Our family has hit a real first world problem since having kids…we have way too many ride on toys! I know, talk about a good problem to have, but wow, how to keep our garage organized has been a challenge! It seems like as soon as we find a way to create space in there, one of our kids is getting some kind of new outdoor toy. This has especially been a challenge since we moved three years ago from a house with a three car garage to a two! Yikes!
But I have some good news!!!!
After three years of being in our house we have finally come up with a solution to fit my husband’s car into the garage!!! We did it for under $15 dollars too!!! Ummmm, I like the sound of that! Especially, considering to buy racks for how many bikes we have would have cost us in the range of $140-$190!!!! Who knows, maybe with the money we saved on this project we’ll go by a new bike or scooter for our kids just to keep the garage chaos alive!🤪😆
We hung up 8 bikes all using scrap wood leftover from some other projects like my DIY benches and my DIY Window Boxes, a few 3” screws, and these hooks!! That’s it! Super simple and super impactful if you’re in the same boat as us with all these bikes, scooters, and ride on toys!! The whole project probably took us 30 minutes and that includes the time it took us to hang up the bikes!
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Okay, so like I previously mentioned here’s what you’ll need:
1.) Sturdy boards like 2 x 3’s, 2 x 4’s. We used a 2 x 3 and a 2 x 6, but that’s because this we used our scrap wood we had leftover from other projects. How long you’ll want them depends on how many bikes you have.
2.) 3” screws
3.) Big hooks like these.
4.). Impact screwdriver. This is the one we use and like.
5.)*Optional*. A level, otherwise you can just eyeball it to make sure it’s straight. Since it’s just in your garage it doesn’t have to be perfect!
6.) Paint or stain if you want it to look fancier than ours does. We just wanted this to be a super quick and simple project so we didn’t go into all that, but it would look awesome if you did!
Now that you have your supplies, here’s what you’ll need to do for your DIY garage rack!
1.) Grab your piece of wood and start screwing it into place on the garage wall of your choice. Screw in the ends and maybe a couple in the middle depending on how long your board is.
2.) Predrill holes into your wood and then screw in your hooks into your wood by hand. That’s why the predrilled holes help a lot!👍
3.) Hang up your bikes, and that’s it!!!
Seriously!? Such an easy project that has completely transformed our garage!! We finally conquered our dam of toys that was taking over our garage!!!🙌
Thanks so much for visiting and if you decide to tackle this super easy project tag me on Instagram @thedecormama so I can share your garage transformation too!
I can’t wait to see you back here real soon for my next DIY project, which I’m in the midst of working on now! I’m so excited to show you my bedroom accent wall I’m working on!
See you soon!
The Decor Mama