Every inch of storage space is valuable in your garage. It’s important to keep the most-used items within easy reach, but other items that you don’t use on a daily basis can benefit from more creative storage.

The space above your head is a great area for your ladders. Since ladders are only used for specific tasks and aren’t typically used every day, keeping them up and out of your way is an efficient use of space. Build a simple rack to hang them using 2×4 boards screwed to the ceiling joists. Secure the ladder with an elastic cord or two for extra security and you have yourself more storage.

Be sure to position the ladder out of the way of the garage door opener or any other important parts of your garage. Enjoy all the extra space in your garage to store your other tools and accessories.