DIY Projects for a More Organized Garage

Avoid spending unnecessary money on storage items to declutter and organize your garage. To help you get started, I’ve compiled four DIY projects for a more organized garage.

With a little bit of creativity and resourcefulness, common household items can be repurposed into functional organizational systems. There are numerous ways of storing and organizing your tools, equipment, sports gear, car parts, and more.

Do you have old fence boards, scrap wood, and tin cans collecting dust in your house? Here are some ways to repurpose them for a more organized garage.

1. Next-Level Pegboard Storage System

It’s no surprise that pegboards are on this list. They are versatile and can be used for anything.

Mounting pegboards on the wall and using hooks to hang tools, equipment, and/or whatnots is the most common use of pegboards; however, this is not ideal for small garages with minimal wall space. An easy, clever solution to space limitations are pegboard “leaves.” This contraption stores a bunch of tools without requiring a lot of space.


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Another smart storage system for your tools, especially if you’re someone who needs his/her paraphernalia at arm’s length, is a handy pegboard caddy. Why go back and forth to collect your tools and equipment when you can simply roll them with you?


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2. Old Ladder for Your Timbers

Do you own an old, broken ladder you can’t seem to dispose of because you keep telling yourself, “There’s got to be something I can use this for”? Well, this might be it.

With a little bit of elbow grease, you can build a portable timber rack to save floor space in your garage. Alternatively, you can attach casters at the bottom of a worn-out aluminum ladder.


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3. Scrap Wood to Smart Storage

It’s not uncommon to find a massive stack of scrap wood hiding in the garage. From leftover fence panels to old 4x4s, most of the wood is still useable and in good shape.

Old fence boards can be repurposed into wood boxes to keep nails, screws, and small knick-knacks.


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Here’s another idea to reuse fence panels—storage for your long-handled tools like rakes and shovels.


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Longer 4×4 scrap wood that is still in good condition can be used to build an overhead storage system to stow away big boxes and sports equipment. Make sure your garage ceiling is capable of supporting heavy loads before attaching an overhead storage. Also, watch out for your garage door system as big overhead storage like this might affect your door’s mechanism.

4. Make use of Tin Cans and Buckets

Use empty tin cans to hold handy tools like hammers, screwdrivers, and wrenches. Organize hardware parts and label them so you won’t have to rummage through clutter just to find a bolt.


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Similarly, don’t throw out those rugged buckets just yet! From an easy toolbox storage to a scrap wood receptacle, you can create a clever storage for, basically, anything. By repurposing items you already have, you can easily improve the look of your home.


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Author Bio: Jane is a business, lifestyle, health, fitness, and nutrition writer. She is a nurse by profession and a writer by passion. She has a soft spot for macadamia chocolate and green tea, an internet savvy who loves Excel sheets and sticky notes.

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