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I searched for a bit on this one and saw lots of good stuff, but no answer to my question.
I'm short on space, and need a good place to organize my gear. I had a closet, but that went out the window when my sister in law moved in with us a few weeks ago after a big life change.
I have access to a shed, but it's an unfinished shed, and I'm trying to get everyone's opinion on this idea: I want to dry wall the shed and put in some minor insulation to semi-finish it. I also may put some sort of a ceiling up since right now it is just open exposed beams. The whole area will be maybe 120 square feet, and my dad is a contractor so I can get the materials easily enough.
I want to set up a wall of cubbies - like 18 inch squares that stack upon each other and screw into the studs for stability, and I can use those cubbies for gear.
Do you all think critters and bugs would be too big of a concern for me to bother with this? I don't feel like having things chewed on or getting out to a remote location to find a whole in my tent, but I want an organized space that can be just for me and my gear.
I also want to decorate the walls with lots of maps of the areas I hike in, since I've got a bunch to spare.
My other thought is that after making the cubbies, I could always buy some plastics tubs with lockable lids that will fit into the cubbies and the gear could go inside those - they are like $5 from Target. It may be worth it to do that because I can't afford to replace gear.