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Project Garage: Decluttering the Space

Jan 13, 2023
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Looking for a weekend project?

While you can of course opt for an artsy use of your camera or knit a jacket for a loved one, you can also choose to declutter.  

Decluttering will help clear your mind and help ease your anxiety. Decluttering can give you extra money by selling the items that you are no longer using and will be discarding. Decluttering will make room in your small house that you’d be able to use for things you can’t do because you lack space. Decluttering will immediately throw you into nostalgia lane when you go through different memories marked by your belongings. Decluttering will allow you to help others by donating to them some stuff that they can use to better their lives. 

So why not declutter this weekend since you have been talking about it for a while? 

You have free time and you are looking for something to do. Instead of binge-watching another show, declutter first so that you can have a nice weekend with new space and a clear mind. 

We highly suggest starting with the garage first. This will help free up space in the garage that can be used for storage. You’d be freeing up the main house too by transferring items to the garage that it can now accommodate after a thorough clean-up. 

It might get overwhelming and you might want something fun. So invite your family to help you! You’ll bond over items that you’re going to see again after X years and remember the memories that they hold for you. 

If taking this advice to declutter the garage first, it’s best if you can also order wall shelves and overhead storage racks to maximize the storage capacity of your garage and have everything organized. The wall shelves and hooks will be for the items that you need to be accessible on a regular basis. And then, the overhead storage racks will be for seasonal items that are only taken out for special occasions. 

Hanger Wall Mounted Bike Rack BR1 

Perfect for any home, this wall-mounted bike rack has a height-adjustable feature with a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds. It’s made of cold-roll steel that can support up to six bikes. These are J-shaped hooks that will secure the bikes in the proper vertical position. The hook spacing can be adjusted based on where it’ll be stored. 

These can also be easily installed with just four steps to follow. Drill holes in a horizontal line where you can install wall plates with tapping screws. Pass the bike rod through the plate in the left wall and insert the hooks on the right end of the bike rod. The last is to fix the left end of the rod with two screws and then plug it into the right end. 

WRC24B

This product is perfect for small garages. This wall shelving will make use of corner space that can guarantee to optimization of all vacant spaces in your garage. It can be used as a corner shelf or a 2-pack shelf. Like the other wall shelves and overhead storage racks from FlexiMounts, this item also features an integrated grid design. It’s easy to install by one person because the package comes with all the necessary hardware. An installation template will also help locate where to mount the holes. You may install it in wood studs or a concrete wall. For additional storage, this is compatible with FlexiMounts GRH2/GRH2B and hooks GRH1/GRH1B. 

GR48-H HOOKS 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK

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 step-by-step instructions and an 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.

GR48M PRO 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK

But is what you need a storage unit 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 trusty step-by-step instructions and an installation template. Everything will arrive in one box on your doorstep. 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”. 

GRH1  4 PCS Flat Hooks For Overhead Racks and Wall Shelving 

 These hooks are specially designed by FlexiMounts to be attached to its ceiling racks and wall shelves. Made of cold-roll steel, it has a weight capacity of 50 pounds. It comes in four flat pieces and is all scratch-resistant with a powder coat finish. It can be used in multiple ways such as hanging bikes, tools, sporting goods, and more. 

GRH2 4 PCS Rail Hooks For Overhead Racks and Wall Shelving

This comes in four pieces and can be used for overhead racks and wall shelving. Its weight capacity is also 50 pounds and its material is made from cold-roll steel as well. The difference with the GHR1 is the shape, this one being a rail type of hook.