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Ideas for a "dryout"/"dirty" area?

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Ideas for a "dryout"/"dirty" area?

Most "mudroom" inspiration ideas I see, are all looks very little function.

I just moved into a new place with a garage, and I have a bit of an interest in OVER-engineering a solution - ha!

I wanted a way to dry out items, or put stuff that's dirty and needs to get cleaned. Everything from muddy boots and gaiters to wet snowshoes to damp tent or sleeping bag.

It also might be JUST a tent that needs to hang out to try, or it could be virtually everything got muddy and needs to be rinsed off or similar.

Any ideas for something I could make in my garage - ideally that can go away/collapse when not needed?

My main thought was a pole or two that could swing out off a shelving unit, but nots sure how sturdy that would end up plus how much it might not be able to hold...

Then I thought about stringing rope or similar across to hooks on each side, but that feels a bit boring and would sorta take up the space in the garage, which I walk through on a daily basis. Plus inevitably the rope would end up sagging as weight is added, which also could cause things to slide to the middle. PLUS the rope could absorb the wet+dirty, which isn't ideal either.

Anyone have some creative ideas? :)
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nielboy wrote: We've got something like this ceiling mounted storage loft in our garage.

https://www.costco.ca/cat-industrial-1. ... 85247.html

We use the top for general storage but can hang damp clothes from the underside to dry them out.

For boots/shoes you could buy a couple of the oversized boot trays.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/catego ... trays.html

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off topic: that's a very nice garage. what do you have on garage floor, epoxy?
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nielboy wrote: We've got something like this ceiling mounted storage loft in our garage.

https://www.costco.ca/cat-industrial-1. ... 85247.html

We use the top for general storage but can hang damp clothes from the underside to dry them out.

For boots/shoes you could buy a couple of the oversized boot trays.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/catego ... trays.html

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Yeah, I'll try and use some overhead storage like that! Realized I have a lot less vertical space than you, but hey anything is better than nothing. Never thought about hanging (temporarily) below that rack!

Sidenote: Love that I immediately saw the Ford logo on the wall, then noticed the RAM 1500 :)
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IndyBeak wrote: off topic: that's a very nice garage. what do you have on garage floor, epoxy?
Ya it's a quartz sand finish epoxy floor coating.
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Kaitlyn wrote: Yeah, I'll try and use some overhead storage like that! Realized I have a lot less vertical space than you, but hey anything is better than nothing. Never thought about hanging (temporarily) below that rack!

Sidenote: Love that I immediately saw the Ford logo on the wall, then noticed the RAM 1500 :)
No brand loyalty here. Any of the big three are fine by me for their pickup trucks.
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nielboy wrote: We've got something like this ceiling mounted storage loft in our garage.

https://www.costco.ca/cat-industrial-1. ... 85247.html

We use the top for general storage but can hang damp clothes from the underside to dry them out.

For boots/shoes you could buy a couple of the oversized boot trays.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/catego ... trays.html

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That aint no garage. That a Toronto Luxury penthouse condo that they left on the ground floor and then someone drove a truck thru it.

Really that garage is bigger than most condo units.

3 car?

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