A garage is more than just a place to park your car. It is also a storage place for your tools, equipment, fertilizers, and most importantly, a place to carry out your little (and big) projects. When you put so many things in one place, they start to clutter up space and become a recipe for disaster. Because most people use the garage as a multi-functional space, organizing it is incredibly important.
While there are a lot of expensive garage organizers out there, here are 3 DIY solutions you can easily make with the help of pallet wood that will turn your cluttered garage into a functional space without spending a lot of money.
Pallet Tool Organizer
Every garage has a lot of tools lying around so that is the first thing you should start organizing. Not only should you have a space to put your tools, but it must also be effective so that you can access and utilize your tools without having any problems. You can make a tool rack of 3 to 4 shelves with a hardwood back. Or if you want a portable tool rack, you can make a boxed tool rank that you can take anywhere you want. By dividing this box into sections, you can compartmentalize and put different tools in different sections.
Pallet Bike and Equipment Rack
Now that you have organized the space for your tools, the next step is putting larger things such as bikes and other sports equipment in order. If you have kids in your house, you need storage space for their sports equipment, bikes, and big toys. With the help of this simple project, you can put away big items without compromising the space needed for parking your car. To make a pallet bike stand, you are going to need the following things:
- Two wooden pallets
- A circular saw
- Drill and screws
- 24-inch board
After getting these materials, cut one pallet in half. Place one half on top of the other at 90 degrees. Screw these two halves together. You may also need to add a support plank for the sides, and voila, you’ve got your own pallet bike stand.
When you have optimized your garage for putting away your kid’s items, you’ll most likely end up using your garage more than normal. You must make sure that your garage is safe for your kids and comfortable for use. Since your garage door will also get a lot more use it’s a good idea to contact a local garage door professional to make sure your garage opener and door are up to snuff.
A quick tip: Since your kids might be spending more time in the garage while helping you work on projects, you should make sure to keep any potentially dangerous items lying around the garage in a storage container or locked away.
Taking steps to make your garage as accessible as every other room in your house will pay off in lots of great memories, smooth projects and saving time and money!
Create On-the-Wall Storage With A Simple Pallet
Wood pallets are perfect for creating wall storage pieces. For this purpose, you are going to need a single piece of wood from the pallet instead of the whole frame. By attaching these single pieces of wood to the wall using nails or screws, you can create a frame suitable for hanging all sorts of items. You can place several pieces of wood side-by-side to create a perfect frame for hanging tools, broomsticks, garden hoses, extension cords, etc.
Final Thoughts On Garage Organization…
This is just the beginning of the possibilities of what you can do with simple wood pallets and basic tools. Once you have set up the basics to improve your garage with some of the ideas above and start using it more you’ll uncover additional ideas on how to make your garage more functional and useful for your specific needs and continue to add to and improve it.
Like most projects, it’s about the journey and process, and it usually ends up being a work-in-progress.