14 Products to Maximize Your Overhead Garage Storage
Don't let the space above your head go to waste! Here are the best products to maximize your overhead garage storage space.
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Overhead Garage Storage Net
The best DIY garage storage projects are ones that create additional overhead garage storage space. Using a net is an affordable and easy way to increase overhead garage storage. This bungee net is a genius sports equipment storage hack for soft gear like volleyballs, tennis balls and even pool accessories. It features extra-thick, latex core bungee webbing and comes with 12 heavy duty metal D-clips to secure it while keeping items from falling out. Lightweight items that otherwise take up floor space now have a home in the garage ceiling area thanks to a net.
Ceiling Storage Lift
No need for a ladder when you can bring the storage down to you with a garage ceiling storage lift. This ceiling storage hoist uses heavy duty straps to lift and lower items like canoes, kayaks and cargo boxes. The straps are adjustable and hold up to 60 pounds. Simply lower them using the hoist to access your items when adventure calls.
Garage Ceiling Hooks
No garage ceiling storage idea is more versatile and cost effective than rubber coated garage hooks. They’re one of the best garage bike storage products thanks to their affordable price point and easy installation. Screw the hooks into rafters or ceiling beams to hang anything from bikes to tools—just make sure to install properly and not exceed load recommendations. If you’re looking for something a little simpler, these magnetic hooks are ridiculously easy to install.
Garage Storage Lift System for Bikes
File this under top 10 must-have bike accessories. If you have a heavy bike or lack the strength to lift it over your head, try this ceiling-mounted pulley system and let physics ease the effort. Designed for ceilings up to 12 feet high, this bike lift is easy to install and use, and it frees up six to eight feet of floor storage.
Gladiator Advanced Bike Storage Hook
Use spring action to grab your bike by mounting a claw-style bike hook on your garage ceiling or rafters. This Gladiator bike hook supports up to 50 pounds and features a push-lock system to grab onto bike wheels. Just push again to release when it’s time to use them. It only takes one of these strong hooks to maximize overhead garage storage. Talk about an easy, affordable garage update.
Ceiling Mounted Shelves
Ceiling mounted shelves are ideal for storing heavy boxes. This top-selling ceiling storage rack provides up to 105 cubic feet of storage. The durable, cold-rolled steel construction holds up to 600 pounds, and the grid design offers even more strength, so you can be sure your belongings are secure. Plus, the size is easily adjustable. The brand notes this ceiling storage rack is best for wood studs/joists and concrete walling.
Ditch the cardboard boxes and store your overhead garage storage items in heavy-duty latching totes. They’re one of the best storage containers and keep moisture, bugs and pests out—much better than cardboard. Pro tip: Create a label system with duct-tape and a sharpie for easy identification.
Overhead Garage Storage Rack for Totes
Free up all that floor space you’ve been using to store tote containers by investing in this overhead garage storage rack for totes. It’s adjustable to fit bins in a vertical or horizontal pattern, and shifts to each tote’s size. Out of season decor will be out of sight with this genius sliding tote system.
Here’s how to DIY a sliding ceiling storage system for even more overhead garage storage.
Hang slings from the ceiling to store long, narrow sporting equipment like kayaks, canoes, paddle boards or skis against a wall and off the ground. This double kayak storage system mounts to the garage ceiling or wall. It comes with coated S-hooks and stainless steel mounting bolts to secure kayaks or other equipment and free up precious garage real estate space. It’s one of many brilliant ways to organize your garage.
Pull-Down Attic Ladder
If your attic is garage-accessible, this pull-down ladder is the ultimate hack for accessing the most overhead garage storage. It’s a Lowe’s bestseller thanks to the lightweight durability of the aluminum ladder that easily pulls down and lifts back up. An insulated door panel keeps weather out. But before you add extra weight to your trusses, make sure they’re rated for storage.
Canvas Storage Bags
In addition to installing an overhead garage storage system, invest in high quality bags and totes to protect your gear. Protect bulky seasonal decorations like artificial trees and wreaths from garage dust and dirt by storing them in these canvas storage bags. Tuck a dryer sheet in before zipping to deter insects and critters.
Shelf Storage System
Getting the most out of wall space is another hack for maximizing overhead garage storage. This bestselling garage shelf storage system is available in multiple sizes and features heavy gauge steel that holds up to 400 pounds. The brackets and grid shelf is easy to install and comes with two shelves and installation equipment. After all, the best garage storage idea is finding unused space, which is often found on high walls. Pro tip: Install shelves at different heights to get the most out of your wall space.
Wall Mount Hooks
Maximize storage space in your garage by hanging these J-style hooks in corners or in rows on high walls. Long items like ladders, yard tools and even spare pieces of 2x4s are about to get that much tidier.
Padded Hanging Cradle
DIY some overhead garage storage in a snap by using a couple 2x4s and a pair of padded hanging cradle hooks to create dropped shelving. These brackets can hold 100 pounds each, so it’s best to use them for lighter loads on the wall or ceiling.
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