Day 30 - Garage Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers} | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Day 30 - Garage Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 30 - Garage Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}

Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Garage organizers really help keep your garage, well, organized.  But they can be very expensive!  You CAN organize your garage without spending a lot of money though.  Just be creative and find items you can use to keep like items together.

Here are some DIY Organizers for your garage.

  • I've already talked about repurposing furniture to help you organize (a few times!), but the garage is the perfect place to organize with old furniture.  Old dressers and old shelving units can help maximize vertical space and keep similar items grouped.  You can find great deals for old furniture on Freecycle or Craigslist (also Kijiji here in Canada).  Like these drawers, that helped organize this garage.

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  • A lot of people store bins with seasonal items in their garage, which is a great idea since you only need those items once per year.  But, it's important to clearly label what's in your bins so you can find the right bins when you need them.  Here's a great example of DIY labels that are large and clear.

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  • Shelves make a HUGE difference in how organized your garage is.  If you or a friend or family member is good with a few tools, you can build your own garage shelves for a fraction of the cost of buying them.  Plus, you can custom design them to fit your bins and belongings!  Check out this great tutorial for DIY garage shelves.

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And just to end on a cheap and easy note, you can be as creative as you want to be when you choose organizers for your garage.  I'm in the process of tweaking my garage organization before winter, and I remembered all the different items I used to organize our shelves.  I've got cardboard boxes, dollar store bins and shoeboxes, a can from an old candle, and a golf ball basket.

But my favourites are the old (and I mean very old) fridge drawers.  They fit perfectly and hold a lot of stuff!

So that goes to show you that garage organizers don't have to be costly!

For more garage organizing ideas, check out my posts on organizing my garage or my Pinterest board with garage organizing tips.

You can find lots of other cheap and easy DIY organizers on my DIY Organizers board on Pinterest.  Make sure you're following me on Pinterest so you don't miss any DIY organizer ideas!

How do you organize your garage?  Have you DIY'd any organizers that help you keep your garage organized?

Happy {Cheap & Easy DIY} organizing!

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  1. ohhhh I love this as I need to get some area of my home organized - especially the garage! Totally pinnng this - thanks! ;)

    1. Glad to help Laura! Good luck organizing your garage!

  2. Love all these ideas for a garage!!

  3. So many great ideas! Thank you for sharing them all in one space!
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

    1. Thanks and you're welcome Tami! Hope they help :)

  4. We don't have a garage (one day). I heard a professional organizer once say the garage should be the last place to tackle because it houses such an array of items. I love the tall shelves. I could use that in my basement .

    1. A basement can function in much the same way as a garage Jen in terms of storage. Hope the shelves idea helps you get organized!

  5. I love these organizing ideas. Thankfully, our garages are fairly organized, thanks to a "Everything in its place" husband. :-) The shelves and bins make it so much easier to stay organized. Great ideas for all areas of organization!

    1. Everything in its place is a great motto to live by and you're so lucky your husband follows it in your garages Kelly! I love shelves and bins when organizing a garage :)

  6. We did this on our house and it has made our lives easier.

    1. It's great how organizing makes our lives easier isn't it Thomas?!


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