If you’re anything like me, you would have a repeating cycle of cleaning up the garage, making it spic and span, and then two months later the junk would slowly but surely pile up again until your garage was unrecognizable again.
These DIY Garage Hacks are intended to help you to clean and organize your garage, and keep it that way.
DIY Garage Storage Bin System
As featured in our 50 Nifty DIY Storage Ideas article, this handy system uses some basic bins in two sizes (and two colors for a bit more of an aesthetic appeal) that will let you organize everything you need in the garage.
This is certainly not one of our most complicated DIY garage hacks, but it gets the job done!
Overhead Garage Storage Bins
If a wall-mounted storage system won’t work for you for whatever reason, you can get the stuff you don’t use very often up and out of the way with ceiling mounted racks that can hold all of your storage bins.
This is a great place to store seasonal decorations, summer toys (during the winter) or winter toys (during the summer) as well as anything else that you only need once in a blue moon.
Jar Hardware Containers
Jars of various sizes make the perfect storage container for smaller hardware items including nuts, bolts, washers, nails, screws, and more.
Simply nail or screw the lid onto a solid surface and then twist the jar into place.
Stacked Bin Storage Towers
Stacking bins are a great way to store infrequently used items, until you need to get to something that’s in the bottom bin.
This space-saving design allows you to neatly stack the bins, but each can be pulled out and accessed individually.
Plus, this design provides additional hanging storage on each of the sides.
Jumbo Tape Dispenser
This clever little DIY project gives you the perfect place to store AND dispense the tape you need, including packing tape, duck tape, masking tape, and more.
The built in re-purposed hacksaw blade also provides a nice edge for cutting off just the amount of tape you need, or you can remove the entire roll (filler block and all) and take it where you need it.
If I was to make one change to this DIY project, I would make it so that the either the individual or the entire tape dispenser could be removed from the wall and taken to wherever you needed to use the tape.
Copper Clamps Tool Storage (The Do Not Touch Tray!)
This piece is more decorative than it is functional (I pity the person trying to remove any of these tools from their resting place).
But if you have a bunch of unique or antique tools that you want to keep without taking up much-needed storage space, consider displaying them like art inside the garage.
DIY Bike Storage Shelf
A narrow wood box, with a cut out big enough to slide the bike into place, provides the perfect wall-mount for a single bicycle, plus room for a helmet and other accessories on the shelf itself. Neat, and simple… just the way I like my DIY projects!
Multi-Purpose DIY Tool Rack
This easy-to-make tool rack will hold almost anything you throw at it. The rack itself is made from slats fastened to a simple frame.
Individual tool hangers are crafted with a groove which allows them to slip snugly onto any of the slats, so this board can easily be rearranged as needed to fit more tools.
DIY Wheelbarrow Storage Mount
Wheelbarrows take up a lot of floor space in the garage, but you want to make sure they are handy for whenever you need to haul a heavy load.
This easy to make DIY storage holder lets you slip your Wheelbarrow into it’s own reserved parking space on the wall that takes up far less floor space.
Garden Tool Tubes Quick and Easy DIY Garage Hack
This DIY garage hack is SUPER easy and SUPER effective.
All you need is several pieces of PVC piping (scrap will do) and and cut them at an the angle so that you can screw them onto the backing boards. One piece of PVC at near the middle of the tool handle and one piece at the bottom will keep them securely in place, while a board across the bottom gives the tools a place to rest that is off the ground.
DIY IKEA Hack Garage Workbench
One of the most popular parts of our 50 Nifty DIY Storage Ideas post, this garage storage and work bench are created using hacked IKEA pieces which are turned into an awesome custom garage workstation