Put a small version of this in the linen closet. Get rid of the junk drawer in the kitchen. Not enough room for one anyway. DIY Battery Organization [Tutorial] : trays stacked on top of each other stores batteries by size. very smart!
49 Brilliant Garage Organization Tips, Ideas and DIY Projects - Page 31 of 49 - DIY Crafts. This looks like Bouillon Cube jar lids screwed to the board, so jar part can screw onto the lid. I've also seen done with baby food jars.
I like this idea for the ladder. Organize your garage in one morning. Ladders low on walls. Attach BC plywood on wall (one side smooth), hang wire baskets with mirror support hooks, hang bikes from a large hook set at a downward angle.