If you’re like me, there are a lot of areas of your life where you could use some help getting organized. For the last year, my husband and I have been making a real effort to move things out of the house when we no longer needed them. They’ve been put in the garage for sorting and will all eventually be sold, donated or thrown away.
Which sounds pretty organized, right?
Nope. Not when this is what the garage ends up looking like this:
It’s horrible. The worst part is that most of the pile is the kids’ stuff. We have three kids, so there are a lot of bikes, trikes, strollers, small chairs, etc. If we could get those up and off of the garage floor, there would be so much more room for organizing. Then we can finally get some things sorted and moved.
We’ve been talking about needing to organize the garage for months, but didn’t want to get something too complicated to hang ourselves. It seemed like the systems we looked at were all too difficult to use, too expensive, or weren’t user-friendly at all.
And then we looked at Monkey Bars Garage Storage Systems.
Monkey Bars seemed like the perfect system for us. Easy to install. Easy to use. Easy to adjust for different purposes by moving hooks and hangers around.
We decided to give them a try. After looking through all of the cool products on the Monkey Bars website, we ended up choosing the Grid Shelf Kit with J-Hooks and 3-inch hooks.
I thought it would be perfect for hanging all of the kids’ bikes and riding toys from. Once we get the rest of the garage organized, we can add storage bins up top like in the photos. And eventually, as the kids get older, we can hang all of our large bikes from the shelf.
You can see from this video how easy the hooks are to move around:
When we got the box from Monkey Bars, I was so excited about putting it up. It ended up raining for 2 weekends in a row, but we were finally able to squeeze out a couple of hours of sunshine to move things out of the garage and install the Grid Shelf.
The directions said that it was a 2 person job, but my husband only needed me for one quick part. Otherwise, he was able to hang the shelf in about an hour.
Here’s the new, clean floor and our new Monkey Bars Storage System Grid Shelf:
It’s hard to tell, but that’s 4 bikes, 2 ride-on toys, 2 scooters, 2 folded camping chairs and 3 small stacks kids’ chairs. Those things used to take up a LOT of room on the garage floor. And we’re not even really utilizing the space up top yet! There’s a lot of room to stack 2 levels of storage containers up there. And we’ll definitely be doing that – this shelf from Monkey Bars Storage can hold up to 1,000 lbs!
Pretty cool, huh? I’m thrilled with how easy it was to install and how awesome it is at getting our garage organized!
Be sure to check out all of the great storage systems and products that Monkey Bars offers.
Be sure to check back in a few days – I’ll be giving one lucky reader this very same set from Monkey Bars Storage!!