Storing your precious guitars is always something to think hard about. And let's be honest, much of the time it might be more than one guitar! But if all you have available is a small space, then the question you might want to be answered is "how to store guitars in a small room"!
As manufacturers of modern versatile hooks including our GearHooks Guitar solution, how to store guitars in a small room is what we're going to answer in this post.
Here’s a quick answer, but we’ve added much more below that to help...
To store guitars in a small room, consider using wall space, it’s often underutilized and enables you to hang guitars out of the way of potential harm from pets or other damage. Add extra hooks to store your guitar equipment like leads, headphones and even small amplifiers to also free up floor space.
With that quick answer in mind, let’s get into more details, some of which you may not have realised!
How to store guitars in a small room
Here are your options on how to store guitars in a small room...
1. Hang your guitars on the wall
This is probably the most efficient way of storing guitars in a small room.
With some heavy-duty hooks, preferably ones that are specifically designed to hold musical instruments, and hang them securely on the wall.
If you're worried about taking up too much wall space, try using a guitar hanger, which has multiple hooks and takes up less space.
2. Invest in a guitar rack
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If you don't want to hang your guitars on the wall, then you might want to invest in a specialized guitar stand that can fit into any corner of the room.
These come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate different types of guitars. However, they still take up floor space and are in a vulnerable position - especially with pets or young children around!
3. Use a hard case for each guitar
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This can be an inexpensive way of storing multiple guitars but it keeps them safe from dirt and dust when they're not being played.
Plus, hard cases can usually be stacked on top of, or next to, one another so they take up a fairly small floor space.
4. Get creative with shelving or storage units
If your room is too small for a dedicated guitar stand, there are other ways to store your guitars.
Invest in some shelves or wall-mounted storage units where you can stow away your guitars when not in use.
With the right arrangement, it's possible to save floor space and keep all of your precious guitars within easy reach.
Keep it organized
No matter how you choose to store your guitars, make sure they're properly organized so that you don't have difficulty finding them the next time you want to have a music session. And keep them clean ...more on that shortly.
How much space does a guitar need?
Space requirements for storing guitars will depend on the type of guitar ...and how many you have.
If you only have one electric or your old trusty acoustic guitar, you may be able to justify a wall-mounted rack or even something as simple as a hook screwed into the wall, which may look a little less pro but would do the job.
If you're looking to store multiple instruments, consider getting a larger storage unit such as an armoire or cases that can accommodate your collection neatly. Although, this type of structure may take up more floor space of course.
A wall mounted rack, especially one like ours that stores up to 3 guitars on each hook, will really save space.
Ultimately, it's all about finding what works best for you and your space.
No matter the size of your collection, it's important to store your guitars in an accessible and well-ventilated space.
Humidity and temperature swings can harm a guitar, so make sure to keep them in a room that is temperature controlled. We’ll touch more on this later.
Additionally, you'll want to ensure that all of your instruments are properly stored with strings loosened and covered with a dust cover when not in use.
Taking these extra precautions will help keep your guitars in top condition for years to come.
As a final tip from us, if you're looking for a way to add some flair to your music room while storing your instruments safely, consider incorporating decorative shelving or wall hangings into the space. Perhaps add some sound pads to create that professional studio appearance.
This can help create an inviting atmosphere while also helping keep your room looking great.
What other guitar equipment can I store in a small room?
Aside from guitars, there are a few other pieces of equipment that you can store in a small music room. Small amplifiers and pedals can be easily stored on shelves or tables to save space. Avoid just chucking all your equipment into a cardboard box in the corner... yes we’ve all been there!
Other items such as microphones, speakers, and recording devices can also be stored in the room. Additionally, if you plan on practising with headphones, make sure to invest in a good set of noise-cancelling headphones. This will help keep your sound clean and prevent outside noises from interfering with your practice sessions.
No matter what type of music equipment you're storing in a small space, it's important to make sure that everything is properly arranged and organized.
Taking a bit of time to create an efficient storage system will improve the look of your room, and will also help you to quickly and easily access the items you need.
For equipment like cables and adapters, consider using shelving units or storage containers that you’ve labelled clearly with the type of equipment they contain.
If you don' want to use separate boxes or shelves, you can add extra hooks to our racks that will hold cables, pedals, small amps and all sorts of other bits and pieces.
This will help keep everything organized and easy to find when needed.
Should I display all my guitars?
If you have the wall space, displaying your guitars can be a great way to make them stand out while also providing easy access.
You can hang your instruments on the wall or even add stands for an eye-catching display. Just remember not to keep them in direct sunlight, or near radiators, as this could cause damage over time.
With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to creating the perfect home guitar storage solution that works for both you and your instruments!
Security for your guitar
Keeping your guitar(s) safe is a priority especially if you have one or two expensive guitars in your collection. Having them stood on the floor is courting disaster especially if you have toddlers or dogs in the house.
Mounting guitars high up on the wall is one way to minimise the risk of damage but if you have rowdy parties in the same room you need to watch out just in case one gets knocked off!
Depending on where you live and how much traffic there is in and out of your house, it may be a good idea to consider securing your guitars with locks or other protective measures. This will deter potential thieves from taking off any of your prized possessions.
Guitars and humidity
Be mindful of humidity - Temperature and humidity levels can affect your instruments in several ways, from warping the neck to causing rust on metal parts. Investing in a dehumidifier is a great way to keep your guitars safe from these damaging elements.
Regular cleaning and maintenance
Finally, make sure you have the right cleaning supplies readily available when it's time to give your instruments some TLC.
Properly wiping down and polishing all of your guitar parts will ensure they look as good as new for years to come. With all these tips in mind, you'll be ready to create the perfect home guitar storage solution fit just for you!
How to store guitars in a small room – The best option
I hope we’ve helped to answer the question of “how to store guitars in a small room”.
In our experience, wall space is the most underused in small spaces, so we’d recommend using wall space not only to keep your guitars safe from damage but also to display your pride possession!
A small investment in our specially designed guitar rack system is all you need to make your guitars easy to access and free up valuable space for other instruments or space for other musicians to join you! You’ll also see some great wall-hanging configurations to add interest to the display!