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Venue Canceled? Consider Holding Your Special Event in the Garage Instead

Oct 25, 2022
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Picture this. You’ve planned the perfect birthday party for your ten-year-old daughter who loves to dance. All of her friends and family would be going to the dance studio to not only dance with her but also watch her dance. You booked a private class under her favorite choreographer who’ll be teaching her favorite genre to dance. It’ll run for an hour and a half and then pizza, cake, and other treats will be served after. The best part about it? 

She doesn’t have any clue that it’s a surprise party for her. She thought she just signed up for a regular class and would be meeting friends there as usual. The only unusual thing was you offered to wait for her at the dance studio instead of having your nails done while she was doing class. 

She was so excited but then the studio caught fire during the night and there was suddenly no venue to do the party at. You tried making last-minute reservations but everything that was within your budget was already booked. The instructor was still free and all your daughter’s friends were still keen to go. Good thing, your younger self thought of something for some reason you didn’t even entertain. “Why don’t we use the garage space, mommy? 

Your garage was pretty huge with high ceilings. You can roll up the garage door for more space, use extension cords for multiple sockets, blast music through speakers and then after the dance class, have everyone eat snacks and drink in the backyard. It was a win-win situation that you know you just gotta make happen for your kid who has been looking forward to this day for quite some time. 

You immediately went to work and made the necessary arrangements. You called your event designer friend to help you set up the garage and make it feel as if it were a dance studio even for just one time. The professionals had to stick up mirrors on both sides of the garage so that everyone would be able to see their reflections while dancing. You made sure the light was apt and that there were streamers everywhere to celebrate birthdays the way it is done. 

One of the preparations also involved decluttering the garage. Whatever you throw away at this point, you should lose any sort of detachment to it and just think of all the happiness the recipient will get from it. You can commission the help of the whole household so that you can declutter the garage properly, sell what can be sold, and make sure everything is organized once done. You’d want to free up the floor aka the dance floor and ensure the safety of everyone by ensuring that the wall shelves and ceiling storage racks are secured properly so that one gets injured while learning and dancing the choreography. Not only will you prepare the garage for the special occasion but for many years to come just because you decided to finally clean it up. 

There are many storage solutions you can set up in less than two hours to get the garage of your dreams. 

WR SERIES CLASSIC 2-PACK WALL SHELVING

You need to put items that must be accessible on a regular basis in a place 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. 

WS SERIES ADJUSTABLE 3-TIER WALL SHELVING

If your garage isn’t wide or you want multiple shelves, FlexiMounts also has wall storage options that feature 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 for use in wood studs or a concrete wall. 

GR SERIES CLASSIC OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK

This product is for items that need ample vertical support and longer ceiling brackets. It will prevent the shelf from falling from the ceiling because it is secured on 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 by 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. If one of your worries is installation, don’t worry because this can be easily installed by following the step-by-step manual and installation template that comes with the product. 

GR48M PRO 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK

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”.