30 DIY Garage Organization Ideas You Can Build Today (With Pictures)
Do you have a garage that’s full of a disorganized jumble of boxes, tools, gardening implements and who knows what else?
If so, it may be time to come up with a plan to get organized and sort out the clutter.
To help you take that important first step, we’ve assembled this list of free garage organization plans that will teach you how to organize your garage and get you on your way to a clean and tidy space.
The 30 DIY Garage Organization Ideas
1. Handy Wall Tool Holders from Woodgears
As a fan of DIY projects, you bound to have an extensive collection of hand tools lying around. Now, you could just throw them into a box and sort through them whenever you have a job to do. But, if you’re looking for a simple way to keep all of your hand tools neat and tidy and ensure you can get your hands on any tool simply and quickly, you can’t go past this simple but effective design from Woodgears.
Making your custom tool holders is a stylish alternative to a pegboard and a great DIY project in itself. It’s the sort of job you can build do slowly, over time, whenever you feel the need to spend a bit of time in the shed, and it could also be a great starter project for any junior DIY’er in your family.
2. The DIY Jumbo Tape Dispenser from Popular Woodworking
Have you ever noticed that no matter how many rolls of tape you buy, you can never find one in your garage when you need it? Well, with this great tape organizer and dispenser from Popular Woodworking, we’ve found the solution. It’s quick and easy to put together, and best of all you’ll never need to go rummaging through draws or boxes to find some tape again.
3. The Garage Storage Tower from Home Handyman
Jumbo storage bins are a great way to organize a variety of household and workshop items, but when you get a few of them stacked up in a corner of your garage they can become a problem to manage. These simple garage storage towers from Home Handyman are a great way to organize your storage bins and make sure that every bin in your stack is easy to access.
4. DIY Sliding Storage System from Family Handyman
This is another great solution from our friends at Family Handyman that will show you how to organize your garage and deal with those large storage bins that take up so much room. This roof-mounted storage system is super easy to construct and a great way to free up floor space.
5. DIY Storage Shelves from Instructables
When it comes to organizing your garage, it’s almost impossible to have too many storage shelves. This article and plan from Instructables provides step by step instructions on how to build your own heavy duty storage rack.
6. Over Garage Door Hidden Shelving from Instructables
When you have a small garage, or just a lot of stuff that needs to be stored, floor space in your garage can become a big issue. That’s when a solution like this smart over garage door shelving from Instructables could come in handy.
7. DIY PVC Gardening Tool Rack from Ashbee Design
Proving that sometimes simple is best, the storage plan from Ashbee Design is an easy and effective way to organize all of your rakes, shovels, brooms and other long-handled gardening tools.
8. Flexible Garage Wall Storage from Family Handyman
With this all-in-one wall storage solution, Family Handyman has come up with a garage organization plan that can be put together in a day and shouldn’t cost more than a few hundred dollars to build.
9. Easy and Economical DIY Storage Shelves from Ana White
These easy to construct and inexpensive storage shelves from Ana White are built entirely from lengths of 2×4 inch timber planks. They can be made to suit any length of garage and are a great way to increase your storage space and organize your garage.
10. Between the Stud Shelves from The Handyman’s Daughter
If you have unlined walls in your garage this shelving plan from The Handyman’s Daughter is a great way to make use of some otherwise dead space. The whole project can be completed in just a couple of hours and won’t cost much for the necessary materials.
11. Super Easy DIY Garage Shelves from Shanty 2 Chic
As their name suggests, these Super Easy DIY Garage Shelves from Shanty 2 Chic are a simple and practical DIY solution to your garage storage woes. They’re inexpensive shelves to put together, and the whole task can be done in just an hour or two.
12. DIY Rotating Storage Shelves from Family Handyman
These rotating garage storage shelves from Family Handyman are a great way to organizes all those small bottles, cans and other items that typically lie around on your workbench or get lost at the back of large storage cabinets. The plan has a great space-saving design that will allow you to make good use of otherwise dead space or an out of the way corner in your garage.
13. The Door Shelf Organizer by Remodelaholic
With their simple shelving unit that is built onto the back of a door, Remodelaholic has come up with a great space-saving idea for organizing your garage. This plan will be particularly useful for anybody who is short of free wall space in their garage and needs extra shelving.
14. Recycle Bin Hangers from Family Handyman
Recycling is not only good for the environment but can, depending upon where you live, also save you money on excessive waste charges. However, then need to have separate bins for different types of recyclable material means that these tubs can take up a large amount of space in your garage. If this is a problem for you, this plan for recycle bin hangers by Family Handyman may be just what you need.
15. DIY Garage Truss Shelves from Ana White
An easy and straight forward solution to garage organization, these truss shelves from Ana White can be put together quickly from materials that you likely already have lying about in your garage.
16. The Giant Garage Cabinet from Family Handyman
When you need to get your garage looking neat and tidy, there is no better solution than a large wall-mounted cabinet which closing doors. This smart and practical design from the Family Handyman has space-saving sliding doors that won’t swing out and hit your car, or need a large space to open.
Building this cabinet will set you back about $1000 in materials and is a little more complicated than some of the storage solutions in this article, but the end result justifies both the expense and the extra effort.
17. DIY Pegboard Book from Pregnant Power
This simple but innovative design from Pregnant Power is a great way to get extra pegboard space when the available wall space is limited. Making use of several heavy-duty hinges, this design creates a double-sided pegboard that opens and closes like pages in a book, allowing access when need and for the board to be folded away against the wall when not in use.
18. Easy Garage Storage and Bench from Instructables
If you need a storage solution that will give you plenty or workbench space and a whole stack of draws for storage this plan from Instructables could be the answer you’re looking for. Depending on the quality of the plywood you use, this project can be put together for as little as $500 and will likely keep an average DIY’er busy for a couple of weekends.
19. DIY Fishing Pole Storage from Instructables
Fishing is a fantastic form of recreation, but storing your fishing poles when you get home can be a bit of a nightmare. Long and thin, they have a habit of getting tangled up and in the way wherever you put them, but with this simple and effective storage idea from Instructables, you won’t have any more issues with your fishing poles taking up space in your garage.
20. DIY Shovel and Tool Rack from Family Handyman
The best way to organize your garage is to get things you don’t use every day out of the way. This includes your larger tools. This creative DIY shovel and tool rack is the answer. With only a few nails and pieces of wood you may have lying around the garage, you can easily get things more organized without paying a lot of money with this cool idea from Family Handyman.
21. Wall of Hooks by Creating Mary’s Home
Creating Mary’s Home shows us an inexpensive way to organize the garage and make it ideal for the entire family. By hanging tracks on the wall, in areas you see fit, you can place hooks for hanging your items. You can have as many tracks as you want, one for each family member, or for each activity the family takes part in.
22. Weekend Wall of Storage by Family Handyman
Here’s another amazing garage organization idea by Family Handyman. This time up, we’re being taught how to spend a weekend creating a wall of storage for our garage. Considering the size of this organization project, you may be looking at spending a couple hundred dollars for materials. However, there isn’t a lot in your garage you won’t be able to organize.
23. Peg Rail Organizer by Martha Stewart
Leave it to Martha Stewart to bring a bit of class and functionality to the garage. If you’re tired of the clutter lying around each time you step through the garage door, this DIY peg rail organizer is an easy project to tidy things up. With a bit of wood, paint, and a drill, your garage can look as great as Martha’s.
24. DIY Garage Pegboard Storage by Ana White
This creative wall design by Ana White makes use of pegboard and the space beneath. In only a few hours, you can follow Ana’s directions and have your garage space look cleaner and more organized.
25. DIY Mason Jar Garage Storage by Handy Homemaker
Utilizing mason jars is one of the easiest and most common ways to clean up clutter around any space. The Handy Homemaker takes us through the step-by-step instructions for creating this system, hanging it, and putting it to use in our garages. Say goodbye to all those loose nails and screws lying around your workbench.
26. Simple Garage Bike Rack by Two Feet First
There aren’t many garages out there without a bike or two laying around. Yes, you and the kids may claim you’re going riding again, but having your bikes out of the way is an easy way to organize your garage space. That’s where Two Feet First comes in. This handy bike rack hangs on the wall and holds multiple bikes to free up space in your garage.
27. DIY Folding Workbench with Storage by Family Handyman
Again, Family Handyman is coming in clutch with amazing garage storage ideas. If you have a high level of DIY knowledge and a few tools at your disposal, you can create the perfect workbench. Not only will it give you an area where you can work, but there’s also additional storage included to keep the garage looking great. The best part? You can put it away when you aren’t using it.
28. DIY Sports Ball Organizer by The Owner Builder Network
The Owner Builder Network shows those of us with messy garages and a love of sports the perfect way to get organized. This sports ball organizer tucks out of the way, is easy to make, and gets all those balls off the floor. You’ll be thanking yourself when you walk through the garage without tripping.
29. DIY Pallet Tool Storage by Heartwood Art
Another great way to keep your garage and gardening tools out of the way is to repurpose pallets. The team at Heartwood Art shows you how to pull off this organizational trick with only a few supplies and a handful of tools. You can easily have your garage looking better in only an afternoon.
30. DIY Garage Cord Rack by Family Handyman
Last but certainly not least, we have Family Handyman again, showing us how to pull together yet another garage organization idea. This time we are doing something with all those cords and hoses laying around the garage. This beginner project can be finished in around an hour and will cost you less than $15.