If you are a handyman or simply passionate about DIY projects, you surely have a lot of tools around the house. And, like most people, you probably store all your tools in the garage, one of the places where you’re free to work on different projects.
However, one of the most common problems that people encounter when working in a garage is missing tools. Usually, the culprit is one and only one: Poor organizational skills. But even this problem has a solution. No, wait… 15 solutions! To help you organize your tools and reduce the clutter, we suggest that you get a garage display cabinet. Here are a few solutions to help you with your garage problems.
15 Garage Display Cabinet Solutions
1. Plan what your garage should look like
Before getting any kind of garage display cabinet, it’s best that you plan out what your garage should look like.
2. Make This Personal
When buying your storage units, try to choose designs that reflect your personal style.
If you already have a garage display cabinet, it can help if you organize it with “homemade labels”: Grab a piece of chalk and label each drawer based on what should go where.
4. Separate your Liquids
Garages always have different kinds of liquids spread all over the place. These liquids could be paint, motor oil, varnish, lacquer or even bleach. To avoid using the wrong liquid, separate them properly.
5. Get A Utility Storage Wall Cabinet
This type of shelving unit looks like the common kind of cabinet that you can find at home. Anyway, it’s a great idea to store your cleaning supplies.
6. Get a Drawer Storage Cabinet
Get a drawer storage cabinet display, which can either be mounted or placed on top of a work bench. These types of cabinet are a great storage place to store small things like your nuts and bolts.
7. Divide your Cabinets
Dividing some of the cabinet drawers into different sections can help you store the smaller tools such as wrenches and screwdrivers.
8. Get a Roller Cabinet
As the name implies, this is the type of cabinet that has wheels on the bottom. The best kind of tools to store here are the tools that you often use.
9. Use Peg Boards
Pegboards can be attached to your display cabinets. You can use them to hang some of the larger tools and equipment that you often use.
10. Get a Garage System
Just like wall units in your living rooms, garages also come with a large wall-mounted cabinet. These systems (such as Vault) already include several display cabinets and other storage units.
11. Separate Tools Depending on the Work
To make things easier, you should separate tools depending on where they are used. In other words, separate the gardening tools from the power tools, for instance.
12. Buy Cabinets with Shelves
Shelving units in the garage will always have a purpose. When buying a garage display cabinet, try to get one that has some extra shelves to hang tools. Don’t forget to use shelf brackets to get additional support.
13. Buy Multipurpose Cabinets
There are a number of garage display cabinets that can serve multipurpose. Some can even have sinks on top of their counters.
14. Make your Own
Make your own shelving units with the help of great DIY projects that can easily be found around the internet. You can even add bookshelves in order to place some manuals in it.
15. Learn when to get Help
Sometimes we just have to realize that we all have limitations. Learn when you need to get a professional insight on how to organize your garage.
Now that you learned the different solutions to the most common garage problems, we hope that you can go out and organize your own. You might have noticed that some of the solutions mentioned come in “packages,” but there’s no need to get all the things listed above. Now all you have to do is gather your materials and get to work.