The Right Garage Organizer is Something you Both Want and Need
Article by MJ Marks
A garage organizer is something you not only want, but you need. I get it. I can hear the desperation in your voice as it yearns for some sort of solution to the sprawling clutter and mess that the monster of a garage is morphing into. Take heart and never fear. I am here to give you hope and ideas for how to manage what, for many home owners, is one of their biggest storage challenges.
At first there doesn’t seem to be much of a problem at all. You carefully stack a few boxes in the corner or along an edge. They are labeled so no need to worry about wondering where stuff is, right? Wrong! As the months and years go by, those once neatly organized stacks of labeled stuff has a way of losing it’s structure. If your situation is anything like mine, it’s the kid’s fault that the mess in the garage seems to grow. They are the ones who dig through stuff and never quite get it back the way it should be. Of course, as every adult knows, we never leave a clutter or a mess. Don’t we wish? I know my wife does.
After enough time of frustration with the “mystery piles” has passed, after enough irritating moments when the family’s bikes tip over on each other and get their peddles entangled in each other’s spokes, and after enough times of you getting beaned in the shins trying to straighten them out. And after enough annoyance with the kid’s sporting balls and other gear left all over to the place to trip on, a garage organizer of some sort starts to seem like a pretty good idea.
So, it’s off to the hardware store to buy wood. Don’t forget those safety goggles. As every do-it-yourselfer with any self respect realizes, there is no more important safety rule that to wear those safety glasses. Thanks Norm! You leave the store with your plywood and lumber and head home to construct what you hope will be a functional and attractive garage organizer. I’m not knocking wood shelves, but lets think about this for a minute. They just don’t look that good, they can give you slivers, and they don’t have doors to hide the junk behind.
There are better alternatives. A garage organizer shelving unit made out of steel or heavy duty plastic, now that’s the stuff. Picture all the paint cans, sand paper, miscellaneous hand tools, rags, and other assorted clutter all neatly tucked away, hidden in cabinets designed to be strong and long-lasting. Imagine how good it will feel to not have to look at that stuff every time you go out into the garage. Imagine not bearing all to the neighbors every time you open the garage door.
My personal all time worst garage organizer pet peeve has got to be fishing rods and reels. I mean, can these things be any more obnoxious? Oh sure, at first they seem all neat and tidy stacked together in a corner. But alas, before you know it they get bumped or moved and the hooks, lines, and tips all start their dance of death. With a nice rack designed especially for storing fishing rods and other gear those days are history.
There is literally a garage organizer for nearly every thing you can think of. I’m here to tell you there is hope. You can get on top of your garage storage needs, and find the peace of mind you so much want and need. Go for it!
About the Author
MJ is a free lance writer for Click Shops, Inc., where you can find the perfect garage organizer for your home at www.garagecabinetsonline.com.