Sometimes, when it comes to smart storage solutions, the key is to look up! The ceiling of your garage can be one of the most underutilized yet multi-functional spaces to use to create a clever way of clearing your clutter. Since this is typically not the first garage location that comes to mind when thinking of storage, here is a little more information to help you visualize incorporating your garage ceiling into your storage plans.
Tried and True: General Use Ceiling Mounted Racks
If your goal is simply to increase storage options for a variety of items versus a specific type only, look no further than a ceiling rack. Suspended shelving is perfect for placing large plastic storage bins full of holiday decorations, out of season clothing, extra sports equipment and more.
If you are particularly handy, you can build your own suspended shelving to meet some of your storage needs. Just make sure to keep in mind weight limits! Overloading any type of storage is a recipe for disaster, but this is especially true in the case of overhead storage.
There are plenty of pre-built options for you to choose from if you aren’t looking to start from scratch. From basic metal racks to units that have adjustable heights to motorized setups, you can find exactly what meets your budget and storage needs.
Specific Storage Solutions
Perhaps you want to utilize your ceiling for more specific purposes. Try looking into specified types of ceiling storage. Like to ride bikes but not crazy about sacrificing wall space to store them? Try a bike lift! You can effortlessly store you bikes up high to give you more wall space and keep your bikes protected from damage from other items that could be lying around in your garage. You can even find some bike lifts that can hold 5 bikes, so the whole family can still enjoy riding without 5 bikes cluttering up your garage floors and walls.
Looking at the Full Picture
Knowing how to utilize your garage ceiling for storage is directly connected to using smart wall storage options. Both storage solutions need to complement each other. If you choose to go down the specific storage route with your ceiling, you need to consider how to store your general items on your walls (and vice versa). While planning your ceiling storage layout, check out some wall storage options such as a WallScape. This streamlined storage option for your walls provides you immense versatility for hanging items, adding shelving and more. Also think about investing in some quality cabinets, especially if you are looking to store large containers on the ground instead of on ceiling racks.
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