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How Overhead Garage Storage Creates More Space

October 1, 2015

What’s motivating you to take a second look at your garage? Perhaps you’re hoping to clean up enough clutter that you can park your car in the garage once again. Maybe your goal is to make the space safer. You might simply want to make it easier to find tools and gear when you need them.

Whatever your driving motivation is, garage overhead storage is a useful solution you should take advantage of when reorganizing the garage. Why is this option worth looking into? Well, it helps create more space. Here’s how.

Overhead Garage Storage Gets Clutter off the Floor

hanging garage storageYou know all those cardboard boxes filled with decorations, camping gear and memorabilia you can’t bring yourself to get rid of? Right now they’re taking up space where the car should go, but since there’s no more shelf space, you car gets the boot.

It doesn’t have to be this way! Install garage overhead storage and reclaim the space once taken over by clutter. You might even be left with a little extra shelf space for items you use frequently.

Overhead Garage Storage Utilizes Otherwise Empty Space

The clutter taking up floor space has usurped your car’s parking spot, but how else are you using that overhead space? Normally, it remains empty and wasted, but you can convert it into valuable storage real estate by installing ceiling-mounting shelving. Now that’s a better use of space.

Of course, since overhead storage is a bit out of reach, you should keep lesser-used items there. Things such as holiday decorations, skis and sleds can be stored up high in the summer. When the seasons change, swap these items out for camping gear, coolers and beach accessories. Some things, such as spare tires and car parts, can remain stored up high all year round.

How Overhead Garage Storage Works

Traditional ceiling-mounted shelves are stationary, requiring you to climb a ladder to retrieve anything stored there. This is the cheapest option, but not the safest or the most convenient.

For easier access, consider overhead storage mounted to a pulley system. This way, you can raise and lower the shelf with hand cranks. For effortless operation, have the pulley system motorized so you can raise and lower the shelf with the touch of a button.

Installation Process

garage storage systemsYou probably plan to store large, hefty items overhead. Improper installation could pose a serious hazard, so for your safety; it’s vital to have overhead storage installed by a professional. Depending on the size and scope of the project, installation can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days to complete.

To learn more about garage overhead storage solutions, please contact Carolina Closets. We offer free quotes and provide accurate timeframe estimates so you go into the project knowing exactly what to expect.

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