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Bicycle Storage

solution: bike hoist

price: $10 - 30

Garage storage solutions are always a fan favorite because people end up putting so much stuff they don't want in the house in there. It generally leads to a cluttered mess. One thing you can do to resolve this situation is look up.

Most of us focus on the garage floor and walls as our storage space, but the truth is there is a lot of available space if you can hang things from the ceiling joists. Today's tip: purchase a bike hoist.

I purchased one of these a few years ago, when living in a Boston apartment (anyone who knows Boston knows apartments aren't really known for their roominess). My girlfriend at the time purchased a bike for me and we were storing it in our hallway. I thought a bike hoist would be great because I could lift the bike to the ceiling in our large hall closet. What a great solution! A pulley system makes it really easy to lift the bike to the ceiling without much effort. It is then locked into place and it's easy to bring the bike down, too.

The one I had was high quality. It could hold up to 50 lbs. and handle any type of bike (mountain, road, even tricycles). You can purchase one from Amazon.


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