We recently watched an episode of Ask This Old House (do y’all watch home improvement shows like this and sit on the couch and go, “Oh, that’s such a good idea, we should do that!” and then just keep eating popcorn and doing nothing? Just us…?) where a family with a bunch of bikes had them come in and organize their garage. The solution was a bevy of bike hoists—at the end of the episode, all of the bikes were either dangling from the ceiling or hanging on the wall, and again, we were left saying, “Huh, that’s a great idea.”
Guess where our family’s bikes are right now. Go on, guess. (Everyone who guessed “cluttering up the garage floor” wins a pony. Check your mailbox.) But this morning I see that Buy.com is doing their 2-pack of RAD bike hoists for $18 shipped, again, so I’m thinking it may be time for me to actually try this out. (And by “try this out” I of course mean “buy them and then bat my eyelashes at my husband until he installs them for me.”)
For comparison’s sake: The same lifts are currently $25 at Amazon, and the reviews are largely favorable. Though I didn’t see anyone mentioning that episode of Ask This Old House.