Repurposing Storage Items for the Garage

» Posted by on Mar 11, 2019 in Garage Door | 0 comments

Organizing the garage is so much of a hassle that it feels like you are organizing the whole house. No kidding. Some people’s garage is so full, their cars are parked outside. It’s that bad. If you are close to getting to this situation or already are, then it’s time to get some serious organizing. But you don’t have to buy new storage items to keep things in the garage organized. Make storage from the options you already have. This will not only save you money, but the environment as well. It can save you space too. Here are some tips and tricks to repurpose old things for storage.

1. Pegboards

Pegboards are amazing when used for storage. You can hang and store your tools vertically on the pegboard which make them easier to be seen and tell apart. You will no longer have a hard time finding something that’s lost. Sharp tools can hurt you when you are trying to rummage the drawer looking for the right one. In order to make sure that each and every tool has its spot in the pegboard, you can outline it using a marker. You’ll be able to see if one goes missing as well.

2. Old Gutters

You think old gutters should just be thrown out? Try to think again. Old gutters can actually be used as a storage for spray paints, small cans, and the like. All you have to do is to determine how long you want it to be as storage, close each end using tape or whatever you like to secure them, then drill a hole in it and the wall to attach it.

3. Old Jars

Do not throw away your stained jars or those you feel you can no longer use in the kitchen because you saw a new design coming up. Nails, screws, bolts, and other small things can be stored in your old jars.

4. Old Garbage Cans

Old garbage cans can be used as a storage for fertilizer or nutrient-rich soil for your garden. But before storing them, make sure you make some holes at the bottom of the cans so the fertilizer or soil can take a breather and not go bad.

5. Broken Metal Bow Rake

If your metal bow rake’s handle has been detached, you can repurpose that metal bow rake as a storage for your other garden tools. All you have to do is drill a hole on what’s left of the handle and hang it on a wall.

6. Old Tires

There are a lot of useful uses for old tires. Don’t throw them out and instead repurpose them and give them a new life. Old tires can be used as planters, hose caddies, swings and sandboxes for the kids, and even as a piece of furniture. If you search for them online, you’ll see tons more ideas.

The garage can be just as organized and green as the rest of the house. To keep it and everything inside safe, consider having a Garage door installation.

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