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DIY Garage Storage ideas and Organization Tips Part II

by - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Observe the creature in his natural habitat... ;)

This fine man has been working out in the cold and getting his garage organized. I shared with you some of the garage storage ideas we had for this space and I'm pleased to say Sean has just about finished building his workbench and creating loads of DIY garage storage. 

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DIY Garage Storage Ideas


To say Sean is excited about this space is an understatement. Every spare moment he's had the last few weeks, he's been out there building and organizing. He has made DIY garage shelves, storage cubbies, and garage organization solutions that have this space functioning and looking good.

I shouldn't be surprised by his enthusiasm. We value a well-organized and functional home so our garage space should have the same high standards. And Sean is an avid DIYer so this is essentially his "office". Just like an office, it is organized so that he can be productive: hand tools are accessible and organized; power tools are safely stored away and supported by stable shelving; materials are sorted and stowed by type; containers are sized properly.

Let me walk you through this space and show you these genius garage storage ideas:

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Garage Storage for Power Tools


Garages are small spaces. You want to make use of every inch in this important, functional room. One way to do that is to create storage that is sized right for the job.

This garage organization wall is the hub for all of our DIY projects. It used to be an empty brick wall. Now it is outfitted with a bespoke, customized solution where storage has been sized to fit our tools just right - there is very little wasted space.

Much like we did when we planned our kitchen, we first looked at what we had and then ensured we had a home for everything. Here's a few of our garage organization tips and tricks for creating an efficient space:

  • Use lower shelving and under-counter areas to store bigger, heavier items. You'll notice that the shelf for the table saw, the space for the air compressor, and the low shelf above the table saw and air compressor are sized perfectly. These heavy items are accessible yet out of the way
  • Create smaller storage for items that needed to be stored standing upright such as aerosol cans, spray paint
  • Store tube-like items like caulking and glue horizontally. Create small bins with enough depth for these items
  • Create a charging station for your rechargeable power tool batteries. Add an electrical outlet specifically dedicated to this area so that you always have batteries to go
  • Take advantage of high ceilings and add overhead shelving to store the long lengths of wood, dowels, and trim that seem to always be floating around the garage
  • Put frequently used hand tools and power tools in an easily accessible spot. An organized peg board with holders and hooks is ideal
  • Store small items like nails, screws, electrical parts in clear, labelled bins


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My favourite ideas is the drawing paper storage. Sean created a paper holder contraption out of a dowel, two moulding rosettes/corner blocks, and a flat piece of wood. The paper is from Ikea. He's always drawing plans and sketching ideas so this is a fun and very useful addition. A mesh holder on the peg board is a handy spot to store pencils and sharpeners.


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There's a few finishing touches still to go but this room is pretty much finished. It really is HandyMan's favourite room in the house and I'm glad he has a space that is efficient, organized, and a garage organization system that is tailored for him. I think it looks pretty great too. And with that, the first renovation in the new house is done, ha!


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