Recently as I was browsing on Pinterest I was inspired to organize our garage. Most of the garage organization systems that are out there are pretty expensive. So I showed my hubby a few budget friendly ideas and the next day we were at the Home Depot buying parts to build our own garage organizer system. For the most part the pictures can speak for themselves. But I will note a few comments along the way.
Before getting organized we did park our cars in the garage, but it was a challenge opening the doors!
We started by gutting the left side of our garage... which ended up making the driveway look like a rather fun yard sale. I had to post a sign at the front that read "Not for Sale, Garage Cleaning Day".
If you are wondering how we get all of that in our garage plus our two cars... It's because our garage is extra deep.
Back by the water heater you can see our woodworking bench that my husband built. The chop saw is attached to it. Every time we cut a piece of wood in the garage the saw dust flies everywhere. As we cleaned out the garage, my hubby decided to put wheels on it so we could roll it out to the driveway from now on when anything needs to be cut. This will keep the garage much cleaner!
The addition of the wheels makes this so much more useful! Now our drill press is attached to the bench too.
Once the frame was built, Jim painted it and then started mounting shelves. I wanted wire shelving so dust would not sit on the shelves.
We added a section of peg board for miscellaneous small items.
A few smaller shelves and hooks hold gardening supplies and other items.
My favorite part of our organizer is these next shelves that we made from vinyl rain gutters. They are perfect for holding cans of spray paint, tubes of caulking and other small items. Love them!!!
Hanging our ladders and other items at the front of the garage freed up so much floor space!
We have allot of wood trim and molding that needs to be stored flat. It used to be on the floor (always in the way), now it is up out of the way on the shelves.
We can now park both of our cars in the garage and get out of our vehicles without stumbling and tripping on things. It is wonderful! I love being organized!!!