Storage Units to Have Space for Making Art in the Garage
June 24, 2022
You just quit your corporate job to finally pursue art. People have been batting an eyelash at you, thinking that you’re up to no good. They even think you’ve gone delusional when you said you’ve decided to leave Wall Street and do art full-time. They can’t fathom why you’re saying goodbye to a six-figure salary and deciding to do art, an industry that you don’t know how to navigate. They think you should have thought it through, not knowing that you’ve been contemplating it since you were a college freshman. You’ve been stuck in a career that you do not just like, but you also despise. You do not want to live trying to become richer every moment of your waking life. Even if the world runs around money, you don’t want your world to revolve around making money. When you learned about the dirty business that your company is involved in, it was the final straw. You couldn’t take it anymore and so you leave. Not exactly penniless because you’ve been saving up money since you started working five years ago. The silver lining in all of these is you can, at the very least, afford to enroll yourself in art school and learn the ins and outs of the industry. You can also afford materials to create art—ceramics, sculptures, painting, and more. And so, the changes begin. Around two weeks ago, you moved back to your parent’s house in New Jersey. You decided to start a shop in the garage but it hasn’t been cleaned for years now. You begin to declutter, asking your parents what you can sell, donate, and throw away. The items that were left are for you to organize so that you can maximize the storage capacity of your garage. One way to do that is to use smart storage solutions such as overhead storage racks and wall shelves. Here is a list of products you can choose from FlexiMounts: $139.99 – $449.98 If you want ample vertical support and longer ceiling brackets, then this classic ceiling-mounted rack is for you. It will prevent the shelf from falling from the ceiling because it is secured to the wall. Its weight capacity is 400 to 600 pounds and the height can be adjusted from 22 to 40 inches. It is made of cold-roll steel that is guaranteed to be of high quality after undergoing rigid tests. This is also a waterproof product that could avoid getting your products damaged from water. It could store seasonal items such as athletic gear you only use for winter or for summer. This comes with an integrated grid design that makes it stand out from others available in the market. This comes in black and white and you may choose from different storage spaces: 4’ x 8’, 4’ x 6’, 3’ x 8’, 3’ x 6’, and 2’ x 8’. This can be easily installed by following the step-by-step manual and installation template that comes with the product. PRO 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK $239.99 Need a product that can carry a heavy weight? This overhead storage rack has a weight capacity of 800 pounds. It is 4’x8’ in size and its height can be adjusted from 22 to 40 inches, meaning it provides up to 150 cu. ft of storage. Made of cold-roll steel like the other products, it is also waterproof and has that signature FlexiMounts integrated grid design. It can also be easily installed, coming with the trusty step-by-step instruction and installation template. You won’t be afraid if it will fall from the ceiling because it comes with high-quality screws and all the hardware of this product has gone through strict quality tests. Note that this is compatible with joist spacing of less than or equal to 24”. HOOKS 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK $259.99 Maximize safety and stability with this Amazon Best Selling product from FlexiMounts. It can carry up to 600 pounds of weight and is 4’ x 8’ in size. Its height can be adjusted from 22 to 40 inches and it is made of cold-roll steel. Again, it comes with a Step-By-Step instruction and installation template so don’t worry too much about the installation process. It is also waterproof like the other products which make it a great storage option for seasonal items that are mostly tucked away during the year. This will arrive in one box including accessories you may attach to it. You could attach four pieces of flat hooks or the GRH1 or two pieces of utility hooks (also included) or the GRH3. These hooks offer additional storage for your items. Price: $79.99–$369.98 For items that you will be using on a regular basis, store them on a wall shelf where they can easily be reached by hand. This wall-mounted storage solution from FlexiMounts comes with all the necessary hardware which makes it easier to install in a concrete wall or wall studs. It’s 2x6 in size and could carry 400 pounds in total. It’s made up of top-of-the-line, powder-coated steel that has undergone quality tests. Its buckle design comes with velcros, a feature that prevents it from falling. Homeowners may play around with installment because of the product’s flexible layout with various combinations and different stud spacing. This unit comes in either black or white. It is a certified classic FlexiMounts product. ADJUSTABLE 3-TIER WALL SHELVING Price: $89.99 – $99.99 If your parent’s garage isn’t that wide or you want multiple shelves, FlexiMounts has this wall storage option that features up to three levels of shelves. The company boasts a patent design in a structure where you don’t need any tools to adjust the product. The weight capacity of this wall shelf is 300 to 450 pounds in total. You may adjust the height of each level according to your actual needs. It comes in two sizes that you can choose from: 1’x3’ and 1’x4.’ It is made of powder-coated steel that is guaranteed to be of high quality. Like the other products, even though this is on three shelves, it can also be easily installed by one person. It is also compatible with use in wood studs or a concrete wall.