I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend! It’s so hot on the coast right now! Major heat wave moving through and I know many of you are feeling it too. We’re pretty much living in the pool, at the beach or just sprawled out on the couch with the air on and zero energy. Ha. My girls have one more week of summer left (Kole has two more weeks) so we’re trying to enjoy it as much as possible. I’ve loved our low key summer days, but I’m looking forward to some cooler temps and more of a routine. It feels like we’ve been in summer mode for 5 months! Because we kind of have. :)
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Talking garage organization again today! I’m so happy I finished this project before the crazy heat came! So far we’ve covered details on my organized slat wall.
Along with details on how I organized our sports equipment.
It’s time to talk bike storage! I can honestly say that over the past few years I have lost more hours researching bike storage than you could ever imagine! Well.. you all know me pretty well by now so maybe you can imagine. ;) I’ve come up with so many different ways to store our bikes and before Covid hit I was planning on hanging them (staggered) on the middle wall section of our garage in-between our cabinets. BUT. Covid came before I got around to hanging them and suddenly we were home more with so much extra time in our schedule.
So we started hiking. And riding our bikes. EVERY SINGLE DAY.
I changed my mind about hanging them (at least for now) because I wanted us to all have easy access to them daily. Especially Kole who rides his scooters and bike multiple times a day. I just knew that if they were hanging on the wall it would be a pain to constantly get them down and hang them back up while we are using them so much.
Obviously I took all of these garage pictures without our cars inside. It’s a little tight with all of our vehicles parked in the garage, but there is room to get the bikes in and out and around the cars. We are making it work! If we get to a place where we are busier again with activities and not riding bikes as much I might hang them like I originally planned.
We ordered this floor parking rack and love it! You can add racks or take them off depending on how many bikes you have and you can also adjust the height of each individual rack. It’s very durable and steadies the bike as soon as you place it inside the rack.
We’ve had these interlocking scooter stands for years for the kids’ razor scooters. My kids have LOVED their razor scooters! My girls are too big for them now, but we kept all three because Kole rides his scooter daily and his friends often borrow the girls’ old scooters to ride with him when they come over.
So funny because I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago and just last week we bought a few new bikes! Ad and Kole both needed bigger bikes and I got a bike (haven’t had one for years!). Now we can all ride together. :) Our bike rack looks a little different now so I’ll have to take a new, current pic. We added one more rack and the bikes are bigger and everything still fits nicely.
Before I really deep cleaned and organized our garage we didn’t have room to store our bikes this way because there were piles of random things everywhere! It feels so nice to finally have everything cleared out other than the cars and bikes. I was ruthless with this garage and got rid of so many things we didn’t really need!
The bikes I kept. Kenny was probably surprised I didn’t haul them and the cars to Goodwill with everything else.
I thought about it.
How do you organize your bikes? Hanging from the ceiling? On the wall? On a shelf? With a hook? Or a classic rack? On a pulley system? Using an electric lift? With a floor bike rack like ours? (Is it just me or am I starting to sound like Dr. Suess.. “Would you hang them in box? Would you organize them with a fox?” )
Tell me your system! Whatever system you’re using I know details all about it.
Even the system of randomly leaning them against the wall wherever they fit. We enjoyed that system for years.
But our new system is better.