Is your garage or storage room a mess? Work some magic in a finger-click with these garage organising ideas and tidy-up fixes for the backyard, and enjoy a larger, cleaner space outside for the rest of the year.
So get ready to transform your storage spaces in your garage and garden with a little DIY fun! All these storage ideas are easy to do and won’t break the bank – especially if you reuse and upcycle where you can.
When in doubt, buy a pegboard
Add a trellis and perforated board so you can hang up your outdoor tools.
About to throw out your old desk? Don’t! Turn it into a handy workstation for your garage.
Hooks for the win
Save space – and keep little fingers safe – by using hooks to hang up forks and spades. A few strategically-placed hooks will keep watering cans and hedge trimmers out of the way, too.
Sort your seeds
A hanging jewellery organiser with clear pockets is perfect for displaying seed packets. Be extra organised and label the pouches with the months they should be planted.
Read more: How to grow your own vegetables from seeds
Divide and conquer ALL those screws
Ditch that big box of miss-matched screws. Display your screws (and other bits and pieces) in jars. Use stickers to label the contents of each.
You can never go wrong with extra shelf space
Brighten up your garage, and clear up floor space, with white shelves – they look stylish and make the perfect home for unused kitchenware or kids’ toys – or just about anything else!
No space on the ground? Stack them up
Stacking your bikes up on the wall is a clever space-saving tip. It keeps them out of the way and they always have a home.
Don’t throw away, upcycle!
That battered wardrobe you never did get round to taking to the dump is ideal for storing all your DIY bits and pieces. Maximise the space by replacing the clothes rail with shelves.
Budget-friendly cubby hole coves
These units can be expensive, but you can easily make your own by fixing vertical and horizontal shelves into a crate. Brilliant for keeping things like plant ties, twine, scissors and pots on hand.
Keep your tools in order and out of the way
Let paintbrushes air, keep lengths of wire intact and small tools safe by attaching them to a pegboard – or a perforated piece of hardboard, with pegboard hooks – and fixing to the wall.
Read more: How to use a hammer (the right way)
Peg it up
Keep your garden gloves clean, dry and with their other halves by pegging them up in pairs on a length of string. It’s a good place to hang a wet Chamois leather up to dry, too.