Choosing the right garage storage cabinet
Garages are the place where we are most likely to store things, and as a result they can become very cluttered. One of the easiest ways to keep a garage tidy is to use storage cabinets. Everything can be put away neatly, you can find things instantly and your garage will look smarter and be easier to keep clean. But there are so many different types of garage storage cabinets around – which is the best option for you? Here are some points to consider.
What should your garage storage cabinet be made of?
Storage cabinets come in all sorts of materials, from metal and wood to rubber, plastic and resin. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, but our recommendation would be for moulded plastic. It’s hard wearing and durable, unlike metal, which can rust and is easily dented. Plastic is easy to keep clean – simply wipe over with a damp cloth. It won’t “sweat” and is water resistant so your possessions will be safe from the elements. And if it does get damaged you can usually just replace one panel rather than the entire cabinet.
How should you position your garage storage cabinets?
Floor standing or wall mounted, that is the question. Our advice would always be for wall mounted cabinets. Not only are they safer – far less chance that a heavy cabinet will topple on to you when it’s secured to the wall – they give you back valuable floor space.
Is security important to you?
Accidents happen all too often in the garage, so bear safety in mind when choosing your storage cabinet. Garages are used to store all kinds of dangerous items, from tools to poisons. Having a storage cabinet that you can lock gives you peace of mind that those dangerous things are out of the reach of the most vulnerable members of your family.
How can you organise your garage storage cabinet?
Perhaps the most important question to ask is how you’re going to use your storage cabinets. It’s also the most difficult question, because we often change the way we use our garages, depending on our circumstances. Look for storage cabinets that have flexible organisational accessories, for example bins that slot onto the inside of the doors, tool racks and modular shelves that you can position wherever you need them.
Our modular garage organisation system includes a range of different sized resin storage cabinets that can be mounted to the wall. We can also supply accessories to help you store your possessions safely and securely. You can see some of our storage cabinets at oldwp.garageflex.co.uk/garage-storage/cabinets or give us a call on 01491 636080 to find out more.