A garage storage lift system can take advantage of one of the least utilized areas of your garage; the ceiling area. There are many reasons you may not have been thinking about it.
You may feel that some of your items are too heavy to store overhead safely, and even that you don't want all the hassles of trying to climb up and down a ladder to get at whatever you may have up there. So this area remains mostly unused, but you may put some hooks to hang a bike now and then.
This space can be used, now more than ever, without having to climb up and down a ladder but just a few times. While not relatively new, but now designed and upgraded for the easiest use are garage storage lift systems.
Based on simple elevator technology, yet constructed in a way that is safe and convenient, these storage systems can have many advantages over conventional overhead storage systems. They are simple to mount, and easy to use, and best of all, the grid platforms are designed so you can see what you have stored.
The platforms themselves and the brackets can support up to 250 pounds, so even large items like lawn mowers, snow blowers, and other heavy items can safely be stored. The platforms have low edges, so even oddly shaped items like a canoe for example can be placed and lifted out of the way.
So how do garage storage lift systems work? The first thing is an H shaped bracket that mounts directly to your garage ceiling joist. This has a series of simple pulleys, and a winch system, attached to plastic coated steel cables. The cables are then attached to a high quality steel grid platform, 4'x4' standard. You have a long handle that attaches to the winch mechanism, and all you do is turn the handle to raise and lower the platform.
This system can lift your stored items up to twelve feet, and because it is open, all you have to do is stand back and see what you need. You don't even need to lower the platform all the way to the ground, just low enough to take the boxes, or other items off the platform.
As long as the weight doesn't exceed 250 pounds, you can store whatever you need to get out of the way. This saves your floor space, your back, and keeps you wife from getting on your case about getting the garage organized. Now you would think that something like a garage storage lift system would be expensive, but it's not. Before you know the cost, look at all that comes with the system.
You get the heavy duty bracket with all the hardware, the vinyl coated steel cables, hand crank, the winding axle, as well as the solid steel platform, plus instructions, all for around $159, depending on where you purchase the system.
For it's solid and durable construction, ease of use, and low cost, you could actually buy more than one, and be able to store a number of different items conveniently and out of the way. Who ever perfected this design and produced them at such a reasonable price is certainly going to get rich.
There are a variety of different online retailers that sell this product, and it is a good idea to check around carefully. It is called the Pro Stor Heavy Lift, and is made by Racor. The average price range of this garage storage lift system is from $159.99-$179.99, not including shipping.
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