpensive so you can add them to the wall as many as you need. (Tutorial via Martha Stewart)

5. Screwdriver Coat Rack

Screwdriver Coat Rack

Stay organized and show off your DIY sensibilities in style with this super easy coat rack project! (Tutorial via HomeMade Modern)

6. Garage Shelving

Garage Shelving

Build garage shelving using only 2x4s. Easy and inexpensive, but sturdy and functional. (Tutorial via Ana White)

7. Rotating Corner Shelves

Rotating Corner Shelves

This kind of shelf rotates for easy access and to maximize use of a garage corner. (Tutorial via The Family Handyman)

8. Garage Wheel/Tire Storage Rack

Tire Storage Rack

Put your spare tires in the secure place. By just spending $40, you can have that rack in your garage. (Tutorial via Team Integra)

9. Drill Bit Storage

Drill Bit Storage

Add a small magnetic strip to the wall or just wherever you have room. This is the perfect way to keep drill bits close at hand and out of the way. (Image via BHG)

10. Hanging Jars Storage

Hanging Jars Storage

Just screw the jar lids to the underside of a shelf to store small items, such as nuts, bolts, and screws. (Tutorial via Chez Larsson)

11. Use Your Studs

Use Your Studs

If you have studs that you can utilize, this is a great way to keep things organized. (More details: Designed to Dwell)

12. Garage Shoe Organizer

Garage Shoe Organizer

If you have shoes in the garage, you can build your own system to store these shoes and keep them off the floor. (Tutorial via Our Home from Scratch)

13. Wall Tool Holders

Wall Tool Holders

These wall tool holders are very cost-effective and they can store just about any tool you can possibly think of. (More details: Woodgears)

14. Pegboard “Book” Of Tools

Pegboard "Book" Of Tools

This pegboard “book” of tools is a fantastic project for keeping your tools together in a small space. (Tutorial via Pregnant Power)

15. Portable Tool Storage

Portable Tool Storage

Build a portable storage caddy to hold all of your tools, paint supplies, and anything else you can fit on there! (Tutorial via Mom 4 Real)

16. Fold-Up Garage Worktable

Fold-up Garage Worktable

The beauty of fold-up pieces is you can fold them up and down at any time, get extra workplace when needed, and remove it when you want clean garage. (Tutorial via Turtles and Tails)

17. Adjustable Hanging Garage Storage System

Adjustable Hanging Garage Storage System

This fully adjustable and customizable hanging garage storage system will help you store all your tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. (Tutorial via Instructables)

17 Clever DIY Garage Storage and Organization Ideas

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