Worth the Flex: The 5 Garage Storages that Everyone Envies
Sep 30, 2021
I have recently found myself fascinated with garage organizing. It’s therapeutic to sort, arrange and clean my two-car garage space, though I can firmly say that I can’t still Marie Kondo my way to cleaning as a self-proclaimed maximalist. I have a terrible habit–yes, I admit to some degree–of hoarding things, pretty things I don’t use. Whenever I’m out to do grocery shopping, I take a side trip to the bookstores and get my hands on books, which I will not flip through the pages until I have finished all the piles of books waiting to be read. Or when I’m feeling blue, I head towards the arts and crafts section to buy paints, pencils, markers, craft papers, canvases, and the like. But you know I will not even touch it as I only make art when I do not have anything to watch on Netflix. Or browse through online shops and check out items like clothes and bags I do not wear and use nowadays because staying indoors is the most feasible option not to get the virus.On top of these, I still have all the gifts my friends and family gave me for the past decades, old stuff stemming from my childhood I could not just let go of. So, yes, I’m a certified sentimental maximalist.And I admit that I can’t shake off the habit of collecting and hoarding overnight, but as I would always say, there’s such a concept of organized chaos. I made that up, of course, to justify my being a hoarder. But let me also say that the best way to keep my garage clean and organized despite the much stuff accumulating in the space is to install reliable garage storage. They have been my go-to garage accessories. Now, I need not worry about how my things can get messed up with my other mementos. I categorize them, put them in specific boxes, label them accordingly and place them in overhead storages and wall shelves. Problem solved!So, I will let you in on my not-so-little secret. Here’s the list of the ever-dependable storage I use.
This ceiling storage lift can be raised and lowered by crank or power drill, which lets you access with ease all the materials stored high above the garage floor without using a ladder. This mechanism allows you to protect yourself from potential accidents brought about by climbing a ladder or heavy lifting. You need not worry about the storage lift loosening when not in use because it has a specially designed safety lock that prevents any movement. And it is so simple to use. Just use the winding pole to pull out the safety lock on the gearbox, then push back in to lock after use. Also, its construction is built to last with heavy gauge steel, premium hardware, and top-quality parts and can carry up to 300lbs. Moreover, it is compatible with different ceiling joists of both wood and concrete ceilings and has adjustable length steel cable, which allows it to be installed on angled ceilings.
This overhead storage system is tested to be durable and heavy-duty. You need not worry about the safety of your stuff as it provides much-needed support. This is due to the integrated wire grid design and frame that are welded together. Thus, making the unit more sturdy and stable. It can carry a weight of up to 600 lbs, because of its heavy-gauge cold-rolled steel construction. Moreover, the Fleximount storage rack has thicker screws compared to other products. The height of the rack can be adjusted from 22” to 40”, providing a convenient and safe place to store your stuff. The water damage in your items and the rack is far-fetched due to its waterproof characteristics. On top of these amazing qualities, one need not be skilled in construction and mechanics as the integrated grid design is made easier for assembly. Even non-mechanical people can easily understand and assemble the storage rack.
This wall shelving maximizes the use of the corner wall, which saves more ceiling space. What’s even good about this is that you can either use it as a corner shelf or a 2-pack wall shelf. Its one-piece integrated grid design is made for easier assembly and is more stable than others with multi-piece assembly. Moreover, it can be installed by one person with all the hardware included in the package. An installation template is also provided that helps mount holes and has a bubble level that helps get perfect horizontal location. The buckle design with Velcro prevents the brackets from falling or bending, making it more stable and sturdy. The heavy-gauge steel construction provides safety loading up to 440lbs total. This also makes it suitable for securing either wall studs or solid concrete walls.
Fleximounts Pro 4’x8’ Overhead Garage Storage Rack GR48M
This overhead storage rack is built with heavy-duty in mind, as the reinforced hanging garage storage wire deck design guarantees a high loading capacity of up to 800 lbs. But you need not worry because the quality construction of this rack assures safe and high loading capacity for added stability and safety. The ample vertical supports more extended ceiling brackets and larger contact surfaces. Moreover, the rack is also waterproof, protecting the stored items from getting damaged due to water or liquid leakage in your garage.The GR48M offers flexible installation as you can practically mount the garage ceiling storage racks nearly anywhere. With Fleximounts smart joist configuration, you can mount the rack in both wood and concrete at any position--perpendicular, parallel, and even on slanted ceilings. Just make sure that you maintain a 48-in distance in between the vertical posts. Use a stud finder to locate the joists if the ceiling is finished with drywall.What’s more is that the garage rack can easily be expanded with hooks and clamps to store more items like bikes, tools, cables, and more.
This wall-mounted shelving is an excellent additional storage space for your walls for items you use every day. Not only is it made of powder-coated steel, which assures its sturdiness, but its heavy-gauge steel construction also provides safety loading of up to 100 lbs per shelf. It also has thicker screws compared to other frames in the market. And depending on the height of your wall, this shelving is flexible enough to be height adjustable according to your needs. It also has a patent tool-free adjustment design that allows you to assemble and disassemble the shelves conveniently. This brings us to the next point that installing this wall shelving can be done by only you as the provided installation template helps mount holes, and the bubble level helps get perfect horizontal location. You also need not worry if your wall is made of concrete or wood as this wall shelving is compatible with any. It is also suitable for securing either ceiling studs or a solid concrete ceiling.