Organizing the Garage

Cleaning and organizing the garage can be overwhelming, especially when you are not sure where to start. One of the most efficient ways to use your space is to utilize overhead garage storage solutions.

There are many types of solutions and finding the right one for your situation is key. Today I am going over nine different overhead storage solutions to help you find the right fit for your needs and setup.

Fleximounts 4×8 Overhead Garage Storage Rack

This storage solution is installed on your garage ceiling and provides 105 cubic feet of storage with a 22″ to 40″ drop range.

The storage rack comes with six vertical posts and long ceiling brackets that are designed to attach to studs, both of these features are for added safety and stability.

The load capacity for the Fleximounts 4×8 Storage Rack is 600 pounds. A great benefit of having a ceiling mounted storage solution is that you will be protecting your items from possibly water damage is things were stored on the garage floor.

Your tools, seasonal decor and other items will be safely out of reach of children as well with this option. Installation instructions are provided with step by step directions and there is also a YouTube video to help walk you through installation.

Fleximounts 2 Piece 3×6 Heavy Duty Overhead Garage Storage Rack

If you would prefer to divide up your storage or simply need less room, the Fleximounts 2 Piece 3×6 Overhead Storage Rack could be a better fit for your needs. Because this is a two piece set, it provides more flexibility for your storage space.

Again, by having your items off the floor, they will be better protected from water damage, pests, and young children. This storage option has an adjustable height ranging from 22″ to 40″ and has a load capacity of 450 pounds.

The rack is made with heavy duty cold-rolled steel and high quality screws are provided. All Fleximount hardware is put through testing to make sure it is high quality for safety and longevity. The rack also comes with easy installation instructions with step by step diagrams.

MonsterRax 4×8 Garage Storage Rack

For another ceiling installed solution, the MonsterRax 4×8 Garage Storage Rack combines two great features: it comes as two separate racks that can be installed side-by-side.

You get the larger capacity, while also maintaining the ability to separate the two racks if you needed to in the future. Wire decks are not included and MonsterRax recommends a 3/8″ thick plywood for an adequate deck material.

The adjustable drop height on this product is 12″ to 21″ and has a total 500 pounds capacity with both racks or 250 pound capacity per each 4’x4′ rack.

An advantage of the supplying your own decks is that when storing smaller items or loose items with cords, they will not get stuck in the wire decking that is common in other storage racks.

Harken Cargo Box Garage Storage Ceiling Hoist

The Harken Cargo Box Garage Storage Ceiling Hoist comes in a wide range of options. The ceiling height options range from 10 feet to 16 feet and the load capacities range from 45 pounds up to 200 pounds.

The Harken Hoist is made in the USA and is designed so that only one person can operate it. Included is a four point hoist kit with installation instructions.

The hoist is designed to lift and lower loads evenly and has self-locking safety cleat grips in the case of an accidental release of the rope.

MonsterRax Accessory Hook Package

The MonsterRax Accessory Hook Package includes eight hooks that can be attached to your garage ceiling rack. The hooks have a lifetime warranty and feature industrial level strength with a powder coat finish.

The hooks are easy to install to a ceiling storage option with wire decking and will work with both MonsterRax and Fleximounts ceiling storage racks.

These hooks allows you to make the most out of your ceiling storage and will allow you to hang up some of the bulkier items that will not fit onto shelving, such as bikes, cords or lawn chairs.

SafeRacks Deck Hooks

The deck hooks from SafeRacks are a great way to utilize existing overhead storage and also use space in the garage that might otherwise be wasted.

These high quality ceiling racks come in a pack of two and have a white powder coat finish. SafeRacks has a limited lifetime warranty on this product.

The hooks are easy to install and require no other hardware. The racks are perfect for hanging such items as gear bags, ladders, lawn equipment and more.

I personally wished I had some when it came time to store all of our summer camping gear in the fall. They make the garage look neater and keep items from being damaged when they are just left in a pile in the corner.

Heavy Duty Mounted Storage Hooks

These Heavy Duty Mounted Storage Hooks are made from a sturdy tubular steel and can safely hold 50 pounds of weight when properly installed.

A great feature of these storage hooks is that they can be mounted either on a wall or on the ceiling which gives you added flexibility should you move or rearrange your garage or shop in the future.

These hooks work on block, brick, hardwood and studded walls and are easy to install with the included screws and anchors. The company offers a 100% Satisfactory Service as they want all of their customers to be satisfied with their utility hook purchase.

Quick Shelf Overhead Ceiling Mount Storage Unit

quick shelf overhead garage storage

For another overhead ceiling mount option, this Quick Overhead Ceiling Shelf Hanger gives you more of a load capacity than most other storage racks.

This rack can hold up to 1,400 pounds. This unit does not come with a grid rack but will accommodate a 24″ wide piece of plywood or melamine.

The unit is easy and fast to install in your garage or shed. This ceiling storage unit has a fixed height of 16″ and only requires a drill, 3/16″ drill bit, and a screwdriver. This set comes with 8 hanger clips with mounting screws and 8 5/16″ lag eye screws.

Wall Mount Tool Storage System

The Broom Holder and Tool Organizer has 5 slots and 6 hooks to help you make the most of out of your garage space. This storage unit can be used indoors or outdoors and has a maximum load capacity of 35 pounds.

This will keep your tools in better order and your garage or shed looking neater. The space saving design also works well small areas such as closets or bathrooms.

This tool holder can be installed with the included screws. I mean hey, 9 thousand happy customers can’t be wrong!

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