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10 Genius Sports Equipment Storage Hacks

Take your sports equipment storage game to a whole new level with these 10 ingenious hacks.

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Stack Bins the Easy Way

Stack Bins the Easy Way

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Plastic storage bins are one of the great garage storage systems to separate and organize your equipment by sport or season. Unfortunately, they usually get stacked against a wall somewhere, which makes getting to the bottom bins difficult, especially for your household's littlest teammates. Luckily, a permanent DIY garage solution is only a weekend away with our easy-to-build storage towers that are an attractive and ingenious way to provide easy access to your bins. Consider different color bins for each sport to make finding what you need a breeze, and utilize the sides of the wooden frame for wall-mounted accessory items such as fishing rod holders or utility hooks for lightweight equipment.

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Utilize Ceiling Space

Utilize Ceiling Space

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If wall space is at a minimum, consider looking up for potential sports equipment storage space. With this smart and easy overhead storage system, you don't have to sacrifice space. Simple and fast to construct, this sliding bin system is made with everyday items, making it a perfect weekend project with long-lasting results. To make it easy to find what you're looking for, use a permanent marker, or spray paint and stencils to mark the bottom of the bin.

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The Best Solutions for Bikes

The Best Solutions for Bikes

Bikes are a great way to get exercise, but they can be cumbersome to store. Whether you keep your bike in your home, your shed or your garage, there are a lot of smart ways to store your bike that maximize space and offer easy access when needed. From a simple hook to a ceiling pulley system, you can decide which storage options best meets your needs. Here are eight of our favorite bike storage options.

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Repurpose Your Storage Systems

Repurpose Your Storage Systems

Utilizing one of the 3-Rs of recycling, reuse this stacked recycling tower plan to create a fantastic sports equipment storage hub. Perfect for small balls, sidewalk chalk, skipping ropes or any manner of regularly used items, this storage center will help provide easy access for children of all ages for the items they use most. Better yet—it only requires about one hour to construct and is a perfect project for the kids to help with.

Plus: 12 Simple Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

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Create a Custom Solution

Create a Custom Solution

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If you've got a lot of sports and outdoor equipment to store, or moisture is an issue in your storage space, consider this giant DIY garage cabinet that will house everything in one place. While this project may take a little time to complete, sliding doors will help keep everything clean, and its wall-hung design will be sure to keep everything dry and mold-free.

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Modify This

Modify This

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Another versatile hack is turning this ultimate clamp rack into the ultimate sports equipment storage rack. By adding some simple circular grooves to the top support, this rack can easily accommodate everything from baseball bats and tennis rackets to hockey sticks and fishing rods. Plus, you can use the grooved channels at the bottom to store skates or other sports accessories. The best part is, this ingenious design can be built for a fraction of the cost of a store-bought sports rack, and you can customize it to meet your needs!

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Sports Equipment Storage: Big-League Storage

Sports Equipment Storage: Big-League Storage

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Every sports kid dreams of being in the big leagues. Why not make that dream a reality by building a sports storage locker just like the pros? This entryway storage and organization center is the perfect way to give them a dedicated space to store their gear while keeping clutter to a minimum. The open design allows you to air out sweaty equipment and provides tons of space for all your sports accessories. Add a personalized nameplate to the top of the cubby, and your child will feel like their favorite sports star!

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Sports Equipment Storage: Brilliant Ball Storage

Sports Equipment Storage: Brilliant Ball Storage

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Balls that roll and bounce are great for play, but not so much for storage. Luckily there's this garage ball storage rack, which can be mounted anywhere and will corral all those balls to prevent them from rolling all around your floor. Plywood, dowels, and elastic cord are the simple main components of this easy-to-make storage hack. Customize the size based on your own needs and store away!

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Stick to the Basics

Stick to the Basics

One of the great things about storage hacks is that they don't have to be expensive, and they can repurpose everyday items in new ways. In fact, bolting utility wheels onto the bottom of an aluminum garbage can provides an instant mobile sports equipment storage unit, perfect for balls, sticks, bats and any number of other items—and will only set you back about $40. Mesh storage units like this one provide perfect ball storage. And don't underestimate the simple brilliance of coated garage hooks to get the job done.

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Build a Customizable System

Build a Customizable System

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Visit any sporting goods store and you will likely see walls of vertical slats with various hooks and bins that can be rearranged easily based on the display needs. Why not incorporate this easy-to-manage system in your own home with our DIY customizable garage storage? Incorporating many of the same features which make the retail systems so useful, this system is a great weekend project that can grow and change as your needs evolve—and is a cinch to install. Plus: Here are even more garage makeover ideas to fuel your inspiration.