Article by Anna
I have a huge amount of gear. I mean, I buy and use all the shit I talk about on this site. I have a lot more that I haven't even thought about reviewing yet. Between Lindsay and I, our coat closet is about to explode. I somehow manage to cram all of our (non-clothing) gear into a 4' X 6' closet in the garage. This includes 8 pairs of skis, 5 sets of ski poles, a fuck ton of boots, 2 complete sets of avalanche gear, 3 ropes, climbing hardware, a lot of packs, to name just a fraction of the gear.
It wasn't easy. The trick? A lot of shelves and hooks and hanging things. Also, I hung a pegboard on the back of the door. All of the climbing gear (and some other gear too) hangs on the door. It is easy to find, easy to grab, and organized. Also, as I acquire more gear, I can add more hangers as needed. I still have a little real estate of add stuff onto!
Also, it was not all that expensive. A 2' X 4' pegboard and multi hanger pack ran me under $50 at Home Depot. Actually, the pegboard was technically free with the purchase of my house. I wouldn't recommend that route though; more expensive in the long run.
For those with less available wall space, here is another great idea that uses space more vertically.
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