If you’re like most people, your garage is probably overflowing with all kinds of stuff, from outdated tools to cleaning products, bicycles, decorations and more. While garages are hotbeds for clutter, it can quickly escalate until you don’t even have space for your car. 

To help you claim back space, we’ve put together a few helpful DIY storage hacks for your garage. Let’s get organised!

Say goodbye to tangled fishing rods  

Make a low-cost fishing rod organiser by cutting and drilling a PVC pipe and placing it onto a wooden plank. All you will need for this simple process is a length of 3-in-diameter PVC pipe, a utility knife, and a plank or two of wood to ensure your rods never tangle again!   

Watch this step-by-step video on how to make a fishing rod organiser.

Bring on the DIY roof storage  

Remove storage bins from the floor and install two 2×2 planks of wood across the length of the ceiling, adding as many width columns as you have storage bins. You can then slide the bins in and fill them with light to medium-weight items, such as camping equipment and seasonal décor.  

Watch this step-by-step video on how to make DIY garage ceiling storage.

Use the corners of your garage  

Corners are underrated spaces and often forgotten about. Invest in some scrap plywood or oriented strand board and make sturdy corner shelves perfect for cleaning products, glues, polishes and other small items that get lost on larger shelves.  

Watch this step-by-step video on how to build a corner shelf.

A tube or two  

Cardboard concrete-forming tubes are a great storage hack. You can place anything inside them, including sporting equipment and garden tools such as rakes and spades. Make sure to rest the tubes on a secure platform rather than the floor to keep them dry.

Hello, peg boards!  

Whether you make use of indestructible metal or a simple plastic peg board, this low-cost DIY hack is a great alternative to keep tools organised, in one place and easily accessible. As a bonus, you’ll no longer have to worry about knocking over the spade every time you pull the car in!   


If you’re ready to renovate, remodel or declutter your garage, Pink Hippo offers short and long-term self storage units to keep your belongings safe while you reorganise your garage. Call us on 0118 957 1573 to learn more, or pop into our Reading facility for a tour of our available units!