31+ DIY Garage Organization Ideas and Makeover

If you are fortunate enough to have a garage, then you know it can be a challenge keeping it organized and tidy. It’s not always easy to make the best of the available space and all the tools and equipment you may have. Especially if you are into mechanics or other hobbies, you could have all kinds of tools and equipment to keep organized.

We’ve collected some excellent tips to help you get your garage organized and keep it that way. Whether you need to find a solution for storing the family’s bicycles, yard care tools, miscellaneous hardware etc., you’ll definitely find a tip here to help you out.

So I’ve been working on gathering some ideas and inspiration for what we can do to turn our garage back into an organized, functional space once again.

Galvanized Alvanized Walls with PVC Pipe Tool Storage

source newlywoodwards.com

Newly Woodwards used cut PVC pipe attached to boards to create this impressive tool storage system.

Shelving for Bins

source abowlfulloflemons.net

Be still my Type A heart! This shelving system by A Bowl Full of Lemons is spectacular. Go see how she installed it and where all the supplies were purchased here.

Slat Wall

source A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess loves her slatwall system because it is completely interchangeable and evolves with your organizational needs. If you’re someone who enjoys pretty work spaces, you will be inspired by this space.

DIY Hold Everything Tool Rack

source popularwoodworking.com

This DIY tool rack by Popular Woodworking keeps tools off the table and in plain view for easy access. Check out the building plans here.

Bicycle Organization

Source: I Heart Organizing

Vertical storage is a fantastic way to get bulky items out of the way! This wall bike rack is a great idea if your kids are strong and able to store their own bikes.

Sporting Goods Storage

Source: Designed to Dwell

If your garage is unfinished, make use of those exposed studs! This is organization at the simplest form, and is low budget and EASY to accomplish!

Spray Paint Organization Rack

Source: Reality Daydream

If you are a true DIY’er, then you probably have a love affair with spray paint! Create a custom rack to store the cans beautifully.

Hanging Chairs

Source: House Organization

Folding chairs can become a real mess when not stored properly. Attach large hooks to the wall and store chairs upside down to keep them tidy.

Toy Storage

by Moosha Girl

These chalkboard labels are durable and easy to work with—in other words, they’re perfect for a messy garage.

Magnetic Strip Tool Storage

One Good Thing by Jille

Forget about rifling through drawers and toolboxes in search of the one tool you need. Use this magnetic strip to keep everything tidy.

Seasonal Savvy

by Wendell T. Webber

Stash holiday decor, gardening gear, and other supplies you don’t use year-round in clearly labeled bins.

Storage Secrets

by Gallagher

The fix for wayward flowerpot saucers: a vintage dish drainer. This basic sink accessory, which rarely costs more than a couple of bucks at flea markets, organizes a bunch of basins in neat order. Meanwhile, a carpenter’s caddy finds a new calling: Tuck plant markers, stakes, and other small tools in one of these handled (read: easy-to-tote-outside) cases.

Categorize Your Items

by Amazon

Group similar items like paintbrushes, trays, and rollers together for quick-finding on a freestanding shelf.

Carve Out a Space for Gardening Needs

by Closet Maid

Select a spot that’s close to the outdoors — so you don’t track soil through the whole garage— and close to a water source. Large units, have plenty of room for planters, vases, and indoor gardening supplies as well.

Hang Up the Family Bikes

by Monkey Bars

Find a monkey bar to store all your wheels, so it’s now easier to get the bikes on and off the rack.

Line Up Gardening Items

by Getty Image

Use a horizontal hook rack to avoid leaving your large gardening tools in a messy pile.

Use Overhead Storage

by Amazon

Take advantage of ceiling space by mounting a heavy duty overhead shelf.

Use a Pegboard to Hang All your Small Items

by The Container Store

Keep your most frequently used supplies at an easy reach with a cheap pegboard

Include a Functional Hub for Household Repairs

by California Closet

Custom organizers from California Closetshelp you conceal clutter. Cover the wall with a designed system to hang all your tools and supplies.

Commence Project “Get the Garage in Order”

by Tomas Espinoza

The garage is often a dumping ground for whatever doesn’t fit into the house. If your garage needs a serious overhaul, set aside time to put it right with these genius organization ideas.

Save Floor Space

source hgtv.com

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