Stuff. We all have it. Especially if we have a garage. And kids. And a yard. And are DIYers. BUT, because we're DIYers, we can easily whip up some of these clever storage ideas that will get our garages in ship-shape in no time.
We're going to start off with one of my favorites. A jumbo tape dispenser, complete with a saw blade cutter deal. And before you say it isn't portable, note the slots and dowels. Visit American Woodworker to see how to make one.
Another kinda brilliant idea from The Family Handyman is cutting flimsy pie plates in half, screwing them to your shop wall to hold disks of the sanding and sawing variety.
Also from those same handy people is this idea for using PVC sections to store short, skinny things.
Here's a new take on the magnetic spice rack, only this time the holders are inexpensive Gladeware and the 'spices' are nuts and bolts and such. And as for that magnetic strip...looks like one of those magnetic knife holders. To keep costs lower, you could glue magnets to the containers and fix them on some sheetmetal.
Chalkboard walls and such in the house = chalk dust in the house. But chalkboard cabinet doors in the garage? Heck, yeah.
Game balls, yeah, some of us have those too. Here's a brilliant way to tame them.
I LOVE this idea from Martha. An inexpensive bucket serves as a hose holder, while its center makes the perfect spot to stash the sprinkler.
Garden tools are one of the most awkward things to store. Not anymore. Check out these ideas that will put an end to the pick-up-stick game.
Love this idea using our old friend PVC. Complete with labels. (An OCDer after my own heart.)
No how-to for this store bought option ($60), but it would be easily DIYable for a fraction of the cost. Could be free if you use scrap wood.
The recycling award goes to this one, however, which used to be a filing cabinet before it became a yard tool bin. Click here to see how it was transformed.