There are many advantages to owning a metal storage cabinet, with the main advantage being protecting your items from exposure to weather or from people who may want to steal them, since many cabinets come with locking mechanisms, which you can use to keep your items safe. Aside from this, metal storage cabinets offer a great way to organize your materials and getting rid of clutter around your home, such as in your garage or in your laundry room. Laundry room cabinets are a great place to store all of your household items such as your detergents, unused water hoses, ironing boards, and other things you don’t need except for certain times in the day.
For reasons I could never understand some rooms were built without closets or storage cabinets. In the case of such rooms storage options will have to be added. The choice of added storage will depend on your tastes and budget. There are fabulous antique armoires and storage cabinets that can be picked up from boutique antique collections. Check your Yellow Pages for the contact information of antique dealers in your area. Equally functional and much less expensive options can be found at stores like Ikea or Home Depot or Lowes.
On the other hand, hard plastic garage storage cabinets are easy to install, more durable and economical. Once you have proper storage space for tools, you no longer have to hunt for things as they would be stored in the right places. Wrenches, screwdrivers and paint brushes can be stored in shallow compartmentalized drawers or on pegboard hooks instead of large deep drawers as they might get lost there. Tools that are used often can be hung on pegs and stored that way as it saves the hassle of opening the drawers over and over again.
Most can be purchased to fit any space you have. You can buy them in groups as with garage storage cabinets that come in kits. These are exceptionally helpful for an overcrowded garage. You can store all of your tools, lawn gear, hardware, paints, holiday decorations or what have you. Stainless steel cabinets are the most common style as they are very durable. Others can be powder coated. Modular systems can easily be attached to the walls of your garage and almost every piece can be interchanged within the system by utilizing interlocking hardware.
Get the largest DVD cabinet you can afford to buy and should fit the space provided for it. If you have a DVD collection, you must assume that your collection will grow so you need more space for more DVDs. Besides, you can still utilize the space for storing some important things until your DVDs grow in number, enough to fill the cabinet. If you want a special cabinet exclusively for DVDs alone, you can do so, but it is better for you to have a DVD cabinet that also has space for your other things. Consider having an expandable large capacity DVD storage cabinet so you can dictate how you would want to put your DVDs in there.