“Add extra storage space to your garage and create
a clean, clutter-free environment.”
Overhead garage storage uses wasted space between your garage ceiling and the top of your cars or the top of your garage shelving. Most people use overhead storage solutions to store items they use less often like holiday decorations, seasonal clothing, camping gear, etc.
Common Overhead Garage Storage Systems
Powder coated metal and heavy duty plastic racks mounted to the garage ceiling are the most common. Most are adjustable and rated according to their load capacity. They are commonly installed over the garage door, over your vehicle’s roof or on the wall above your vehicle’s hood or trunk.
Large accessory hooks can be used to hanging ladders, hoses, electrical extension cords, sports equipment, etc., under or on the side of these overhead storage racks. Accessory hooks have many uses to help with clutter control.
Other Types of Overhead Garage Storage
Manually and electrically operated rope and cable hoist solutions can be used to lift bicycles, canoes, truck top canopies, boxes, sports equipment, etc., off the floor. Consider a canoe hoist a kayak hoist or a Heavy Lift Garage Storage system to store bulky items up and off the garage floor.You can even find heavy duty equipment to lift ATVs, motorcycles and full sized cars up and out of the way.
If you have room in the attic above your garage, an attic ladder (loft ladder) and a little structural modification can add a lot of new storage space.
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Do It Yourself or Hire a Professional
For the DIY type, you will need a hammer, drill, socket set, screw driver, tape measure, ladder and stud finder. Remember to carefully follow manufacturer’s instructions and do not exceed the recommended weight limit of your new storage system.
Depending on the type of system you are installing, it may also be a good idea to ask a friend or family member for help. A second set of hands can be very helpful when installing larger overhead storage racks.
Benefits of Overhead Garage Storage
You can clear your garage and your home of clutter but keep the things you really need. Here are a few of the benefits:
- Maintain easy access to your stuff
- Clear out closets of seldom used seasonal clothing
- Stop paying for off-site storage
- Maximize garage storage space – you paid for it!
- Park your car(s) in the garage again
- Reduce tripping hazards in your garage
Where can you find it?
Big box home centers, small hardware stores and online merchants. One of my favorite online merchants is Stacks and Stacks, who offers a nice selection ofGarage and Attic storage solutions. From $5 to $5,000, the possibilities are only limited by your wallet!
WARNING! Don’t use your new garage storage space to store stuff you don’t need or use. Start with a garage organization project, eliminate your garage clutter, and then decide what to keep. Once you know what you need to store you can decide what kind of overhead garage storage systems you need (if you need any at all!).