Do It Yourself Garage Storage Solutions

Is your garage starting to look like an episode of Hoarders? I found a bunch of clutter-busters that don’t involve a blow torch or a bulldozer. There are hundreds of products out there you can build or install yourself with basic hammer-and-nails level skills.

Not sure where or how to start? The pros at This Old House have a 5-step plan that will motivate you to get your garage organized in no time. 

Peg board is a super simple, super cheap way to organize small tools and gadgets. The Family Handyman shows you how to build the one shown here in a couple of hours. 

Real Simple all kinds of inexpensive, easy ways to organize a broom closet, like this one using 3M Command spring hooks to hang up work gloves and other small items. Or glue spring-loaded clothes pins to the wall and solve a problem for zero dollars.

Count on the Queen of Organizing, Martha Stewart, to come up with 16 amazing ideas for getting your garage shipshape. I love the way she’s nailed the lids of screwtop jars to the bottom of a shelf to store small items like nails. It’s a great way to recycle baby food jars. Use inexpensive curtain and shower tension rods to hang small tools and keep spools of twine from tangling.  

Here’s another bright way to bust clutter by maximizing vertical space. Screw metal or plastic buckets, boxes and bins to peg board to stash small ideas. 

It doesn’t get much simpler or cheaper than this idea for storing drill bits using a piece of foam insulation glued to a plywood square. Protect saw blades and little fingers using pie plates cut in half and attached to the wall above your work bench. From

When you want to get seriously serious about organizing your garage, slatted wall panel systems like this one from StoreWall will accommodate all kinds of hooks, cabinets, baskets, shelving and more. They’re lightweight, strong, durable and waterproof – all good things in a garage environment.

Make room for the car and keep the bikes out of the driveway with a freestanding rack. See it and many other bike storage solutions including ceiling-mounted racks at

Those are my top picks. How about you? Share those awesome gadgets and easy storage ideas.

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