Many people resort to using the garage for all their storage needs. In many cases, this leads to people not being able to use the garage for what it was intended, parking your cars. Fortunately, there are many different types of storage systems available for the garage today. Utilizing these system may just end up saving you space in the future.
Cabinets: If you’re looking to store things in a dust-free environment, cabinets are the best choice for you. They also provide a safe way to store things out of the reach of children and pets. Some companies even offer locking features.
When looking for the perfect cabinet for your garage, look for brands that offer a large weight capacity and that have non-peeling edge bonding. In edge bonding, 1 millimeter is the standard. If you intend to get a lot of wear and tear out of your cabinets, you might want to go with companies that offer 3/16 of an inch thick edge bonding. This will ensure that your cabinets will stay looking newer, longer.
Shelving: If you have a lot of stuff that you need to store, garage shelving is the option for you. Look for companies that allow personal customization of shelving or shop for shelving with a hook systems that allow you to customize and change the layout to your needs. Weight capacity is also an important feature to focus on as lower weight capacity shelving will bend over time and may break.
Overhead Storage: Do you have a lot ofitems that you need to store long term? Consider overhead storage the right option for you. Overhead storage allows you to keep things out of the way.
When deciding on the right overhead storage, look for options with a lip. A lip is located on the edge of the rack and makes it hard for items to roll or fall off. It’s equally important to choose an overhead storage shelf that has multiple mountings so it doesn’t fall down!
Racks/ Specialty items: If you have a lot of one type of item, specialty racks are going to be the option for you. Racks are great because they are tailored to fit that one of a kind item perfectly. You’ll be surprised how many there are from ski equipment to sports balls and folding chairs.
Peg Boards: People with smaller items to store, like hand tools, should consider pegboards. These are great storage options for items that you use frequently because they can be easily accessed. However, they do tend to look messy unless perfectly organized.
With the right tools, garage organization can be a breeze. Before making any purchases, be sure to compare different brands’ features. Some companies may offer lifetime warranties while others may not. Pick the system that is best for you and your needs.