16 Clever Space Saving Ideas for Your Garage
Your garage is a warehouse, a toy shop, a workshop, and maybe even your favorite place to hang out. This collection of great space saving tips will help you maximize your garage space.
Build a Compact Folding Workbench with Storage
Here’s a workspace that’s huge and accessible from all sides yet folds up and stows away easily. If you don’t have room for a full-size permanent workbench but really need space to spread things out, this workbench is it. It opens to a solid 4 ft. x 7 ft. surface with both wings up yet closes and rolls into a small 4 ft. x 18 in. spot in a corner of the room. It’s a perfect workspace for the garage or basement. Check out 13 more super-simple workbenches you can build.
Store More on Walls
Don't Waste the High Space
Ceiling Storage Bonanza
Easy-to-Build Bench-Top Organizer
A stack of plastic bins can organize thousands of small items. But it’s not so convenient when the bin you need is at the bottom of the stack. That’s the point of this cabinet: You can slide out any bin — no stacking and unstacking. You can easily build a cabinet identical to this one. Or you can customize it, using larger or smaller bins, more bins or fewer. Whatever configuration you choose, this project is a great clutter solution for the garage, workshop or craft room. Click here for the full plans.
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Build Big Cabinets in Place
Build a Fold-Up Work Surface with Storage
Every good workshop, even if it's just a sliver of your garage, needs a quality workbench with ample storage. Begin this space-saving starter workbench in the morning, and you'll be using it to work on projects by the evening! You should definitely consider this. It's one of our favorite garage wall covering ideas.
Add Outdoor Storage
Keep Ladders Out of the Way
Enlarge Your Garage
Get Ultra-Organized with this Garage Cabinet
For smaller items and tools, cabinets can be custom-made. This cabinet is the perfect solution for small painting supplies, glue and more. The compact design is close to the wall and sturdy.
Store Bikes Up High
It can be difficult to store bikes out of the way while keeping them readily available. This collection of options for bike storage will help. From this simple hook to more elaborate double-bike racks, cleverly organize your garage with one of these solutions.