There are many different kinds of garage storage designs to choose from. Here are some suggestions on picking the right ones for your needs.
Really the first place to start is by assessing your garage, what is cluttering it up and how you want to get it neat and organized. There are some important things to consider, like if you have a lot of tools and you have children. If this is the case then you need to make them safe, and get your power tools, and even dangerous hand tools out of the way.
One of the more popular garage storage designs are closing storage cabinets, which have locking doors and adjustable shelves. They are ideal to keep kids out of your stuff. There are even fold down work benches, with convenient storage areas behind, so when you fold up the work bench, all of your power tools are safely out of the way.
If you have a lot of small items that need to be kept organized, there are wall rack designs, with slots in them for hooks and bins. You can hang some of your gardening tools, like lawn rakes, shovels and spades up and out of the way.
The storage bins have a multitude of compartments with sliding drawers that can keep things like washers, screws, nuts and bolts as well as other small items organized, but at hand for whenever you need them.
The nice part about these garage storage designs is that they are fully adjustable, and if you need to store longer items, or something at a higher lever, you simply unlock the hook and move it up to another level. There are a few different designs for these, some have long rows of slots, and you just slide the hooks where you need them, and other have a peg board backing.
Some may also like the convenience of bins that sit on adjustable shelves. This bins are usually clear so you can see what is inside them at a glance, and are large enough to store and organize items like Christmas ornaments, Halloween decorations, and other larger bulkier items. You can stack them as high as you want, placing items that you don't use on a regular basis out of the way.
Another area that often goes unnoticed by many homeowners is the overhead area. There are numerous different overhead garage storage designs available. From hanging racks, that can be pushed up and out of the way until needed, to lifting platforms.
Lifting platforms are designs that are becoming increasingly popular, and for many reasons. These are really mini elevators. You attach the brackets to your roof beams, set up the pulley systems, and connect the cables to the heavy duty platforms.
You simply load up your items that you want stored, whether it's bins full of your stuff, or oddly shaped pieces, and when it is full, you simply pull on the cables and the pulleys lift the platform up and out of the way.
When you need these items, you just lower the platform. No more worrying about climbing up on a ladder to get them down, and you can see what is stored at a glance, so you can lower the right platform.
With all the multitude of garage storage designs to choose from, some of these suggestions on picking the right ones for your needs should help you find the ones which satisfy your needs.
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