When it comes to organizing your garage, nothing beats garage cabinets. Versatile and easy to install, they can transform your garage from cluttered to organized in no time at all. Before going out and buying your garage cabinets, there are a few things that you will need to consider.
Pick Your Style
Garage cabinets come in a variety of materials and styles. Plastic, stainless steel and various wooden cabinets are available to you, depending on your style, budget, and storage needs.
You can choose from cabinets that hang directly on the walls of your garage or free standing cabinets that sit on the floor like traditional bookshelves. You can also choose cabinets that have open shelving or cabinets that come with doors so that your belongings are out of sight.
While you will most likely stick to one type of material, you may find that choosing different styles of cabinet will help make sure that all of your storage needs are met. An open shelving unit is great for sporting equipment, or for storing totes filled with out of season clothing or decorations, while on the wall shelving with doors is great for storing materials that you may not want to see on a day to day basis. The key to garage cabinets is to pick and choose a system that works best for you.
If you can keep it in your garage, then it can be stored in a garage cabinet! Tools are the most common item stored in garage cabinets. The great thing about storing your tools this way, rather then simply hanging them from a peg board, is that you can lock them up when you aren't using them. This way any children that may also being using your garage cannot get at the tools. Also, if you tend not to lock up your garage, locking up your tools will make them harder to steal.
If you simply can't do without your peg board, then why not enclose it in a cabinet? This way you can still store your tools the way you like and keep them safely locked up.
Storing Fun Stuff
Bikes, camping gear, sports equipment: garage cabinets are great for storing all of your recreational things. Putting them in cabinets, rather than simply stuffing them in boxes, makes it a lot easier to find something when you need it.
Saving Room for Your Car
By using garage cabinets to organize things that are kept in your garage, you can make sure that there is always room for your car, which is quite often the first thing to be left outside when a garage becomes cluttered.
Customize to Create a Workspace
Because garage cabinets can be customized to suit your space and your needs, you can include a table into the design to create a workspace for the carpenter, mechanic or hobbyist in the family. With everything stored neatly in the cabinets, there will be more than enough space to build and create.
By using garage cabinets, regardless of the style or material that you pick, you are turning your garage from being a storage space to a living space.