Now that the holidays are over, ’tis the season to get organized! And to help you find a place for all those new (large) tools Santa brought, we’ve selected two great consumer models — Rubbermaid’s and Gladiator’s — from all the many storage systems on the market to profile here on Toolmonger. Read on past the jump for photos and details.
Rubbermaid’s FastTrack System
Rubbermaid’s FastTrack system, shown above, installs easily and reconfigures quickly. You can add on baskets and shelves and various hooks and holders. The FastTrack‘s structural configuration draws heavily from Rubbermaid’s closet organization system, making the FastTrack perfect for those who want plenty of shelves.
Gladiator’s system, shown above, resembles Rubbermaid’s in that it’s simple to install, and its accessories are easy to position and rearrange. Its “J”, “L”, and “loop” pegboard hooks attracted me to this system. Gladiator also offers repositionable wall-mountable cabinets, mobile drawer units, durable flooring, and even heavy duty appliances. The fact that they offer a heavy duty refrigerator shouldn’t be too surprising given that Gladiator is a daughter company of the Whirlpool corporation.
You can install both systems in most types of walls, but you may need to pick up the installation hardware for the Gladiator system while you’re at the store. Home Depot carries Rubbermaid’s system and the accessories. Both Lowe’s and Sears have the Gladiator system on sale this week.
If you know of other systems that are as good as or better than these, please share your opinions with us in comments, and photos in the flickr pool!