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As a garage owner, you always want to use that space to its utmost potential. What this means is that sometimes you might have to push the boundaries and come up with great ways to harness that space. But how can you figure out that you need more garage space?

Items don’t fit properly anymore
If you have lots of items in your garage and they don’t fit, chances are that you need new garage organization ideas. A proper garage storage system and some good garage storage shelving can help you a lot here.

Your car is unable to enter your garage
This is a very bad situation. The garage is basically built for your car. If you don’t have enough space, chances are that you will need to re-organize the interior of your garage. There are tons of DIY garage storage toolkits out there. And you can also choose some proper garage storage shelves if you want. The idea is to be creative and to always opt for those garage storage solutions that suits your needs.

You have lots of stuff that you don’t use thrown in your garage
In that situation, the best option is to declutter your garage and focus on eliminating all the items that don’t have any use. Then you can think about adding in more items above your head with overhead garage storage. You can also acquire bike storage racks and a proper garage organizer.

In case you lack garage storage, using the right garage organization options can really help a lot. We encourage you to purchase and install steel overhead garage storage, storage shelves and any other item that might help you organize that space a bit better. With lots of patience and work, you can easily refresh your garage and make the most out of that free space!

Contact SafeRacks today to find out more about garage storage solutions for your home. Call us today at (877) 655-3443 or email us at support@saferacks.com. You can also check out our FAQ page for more information.

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In case you are storing lighting machinery, hardware, outdoor gear, and other stuff, then it’s a good idea to invest in some storage shelves. Otherwise, your garage will stack up very quickly.

Storage shelves can save any home garage from clutter and disorganization. This will make your garage larger and cleaner. Furthermore, it will also make your home garage safer since tripping hazards as well as other dangers are safely removed.

Storage shelves have a lot of benefits in garages. However, this is a topic for another day. After all, you definitely know most of them already, and that’s the main reason you are here to know what you should consider when you are buying these shelves. Without much ado, here are some of the main factors you should consider when you are buying garage storage shelves.

1. Flexibility
While some garages are rectangular or boxy, some are rectangular while others are even circular. Apart from their shapes, their construction may also differ. While some garages are simply designed, others have been designed awkwardly. To ensure that you are buying shelves that will fit into your garage, buy flexible ones. The best shelving is elastic. Buy storage shelves that can be modified easily to fit awkward angles and tight corners. The shelves should be easily modified with your storage needs changes.

2. Power
In more often than not, the most important factor to consider is not actually the amount of storage the shelves can support, but rather how much weight they can support. Be sure not to buy bookcase. Instead, buy storage shelves that can support both light machines and heavy gear.
Again, consider if the shelves can withstand movements and collisions. Some manufacturers make storage shelves with rigid structures, which claim make the shelves stronger and more powerful. However, this is not true. Good shelves should be made of flexible structures that are flexible and allow some amount of movements. Otherwise, even a solid bulge or mild earthquake will put extra stress on their joints and weaken them.

3. Storage capacity
You should consider whether the shelving will be able to hold all the materials you would want to store in them. You should start by making a full list of all your belongings that you want to store in the shelves before you buy the shelving. Be sure to consider your future storage needs as well.

Contact SafeRacks today to find out more about garage storage solutions for your home. Call us today at (877) 655-3443 or email us at support@saferacks.com. You can also check out our FAQ page for more information.

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A recent video was done for SafeRacks by April Wilkerson. This is the perfect explanation and example that one can give without actually going into your home and showing you first hand. We hope you enjoy the video!
Fast forward to 5 minutes and 50 seconds to see the SafeRacks Overhead Garage Storage section of the video.

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It is a known fact that a single person or a married couple without children is much more organized than people who have children. It really isn’t rocket science here. People with kids simply don’t have the time to put everything in its place. They’re running all over trying to take care of their little ones. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You aren’t alone. Many parents have issues with home organization but you should be aware that there are ways to make your home picture perfect and safe for your kids too.

Get Rid of the Kids
No, you needn’t put your kids on somebody’s doorstep but you should find a family member or friend to babysit them for a day, two if needed. You’ll never get organized if you are chasing the kids around. It’s best to be able to be completely focused on the task at hand, organizing your home for the benefit of your family.

Split the Baby
You can’t look at the house as a whole. You’ll need to dissect it into areas and room or else the project will seem too overwhelming and you’ll become frustrated. Take the smallest areas on first, such as closets and bathrooms. Then, you can move onto bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, etc. Make a list of which rooms are being attacked in order. This will help you to see how well you are doing with your home organization project.

Stay, Store, Sell or Sack
You’ll need to make four piles for each area that you are organizing. All of the items that belong in the room should be in the first pile. The second pile should contain the items that you need to keep but can be stored elsewhere for later use. Items that could be of use to others should be placed in the third pile. Finally, the fourth pile should be for trash. Ideally, it would be best to toss those things in the trash sack immediately. There is no room for second thoughts when it comes to home organization however; you should never get rid of your kids’ special toys or stuffed animals. You surely don’t want them to become upset when they get home.

Make Everything Shine
Before you spend your time putting the items back into the room, you should do a really deep cleaning. The room should be sparkling clean as well as the items that will be placed back in it. This will help you to save time later and honestly, when you have children there is very little time for deep cleaning the house.
The things that you will be placing in your storage bins should also be thoroughly cleaned. You surely wouldn’t want a rude awakening when you retrieve a needed object only to find it filthy. Always clean everything before storage and you will be much happier later.

List and Label
You’ll need to break out a piece of paper and pen or your trusty label maker now. It is of the utmost importance that you mark each bin with each item contained within. It’s unwise to directly label the bin with a Sharpie as you’ll need to remove labels or cross them off of the list when you discard them. If the actual bin is permanently marked, it will look unorganized and messy. Label makers are really the best way to identify the items in each of your bins.

Pick Up the Pace
Most people are actually able to pick up the pace once they see that they’ve accomplished organizing a room or two. The adrenaline starts pumping once they see the results of their hard work. Home organization doesn’t have to be a grueling job. Try turning on some fast paced music and you’ll see that you will start going through your possessions much faster.

Bins Everywhere
Now that you have the entire house cleaned and neat, you are left to deal with all of the bins filled with items for storage. You’ll need to find a safe place to keep them so that the kids would get into them or get hurt by them. One of the safest storage solutions for families with children is an overhead garage storage rack.

These overhead garage racks are great because they don’t impede your ability to use the garage for your car and keep your possessions off of the ground to prevent water damage. They are super strong as well and very safe for children. The overhead garage racks can even accommodate bicycles and other items that can be hung underneath or off to the side of the rack using different types of hooks.

Once you have found your storage area, be sure to stow your bins logically. For example, keep all of your holiday bins together and the same would be wise for sporting equipment and so on. This will help you get to the right area quickly so that you can retrieve the needed items efficiently. Home organization is all about efficiency and with kids; everybody needs to be as efficient as possible.

Relax and Revel
Finally! It’s time to kick back, relax and revel in the fact that you’ve finished your home organization project. A word to the wise, if you didn’t already have garage overhead storage units, you should seriously think about getting them. You can learn more about these great storage solutions at www.saferacks.com.

Contact SafeRacks today to find out more about garage storage solutions for your home. Call us today at (877) 655-3443 or email us at support@saferacks.com. You can also check out our FAQ page for more information.

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The vast majority of people, some 73%, enter their homes through the garage. This means that most people do not use the front door of their homes to enter and leave. The front door is often left for special occasions or when official visitors arrive. And this touches at the heart of one of the fundamental principles of home organization – keeping it natural.

If you truly want to create order in your home then you are going to have to think about all of the different ways that you can organize your extra space to make use of empty areas in your home. This means that you will need to pay attention to things that people often forget about, such as where the light is coming from, unused space in the least expected of places, using illusions to create space, making your home “smart” and many other things that will help to keep your home clean and tidy.

Use Vertical Space

Vertical space is one of the most misunderstood and underused ideas when it comes to home organization, because so few people are actively using up the available vertical space in their homes. Very often, items end up cluttering on available shelf or table surfaces. Certificates and diplomas languish in drawers; photographs and half-filled albums lay cluttered all over the floor.

There are many practical ways to use your vertical space! Here are just a few:

  • Take any photographs you really like and have them framed to create picture galleries around the house on walls that are not used for anything; frame your diplomas and certificates as well
  • Make use of safety nets, storage racks and different types of hooks to create vertical storage space in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and even living areas
  • Install floor to ceiling bookshelves and use stepladders instead of buying conventional bookshelves

There are many more steps you could take to increase your use of vertical space in creative ways.

Do You Really Need It?

People often find that they have a lot of clutter in their homes, but very seldom are they able to let go of things. While it is certainly true that it is worth keeping many things and that objects can be reused; many homes end up looking more like storage because we find the need to keep these extra items. If this is the case for you then you will need to do some serious soul searching and ask yourself whether you truly intend to reuse something or not.

Things that can make organizing your home easier and discourage thrift:

  • Create a “Donations” box near the most commonly used exit in the home; this will encourage your family members to get rid of things they do not want any more
  • There are many home appliances that you probably do not (or should not) use all that often; consider renting instead of buying when you want to use one (Blu-Ray/DVD players, gaming consoles, barbecues); this also encourages moderation, especially if you have children with video gaming problems
  • If you are not likely to use something more than once or twice a year, consider getting rid of it; if it’s something of sentimental value then this does not apply

If you are really at the point where you cannot get rid of anything, then it is time to explore ways to create extra space in your home.

Using Illusion to Create Space

One of the unfortunate side-effects of creating extra space vertically in your home or making efficient use of space is that things end up looking even more cluttered than before. Aside from having space-saving and efficient storage racks or safety nets installed, you can also use a number of illusory devices to help increase the apparent space in your home:

  • Use full length wall-mirrors in bathrooms, garages and living rooms to create the illusion of more space.
  • Install a large bay window in a kitchen or other communal area to bring in plenty of light; install skylights where appropriate for even more light.
  • Use plants to make areas that look cluttered look more natural; you can even have a “plant area” in an underused but bright and sunny room or you can use creeper vines to decorate bookshelves and picture frames.

Keep Things Interesting

Home organization is not just something that you do a few times a year. People tend to have this illusion that they only need to commit to some “spring cleaning” and then everything will be great. Ask yourself though, would you be reading advice about home organization if this was working for you? Organizing a home is literally a mindset. Your home will stay organized because you want it to if you have the right attitude.

If you want to spice things up at home and keep them interesting then it is often like anything else in life – move things around! Every few weeks, move the furniture around to different places. Keep a small savings account for improvements on the home and when it gets to a certain amount once a month spend it and buy something new for your home! This type of mentality will do a lot to help you keep your home.

Keeping It Clean and Tidy

Cleanliness and tidiness is also another way you can keep your home organized and you should commit to at least having one day per week when you do the vacuuming, clean the bathrooms and do the laundry. During the week, you can do everyday tasks as needed, such as washing dishes.

If you are looking for some great space-saving and organizational items for your home, then take a look at the SafeRacks website, saferacks.com!

Contact SafeRacks today to find out more about garage storage solutions for your home. Call us today at (877) 655-3443 or email us at support@saferacks.com. You can also check out our FAQ page for more information.

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The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany are the top three countries that use bicycles to commute to work. The Netherlands has a population of 17 million and they have 22 million bikes.

The number of cars on the roads in the 1950s and 1960s caused an increase in congestion and road deaths. Thus the Government began to invest heavily in cycling. Separate tracks were designated and even on a road where cars and cycles share the road the cycles are given priority.

Why would the government deem it wise to get involved in the activity? Because it has obvious health and other reasons.

“Cycle fanatics have been trying to convince the rest of us about the benefits of cycling for years, over the past decade cycling has become increasingly mainstream as the many psychological and physical health benefits of cycling have been revealed by new research” according to Stefan, founder of bikestorage.co

Benefits of cycling to work:

  • Exercise: Cycling gives you a cardio and vascular workout. It actually burns more calories than jogging, without the impact jogging has on your joints. It increases your fitness levels, lowers blood pressure and tones your muscles.
  • Convenient: You do not have to get stuck in a traffic jam and sit for hours waiting for traffic to clear up and get panic or stress attacks. Worse still is when you have to search for parking in the parking lot. When you bike to work there is no chance of getting stuck in traffic and all you need to do is find a pole and lock up and go to your destination.
  • Money: Cycling to work saves you a lot of money by way of cars cost, gasoline costs. you also save on car maintenance, car insurance and parking as most parking nowadays is not free. A bike can be bought at the fraction of the cost of a car and there is hardly any maintenance costs involved. Bike maintenance is simple and enhances the life of your bike considerably. When not in use, it is best to hang the bike on a wall, or upside down, so there is no pressure on the tires. The tires must be kept inflated at all times. Check for any rust. At the first sign of rust take immediate preventive action by lubricating brakes and cables.
  • Brain power: New research has shown that biking to work can have a very beneficial impact on your brain power. It increases the flow of blood to the brain keeping it healthy and in peak condition. It increases brain performance as there is an abundant supply of fresh air. With the daily commute to work you are preventing cognitive decline and at the same time decreasing the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

-Contributed by Stephan P.

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Organizing your garage is very important if you want to store your car and your items too. This is why purchasing some garage shelves is a very good idea. Plus, you also have to think about garage organization, and here are some ideas that you need to keep in mind.

Create a good storage system
Getting some good garage storage systems is a very good idea. Lockers, plastic bins and even a rolling bench can do wonders here. The idea is to make the most from the space you already have. Which shouldn’t be that much of a problem!

Acquire some magnetic tracks
These will allow you to place multiple metallic items on them in no time. What this means you will get the very best garage organizer storage without spending a lot of money. It’s fast, efficient and it works exactly the way you want.

Get bike storage racks
You will find it hard to store your bike in the garage especially if you own a large car. With help from bike storage racks, you will get to store your bike in no time, while also leaving plenty of storage space for other stuff.

Put some hooks
Hooks are great to store equipment, and they can also help you turn you’re the corner of your garage in a cabinet. Put some storage shelves or use other garage storage ideas to try and make the most out of every space here.

Acquire a tool tower
In case you don’t want magnetic metal bands, you can get a tool tower for your tools. This one is not that expensive, and it allows you to store all the tools you need super fast. You can keep all the shovels, brooms and rakes in there without any hassle.

Think about overhead storage
If you don’t have a lot of storage space, you basically have to make the most of any extra space you can get. Some good overhead garage storage options are very easy to find online, and they are not expensive. But you can obtain amazing results thanks to them, so just give those a shot, and you will like the results quite a lot!

As you can see, you can easily opt for DIY garage storage or some ready to go storage shelves from the store. Either way, you still need to do everything in your power to obtain good results, and the return on investment can be more than ok in that perspective. It’s safe to say that the best Garage organization storage will always help you make the most of your garage space. Use these ideas, and you will not regret it!

Contact SafeRacks today to find out more about garage storage solutions for your home. Call us today at (877) 655-3443 or email us at support@saferacks.com. You can also check out our FAQ page for more information.

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If you’re a bike owner yet you also have a car, it can be hard to store both of them in your garage. But with the right garage organization ideas, you will have no problem getting the results you expect. Most of the time the best approach here is to either purchase new bike storage racks or focus on doing some DIY garage storage solutions.

The problem about DIY garage storage is that it can work, but it can also fail. When you buy bike storage racks, for example, it will be a lot easier for you to obtain the results you want. The products are certified, original, and they come from reliable manufacturers with a lot of experience in this industry. This way you get to avoid all the possible problems, and the outcome can be extremely good in the end.

Should you use bike storage racks?

That depends on how much space you have in your garage. Most of us have a limited amount of space, so using storage racks like this makes a lot of sense. You want to add the bike storage racks in a place where you can’t hit them with your car. That would usually be on the sides or somewhere in the back.
However, you should also try to come up with your own garage systems that help you avoid any collisions for example. In case you have any small items, you can use steel overhead garage storage and keep those items there.

Are bike storage racks expensive?

One of the best things about bike storage racks is that they are very affordable. If you find it hard to do proper garage organization storage, you will notice that storage racks will help you a lot. And they are on the least expensive side, which makes them a very good investment.

We encourage you to use bike storage racks if you want to store your car without any safety concerns. Rest assured that it will be a great way to manage your garage space, and you can still store your bikes very easily! If you already have racks in your garage, we sell deck hooks which will alow you to hang up your bikes.

Contact SafeRacks today to find out more about garage storage solutions for your home. Call us today at (877) 655-3443 or email us at support@saferacks.com. You can also check out our FAQ page for more information.

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Hey there! It’s Bob the Hoarder.  Recently, my daughter came home from college and moved back in with the family for the summer.  Moving all of her clothes, decorations, and school supplies was a drag, but the even bigger issue was where we were going to put all of her stuff! It seemed so much easier when she was living at home, but now that she has all of this extra baggage, I almost got rid of one of the cars in our garage just to fit her textbooks.

Luckily, I figured out a better way to organize all of my daughter’s “necessary” dorm room furnishings and still make space for the family truckster. I decided to look into some overhead storage that would fit in my two car garage, and SafeRacks crossed my browser.  I clicked the link, and began to explore the various options that would help me organize my garage.  After perusing through for a few minutes, I stumbled upon the overhead garage storage racks, and was immediately intrigued.

Not only does SafeRacks carry seven different size overhead storage racks, but each rack is built with industrial quality steel and reinforced with C-Channel Beams.  That means I can hold up to 600 pounds one on rack! (Which is plenty for my daughter’s new shoe collection).  I decided to buy the 4×8 two rack package.  The two rack package includes this:

  • The two 4×8 racks, with a storage capacity of up to 256 cubic feet
  • A choice of either white or hammertone color
  • 1 Set of Rail Hooks
  • 1 Set of Utility Hooks
  • 2 Sets of Deck Hooks

The racks are also adjustable; I can hang them 12 to 45 inches from my ceiling.  Because of this, I can easily install and customize them to fit the dimensions of my garage, and still have plenty of room for my car. I saved so much money getting these 4×8 racks in my garage, and now I’ll have easy access for when my daughter goes back to college next fall.  Instead of paying a monthly fee for a storage company to haul my belongings to a unit miles away, everything I need is right in my garage, for only a single payment!

Visit www.SafeRacks.com to order your racks today, or purchase them through the many online retailers. Already have a rack and are interested in getting it installed? Call today at (877) 655-3443 or use the “Locate an Installer” function on the website.

A packed garage is always a bit challenging to organize and manage. That’s why it’s a very good idea to find some ways to store your items adequately and without problems. Ideally we encourage you to use some of the ideas listed below.

Garage shelving
Some simple garage shelves can really do wonders and the best part is that you can tackle and manage them without that much of a problem. They are always going to come in handy and you will be amazed with how easy they are to manage and use.

Overhead garage storage
The reason why you want overhead garage storage is because it’s super reliable and durable. It delivers a simple way to gain space without actively occupying any space on the floor. You do need to make sure that the steel overhead garage storage system is durable and reliable, as that’s what really matters the most in the end.

Storage racks
Using storage racks is very efficient because it gives you more control. It also enables you to store a huge range of items without having to worry about a lack of space. While installing the storage racks might be a bit tricky, it’s definitely going to pay off, so try to consider all of that.

Magnetic storage
It’s important to store your steel items on the walls and away from anyone that might be harmed by them. Magnetic storage is actually very efficient and it will also look great in your garage too. You can still use garage storage shelving if you want, that’s up to you and what you need the most.
In the end, it’s a great idea to find some unique garage organizer storage options to achieve the best results. All you need is to study what you need and adapt all of that to your own needs. You will not be disappointed, that’s for sure!

Contact SafeRacks today to find out more about garage storage solutions for your home. Call us today at (877) 655-3443 or email us at support@saferacks.com. You can also check out our FAQ page for more information.

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