An old pallet can give new life to any kind of gear if you use your imagination a little. I found an old pallet leaned up against our barn and made it into an awesome storage solution for the horse gear that we use often out in the barn.
I realize if you don’t have horses this may seem irrelevant, but try it with any kind of gear! My inspiration for this project came from Funky Junk Interiors who used a pallet to organize pool equipment.
All I used was:
1. Big old pallet leaned against a wall
2. 3 metal over the door hooks
3. An over the door bridle holder with 4 hooks
4. A small horse bucket to hold brushes and tools
The top holds helmets beautifully (think bike helmets too)! Just slide the brims in between the two top boards of the pallet. I used the open boards to hang blankets and saddle girths. There are lunge whips and riding crops nestled in between the boards. I put metal hooks at different levels and added buckets and a canvas bag to hold brushes, hoof picks, and combs. I added one hook down lower, so they could reach it, to hang there little backpacks full of brushes. On the very bottom I store bottles of shampoo, extra fly spray, and all those essential bottled horse products. Open spaces and boards are perfect to hang the spray bottles. I love that everything is in one spot. It is so easy to look and find what I need quickly.
The possibilities are endless really! I could see using this storage system in the garage for all sorts of things:
1. Sports equipment
2. Kids outdoor toys
3. Garden gear
4. Yard tools
5. Shoes and book bags
6. Fishing and hunting gear
8. Whatever you can hang from a hook or organize in a cubby will work!