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Modern Garage Storage Solutions Replace Grandpa's Quick Fixes

Garage storage solutions obviously range from no solution at all, where everything is just a big jumbled mess, all the way up to where everything is perfectly organized in little shelves, boxes, cabinets, etc. For most of us, we just need to find a workable solution to our garage storage problems that is somewhere in the middle.

Even a basic shelf system is a huge benefit to most home owners. Garage storage solutions don't have to be complex, expensive, or overly deluxe. If you had the choice between even 2x4 and plywood shelves, or no shelves at all, what would you take? Unless you really have something against plywood it is likely that you would want the benefits that shelves can give. Going vertical in the garage is always a good thing when it comes to garage storage. There is much more space up off the floor.

In today's homes, there are fishing poles, sport balls, skis and snowboards, bikes, toys, tools, and a myriad of other items that we need to store. The right garage storage solutions make storing all this stuff manageable, and even fun. If not fun, then certainly satisfying at least. There are very few frustrations as irritating as not being able to think straight because of a disorganized and cluttered mess under foot. Never fear. Manufacturers get this and have done a stellar job of giving us all some really sweet options for storage.

Outside of basic shelving I would say that the next most popular garage storage solutions revolve around some sort of rack or hanging system. This is fantastic because a lot of the things we need to store just won't fit in a bin or on a shelf. My Grandpa always just drove a couple nails into a wall stud to hang shovels, hoes, and rakes on. This worked fine, but that just won't do in today's appearance-conscious world. Oh no, now we have powder-coated racks that have all the bells and whistles. And why not. Most home owners are affluent enough to get these sorts of things in their lives. Everything has a place, and everything in it's place. That's what Grandpa always said. Now we get to do it with style.

To really take garage storage solutions to the next level, one has to get away from the homemade shelving and simple racks toward more comprehensive and complete systems. Deluxe metal cabinets that close off the contents from view are nice. And overhead bin systems work great for storing things like holiday decorations and items that are hardly ever accessed, like keepsake boxes and miscellaneous household items that we should probably just toss out anyway. But you know how it is, it is just tough to get rid of things we are attached to sentimentally. But that's another topic for another day.

One of the coolest garage storage solutions is the platform that can be raised and lowered via pulley system up and down from the rafters. This is sweet because you can load all sorts of things on the platform, then simply raise it up out of the way and secure it until you need to retrieve something from it in the future.

Today's garage storage solutions are many and varied. A little something for everyone, simple or complex. You are bound to find something to suit your needs.

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