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More and more people are now using their garage as an extension of their house and an extra storage system for all their belongings. Thus, there is no longer room enough for family vehicles and other tools, for which it has been originally designed. When you catch yourself in such a situation, then it is advisable that you invest in some Overhead Racks. With the help of some equipment, you can address the problem effectively. This storage system maximizes the space for further use and frees up your wall and floor the family car and things that it was specifically designed.
By making use of your ceiling to store seldom used items and light objects, your garage floor will then be free from clutter. Another advantage of this innovative solution is its accessibility. All you need is to attach your shelves into your ceiling and a ladder. If climbing on a ladder sounds like a problem to you, then you could opt for a pulley system that is mostly composed of a "4x4" platform. You could just easily load it and lift it up without the risk of falling from a ladder.
Still not sure what to put on your overhead garage storage? Consider these seasonal items such as your holiday decors, old documents, camping supplies, old clothes, folding chairs, memorabilia and potentially hazardous equipment that you'd like to be out of your children's reach..
What are the things to consider if you want to install this storage system? Carefully consider your specific requirements, the structural capacity and design of your garage and most importantly, the materials need to carry out such a plan. You need to make sure that your garage is able to handle the extra load or you will end up messing more things up. The material composition of your ceiling will determine how capable it would be in handling additional loads. If it is made with wood or roofing material, then keep in mind to limit it to lighter objects.
Do you want your ceiling storage to occupy the whole area or just a part of it? If you have a high ceiling, then its advisable for you to utilize the whole area for a maximum storage capacity. If you want just a part of it, then choose carefully which spot you want to install it.
Considering all these factors, you are now ready to install your overhead garage storage.
You can do it yourself by buying readily available supplies from a home improvement store or better yet hire a professional if you are still unsure of your skills in getting new things done. The most common style is the heavy-duty metal frame rack. This type of ceiling storage system can hold from light to moderate loads. This means that those old documents, camping supplies and seasonal clothing, but definitely not with your bike and folding chair altogether! Another type is with the use of plastic racks that are much cheaper and convenient. It is available in various sizes and shapes. However, if want to make sure of its durability, the first type is much more reliable to use.
Now you are ready to have that excellent Overhead Racks installed! Be sure to sort things out first and do not just get too excited with the idea of getting extra storage and freeing up your garage's floor for parking. Careful and considerate planning always drives success so take things one at a time and you will enjoy your new ceiling storage system much longer.
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By Guest Author: Ronald Maier
Slatwall can be an extremely versatile option for organizing your garage, retail store, office, or craft room. When considering slatwall for a storage option in your home, there are a lot of things to choose from.
You can install slatwall as a backsplash in your kitchen. Attractive wood or solid colors can compliment your décor and provide versatile storage and display areas. For example, you can hang wine glasses, coffee cups, spatulas and shelves from the slatwall. Baskets can be hung and used for ingoing and outgoing mail, eliminating that junky pile that always seems to accumulate on people's countertops.
Shelves that attach to your slatwall can be used in any room. They are a great option for wallets, keys, cell phones and purses to keep all the things that you need to run out the door in one attractive area. You can choose wood, metal, acrylic, stainless or chrome to compliment your kitchen, mudroom or work space.
Deck out your kid's room with slatwall for the ultimate storage solution. Hanging baskets and shelves are easily moved to accommodate varying sizes of toys and art supplies. Most slatwall can be easily and conveniently cleaned. Put an end to deep toy boxes that must be dumped to find toys. Cleaning up your child's room can be fun for you and your child. You can put slatwall in a small or a large area depending on what all needs to be stored and displayed.
Organizing an entry area to your home can make a big difference. Using slatwall in your office can streamline the use of printer paper, CD's and books. Your office is an area in your home that can be difficult to organize. This is because of the sheer volume of odds and ends that you need to store. Paper clips, pens, scissors, markers, ink refills, phone chargers and other computer accessories can quickly fill up a drawer and make everything seem disorganized. Slatwall gets everything off of your desk and opens up a whole new world of organizational ideas. Slatwall accessories can help you to create a special place for each thing that you need stored. You can always add or take away accessories to make storage in your office very versatile.
Slatwall in your closet is another innovative solution to storage problems. The possibilities are endless! You can have special bars for hanging ties. You can add special baskets for storing extra purses. Shelving can give you lots of extra storage space. Instead of having one long bar to hang everything you own, you can have movable and adjustable bars from your slatwall to separate t-shirts, work pants, dresses and coats. There are bars that point straight out that you can move to accommodate new items coming into your closet. This makes changing between seasons a snap! You can have them close together for hanging small items in the summertime, such as shorts and tanks. Simply move them further apart for bulkier winter clothes.
Slatwall throughout your home can really simplify your life and help keep you organized.
Ron Maier is the Vice President of S & L Store Fixtures, a leading provider of retail store displays and store fixtures, including slatwall accessories, mannequins and more. For more information, please visit http://www.slstoredisplays.com
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There are many kinds of lifts that Garage Shapeups installs that make a hard task easier. Most of these lifts raise the "payload" to the ceiling or into the attic. Every homeowner should be aware of the lifts that are available and their purpose. Many of these improve home safety and prevent bodily harm from too heavy lifting.
Motorized Overhead Storage Racks
Do you need overhead garage storage but do not want to climb on a ladder? The ONRAX Ascension series is a motorized overhead storage rack that enables the platform be lowered with the touch of a button. You can then easily load or unload the storage rack and return it to the ceiling where it is out of the way.
The ONRAX Ascension series utilizes a wallmount push button station with keyed lockout to prevent unauthorized use. The super duty seat belt webbing provides exceptional strength (1500# break strength) and smooth travel. Safety netting (real netting, not plastic) is provided on all 4 sides to help keep your items on the rack when moving and stored.
Jeep Hard Top Hoist
The Jeep Hoist-A-Top is a must have for Wrangler owners. The new Hoist-A-Top makes removing and storing a hardtop an easy, one -person job. The Hoist-A-Top supports any top with a well-balanced steel frame using the new Balance Blade™. Rubber coated hooks and foam-covered hardware will protect your top's finish.
The Lange Hoist-A-Top uses an incredibly strong steel powder coated frame that quickly attaches to your vehicle top without any drilling. The rear Smart Hook™ allows you to lift and store your hardtop with the rear window closed which will improve the balance as well as take up less storage space. With the push of a button a small electric winch mounted to the ceiling will lift your top to the ceiling in your garage or carport for convenient, out-of-the-way storage.
Attic Lifts are the ultimate solution to lifting and raising your heavy storage items into the attic. Now, you can keep your home and garage neat by sending storage items into the attic with push-button ease.
Attic Lifts eliminate the danger of lifting and carrying storage items up a steep, shaky, and often dangerous ladder. With Attic Lifts, you simply load the transporter, press the button, and watch your load of storage rise into or lower from the attic. This is a great addition and a must for older homeowners to make attic storage more accessible, safer and practical.
Kayak and Canoe Motorized Lifts
Kayak and canoe storage is a breeze with the Garage Gator 4 kayak storage lift. Stop climbing up a ladder to store your bulky items.
The Garage Gator lift lowers to ground level for you to load and secure up to 220 lb. of your boating equipment. Effortlessly eliminate floor clutter – at the push of a button, securely storing your heavy items in your overhead space.
By Guest Author: By Chad Gookin
If you are like many, storage space in a home is at a premium. Due to a lack of storage space inside the house, people are forced to utilize their garage to store everything from tools, bikes, sports equipment, lawn care equipment, tubs, boxes, cords, hoses, and countless other space-hogging items. Getting to park your automobile has become a luxury rather than a certainty.
Your garage can accumulate clutter and junk in a hurry. So, is our car destined to suffer hail damage from being parked outside? Not necessarily. Here are some handy tips to help maximize your garage space:
Making more efficient use of your garage space does not have to be an expensive process. It just requires a bit of vision. Hopefully these tips give you a good start on ridding your garage of the clutter, and makes your garage much more user-friendly.
If you have never heard of a fold-down garage workbench before, you're not alone. There aren't many that many out there, but as discussed before, it can help maximize your work space without sacrificing floor space. If this sounds like an option you're interested in, check out this folding workbench by Bench Solution. They also invented IdealWall--which is a high-quality slatwall paneling system. This isn't your standard pegboard. It's attractive, durable and versatile. It's easy clean and is mold and waterproof. It's a great way to store everything from nails and screws to bicycles and sports equipment. Good luck on maximizing your garage space!
Chad Gookin writes for Metro Studios in Cedar Rapids, IA.
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By Guest Author: Jean H Morrison
The garage is supposed to be the area in your home where you can safely and securely keep your car when you're not using it. Due to its size, most homeowners use this as an additional storage area whether or not the car is inside it. When homeowners can't seem to stop themselves from storing things in their garage, it will soon be full of various items that they won't be able to park their car inside it.
There really is nothing wrong with storing some of your possessions in the garage. The big problem comes when it becomes too cluttered and full of items that you can't fit your car and you can't store your automotive tool and gears inside it.
If you're tired of having a cluttered, disorganized, and messy garage, here are some tips that can help you have a better, tidier, and spacious one:
Divide your garage into different areas. Assign certain zones into your garage where you should store items under the same category such as gardening, carpentry, sports, and automotive. This way, you know where to get the item immediately so you won't have to rummage through everything every time you're looking for something.
Remove all the items on the floor. Invest in the right garage storage items such as cabinets, drawers, and shelves. They come in different sizes and shapes so you'll find the best ones you can use to store items per category as well. Get a drawer and cabinet to store all your car tools and equipment. Get another set for your gardening tools and sports stuff, too. You'll be able to get rid of all the clutter on the floor, organize everything that's inside the garage, and have more space for your car. You can also use this space to work on your car when you need to.
Maximize the walls. Have slatwall panels installed so that you will have a good use for your walls as well. You can also simply install hooks on the wall so that you can hang some items on them and get rid of more clutter on the wall.
Use a trolley or utility cart to keep car accessories and tools you regularly use. Whenever you're working on or cleaning your car, the wheeled car is easy to maneuver and you can push it wherever you want to place it. For a fast and easy car cleanup, make sure the cart always has some chamois, cleaners, and squeegees or foams.
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By Guest Author: Edward Winslow
Garage floor epoxy coatings are a popular, functional, and cost effective way to finish a room or large area. One of the ways that the basic concrete can be treated to create a different look and texture, while also providing a stronger and safer surface, is to have epoxy floor coatings applied. There are numerous benefits in having a garage floor epoxy coatings on a concrete floor, most of which will help to extend the life of the floor, and potentially even make the flooring more functional. Not all concrete floors are suitable for epoxy floor paint, but with modern materials, most surfaces can be treated to accept the coating without a problem.
With garage floor epoxy coatings, the basic texture of a concrete floor can be changed so that it can be better utilized by a home or business. The coating can have a non-slip substance added to it, or rely just on the properties of the epoxy itself to provide a very slip-resistant surface that can even help in situations where there is some moisture or liquid on the floor. Additionally, certain types of coatings provide a finish that is so strong that it can resist damage from dropped items and will stand up to high heat. At the same time, some coatings are designed in a way that allows moisture to move up through the epoxy, preventing moisture held in the underlying concrete from destroying the finish.
Aesthetically, garage floor epoxy coatings can turn a neutral, grey concrete floor into a vibrant and colorful element of the room that matches the walls and other fixtures. Most epoxy floor coatings can be tinted or colored so that once dry the floor has a distinct color. Flooring professionals can offer a more elaborate coating that matches natural materials such as granite or marble for an elegant appearance. The reflective surface of the epoxy will also refract light into the room from the ground up, increasing the overall brightness of the space.
Modern garage floor epoxy coatings have many technical features that make them an excellent choice for a variety of different rooms. They are available in several different grades, from light coatings suitable for decorative areas, all the way up to very heavy duty coatings that can withstand heavy machinery or cars. Some epoxy floor paint is self-leveling for a perfectly flat floor, as well as allowing installers to run the finish up a small portion of the contacting walls for a more professional and consistent appearance. Finally, garage floor epoxy coatings are more resistant to staining and is far easier to clean over time than a bare concrete floor.
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This new patent pending heavy duty shelving system provides extreme strength at 1000 pounds of storage on every 4 ft span.
The Rhino Shelf System is custom fitted to your garage space. With two shelf depths available, 33.5" and 19", we have the perfect size to fit your space.
Rhino Shelving is custom installed in the Huntsville Area and North Alabama by Garage Shapeups. For a free estimate call 1-800-214-4311 Lifetime Warranty, 1 day install and satisfaction 100% Guaranteed.
--Universal Wall Mount Design - Measure wall space, order appropriate length.
--Economical and Affordable Storage - Utilize already available but unused wall space up to the ceiling.
--Strong and Attractive Structural Design
--Engineered to strengthen and maintain integrity of existing structure.
--Additional Storage Space Increases Home's Value - Readily accessible interior storage.
By Guest Author: Ron D. Maier
Appearance hasn't always been a concern when people were looking to store things, but nowadays people want to have things nice, neat, organized, and attractive. Whether you're organizing a retail store, a craft room, a garage, or even a closet, slatwall could be the option that you've been looking for. Slatwall is an attractive way to provide a room with versatile storage options that can change with your needs. Slatwall comes in a wide variety of colors and finishes to fit your décor.
1) Slatwall has been used commercially for years. This is because it's an economical option that helps you to save space and stay organized. With just a few accessories, you can change up function of your garage, storage area, or retail environment. There are hooks, hanging bars, shelves, clamps, and many other slatwall accessories to help you organize and present items and products.
2) Choose the slatwall panels that are right for what you plan on using them for. Some have metal inserts that will enable you to hang heavier objects from the wall. This is generally recommended because a slatwall display system can last many, many years. You may change your mind about what you want to store or organize in the future, so it's best to be prepared.
3) Any organizational site that you look at will recommend that you maximize the space that you have. People don't generally do this, so it can really pay off to concentrate on using spaces that are not being properly utilized. The wall is a great place to start. If you are organizing a retail space, a slatwall display can save you tons of floor space. It can help you to quickly fill in gaps, change up your inventory, and create interesting displays. If you're using it in a garage, you can get just about everything up off of the floor and up onto the walls. Using space that has previously been neglected or misused can help you to maximize the space while keeping everything out in the open where you can see it.
4) You can also use attractive, slatwall panels to create free-standing displays and organizational centers. In a garage, it can be very beneficial to have a tool tower that you can rotate and pull around on casters to be near the job that you are doing. In a retail setting, you can create accessory and point-of-sale displays that attract customers. The benefits of these types of versatile slatwall displays and organizational systems are endless.
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By Guest Author Russell Strider
Organizing your garage is not difficult when you have appropriate garage storage options. Since there are numerous types of options available in the market you can simply pick the kind of solutions for storage which are best suited for your garage. If you need to store different kinds of items like tools then you need to purchase your storage options accordingly.
Storing tools can be easy if you choose different methods like pegboards or tool racks. Small tools can be stored well using the pegboards. For longer tools or power tools you have to use good racks which can store different kinds of items. If you have a lot of gardening tools they can be organized using different types of storage racks. Some of them are wall mounts while you can also find free standing varieties.
Before you purchase your garage storage devices it is a good idea to make a plan. First, decide how you will be using the space. Look at the space available in the area and then decide what kind of space is available for using. Check the wall and ceiling space and see how you can make use of them. You can use different kinds of wall mount storage options for storing different materials. Once you know how much additional space is available you will be able to allot the new space for storage.
When you know how much space is available it is easy to purchase the kind of storage you need according to the space. If you do not wish to use the floor space then consider your wall and ceiling. You can use steel grids, peg wall and slot wall to hang various kinds of items including your sporting goods and garden supplies. You can save the floor space too. Things which cannot be stored on the walls can be kept in shelves. You can purchase racks or shelves for storing items which are used frequently.
After getting an idea of using the space appropriately, purchase the garage storage options accordingly. When you are ready with the items you can begin organizing your garage. First, check the various items you have inside. Divide them into useful and not useful items. If possible you can donate some materials which you do not use or throw away the others which are useless. In this way you can save a lot of space.
When the sorting out is complete it is time to place all the objects in their appropriate places. Make sure that you clear all the clutter and keep your garage neatly organized. Whenever you take out any item for usage, ensure that you place it back in its place. This can help you to maintain your garage in a neat and clutter-free way.
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