Until two years ago, I’d never owned a garage. Once we rented our condo in Downtown Milwaukee and moved to a larger house closer to schools, we suddenly inherited a two-car garage that quickly filled up with stuff that we didn’t want in the basement.
It was a disorganized, cluttered mess that I just wanted to go away.
So, I began strategically throwing stuff out, giving stuff away and researching ways to better organize this old garage space. Several people recommended hooks, hangers and organizational systems.
But I found Monkey Bar via a search, and contacted the local rep. We worked out a deal, and I said I’d write about my experience – good or bad.
Bottom line, I wanted my garage stuff accessible for and my family and needed to maximize the walls to provide more storage. This is exactly what Monkey Bar did.
The local guy, Jim Reidel, is a garage expert if I’ve ever met one. He cares about his work, and as a Monkey Bar franchise owner he’s his own business as one of Monkey Bar Storage’s 120 dealers throughout the country.
Monkey Bar does industrial grade garage flooring, garage cabinets, space saving garage shelving systems, and new overhead racks, too.
After a first visit and a short wants and needs analysis, Reidel worked out a plan for the southern wall our garage. Basically, he hung shelving that’s rated for 750 pounds when hung from the ceiling and 1,000 pounds when one side is mounted to a wall.
Using hooks to hang our stuff, he made it all easier to get to the activities items our kids love
by more effectively using the garage space you have. He took all of our crap off the floor, and moved it up. It functions well and looks even better.
Garages are easily cluttered, but systems like Monkey Bar's not help you find your stuff but they help keep your cars cleaner and stuff safer. You can research the systems out there but Jim’s the real deal. The guy knows storage and really takes the time to understand your need…Read more...