Bicycles are great examples of things that you can put in your garage cabinets, particularly if you live in an area like Arizona where it is fairly easy to live an active lifestyle, like we covered in the first part of this article. Bicycles are bulky items and fall over a lot when parked. One clever way to store them is to hang them from hooks, just like they do on light rail trains and some buses, only unlike public transit, these cabinets are closed and have a door. Bicycles also have a lot of extra equipment such as tires, pumps, spare seats, etc. Another thing that is an obvious thing to go in a cabinet is any sports equipment you might have.
For example, football equipment is very bulky what with the pads and helmet, not to mention duffle bags. Got a kayak? Why not put it on top of your garage storage cabinet and store the oars in the cabinets below, or if you’re clever you can get a storage cabinet that is big enough to hold your kayak as well. Such cabinets are custom built after all. However, if you think that a garage cabinet is a good place for sports equipment, it’s also great for gardening supplies and lawn equipment.
Lawn Equipment: Put it Somewhere Safe
If you leave shears out in the open air, they will rust and be useless. The harsh environment of Arizona can also be hard on lawn equipment such as lawn mowers and weed whackers. There are a lot of pieces of equipment necessary to take care of your garden and lawn including pruners, hedge trimmers, and if you’re feeling like a lumberjack a chainsaw. If you have small children, all of these things are potential sources of danger, so put them someplace that they can’t get to easily.
Remember, proper storage of items isn’t just about aesthetics, it is also about safety both for yourself and for your family. So make sure that you put everything away when you’re not using it, and keep clutter to a minimum. While there are several ways to accomplish this, one proven way that also adds value to your home is to install a garage storage cabinet.