I hope you’re all having a great summer! Speaking of summer, I wanted to share a summer project that every parent can benefit from! Do you have balls galore in your garage and need an end to the chaos!
Our garage is filled with soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, volleyballs.. random balls, haha! We needed organization ASAP. I will show you how to create your own sports ball storage to keep them all in one place.
You can build a custom ball holder in your garage for extremely cheap. All you need are some 2×2 and 1×3 boards, a small square of plywood, screws, and bungee cords.
Start by building your square. You’ll need a top and a bottom. Using the 1×3’s and a saw, cut the pieces the size you want to create the hole. I made mine bigger so it could fit more since we have a pretty big collection. Use wood screws to hold the pieces together.
Attach the top square onto the wall or fit it into a corner like I did.. make sure to use a level to make sure it’s straight.
Once the bottom square is put together, cut some pieces of plywood to cover the top so the balls stay put in your new storage. It was trial and error to make sure it would support the flying balls that were tossed in as the kids would care less what happened to the holder.
Attach the bottom square to the wall also using the level to keep it straight about 3 feet below the top square with the plywood on the top side.
Here’s the part we added to make it more secure. My husband is great for critiquing my projects and telling me what I didn’t think of. 🙂 isn’t that nice of him?! Haha!
We added a 2x2x6 to the outside of the boxes so it would brace on the floor and keep the storage from collapsing or pulling together from the bungee cords. Just take a 2×2 and set it on the ground next to your squares on the wall. See if there’s any extra that would need to be cut off the top to make it even with the top square. Make that cut with your saw.
Screw the board onto the outside of your squares with some screws so it holds them in place. It’s a great support piece and I hate to admit that my husband was right about this one! Yikes, don’t tell him I said that!
Now you can add your bungee cords evenly around the box. Space them so the balls don’t fly out if they’re thrown in the top.
That’s it! You have completed your storage and now you can keep the random balls in one place instead of all over the garage! What a relief! Our kids love it and so does mom. 🙂
I hope this helps create a less chaotic space in your garage. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your summer!
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