Slatwall is a popular and efficient method of storage in garages but not all applications of slatwall are equally effective. In this blog we take a look at 5 key tips for effective slatwall usage so that you can get the most out of this versatile solution in your space. 

Choose a dedicated space in your garage

When deciding to implement slatwall it's important to find the most convenient space. Choose a wall with ample access and which won’t impede access to doors, windows or existing storage solutions. Garages are often multifunctional spaces that change over time so choose a wall within the space that is unlikely to be needed for additional purposes as time goes on to save yourself the unnecessary hassle of removing and rehoming your slatwall.

Bring order to your tools

One of the most common uses for slatwall is for the storage of tools and DIY equipment. Garages are typically full of various DIY and garden tools and can quickly become untidy making it difficult to find what you’re looking for. The use of slatwall panelling means that your items are displayed in a way that makes it much easier to find and organise what you need. Although many people use transparent boxes these take up valuable floor space and can become a nuisance as well as a trip hazard. Bring some order to the disorder with the use of slatwall.

Take its use beyond tools

Although most well known for its use in tool storage, slatwall has a number of additional uses including for the storage of sports equipment. Our slatwall sports rack means tripping over that hurl or finding a soccer ball stuck under the car will be a thing of the past.

The use of slatwall panels combined with slatwall accessories make this solution perfect for all manners of sports equipment. Using single prong and double pronged slat wall hooks as well as the ladder loop hooks you’ll be able to transform any area into a beautifully organized space.

Organise your organisation

Slatwall is a fantastic organisational tool but its only as effective as the effort put into organising it. Make the effort to arrange your items by frequency of use, category, size or whatever other method of storage makes the most sense for you and your needs. This will help to keep your slatwall well organised and reduce the risk of it becoming messy.

It’s not all about your garage

Although the garage is often the most common space for slatwall to be used it can also make an excellent addition to retail settings. Slatwall is particularly effective in smaller retail settings for easy to hang items including fishing equipment and other sports items. It can also be used in conjunction with shelving to provide a great display setting.

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