There is comfort in seeing that my parents are still coming up with innovative ways to organize. This means that there is hope for me still and that ideas don’t stop when a brain turns 50. It is encouragement to keep brainstorming for better and more convenient ways of doing things. Like how my dad recently came up with how to hang his canoe using a pulley on ceiling garage storage method.
I may never be able to or need to store something just like my dad, but just seeing what he came up with made me think of how to use the hooks in the ceiling and walls of my garage. My husband, also an engineer, put them there for things like hanging bicycles, bike trailers, lawn chairs, electrical extension cords. Now, I wonder about just having a box suspended by bungee cords from hooks. Or a net full of hard to stack frisbees that seem to collect.
Having recently dealt with post-disaster clean-up in my garage, I am in the mood to keep it cleaner than before. Without spending a lot of money on fancy shelves. Maybe it’s like the refrigerator, in that there will always be those deep corners that collect scary things, but I’m going to try to as best I can.
Photos of various uses of hooks:
Given my recent training in bending metal, I might be able to make some of these!
The hooks catch under the hardware that attaches to the bike, so it is a secure way to hang it.
I am able to get my road bike down from here. My daughters heavier mountain bikes are a little more difficult, but they say it’s no big deal.
The over the door towel rack is handy for keeping track of rags and not losing them to corners or mixing them with other laundry.