Although rolling utility carts are often utilized in businesses and industrial environments, they can be convenient for home use as well. You may purchase a rolling cart with two shelves or a multi-tiered unit. Because of its mobility, you can move it from one room to another easily. Here are five areas of the home to make good use of most any rolling utility cart:
1. The Kitchen/Pantry Area
There are many ways to utilize a rolling cart in a large kitchen or the pantry area of your home. Get creative and keep this area organized by trying these ideas:
A Mobile Microwave Cart: Are you running out of counter space in your kitchen? If you own a large microwave, you might want to free up some space by placing it on a rolling cart. This will allow you to move the microwave from the kitchen to eating area and store your microwave cooking essentials on the lower shelf.
A Portable Kitchen Island: If you have an eat-in kitchen, a portable kitchen island is a great storage idea for your cooking utensils, pots and pans. It will double as an extra countertop as well. Buy a rolling cart made of durable wood, in a finish that complements your kitchen decor. Some island rolling carts feature an optional drawer or underneath cupboard for extra storage. For even more convenience, choose a rolling island cart with a built-in towel bar.
A Pantry Spice Cart: Do you own so many spice jars that you find it difficult to organize them in an accessible way? A rolling utility cart may provide an ideal solution. By adding a double-tiered turntable on the top shelf, you can keep your spices easily accessible and organized. If you grow your own spices in your garden, the bottom shelf, drawer or cupboard section may be used to store your extra jars and labels.
Canned Goods Storage: If your pantry area does not have shelves, a rolling cart can help you organize your canned and boxed foods and all on-perishable items.
2. The Laundry Room
Why bother building shelves in your laundry room when you can store all your laundry essentials on a rolling cart? Use it for folded linens or clothing, or store your detergents and fabric softeners on the shelves. Because it is mobile, you can wheel it around the room as you do your laundering tasks.
3. The Baby Nursery
Do you need organization ideas for your baby nursery? A rolling cart may be just what you need. On the shelves you may store diapers and changing essentials such as lotions and baby powder. Keep the baby clothing handy, too. Some rolling utility carts have extra bins, where you may store baby toys, bibs, socks and underwear.
4. The Garage
For use in the garage, you might want to consider a stainless steel rolling cart, as it is considerably more durable than plastic or PVC. If your garage is converted into a workshop, a practical option would a rolling cart with drawers, for storing tools, nuts, bolts and other small odds and ends.
In addition to tools, many people use the garage to store toys and other household items that are not in use. A rolling cart can also store crafting supplies such as scrapbooks and needlework items. Paint supplies and automotive accessories may be organized on a rolling cart as well.
5. The Balcony or Patio
You may be wondering how you might use a rolling utility cart on your patio or balcony. If the area is large enough, you can utilize this cart in many ways. Here are a few ideas:
A Garden Planter: If you enjoy decorating the patio or balcony with small outdoor plants, yet you do not have a lot of room to spare, a rolling cart is a good way to display several. A multi-tiered cart is best as it will hold several small potted plants.
A Mobile Serving Cart: Whether you enjoy entertaining on the patio or simply relaxing with a beverage and snack, a rolling cart may serve this purpose well. Choose a heavy-duty bar cart for holding cans of beer, an top of a removable ice bin.
For outdoor use, you might want to be sure the cart is powder coated to protect from sun damage and corrosion. Galvanized steel with zinc coating may help protect against rust. To learn more, check out websites that specialize in industrial equipment and supplies.