It might sound ridiculous but I’ve only just fully appreciated the value of having garage storage cabinets to clear away what was, after all, just a load of clutter. I’ve never been one of those guys comfortable with having their garage in a complete mess; but neither, in all honesty, could I say I had the tidiest of garages. I do like to know where my tools and things are and be able to get to them whenever I want or need them, without having to spend ages moving other things around that have just been dumped in the garage.
Cabinets – Clear the Clutter
No matter whether you’re a serious DIY/Home enthusiast or not – most folk will have a fair amount of tools and equipment in their garage. Installing garage storage cabinets will not only mean that you can have confidence that your tools are where you think they’ll be – but you’ll also be amazed as to how much extra space you’ll have in your garage, simply by storing things away in the cabinets.
Storage Cabinets for Tools
Depending on your budget you might want to consider having special garage storage cabinets built for your tools. These specialist tool cabinets have custom made designs with places and shapes for all your tools. Having one of these specialist tool cabinets, means you can immediately locate the tool you want and, perhaps as importantly, see if one is missing. Of course if you’ve got the time and skill there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t build your own specialist tool cabinet yourself.
Whether you like doing your own auto repairs or doing DIY jobs around the house – the last thing you want is the inconvenience and expense of having to replace a tool; and custom tool cabinets could soon pay for themselves if you’re the sort of person that is prone to forgetting where you’ve put things.
General Garage Storage Cabinets
It is not just tools that you can keep in garage storage cabinets. To be quite honest there was a time my garage floor was littered with stacks of old tins of paint, bits of wood and bricks and all sorts of other stuff. The vast majority of these things I had actually forgotten I’d got them – as some were buried under piles of even more things like dust sheets etc. It didn’t seem to matter how many times I sorted this stuff out – within a few weeks it would all be covered over again and disappeared!
The reason nothing ever stayed tidy was, of course, because everything was on the floor. Eventually the day came when, having stumbled across the garage floor to get to my car, enough was enough. Having seen how tidy my neighbor’s garage was with his storage cabinets – I went down to the DIY store to see what garage storage cabinets I could get. However, perhaps the biggest breakthrough for me was that in buying the storage cabinets it actually made me think – do I really need some of these old things?
Getting the garage storage cabinets was like ‘turning over a new leaf’. Rather than simply putting everything into the new cabinets – I actually sorted it all out properly. You know I ended up finally throwing out things like tins of paint that I’d last used 20 years ago – why had I kept them?
After Tidying Up
The net result of all this is that having de-cluttered my garage by throwing out ridiculously old and unnecessary things and storing everything else away in cabinets – I am amazed at the space I’ve got in my garage – and can now actually do some other jobs in it!