Top 10 Ways to Store your Wheelbarrow

. August 13, 2016 . 0 Comments

With a wheelbarrow, you can make your work easy and fast to perform so, you should store it safely. By storing it well, you can lower the risk of injury in the warehouse as well as increasing its lifespan.

Ways of storing your wheelbarrow when not in use

• Add high cabinets and shelves

If all the goods in your store are within easy reach, you're probably wasting much of storage space. The high areas might not be prime real estate for commonly-used equipment, but they're ideal for long-term storage. Cabinets or deep shelving near the ceiling can hold a ton of seasonal stuff like holiday decorations or camping gear. Follow this link to watch a video on how to build storage cabinets for your wheelbarrow:

• Hang storage containers from the ceiling

This natural combination of plastic bins and homemade support carriages is perfect for holiday decorations and other rarely needed stuff. To make the wagons, only screw and glue 3/4-in. Plywood flanges to 2x4s. Then screw the carts to ceiling joists and slip in the boxes. The durable bins we applied cost about $17 each at simplastics.com (item snt-230- BL).

• Develop a fold-down workbench

If your store isn't spacious enough for a workbench and your car, you could get a smaller vehicle, or you could construct a fold-down workbench. This one sets up in seconds and consumes up zero floor space when not in usage. The simple materials you'll need are a 2x4, a pair of strong hinges, a couple of threaded flanges and pipes, and a handful of screws (about $30 altogether).

• Construct a rolling workbench

If your store does double duty as a work space and parking space, a rolling workbench is essential. It lets you convert your garage into a workshop quickly and rolls up against the wall to restore parking space. The version shown here began as a standard rolling bench made from 2x4s and plywood. Then we added a slick feature: heavy-duty shelf brackets that make it the Swiss Army knife of workbenches.

• Simple cabinets build fast and easy

You don't have to be a cabinetmaker to build big, sturdy cabinets— especially if you make them in place. All you have to do is screw 2x2s to the wall and ceiling and then screw plywood panels to the 2x2s to form the top, bottom and sides of cabinet boxes. This approach is simple, fast and economical; the materials cost about $250

• Run wire or mount boxes on the wall

Most electrical codes require just one outlet in the garage. And that's just what most builders give you—one measly store for all your tools and toys. If you have open studs, you can easily run wire and add outlets as long as you follow a few ground rules (find articles about garage wiring here).

If your walls are covered, you don't have to cut into them to run wires. Instead, you can mount metal or plastic wiring channels and outlet boxes right on the wall.

• Hang ladders from the ceiling

Hang ladders from the roof so they don't hog prime storage space. The rollers on this simple carriage let you easily slide in one end of the scale, then the other. The materials you'll need cost about $20 at home centres.

• Build a significant “bump out.”

Whether you need more storage space or more workspace, the ultimate solution for a too-small garage is an addition. In many cases, you can knock out a section of the garage wall. Install a header to support the weight of the roof, and build a large “bump-out.”

• Build a handsome outdoor cabinet

Sometimes the best cure for garage chaos is to add storage space elsewhere. A small locker that holds garden gear, for example, provides significant relief to a crowded garage

• Store more on walls

(Wheelbarrows mounted on the wall as a ideal storage method)

Wheelbarrows mounted on the wall as a ideal storage method

If you mount hooks, brackets, and other hardware only on studs, you’re wasting lots of opportunities. The best strategy is to add a layer of 3/4-in. Plywood over the drywall or bare studs. That gives you a continuous fastening surface, so you can mount storage hardware easily, arrange items in a space-efficient way and cram more stuff onto the wall

Why are you leaving you cart out under the rain overnight or when not in use? Apply these easy methods and you will note improvements regarding application and durability

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