Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment
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Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

When I launched my photography business, I knew that I needed more space than I had at home. That's when I decided to rent a local storage unit to keep my studio gear organized. I spent a lot of time researching backdrops, staging, racks, and storage tips to keep all of my gear organized and protected when I wasn't shooting. With so many photographers looking for ways to expand their operations, I decided to share my storage tips so that I could possibly help others with their needs. I hope the information here makes it easier for you to organize your equipment and grow your studio.

Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

5 Storage Solutions for Your Garage

Brian Hamilton

An organized garage means there is always plenty of room for both your vehicle and all the items you need to store it. The right storage solutions can help you make the most of the space

1. Pegboards

Pegboards are the ideal storage solution for tools. You can install a pegboard on any wall, but the ideal location is over a workbench or tool storage unit that holds your larger tool items. The pegs for modern pegboards come in a variety of styles, from simple hooks to those specially designed to hold specific tools like screwdrivers or small power tools. With your tools visible and accessible, they become easier to find and put away.

2. Materials Cabinets

Many people store toxic or volatile chemicals in their garage, such as paint thinners or fertilizers. Leaving these stacked in a corner can cause a safety hazard. A quality materials storage cabinet with latching doors and built-in ventilation is a much safer and more organized storage alternative. Not only is everything put away neatly, but cabinets can also be locked so children can't access dangerous items.

3. Wall Racks

Simple wall racks can make it much easier to store awkward items. Broom and rake racks are perfect for the variety of long-handled garden tools that are in most garages. There are also wall racks available for ball storage or vertical bike storage, which can free up room in the garage. Wall racks are generally very quick to install and they maximize vertical space so that more of the floor space in the garage is freed up.

4. Rafter Storage

Many garages have open rafters, which gives you access to additional storage space. There are special racks available that hold plastic tub storage systems. These mount to the rafter, then the tubs slide in. Rafter storage is ideal for seasonal items that you don't get into often, such as holiday decor or winter sports gear. 

5. Tilt Bins

Tilt bins can mount to a wall or the side of a storage cabinet. You can install them up high, such as just beneath the ceiling, but they are easy to get into since they tilt downward to open. Tilt bins are ideal for storing all your odd-sized items, such as extra garden hoses, children's outdoor toys, or small garden implements. You can find them in a variety of sizes, so there is an option for almost any space.

Contact a garage organization storage service for more solutions to solve your messy garage.