If you want to increase the storage capacity of your garage, you don’t need to buy wall cabinets. In fact, cabinets can often take up a significant amount of space, especially in a small garage. Overhead storage can offer a convenient space saving solution.
Shown in Photo: (2) 4′ x 8′ Racks
In space-lacking situations, you may be better off installing ceiling-attached shelving. Although you can greatly increase storage capacity, you don’t have to give up the floor space in your garage.
In fact, you can use the area underneath the rack to hang bicycles, strollers, scooters, gardening equipment and more. Keep floor space clear and give each piece of equipment its own designated spot.
The Downside of Overhead Storage…
The problem with overhead storage is that it is not easy to access. Typically, you will need to use a stepladder to reach items that you need. Sometimes, you might even need to move the cars out of the garage first.
That said, many things we keep in the garage we don’t need on a frequent basis anyway. For example, holiday decorations, ski equipment, camping gear, etc.. SToring them out of sight and clearing the excess clutter can be well worth the trade-off.
How to Istall Overhead Garage Storage Racks:
Ceiling-hung shelving may seem like a daunting task. However, DIY packages like the Saferacks Overhead Garage Storage Kit give you all of the supplies you need.
With complete instructions included, you can complete the task in an afternoon. Then, you can get all of your miscellaneous boxes and bins off the floor of your garage and out of sight (kind of).
Check out the video below for a quick and easy installation and assembly demonstration:
Storage Rack is Adjustable
Saferacks offers a cool feature, in that you can adjust the shelving depth. The storage rack can hang from 18″ to 33″ from the ceiling. This gives you quite a bit of area to play with.
In most cases, people opt for the maximum drop because it allows them to storage more gear. However, if your garage has a low ceiling or you are a tall person, you may prefer to hand the rack closer to the ceiling.
Saferacks Overhead Garage Storage Specs:
- Dimensions: 8 feet long x 4 feet wide
- Weight Capacity: 600 lbs
- Material: Powder-Coated Industrial-Strength Steel
- Weight: 82 lbs
- Model #: SR-4×8-W
- Includes Step-by-Step Instructions and Limited Lifetime Warranty
- About the Manufacturer
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Note from Saferacks: “600 Pounds is the maximum your garage ceiling can withstand. SafeRacks is engineered at well over 1,500 pound breaking strength. When shopping for your racks, do not confuse breaking strength with rack capacity.”