Your garage can be the accumulation point for just about every odd-and-end, otherwise unwanted and stray object you and your family owns.  Like a large, vacuous black hole where junk and clutter is inexplicably drawn towards, only to remain in limbo until missed—which sometimes is never!

Ask most any family—and especially the wives—and they will confess that the garage is such a place, requiring organization in order for it not to ‘take over’ the place.  So here are a few ways that garage lockers can help you solve this issue:

First there is no such thing as one specific garage locker design.  It can be anything you dream up.  Any, and most lockers, will address the whole garage lockers issue.  And the best part is that if you are looking to save a dime or two, you can also look into finding and buying used lockers since not too many people are going to be having afternoon tea in your garage!

- One of the most popular ideas is using one that has a stadium locker design.  In other words, it has an open face that allows quick access and visual inspection to the contents inside.  Usually with a bar across the top for hanging clothing and a few shelves and a bottom foot locker area that can be opened and shut—or locked in a few designs.  These can be used to store large, bulky golf club bags, backpacks, sports gear, bulky tents, and even hang automotive work clothes like overalls and the like inside.  Using a garage locker like this allows a reserved space for these items, reducing clutter.

- Don’t be a basket case; try basket lockers.  This is another popular style that addresses the smaller clutter normally found in a garage.  Using baskets in a large locker type holding area increases the amount of useable storage space in the garage by going upwards, vertically.  By using such ideas (and shelving) that maximize the space above you greatly increases the storage area and enhances the overall look of tidiness in your garage.

- Hot Wheels.  Yes.  Sometimes it is very beneficial to have your garage locker on large casters (wheels) that will allow easy reconfiguration of the garage lockers layout.  Attaching wheels to these units let you move and change up your garage and maximize space even when you have the largest and most bulky items to temporarily store.

- Tools need love too!  Purchasing either a new or used locker can be extremely beneficial when you think of alllllll the spare parts needed for, say, a weed whacker or other yard tool.  Having one centralized and designated place to store all these extra parts, tiny trowels, pails, fertilizer or pesticides that need to be locked up, gardening gloves and other widgets that you need when working in the yard is awesome.  Think of the time you will save by storing them all in one area and can now find them because they aren’t scattered across Hells Half Acre each time you look for them.  This certainly allows some peace of mind.  Why not place them all in a used 2-tier or 3-tier unit that you have now designated as your garage locker?

- Garage lockers can eliminate the need for an official mud room.  Yes!  By creating benches with room underneath for muddy boots, shoes and athletic gear allow your home to be less dirty; and ladies we all know that means less cleaning!  Creating the perfect garage locker with ample space for muddy shoes, as well as having the open stadium locker design, ensures less muddy footprints and a place OUTSIDE the house to hang those smelly uniforms and jerseys until they can be washed.

- Having lots and lots of STUFF.  George Carlin’s bit on having too much stuff is spot on when it comes to the need for a garage locker.  Organizing all of that stuff into large locker compartments can be easily done and keep Christmas decorations, Halloween decorations Independence Day décor in their own respective places.  So rather than having old, busted up cardboard boxes strewn about, a garage locker can simultaneously gather these items in one place, and keep them secure in one place and allow for a very organized and clean garage look!

These are but a few ideas on how to turn a simple new or used locker into one of those coveted garage lockers and what it can do to help better organize, and maximize, storage in your garage.  



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