Furniture

Garage Storage Ideas from a Woman’s Perspective

Typically, a man makes the storage and organization decisions when it comes to a home’s garage. If there is also a woman living in the house, however, he would be wise to consider her perspective. What she probably cares about is aesthetics, cleanliness and ease of use. And, in all likelihood, that’s all she’ll care about — in that order — but she will have strong opinions about those issues.

Bestseller No. 1
Keter Space Winner Tall Metro Storage Utility Cabinet Indoor/Outdoor Garage or Home Storage with Adjustable Shelves
  • High-quality plastic polypropylene resin that offers unbeatable durability
  • Easy to maintain and won't peel, dent or rust
  • 4 adjustable shelves can be configured to suit a variety of storage needs / Load per shelf: 44 lbs
  • Compact design makes it suitable for use in space-challenged areas
  • Durable freestanding mountable design perfect for storing heavy items
Bestseller No. 2
Sterilite 01423V01 4 Shelf Cabinet, Flat Gray, 1-Pack
  • Outside Dimensions: 69.38 x 25.63 x 18.88
  • Includes 1 4-Shelf Unit
  • Made in the USA
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Adjustable shelves
SaleBestseller No. 3
Rubbermaid 72-Inch Four-Shelf Double-Door Resin Storage Cabinet (FG708300MICHR)
  • Double-door storage closet with lockable doors; ideal for paint cans, heavy tools
  • Provides 21 cubic feet of storage capacity; 690-pound storage capacity
  • Rugged high-density polyethylene construction; no-tool assembly
  • One storage container; lock not included
  • Measures 36 inches wide, 72 inches high, 18 inches deep; 68 pounds; lifetime warranty
SaleBestseller No. 4
Keter 228852 Boston Tall Outdoor Storage Shed Cabinet, Brown
  • Measures 30.31" Wide x 19.69" Deep x 70.47" Tall
  • Polypropylene resin construction is easy to maintain and won't peel, dent or rust
  • Indoor or outdoor storage cabinet with specially designed roof for outdoor environments
  • Rubber seal protects the interior against dust and humidity - perfect for garage storage
  • Three adjustable shelves make storing A variety of items easy
Bestseller No. 5
Contico 2 Shelf Plastic Garage Base Utility Cabinet, Gray
  • 6 cubic feet of interior storage space
  • 10-minute assembly
  • 100-pound load capacity per shelf
  • Heavy duty resin construction
  • Ideally suited for garage, attic, or basement
Bestseller No. 6
Suncast Base Storage Cabinet, Platinum
  • Storage cabinet
  • Easy to use
  • This product is manufactured in United States
Bestseller No. 7
Suncast Vertical Tool Shed - Outdoor Storage Shed for Backyards and Patios - 20 Cubic Feet Capacity for Long Handled Tools and Garden Accessories
  • OUTDOOR STORAGE: Vertical tool shed for storing long handled tools and garden accessories
  • DURABLE: Multi-wall panels are engineered for strength and stability
  • SLEEK DESIGN: Neutral tone that fits any outdoor decor
  • INTEGRITY: All-weather construction provides water resistance and UV protection, maintaining appearance of shed
  • LOCKABLE DOORS: Padlock hasp allows doors to lock and protect valuables
Bestseller No. 8
HOMZ Plastic 4 Drawer Medium Cart, Black Frame with Smoke Tint Drawers, Casters Included, Set of 1
  • 4 medium width deep drawers, capacity ideal to store all personal items, such as; shoes, clothes, office supplies, art supplies, toys, bath items, seasonal holiday decorations, and more
  • Easy access see-through drawers are built from durable smoke tinted plastic
  • Cart's top lid features a recessed design to keep paper, pens, and other items in place
  • Includes 4 optional wheels/casters for easy mobility
  • Exterior dimensions (including optional casters): 12.5" x 14.25" x 25.5" Small interior drawer dimensions: 12.31" x 9.92" x 3" Large interior drawer dimensions: 12.31" x 9.92" x 6.85"
SaleBestseller No. 9
Akro-Mils 10124 24 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch x 16-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black
  • Rugged, high-impact polystyrene frame. Perfect for crafts, beads, hardware, fishing and more
  • Drawer dividers molded into back of cabinet
  • 24 virtually unbreakable drawers 4-3/8-Inch x 2-Inch x 5-1/4-Inch
  • Cabinet Dim. (WxDxH): 20"x6-3/8"x15-13/16". Large Drawer Size : 6" x 4-1/2" x 2-3/16"
  • Made in the USA
SaleBestseller No. 10
IRIS 4-Drawer Rolling Storage Cart with Organizer Top, Black
  • Storage cart with organizer top and 2-shallow and 2-deep drawers
  • Easy glide casters for added mobility and drawer stops to keep drawers secure
  • Built-in organizer top for accessibility; clear drawers to easily identify contents. Accommodates 8.5 inches x 11 inches paper
  • Shallow drawer weight capacity is 2.5-pounds; deep drawer is 10-pounds
  • Measures 14.25in L x 12.05in W x 26.44in H; Made in the USA

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s clear than clutter is the enemy of beauty. Clutter looks ugly. It looks like no one cares. And even though everything might be perfectly “in its place,” a woman will want a garage storage solution which organizes and puts things away so the space is more visually appealing. Even plastic storage cabinets are preferable to clutter!

A related point is cleanliness. Items should be cleaned before they are stored, even if you intend to clean them when you bring them out of storage. Off-season clothes if stored dirty might attract pests. Organic residue might spoil and start to smell. Greasy rags might actually cause a fire (spontaneous combustion) and create a safety hazard. Sweaty sports equipment can actually start to rot.

The ease with which the garage storage ideas selected can be maintained, from a woman’s perspective, means several things. First, it means that any boxes or bins that hold groups of items are not overloaded and too heavy to lift. Second, it means that items are not stored at heights which are too hard, or impossible, to reach. It means that any covers or door or drawers are labeled or easy enough to open so that the items sought can easily be found.

A man’s home is his castle — and, perhaps, the garage is his throne — but keeping the queen bee happy with your choices about how to best organize it is simply a matter of remembering the roles beauty, cleanliness and ease of use play.

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