While moving some things back down to the basement this past weekend, a simple solution to a never ending problem hit me like a ton of spokes. Let’s hang more bikes from things!
You may have seen our storage solution for my most cherished bikes right here, but all the while, there are still five bikes for two people residing in and around this condo. Our upstairs neighbors, Chris and Angela, seemed to be facing the same nagging dilemma, so Chris and I made a few quick measurements on their free-standing-basement-storage-unit-wall (whoa, mouthful), busted out the level, and we were off to the (track) races.
As you can see, Chris and Angela’s storage closet is the only one that stands alone. The developer miscounted somehow and had to come back at the last minute and frame their closet into an unused basement corner. It worked to our advantage this time as I had some extra storage hooks laying around, and they had that nicely (and newly) framed wall to screw them into. We made sure to hit the studs and with just one hook, each bike is sturdily supported. And all for the fabulous price of free.
So there you have it. Yet another way to keep those wheels off the ground and out of the way. We’ve got some security measures being installed tomorrow, so don’t go getting any big ideas. Easy solutions to pesky problems are what we’re all about around here. Any light-bulb-moment storage solutions of your own to share? You should know by now that we can always use them.