Organize Me #5: Garage Makeover and Storage Shelves

Materials:  Around $130.

Labor: Free

Spending the day with my husband and getting the garage organized with storage shelves at the same time:  PRICELESS!!!

The garage is so much more organized with these new storage shelves! Love them! {}

I wish I could give you some free plans for these shelves, but we kind of made them up as we went along. We did learn some important things along the way:

  1. The actual measurement of a piece of wood is different than the measurement they call it at the store. For example, a 2×4 is not 2″ x 4′. The 2″ part is not a true measure. You need to know that when you are measuring ply wood to cover the top of your shelves!
  2. Projects always take longer than you think — especially when you have to redo things because you didn’t know about fact #1, above!


The garage is so much more organized with these new storage shelves! Love them! {}

Thanks, Honey.  You did an awesome job!

And, because I love before and after shots . . .


The garage is so much more organized with these new storage shelves! Love them! {}

(If you are wondering about the red furniture in the before pic, that shot was taken while I was painting this family computer desk project.)

I don’t have plans and instructions for this storage shelves project, but I do have plans and instructions for these projects below. Check them out by clicking on the images below.

No more wet clothes hanging all over the house! Tame the mess with this easy Ladder Laundry Drying Rack! {} Step-by-step tutorial

Build your own storage lockers using the kreg jig! (Even beginniners can do it!)

Clean up the mess in your kids' beds with these DIY Forward-Facing Bookshelves {} #bookshelvesforkids



  1. Woohoo! Way to go. I love organizing and this is great. We so need to add shelves to our garage. Maybe I can talk my hubby in to this! Thanks for linking up to Titus 2 Tuesday. Hope to see you again next week.


  2. WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gosh I wish my garage was organized!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  3. Wow! organization like that makes me so happy! Those are some awesome heavy duty shelves! Must feel so nice to have everything in its place now! :)


  4. Nothing like couple teamwork! I know it’s gotta feel great to be so organized now! Thanks for linking up to Gettin’ Krafty With It this week!

  5. What a difference and I bet everything is so much easier to find. You lucky duck to have a handy hubby. Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays.
    Have a perfectly awesome day!

  6. What a change! It looks so organized and neat now.
    I can’t wait to finish our basement so I can finally get our garage back and organized.

  7. I LOVE your garage makeover. I would love to build the same thing in mine. Since I am a single mom, I need your guidance as to the materials you used (if you don’t mind). I can build anything….just need a kick start as to what size boards I should think about buying. Pls let me know if you have the time. Thanks!

  8. Hey love what you did in the garage! My husband just did the same thing. My husband pretty much did those exact same shelves………LOL. Made a huge difference on storing all the “stuff” we collect along the way. Thanks for sharing…….:)

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