12 Simple Storage Solutions

Smart ways to expand and organize your storage space

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Stud finder
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Combination square
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Hearing protection
  • Hammer drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Safety glasses
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 3/4-in. plywood
  • 1/2-in. MDF
  • Pegboard
  • 2x4
  • 2x2
  • 1x4
  • 1x2
  • Wire shelving
  • Metal shelf standards
  • Wall anchors
  • 2-1/2-in. screws
  • Finish nails
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic bags
  • Closet rod
  • Glass shelf