Find additional storage in your garage.

Posted 2/10/2020

The purpose of a garage is to store your car. But as the years go by, it tends to get more and more full of things that are, well, not your car. Holiday decorations, sports equipment, tools and camping equipment also need a home. This makes every square foot in your garage very valuable property. An excellent solution to find a little more space is to take advantage of the unused area above your garage door.

Fortunately, we are living in a time where all the information needed to take this small home improvement project can be found right from our home computers. With the advent of sites like Pinterest, Google and YouTube DIYing have reached new heights. Long gone are the days when you have to trust the seller in your local hardware store or subscribe to dozens of home improvement magazines. We got the deal started for you by finding a couple of very helpful websites.

A good place to begin your search is do-it-yourself sites. The Family Handyman website has a few great photo tutorials. Look at this mounted shelf for a nice, sturdy hanging platform, perfect for storing the rarely used items, e.g. Seasonal clothing or camping equipment. If you're looking for a more organized lighter item system, this sliding rail system is incredibly convenient. Both of these plans require some basic design skills and take a weekend to complete, but the plus side is that they can be customized to fit your exact needs.

If you need something a little faster or don't feel all that Bob Vila currently, you can always find pre-built options. Costco has a great variety of options you can see here, or check out these Home Depot ceiling storage systems here.


Be sure to measure your space carefully before following tutorials to avoid damaging your garage door and paying particular attention to weight limits.




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