Need inspiration for organizing your cluttered garage but don't know where to start? Most problems arising during a garage organization project concerns figuring out what to do with all the stuff laying on the floor, piled in corners and covering various workbenches or tables without rhyme or reason. However, sprucing up your garage using minimal effort is easier than what most homeowners think when they install wall and floor cabinets before starting to clear away heaps of ground clutter.
If you regularly park you car in the garage, you need to determine how much space garage cabinets may claim once they are installed. First, measure how much space you have between your vehicle and the walls, making sure you leave enough room to open car doors without banging them against floor cabinets.
Take inventory of the items you want to organize. Does your garage stuff consist mostly of gardening tools, sporting equipment, kids toys, mechanical tools or a combination of all four? The size and shape of the garage cabinets you intend on placing in your garage is dependent on your needs. Garage cabinets are easily attached to walls using GearTrack Channels and panels that allow flexibility with moving and re-arranging cabinets anywhere in your garage.
Stationary and Mobile Cabinets
Stationary garage cabinets remain in the spot where you place them while mobile cabinets are equipped with wheels or casters for quick movement. Mobile cabinets are great for "backyard" mechanics who frequently repair vehicles, mowers and ATVs in their garage. Instead of having to leave the project to retrieve a certain tool, all the tools needed are stored in a mobile cabinet that can be rolled anywhere in the garage.
Tall stationary, or freestanding cabinets are good for gardening tools such as shovels, rakes, hoes and weed whippers. Baseball bats, hockey sticks and other kids' sports equipment stay organized and undamaged when placed in stationary cabinets.
Stainless steel cabinets protect items from humidity, heat, extreme cold, dampness and stand up well to the tough environment of an often-used garage. Powder-coated cabinets provide the hardest finish of any kind of wood cabinetry, look sleek and attractive and are easy to clean.
Wall cabinetry and storage systems comes in a variety of designs, including hooks, bins, shelving, baskets and standard cabinets equipped with hinged doors. When you already have a safe and out-of-the-way area in which to place garage items, the task of organizing is effortless and even fun.
For homes with small children, the option to install cabinets that have secure locking mechanisms attached to the doors provides homeowners with the peace of mind that comes from knowing curious hands will not be able to open cabinets containing dangerous chemicals and tools.