Aside from the basement, the garage is the other place where there is a lot of stuff that must be organized. However, it’s easier said than done, especially if you don’t even know where to start. That’s why we have decided to help you with that! We have gathered some of the best garage shelving ideas that work great even when you’re on a budget.
1. DIY Tool Racks
One of the best ways to save, while being able to organize your garage efficiently would be spending a few dollars on this very usable tool rack. It costs less than a hundred dollars, but once mounted to the garage wall, you’ll be able to organize your tools efficiently. As compared to expensive tool chests, this is a cheaper option, and you’ll also have instant access to the tools you need while doing your project. What’s even better is that you can mount several tool racks to have yet the largest of your tools neatly stored.
This is very easy to build and perfect for any wall space. You can use a combination of hardwood, and by having a tool hanger at the bottom groove of your rack, you’ll be able to slip the slats snugly.
Simply collect the slats you need and fasten it to the frame. After that, assemble the frame by screwing it on each joint, and use a clamp to hold the frame square during the assembly process.
2. Easy-to-Do Wire Shelving
Another great shelving idea that you can consider would be to wire shelving. Not only is it economical, but it’s also quite flexible because you’ll be able to configure your shelf based on your needs and requirements.
For instance, you can set the lowest shelf at your preferred height to allow big garden tools, such as lawn mower, rake, cooler, and toolbox to be organized neatly. Additionally, the higher you set the shelves, the more massive plastic containers you can put in them, which means even the family’s camping equipment would fit nicely.
This type of configuration would allow you to quickly store all your items in the garage based on how frequently you need to use them. Thus, it’s also ideal for families with small children, as they would be able to quickly put the harmful items out of reach.
3. Garage Overhead Shelf
A lot of homeowners fail to utilize the overhead space of their garage fully– this includes the ceilings, as well as the wall space that’s above eye level. What they fail to realize is that this space is perfect for storing items that they don’t often use, and by installing heavy-duty shelves, you’ll be able to store away any excess items out of the way.
That’s why it’s highly advised to look for durable containers as your storage boxes for you to ensure that your items would be safe and free from damage. That means instead of using cardboard, better invest in wire baskets and plastic containers instead. Likewise, don’t forget to check the capacity of your shelf to ensure that it would be able to hold your boxes without breaking.
4. Turn Those Rain Gutters into a Garage Shelf
Those rain gutters that you don’t use anymore can be turned into garage shelves, and you’ll have a standout wall-mounted storage that’s not only elegant but very useful as well. All you have to do is paint the gutters after building the frame, and it’s ready for use.
5. Storage Squared
Open shelving is high in the garage. You just have to mount storage cubes, and they’d be the perfect homes for spray paint, baskets, tools, and the like. Additionally, you can also take this garage storage shelf on a higher level by adding a pegboard and tucking it down into the bench beneath, and you’ll have a workstation perfect for those who love to DIY.
6. Ready to Get Hooked?
All you need is a thick wooden plank, and you’ll be able to create a solid foundation for the storage unit, and the chains with S-hooks would be able to secure the ceiling and attach it to the base. This would help you keep your supplies and décor you rarely use, safely.
There you have it. You don’t have to spend a lot when it comes to building garage shelves. These creative DIY garage shelving ideas are perfect for those who are on a budget.