Factors to Consider While Choose Locker Storage Solutions

Storage is an issue not only faced in households but also in offices and other business areas. To properly store a variety of personal items and work wear, businesses can make use of locker cabinet solutions. Lockers offer features such as durability, security, space saving and more. Before buying these lockers, businesses need to keep certain factors in mind, which are briefly explained below. Considering these factors can ensure that businesses choose the right kind of lockers to efficiently fulfill their storage needs.

 

Protection

Locker cabinets are a good option for storing clothing items and other associated products in places such as gymnasiums, sports clubs, water sports parks, etc. The lockers are mostly set up in the changing rooms of these places, where people can visit to change clothes, take a shower or just catch their breath after their participation in a sporting activity is done.However, due to the presence of factors such as water and sweat, locker rooms may experience a build-up of moisture and humidity. These aspects could be detrimental towards lockers made of metals and alloys, as they may contribute towards rusting and deterioration. Hence, before buying locker cabinets, businesses should carefully judge the environment and select lockers made out of specific materials that will suit the environs and offer protection. In case of the above-mentioned areas, businesses can make use of plastic lockers, which are not affected by damaging factors like moisture and humidity (Shelving Guy Blog, 2015) In contrast, metal lockers provide more security and durability, and can be considered as the best option to use in areas such as school hallways, large company offices, etc.

 

Environment and Space

The space required to set up furniture like lockers depends on the area where they are to be placed. For example, in schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutes, a large space is needed for setting up lockers due to the high number of students using them every day. In this case, the educational organizations can set up school lockers in the form of tall cabinets with minimal compartment width such as 4 door lockers, 6 door lockers, and others. Several of these can be nested side by side so that multiple students can access these lockers in the same space.In contrast, industrial businesses can make use of mesh lockers, which are made of a robust wire mesh structure. This construction means that the stored contents are visible even after the lockers are closed.They consist of separate compartments for storing items like helmets, torches, coveralls, gloves, etc.Such compartmentalization makes the lockers most suitable for use in spaces where space saving is needed. These options are best suited for places such as warehouses, factories, construction sites, etc.These factors should be considered by businesses before buying any lockers.

 

Accessories

Apart from using lockers, it is also important for businesses to invest in some locker accessories. These accessories can be decorative to make the lockers more attractive and/or can be functional. For example, accessories such locker magnets, wallpapers, etc. are a great way to make plain school lockers appear more interesting for students in school. In contrast, accessories such as floor rugs are functional. Lockers can be kept on the floor rugs, thereby protecting the floor surface from damages. Mirrors and locker chandeliers do both, offering function and making the locker look more appealing. The chandeliers can be a source of light, especially for spaces such as gymnasiums and other sports areas, where more light may be required inside lockers for better visibility (eBay, 2014).