No matter whether at home, office or shop we need parts storage cabinets. Irrespective of the nature and space, storage cabinets are an important part of our operation’s overall storage strategy. When we do not have storage cabinets then chances are we will not be able to find items on time. Sometimes we may forget to find them again. This holds true in case we are busy and have relatively poor memory.
Offices also use metal storage cabinets in many different applications. There is, of course, the basic filing cabinet, either 2 drawer or 4 drawer. The modern office, however, has many more options available. Everyone has seen the huge filing system in their doctors offices; long lines of open or closed shelf space, operated by a hand wheel to get to one shelf or another. If every shelf were stationary, they would take up too much floor space, which is often limited. By using cabinets that are moveable in this way, precious floor space is conserved. There is also a storage cabinet that is ubiquitous but not necessarily obvious: the mail cart. Some are made of wire baskets, but others are fully cabinets that are capable of being locked.
Determining your budget is the first step in finding adequate tool storage. Really nice storage cabinets that are larger than needed might be tempting to buy if the budget has not been established beforehand. Next, know how many tools need to fit inside the cabinets, and which of them must be behind a locked door. The size of the tools will also play a part in the cabinets selected. Once those needs are assessed, the next step is to measure the area of the garage being allocated for storage to be sure the cabinets will fit. If floor space is limited, wall-mounted cabinets are an option to consider, and if there are several project stations in the garage a rolling cabinet might be best.
For example, if you have flammable liquids, you’ll need special storage cabinets for flammable liquids. That seems kind of obvious, but it’s not so obvious which liquids qualify as flammable. It’s actually a much broader range of chemicals and liquids than you might think, and the long list includes things like inks and paints along with hydro-carbon based liquids, fuel, and a whole lot more. Generally, the industrial storage cabinets of choice for flammable liquids would be stainless steel cabinets.
If your budget isn’t as tight or if you don’t have the time to convert your existing cabinets to mobile, try purchasing mobile storage cabinets online. There are various designs of mobile cabinets available today as well as sizes, capabilities and colors. Mobility in cabinets can be found throughout various storage cabinets, wardrobe cabinets and combination wardrobe and storage cabinets, just take your time on the right cabinet for you and your particular needs.