Setting up the shop of your dreams is a big step no matter if youre a car hobbyist or a budding professional mechanic. And before you can even set up that shop, you need to know where its going to go. Not everyone has the garage space to set up shop in there.

A great option, in that case, is Mancaves at Pearson Storage, which has more than enough room for your needs. Mancaves are storage units that have been transformed into private, safe workspaces. Each unit comes with:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Compressed air outlets
  • 220 and 110 outlets and welder plugs
  • Garbage service
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Big-screen TV with access to 150 HD channels
  • 24-hour surveillance

Weve got everything you need already in place. All our units are ready to go from the second you walk inside, including all the utilities youll need for your projects. You dont have to set up an account with Clark PUD, hook up cable or WiFi, get signed up with Waste Connections or turn the water. All our Mancaves are turnkey.

All you have to do is figure out how you want to organize your shop. Heres a look at why you should bring your auto projects to one of our Mancaves.

Have a place all to yourself (and whoever you want to invite over)

The biggest advantage of renting a Mancave to work on your cars or bikes is that is all your space. Dont worry about all the noise that comes with working on your projects, or from playing your music or TV loud enough to drown out all that other noise. Youre not in your garage, so you dont have to worry about waking the kids or complaints from the neighbors.

Mancaves are also a great place to have some buddies over to work on a car and watch the game. Theres more than enough room for yourself, your car or bike, and some friends to hang out while fixing up a car. Its the closest thing youre going to get to a bachelor pad at this point, with the added benefit that no apartment building is going to be psyched to have a resident working on a car in his unit.

Give yourself time

The perfect mechanic shop for you is going to be perfect for only you. We all work differently. Make sure to be flexible and try things out to see how they feel, see how they tie into your efficiency and see if doing things differently just makes your work easier.

A lot of that can only be known over time as you experiment with different setups. Once you get that experience, youll know what tools you end up coming back to most frequently and will want easily available. Youll also know how to make sure tools and accessories you dont need too often arent in your way and arent cluttering up your shop.

What youll need to set up shop

Again, the perfect shop for you is only perfect for you. What you need will depend heavily on what kind of vehicles youre working on and what kind of work youre doing on those vehicles. Heres a shortlist of what most people will want to at least start up their shop:

  • Toolboxes
  • Tool chest
  • Mechanics toolset
  • Workbench
  • Shelving units
  • Small Parts Organizers
  • Push broom
  • Shop-vac
  • Magnetic sweeper
  • Storage cabinets
  • Pneumatic tools
  • Floor jack
  • Jack stands

Once youve got that all in place, organize it how you like and jump on a few projects. See how everything feels and just get used to the space.

For a safe area for your brand new shop, call Mancaves at 360-909-3242 to reserve your spot today.

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