The most painful statistic probably is the number of people who believe that keeping an organized garage is an impossible task. Strange as this may sound, 1 in every 3 homeowners have clutter in their garage floors they are not quite sure how to organize, painful indeed! If you are one of the 33% of homeowners who keep shifting stuff from one end of the garage to another and end up getting not even enough space to park your car then read on. These hanging garage storage ideas will suggest to you just what you need to get to keep your boy’s toys and every other item that is hogging space in your garage.
Modular storage lockers
These hanging garage shelves are a cross between floor to ceiling storage systems and locker-style cabinets. They are mainly plywood customizable to store a wide range of times including paint cans, power tools and even sports gear. Depending on your items, you can either install simple shelves or nail a panel face on the lower bit to create a simple storage bin. You may opt to leave the lockers open and instead use hooks to hang garden tools. With 60-inch long lockers can accommodate many items including the hard-to-store rakes and shovels with long handles.
Lightweight ceiling storage
You can construct these using 1 x 4 and 2 x 2 pieces of timber nailed on the ceiling with enough space to run the storage bins. The beams resemble rails with the bottom supporting lips of regular plastic bins. These bins are the best solution for stowing holiday decorations, seasonal clothing and any other items that hog up your space yet is not in use often. The items need however be light. To make perfectly fitting beams, ensure you first buy the bins so you can know the exact dimensions you will need between the beams. Installing these bins complete with the timber beams is every DIY enthusiast’s cup of tea.
If you have a small-sized garage then this leading innovation is just for you. It is one of the best hanging garage storage systems and offer perfect solutions to situations where there is not enough space to park anything else aside from the car. It makes the most of the overhead space above your garage floor to hoist relatively large items like snowmobiles, golf carts, lawnmowers or motorbikes. Its motorized platform can comfortably lift up about 1000 pounds. Installing the platform is easy but you will need basic tools like a drill driver, bits, tape measure, hammer, hacksaw, wrench and level.
Heavy-Duty overhead lift
Most hanging garage storage systems are cumbersome because you have to use a ladder to haul the items into storage. This is can be a real pain if you want to store heavy items. This overhead lift eliminates this problem as it raises the items to the ceiling and lowers them to the floor when needed. It is apt for large storage bins but can also keep outdoor furniture, snow blowers and even third-row car seats whenever they are not in use. It is great for both long and short-term storage needs because it is easy to load and unload.