The ceiling in the garage is usually just dead space, and an ideal location for making or buying garage ceiling storage units that fit up in the rafters to hold items that are not used on a regular basis, like holiday decorations, clothes, or other seasonal items.
It is essential to make the most out of the available space in your home, and a perfect example of an empty space that can be utilized for storage is the ceiling area of your garage.
Usually this space is an open area, not closed off with limited access like the other attic spaces of your home.
How can you utilize this space? Well there are a few options.
You can try to do it on your own, which is usually inexpensive, but this is time consuming and can be a real pain. You have to do all the cutting, fitting, and installing some kind of platform system, and then you have to figure out how you will be storing the items.
You can buy plastic storage bins from many mass marketing retailers, or you can look around for some kind of complete garage ceiling storage system, with all the brackets, hardware and storage units. There are many resources online to help you find what you are looking for, with a wide array of styles and companies to choose from.
One of the things to consider when buying overhead storage units, whether you buy a complete package or build one yourself, is weight. Before you go out and buy the first thing you see, do some heavy thinking first. What items are you planning on storing in this area? If all you are going to store are light weight items, then a lighter cheaper unit may be more affordable.
If on the other hand, you are going to be storing heavier items, such as tools, or small heavy furniture, or whatever, than you want the sturdiest and most durable unit as possible, so that you don't have platforms collapsing and smacking you or someone in your family in the head.
You should also consider how much storage you need. Once you figure that out, double the amount. It is better to have extra space, than finding out later that you need more. It is far easier to install the whole thing at once, than trying to piece it together later, and may be cheaper in the long run. You may also find that the system you bought may not be available later on.
There are many companies and retailers online that sell garage ceiling storage systems. Some are do it yourself project kits, and others are full service businesses, that not only supply the unit itself, but also do all the installation and everything. One stop shopping can be the best way to go.
If you aren't that mechanically inclined then this may be the route you will want to go. Some advice when choosing garage ceiling storage units, do some researching first. Compare prices from different companies, what all they offer for the cost, and what may not be included. Read all the fine print before you commit to anything, and make sure they have some kind of warranty or guarantee.
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