There are some simple but effective ways to store small tools in the garage that don’t cost a fortune but keep everything close at hand. Using materials from the workshop, or even the kitchen or bedroom, you can create clever tool storage in your garage.
A Polystyrene Pin Cushion
If you need somewhere to store pointy-ended tools, then grab a thick piece of polystyrene about one and half inches in depth – you could use packaging material or offcuts of insulation – and glue to a plywood backing. Hang on the wall and stab your screwdrivers and drill bits into it for safe and secure storage.
Tie Rack, Wrench Rack
That tie or belt rack in the wardrobe may not see much service, but re-purposed in the garage it can be the perfect storage place for a set of wrenches. Hang over the workbench so they’re in easy reach.
Raid the Kitchen for Storage Ideas
A pie dish sawn in half and wall-mounted makes ideal storage for sanding discs and circular saw blades – just remember to tape any sharp edges first. A magnetic wall-mounted knife rack can be re-purposed for holding small metal tools – try to get one with multiple magnetic strips for superior adhesion. A look around the home should give you more ideas (AUTHORITY URL: https://www.babble.com/home/25-totally-clever-garage-organization-tips-and-tricks/).
Invest in Garage Shelving
If you want to up your garage storage game, especially if you have larger tools to store, then you’ll need to invest in garage shelving. Use an online supplier like https://www.garage-shelving.co.uk/ and you’ll be able to browse for a bespoke shelving set up that suits your space and needs.
Peg It in Place
Peg board is a brilliant solution if you have hand tools that need securing where they’re easily accessible. Use a hammer and vice to bend long pins into corner angle pins that will hold your planes and hammers securely in place within arm’s reach.
Hang Your Tools with a PVC Pipe Rack
Jigsaw a notch one and a quarter inch wide down the centre of a piece of two-inch diameter PVC pipe. Cut into sections and secure upright to the wall for hanging garden tools on.