DIY storage ideas for your garage


I’m always looking for ways to maximize my living and working space. I enjoy having all of my tools at hand so that whenever I need them, I can reach them with ease. I used to be all over the place, which is to say that I wasn’t really gifted when it came to my organizational skills. Both in my personal and my professional place, I had trouble focusing on the important things that I wanted to achieve.

Fortunately, with age, I became more mature and responsible compared to how I was several years ago. What I ended up doing was buying a house. The coolest thing about turning your garage into a workshop is the way you do it. To an extent, I have to admit and say that I was more excited by what I did to the garage than all the storage ideas I had in the end.


The process began with a sketch of the space. I had a particular area devoted to my car and I was supposed to use the rest for working on my projects. In the beginning, I was feeling a bit baffled as to where all of the space I was missing out on was located. Then, I realized that some of it was on the walls and the rest was on the ceiling.


I don’t know about your garage, but mine doesn’t have any windows, so it’s obvious that I use electrical lights to find my way around the workshop part. Upon realizing this, I ended up building a sliding storage system on the ceiling.


Next up I bought some tracks with hooks. You can get them at your local department store and they aren’t expensive at all. I organized the shelves using plastic boxes that I got at the dollar store. As you can see, I was focused on coming up with storage ideas but I wasn’t willing to spend a fortune. I guess every DIY-er has the same mindset.

A couple of years when I went fishing with some of my friends, I noticed they had PVC rod holders that they had built themselves. So I thought it would be a good idea if I built some sort of storage system for my gardening tools and pretty much any broom, mop, or anything else outfitted with a long handle.


To take it to a whole new level, I started doing a bit of research and came across something I’d always wanted to put together; a hold-everything tool rack. The coolest thing about this project is that it was easy breezy given that I already had the tools for making it.