Tips for a more organized garage

It’s very easy for the garage to become a “catch-all” storage area.  Boxes and other items make their way to the garage.  You have good intentions to keep the space organized.  But before you know it, you end up with no room for what the garage’s actual purpose is – for parking our cars!

When you’ve reached this point, it’s time to take action.  Set aside enough time to tackle the entire project, rather than doing it in pieces.  Depending on the size of your garage (and the mess) it could take a few hours or an entire weekend.  Make sure you plan accordingly.

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The benefits of garage ceiling storage

When the storage spaces inside our homes start to get overloaded, many people will look to find space wherever they can. This usually means moving belongings outside of the home – and often into the garage. Besides the normal items you’d find there like sporting equipment and tools, many people will use their garages as a catch-all to store seasonal items, kitchen or cleaning supplies, or even clothing and shoes that have “outgrown” the closets.

However, storing items in your garage can start to cause some issues. Don’t forget what the true purpose of your garage is: for parking your cars! It’s important to keep cars out of your driveway and the elements, especially during those colder months. However, sometimes it seems like it’s just easier to put things in the garage rather than making some tough decisions about belongings you need to clear out completely from your home.

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Why choose a garage storage lift system?

When your closets and storage spaces like the attic or basement start to get overstuffed with your belongings, it’s typical to turn to storing things outside in your garage. However, this can easily lead to a cluttered, disorganized garage and your cars being parked out in the driveway!

As the garage starts filling up with boxes of your stuff, you might find yourself in a bit of a dilemma. Besides the normal items you’d find out there like sporting equipment and tools, many people will use their garages to store seasonal items, kitchen or cleaning supplies, or even clothing and shoes that have “outgrown” the closets. While the garage can act as an extra storage area, if your belongings are simply being tossed on the ground or rickety shelves, they could easily end up damaged.

The Benefits of An Electric Garage Storage Lift System

If you are looking to use your garage as a storage area, there’s actually a highly overlooked area that’s perfect for storage- your ceiling! You might think this area is inaccessible unless you have a good ladder, but electric storage lifts like the Unique Lift change that.

Electric garage storage lift systems provide an amazingly convenient way to create more storage at home, and you’ll be able to access your belongings with just the push of a button.

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Garage storage news: our electric lift featured in the Lake County YMCA Dream Home

Unique Lift™ is proud to participate in the YMCA Lake Country Dream Home for the fourth year.  The Lake County YMCA Dream House is an annual fundraising event that gives supporters the opportunity to tour – and perhaps win – a beautiful home located in northeast Ohio.  The Dream Home is made possible with support from the community and local businesses. Proceeds from the ticket sales allowed the Y to strengthen the community.

Here are some pictures of the 2015 Dream Home:

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An exterior photo of the front of the Dream Home.

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Another exterior photo of the Dream Home.

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Organize your garage with an electric garage storage lift

Are you having difficulty using your garage for its true purpose – for parking your cars? Is your garage cluttered with boxes, tools, seasonal items, sporting equipment, toys, and who know what else? When we start to run out of space in our homes to store our belongings, it’s easy for the garage to become a “catch-all” storage area. Boxes and items can get piled up in heaps until we don’t even know what we’re storing out there.

Garage Organization Tips

If you’re ready to tackle some major garage cleaning, plan to set aside at least a full day.  You’ll want to make sure you set aside enough time to tackle the entire project; you don’t want to get started, run out of time, and then leave the garage only half organized!

Your garage most likely has an under-utilized storage space you haven’t even thought about- the ceiling! Transform that seemingly useless space with an electric garage storage lift.  You’ll have additional storage space that can be easily accessed with just the turn of a switch.

Here are 5 steps for ultimate garage organization

 

Use a garage storage lift system! As mentioned above, the easiest way to start your garage organization is to get all those belongings off the ground. Electric garage storage lifts can store everything from garden supplies to sports equipment.  They are simple to access with just the push of a button, and won’t have to worry about using a ladder

Clear out the clutter. Your garage organization project should start the same way you’d organize your home- by de-cluttering. Figure out which items you use regularly and need to be able to access on a regular basis, which items are damaged or old and can get tossed, and what you might be able to donate. If you have multiples of one item, keep the best one and get rid of the rest.

Categorize your belongings. Keep like items grouped together so you can easily find things when you need them. Categorize the items currently being stored in your garage: sports equipment or outdoor games, seasonal décor, camping gear, tools, garden supplies and equipment, etc.

Use the space wisely. If you have some extra space, you can even create work areas for projects like gardening, car repair or home improvement projects. Plus, the garage is a perfect place to keep muddy shoes and hang sweatshirts and jackets that are worn when working out in the yard. Keep that dirty stuff out of your home and save your floors and rugs!

Maintain your newly organized garage! Once your garage is organized, be sure to keep it that way! At least once year, maybe in the springtime when you’re doing other spring cleaning tasks, go through your garage storage and purge what you can, reorganizing the space so you’re getting the most use out of it. Go through the items kept your electric garage storage lift, too, so you can make room for more belongings as needed.

Want to know more about how our Unique Lift can help with your garage organization?  Contact us directly to learn more.

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Garage storage news: Unique Lift™ to participate in the Lake County YMCA Dream Home

Unique Lift™ to participate in the Dream Home for the fourth year

The Lake County YMCA Dream House is an annual fundraising event that gives supporters the opportunity to tour – and perhaps win – a beautiful home located in northeast Ohio.  The Dream Home is made possible with support from the community and local businesses. Proceeds from the ticket sales allowed the Y to strengthen the community.

The 2015 Lake County YMCA Dream House will be a two story Colonial located in the Concord Ridge Development at 8135 Lilly Lane, Concord, OH 44077. The house has 2,500 square feet, plus 1,100 sq ft of finished basement space, four bedrooms, five bathrooms, great room, breakfast nook, formal dining room, laundry room, sunroom, and private 3 car garage, beautifully furnished and decorated by a team of designers. It will also have outstanding outdoor patio features and custom designed landscaping.

“I enjoy this project because it’s a great way to support the community,” said Unique Lift’s business development manager Michael Niebecker.

Tours will be held from Saturday, June 20th through Sunday, August 9th from noon to 8:00 PM. All tickets and packs of tickets can be purchased online.

Garage Storage in the Lake County Dream Home 2015

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Unique Lift™ Announces Dealer Agreement with Toronto-area Garage Storage Company

CLEVELAND, OH – The local manufacturer of a garage storage lift has announced a dealer agreement with a Toronto based garage storage company.  The partnership between Unique Lift™, LLC and Toronto Garage Solutions gives the Cleveland-based company an international presence and the ability to help thousands of home owners with their garage storage problems.

“I’m excited to be working with Toronto Garage Solutions,” said Mike Neibecker, president of Unique Lift™.  “Our lift is an excellent complement to their current product line and I think it will provide a great storage solution for their customers.”

According to Neibecker, the agreement gives Toronto Garage Solutions an exclusive territory to market and sell the Unique Lift™ garage storage solution.  The product is designed to fit the in the space above a garage door, but it can be used in other areas of the ohome as well.  When the garage door is closed, the hanging basket can be safely lowered to the ground with a motor.  The goal is to create extra storage space in an area that what once considered useless.

“The Unique Lift will be a great option for our customers,” said Brett Lombardo, owner of Toronto Garage Solutions. “Every day we meet customers with more stuff than storage space, and this product will help tremendously.”

According to Neibecker, the Unique Lift™ has been used for many applications, including in basements to create additional storage space.  It is the only garage storage lift that uses a motor to lower the basket to the ground.

“The possibilities for the product are endless,” said Neibecker. “With the push of a button, the customer can easily access their belongings in a much safer manner than using a ladder.”

For more information on the Unique Lift™ garage storage system, or to inquire about becoming a dealer contact Mike Neibecker at mneibecker@unique1lift.com or 800-287-1014

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Unique Lift™dealer features garage lift at Kentucky home improvement show

Tailored Living Premier Garage KentuckyTailored Living, a garage and home storage company, participated in the annual Home Builders Association of Lexington Kentucky home improvement show.  The event took place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky from February 27th through March 1st.

Their booth featured the Unique Lift™ garage storage solution, which allows home owners to create additional storage space from an area that was once considered useless.

Tailored living recently completed a doubled installation of the Unique Lift™ in a home near Lexington, Kentucky.  The company installed two Unique Lift™ units side-by-side above the garage door.  Each unit provides up to 96 cubic feet of storage space for the home owner.

Tailored Living is northern Kentucky’s premiere organizational specialist.  They provide outstanding service and personalized organization solutions to fit your home and lifestyle.  They are a dealer for Unique Lift™ serving the northern Kentucky region. For more information, you can visit their website.

If you are interested in becoming a dealer for Unique Lift™, contact us 800-287-1014 or at mneibecker@unique1lift.com.

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Garage storage: see the Unique Lift™ in action

Unique Lift™ featured in the Lake County YMCA Dream Home in 2012 and 2103

Unique Lift™ LLC participated in the Lake County YMCA Dream Home by installing the garage storage lift in the garage. Since 1993 the proceeds from the house have totaled more than $3.5 million and provided facility and equipment enhances for each branch of the Lake County Y (Central – Painesville, West End, Willoughby, East End – Madison, Outdoor Y-Perry, and Childcare Providers Programs). Some of the enhancements included buses, playground equipment, expanded locker rooms, defibrillators, cardiovascular equipment, water attractions, an in-line skating rink and accessibility modifications for those with special needs.

“The Dream Home is such a worthy cause with so many benefiting,” said Michael Neibecker, Unique Lift’s business development manager.  “We felt we should become involved. When you live in a community and have great facilities available you just want to give something back when you can.”

Unique Lift contacted the YMCA committee and offered the garage storage solutions for the 2012 and 2013 Dream Home. After the committee reviewed the product they decided that the garage storage lift was a perfect product for the Dream Home. They wanted to give opportunities to local business and being we also manufacturer in Cleveland was a big plus.

Unique Lift™ began working on the project in early May and installed the garage storage lift the first week of June. The lift was installed in the back half of the garage to provide the maximum storage for the new home owner. The YMCA committee was excited to see the garage lift installed and operating as it worked well with the garage layout and overall theme.

Unique Lift was invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony on June 20th. Local officials, YMCA board members, and media celebrities were all present when the home was first opened for viewing. The Unique Lift™ garage storage unit was sitting centered in the garage in front of all the festivities. Many who visited the house commented on the special design features of our garage storage lift and how well it worked to improve storage space within the garage.

 

 

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Unique Lift™ named a “Builder Products of the Year!”

The Unique Lift™ has been named one of Builder and Developer Magazine’s “Builder Products of the Year!”

Each year, the publication selects the products most preferred by the readers of Builder and Developer magazine.  Here is what they said about the Unique Lift™:

Lift the burden of garage storage at the flip of a switch!

Tired of looking at that old eyesore known as your cluttered garage?  Imagine a garage storage solution so simple, that with one flip of a switch your muddled mess of a garage is suddenly free of mayhem.  The Unique Lift™ is an innovative garage storage system that takes advantage of the unused space above your garage door to maximize storage without the cumbersome and dangerous use of ladders.

Space-saving, and ergonomically engineered, Unique Lift’s concept is actually quite simple.  A 32 square foot steel basket is attached to heavy duty steel cables which are driven through a rugged steel gear box by a 1/2 horse power electric motor controlled by a user-friendly master switch box.

By simply turning the key to raise or lower the position, then depressing and holding the raise/lower button to your desired position – items are either raised for secure storage above your garage door, or delivered down to your for instant, easy access.

Unique Lift™ is the smooth, safe and secure garage storage optimizing system that’s perfect for most anything you have cluttering your garage.  Store up to 500 pounds of lawn furniture, pool equipment, landscaping tools, bicycles, sporting and hobby gear and just about anything you can think of in the 30″ (approximately) above your garage door.  Load, lift, or lower again and again!

Unique Lift™ is also virtually maintenance free, self-lubricating, and comes with a five year limited warranty on parts.

Lear more about the specifications of our garage lift here!

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