How to Make a Cleaning Tool Holder

Hang large cleaning tools in your garage by building a holder made from scrap wood and pipe straps.

diy wood broom holder in a garage

DIY Garage Broom Holder

Make a budget-friendly broom holder for your garage using scrap wood and pipe straps.

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Materials Needed

  • (2) 1x4s
  • pipe straps in assorted sizes
  • wood screws (1/2" in length for pipe straps)
  • wood screws (for mounting)
  • large cup hooks
  • drill or electric screwdriver
  • painter's tape
  • stud finder
  • paint or stain, if desired
  • level
  • measuring tape

Paint Wood

Paint wood in desired color. To make it easier, drape a drop cloth over a fence to create an easy spray painting station.

scrap wood painted in navy

Paint Scrap Wood

Paint scrap wood in your desired color, and let dry.

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Mark Wall Studs

Mark the edges of each stud in your mounting area using a stud finder and painter's tape.

stud finder against a wall

Broom Holder Materials

Gather scrap wood, wood screws and pipe straps to make a budget-friendly broom holder for your garage.

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Create a Guide

Use a straightedge as a guide, and run painter's tape along the entire length of each board. This will make mounting your hangers easy and even. 

scrap wood painted in navy

Mark Placement

Use painter's tape to mark the placement of the hardware.

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Mount the Wood

Screw the wood to the garage wall using a level and the tape as a guide for the studs. If no studs are available, use sturdy wall anchors. Attach the first piece approximately 2' from the floor and the second 2' above the first piece. Keep in mind, you'll need to pull the full handles of your brooms out, so don't install them too high. 

person attaching scrap wood to wall with a drill

Mount Wood

Attach scrap wood to the wall using wood screws and a drill.

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Determine Hanger Placement

Stand your cleaning tools in front of the mounted wood braces to determine placement before attaching your first strap. This will help you determine what size straps you need and how far apart to place them.

broom holder with painter's tape

Determine Hardware Placement

Mark where hardware will go using painter's tape and permanent marker.

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Melissa George

Attach Straps + Hooks

Use the straight edge of painter's tape as a guide, and screw in cup hooks and pipe straps in your desired locations. For the pipe straps, you'll need one on the top wood brace and one on the bottom to keep your brooms steady.

pipe straps attached to scrap wood

Attach Hardware

Attach pipe straps to scrap wood using provided screws and a drill.

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

Test Placement

Test the placement of all your tools, and remove painter's tape if adjustments aren't needed. 

diy wood broom holder in a garage

DIY Garage Broom Holder

Make a budget-friendly broom holder for your garage using scrap wood and pipe straps.

Photo by: Melissa George

Melissa George

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