Posted in: Ideas
Published: 24 Jul 2017
In New Zealand, we most often use the garage for storage as well as to house vehicles.
This can mean a lot of tripping over things, moving stuff out of the way, and tight spaces for getting in and out of the car, let alone the hassle of moving it all to find something! It’s worth putting a little time into creative storage solutions that let you move freely - and safely - through your garage.
The easiest and most logical storage solution is to use vertical space. We’re letting the pictures tell the story here with some handy and easy solutions from around the web. We’ll throw in a couple of trickier projects for those of you who are handy with all those tools stashed away in that garage of yours.
Below, Upcycling solutions clockwise from top left: lattice as pole storage; an old filing cabinet finding a new life and snazzy paint job; drill holes into a waste length of PVC pipe to corral bungee cords; a piece of pallet and some dowel offcuts makes a great boot keeper; plumbing pipes as storage racks; plastic bottles turned screw caddies; scraps of old hosing being out to use rather than lying dormant in landfill.
Clockwise from top left: Storage gooooals; this project is all over pinterest but might be better in pictures than in practise; wire grid panels are handy and can look pretty funky with a great colour behind; the true handyman project: drill charging station.