Published at Tuesday, August 27th 2019. by Capucine Riel in Garage.
For many people, the most common type of garage shelves that are chosen are the simple, yet durable, shelving units that you have to put together yourself. These can either be made out of plastic or metal and regardless of which type of material you use, they each have their benefits and drawbacks. Therefore, prior to considering one type of garage shelving over the other, it is in your best interest to do a bit of homework in order to determine which shelving units will be the best for you. This homework would involve taking a brief inventory of what types of items you plan on housing on the storage units — for instance, are they heavy, large objects or are they over-sized and awkward, or are do you just have a bunch of random boxes that need to find a home?
First of all, we are assuming that you are not able or not interested in adding a bump out on the garage which will actually increase the floor space that is physically available. This is not an option for most people, but there are some things that can be done which will help to get things off of the floor and improve your ability to use the garage effectively. One important thing that you should consider is the ceiling, as it is an unused area of the garage in most cases. There are many things that can be hung from the ceiling in a garage such as fishing poles, lawn tools and your bicycle. Putting those items up an out-of-the-way can make a difference in your floor space that is open and available.
Light Switch: Another way to modernize your garage is to upgrade the light switch with one that’s illuminated when the lights are off. This eliminates fumbling around looking for the switch while leaning over, and holding the entry door open for enough light to find the switch. Even better, it’s inexpensive and easy to do yourself. With basic knowledge of electricity, all you have to do is turn off the breaker that feeds the switch and wire up the new switch the same way. There are no additional wires to worry about. The end result is a mild orange glow that’s easy to find in the dark. Another option is to add motion sensors to your garage lights so they come on as soon as you open the door. You can even get motion bases that screw into standard sockets. Once installed, all you have to do is screw in the light bulb as usual. This is a clever way to have motion activated lighting without having to do any wiring.
For a car owner the garage is one of the most important corners in the house. Cars have always been special for the owners and to keep it safe is a major concern. Also many people find it convenient to utilise the garage as a space to work on various projects. All the tools and materials that are required for any project can be systematically stored in there. This enables maintaining the aesthetics of the house as various equipments aren’t lying around here and there. However things can turn topsy turfy when the garage itself turns into a disorganized mess. It not only causes inconvenience in terms of time wastage but also dismisses the whole purpose of having it in the first place.
The market has now met the demand for diversity and customization that wall storage consumers have been demanding in the past, the standard white hardboard pegboard is obsolete and costwize only a little cheaper than it’s new modern metal counterpart which is almost endless in the ways it can be customized by the consumer and has many varieties of design, color and utility that would meet any and all detailed requirements of a buyer. This is custom colored pegboard and is made from metal, it is durable and will outlast the traditional hard board peg board by many decades. Designed with utility in mind these metal pegboard panels have both round peg board holes and thin vertical slots placed side by side on the metal wall panels in rows.
A garage can get disorganized quite quickly with regular use. People store their tools, garden equipment and other machinery needed for outdoor maintenance. Is there a good way to organize this space? Yes, there is all it takes is a pegboard garage storage system. This is the best way to get tools and such hung up and arranged neatly. The floor space in a garage should be reserved for the big pieces of equipment you own like your car, lawnmower and leaf blower. It should not be taken up by things that can be hung on the wall. A cluttered garage makes it hard to find anything when it is needed.
The answers you provide for these questions will go a long way in helping you determine which type of garage shelves are best suited for your storage needs. To expand on the examples further, if you have heavy items, you will most likely prefer to use metal shelving units as they tend to be a little more sturdy than their plastic counterparts. This, of course, is not to say that the plastic shelves are weak, but for heavy items it is bet to go with the most industrial strength products you can find, otherwise you might find yourself cleaning up a mess of collapsed boxes later down the line. So, by taking stock in what you want to store, you will be able to make the best choice where your garage shelving needs are concerned.
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