Many things in the home can be kept in storage cabinets, like media discs, cleaning and office supplies, and board games. In the garage, storage is often needed for various types of equipment and an assortment of tools. Many things stored in the garage can be valuable, such as tools sets and power equipment. In that case, a lockable storage cabinet may be preferred, since the tools will be more protected. There are many types of locking tool storage cabinets to choose from.
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.
There are many other kinds of lockable tool storage to choose from within just cabinets. Tool chests can range from small boxes to big, heavy, complex chests that can easily store hundreds of tools. The cost grows with the size and complexity of the chest. Boxes that can be bought for no more than $ 100 tend to be small enough that you risk the possibility of them being taken off if left unattended. On the other hand, the larger chests are not portable. The number of tools needing to be stored will help determine what size of chest is needed, as well as if the tools are used primarily in the garage or if they need to be transported elsewhere.