Tool Storage and Garage Shop Ideas

Real Estate Agent with Kims Properties

Everyone who has a dedicated workspace in their garage realizes the need for some semblance of organization in these areas. Not only does it make it easier to find tools, but good workspace organization allows you to store all your tools properly, thus extending their lifespan. At Space Solutions, we are constantly on the lookout for new ways to utilize space efficiently. If you’ve been swimming through clutter every time you need to find a tool in your garage workshop, it’s time for a change. The following tool storage and garage shop ideas will help you make the most of your garage workshop space no matter how confined it is.

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1. Air Compressor Cart

No one should have to haul their pneumatic air compressor in and out of storage by hand. Instead, a handy rolling cart fashioned to meet the compressor’s specifications can ease the burden of moving it to where it’s needed. The cart can be made with plenty of additional space to fit all the accessories your pneumatic compressor may need.

2. Wall Mounted Studs

Wooden studs can provide a simple yet practical way of storing hand tools. For this, you will need two studs, one which you’ll drill full of holes, and another one with hanging nails. After mounting these on the wall, you will have a convenient storage space for all manner of hand tools from screwdrivers to wrenches.

3. DIY Rolling Tool Chest

A rolling tool chest is the ultimate compact storage location for all your tools. It makes everything easily accessible and mobile, which comes in handy when you’re working somewhere other than in your garage shop.

4. Compact Drill Docking and Recharge Station

Building a drill docking station is much like installing a shelf on the wall, except this shelf will have gaps on the lowest stud where you can hang your cordless drills. A power strip on the upper shelf will even allow you to recharge multiple tools at once, and you can throw in an additional drawer for all the accessories.

5. Storage Locker Made from Inexpensive Wood Crates

An old wooden crate can be fashioned into a very handy storage locker. Simply add some wooden shelves and voila! You will have a vertical storage locker where you can even add a peg board or two and hang your tools with ease.

6. Flip Top Cart for Heavy Tools

This ingenious tool storage idea lets you switch between two of your heaviest power tools with ease. The flip top cart allows you to have easy access to both tools by simply flipping over one side to get to the other power tool. It is convenient, simple, and very suited to small spaces.

7. Wall Mounted Sheet of Pegboard

A simple sheet of pegboard can be all you need to organize your garage shop. The board allows you to vertically hang up virtually any hand tool that can be hung up, including drills, wrenches, and screwdrivers. It’s easy on the eye too.

8. Portable Peg Board with Pull-Out Rack

If a stationery peg wall doesn’t suit your work, go for a pegboard on wheels and throw in a pull-out rack for your clamps as well. It is a pretty neat way to store your tools, and it makes it easy to move them when the need arises.

9. Pegboard Carousel for Hand Tools

A simple pegboard carousel can be all you need to store your hand tools. Accessing everything is a matter of rotating the panels of the carousel, each of which can be fashioned to carry different types of hand tools.

10. Custom-Made Tool Caddy

A wall-mounted custom-made tool caddy not only looks neat, but it also lets you organize your power tools very well. Other than drills, you can use this to store power tools such as electric saws.

11. French Cleat Blade and Accessories Rack

By far the most gorgeous design for storing tools, the French cleat storage rack is ideal for all your saw blades and accessories. By partitioning it into little cubbies, the organization becomes that much easier, and you can use the leftover space for sandpaper.

12. Peg Board Mounted in Tool Cabinet

Lacking an entire wall on which to mount your pegboard? Try fitting small pegboards into your cabinets instead. Your tools will be easy to access and stored properly instead of piled up with wires tangled.

Next Steps

It takes just a little creativity and workmanship to turn even the smallest garage shops into fully organized workshops.That’s why you shouldn’t be worried if you’re looking to organize your garage. All you have to do is implement some of these tool storage and garage shop ideas to transform your workspace.


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