Travelling from location to location to location in your ute can seem like a chore that never ends. If you are a tradie who needs their vehicle for work, having extra storage for your vehicle can be a...
Travelling from location to location to location in your ute can seem like a chore that never ends. If you are a tradie who needs their vehicle for work, having extra storage for your vehicle can be a godsend.
For those looking to maximise ute storage drawers, here are a few tips that you can use to get the most value for your buck. First of all, focus on a ute drawer system that best suits your needs and not what comes standard out of the box.
Maximise your space
The trick is to maximise your space. With many ute storage drawers you have standard sizes and configurations. What you want to do is look at all of your options and really focus on maximising your space in your ute.
Know what it is you are taking
Before picking your ute drawer system it is important to know what it is you are taking. If you are going to be taking longer items, then you will want to design a system that can accommodate those items. If you are taking a lot of smaller items such as nuts, screws, wires and items that can easily be lost, you may want to create drawers that have smaller compartments that can easily be moved and adjusted.
There is no perfect system
Before diving in and creating something that looks good, know that there isn’t a perfect system. When creating your system, you will have a lot of different ideas and possibilities run through your head. When this happens, you will want to take a step back and look at what is most important in your drawer system.
When working on your system, consider easy access. What items will you keep farther back in your drawers and what will be closer? When working on easy access, solutions really prioritise what it is that you use most often. Also, make sure that you are really organised in your design. You don’t want to have items fall back behind the drawers getting lost or even jamming up your system.
What security measures will you need for your drawers? Will you need drawers that lock and if so, who will be able to access them? When we go on the job the last thing that we want to have happen is have someone take our tools, supplies and other items that we have stored in the drawers.
When working with your drawers, design them in such a way so it will be easy to keep up with your inventory. One of the last things that you want to do is install some drawers into your ute and then have it quickly become the kitchen junk drawer in the ute. You want to be able to look into the drawers and see what it is you have and what you need to replace.
With some of these tips and strategies getting the perfect drawer system should be easy and cost effective.