by Karen Bates
(last updated September 2, 2014)
Walking into your garage can be a little overwhelming if you use this area for storage. Boxes, shelves, old furniture, and all kinds of items might cover the garage to the point that fitting cars inside becomes quite difficult. Although the garage can make a great storage space, it can get out of hand when more stuff just keeps piling up.
Even with shelves to hold things, the garage can get crowded with items quickly. As you add more and more shelves to the sides of the garage, you will soon find that you have less space. Larger or awkwardly shaped items can block your way and make it hard to get to your car. It can become impossible to get to items you need, like the lawn mower or shovel, as more items get set in the way. If this situation sounds a bit like your garage, it may be time to consider a different kind of storage.
Overhead storage for your garage can add a lot of storage space to this area and gives you a place to store large or awkward objects. Because there is so much wasted space in your garage above where you park your cars, utilizing this part of the garage opens up space in other areas and gives you more room to walk and park vehicles. These overhead storage systems are ideal for those who keep a lot of things stored in the garage, especially if you have items that you must keep but don't need to access often. This is also a great alternative to renting storage space and can potentially save a lot of money.
Overhead racks for your garage are screwed into the garage ceiling and may be constructed of steel, wood, or other materials. They vary in size depending on your needs, and have different weight capacities. These variables give you the option to customize your overhead storage to suit your particular storage needs. Take into consideration what you plan to store on the overhead rack, paying attention to how much these items will weigh and how much storage space they will require.
Garage overhead storage is the perfect solution to cluttered, messy garage spaces. By utilizing wasted space near the ceiling of the garage, you can find plenty of room to put all kinds of stored items.
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