Give Yourself A Lift, Storage Wise
It’s that time of the year, when we annually resolve to: (A) lose something, (B) to quit doing something or conversely (C) to start doing something. Unfortunately, many (or most) of these resolutions will inevitably fall by the wayside in very short order as day-to-day life overtakes good and wishful thinking.
However, we have a super suggestion that can easily change that once and for all. This year, resolve to give yourself a lift – and by that, we mean, actually “give yourself a lift.”
Okay, let’s back up just a bit. Remember a few weeks ago, when it was time to decorate the house and yard for the holidays? We are sure you do. If was anything like the annual chores at our house, it meant numerous trips up to the attic and back down – via the pull down attic ladder — with everything from outdoor lights and yard stuff to retrieving the artificial Christmas tree and boxes of gift wrap, ribbons and bows. Of course, that was only after we put away the all Halloween and Thanksgiving stuff.
Now, if you are anything like us, this also meant a few “oops,” with dropped items, and “ouches” that included a few scrapes and a lingering sore back.
After repeating this cycle for the umpteenth time, and as the holidays wind down and we are again faced with taking everything down and putting everything back upstairs, this year things are going to be different. As of now, hauling items up to or down from the attic will be easy and effortless because (as we are suggesting for you) we decided to give ourselves a lift – a Versa Lift.
The Versa Lift is powerful electric lift that literally takes home organization and storage items to the next level. It installs into a framed opening in the ceiling, similar to the opening for a folding attic ladder, and eliminates the risk of serious personal injury inherent in carrying storage items up steep, shaky ladders. Instead, with Versa Lift, you simply press a button on the hand-held remote to move heavy loads to or from the attic in seconds! The standard remote is corded and features a locking switch with removable key for child safety. A model with a wireless remote is also offered. You know how we guys love remotes!
Besides the convenience hauling various “traditional” items up and down from the attic, you can also easily keep lots of items that clutter your garage out of sight in your attic as well with the push of a button. Bulky, occasional use items (like ice chests, camping gear and luggage) don’t have to take up valuable floor space. Just send them up and away when not in use, get them back down in seconds when you need them!
Versa Lift exclusive features include: Auto-Stop – The lifting platform stops automatically when it reaches the full-up or full-down position; Auto-Close – When the lift is not is use, the ceiling opening is automatically closed with a door panel; and Level-Up – The lifting platform automatically stops level with the upstairs floor, regardless of joist height, for easy loading and unloading. Two systems are available; the standard Model 24 with 200 lb. lifting capacity and the heavier duty Model 32 that handles up to 250 lbs. and either one is a great way to organize your home and garage by giving you easy access to your valuable attic space without heavy lifting or the risk of injury.
Once you’re up there, you also want to be safe and you may want to consider adding a second item, the “Versa Rail” – which is an attic ladder safety railing – like we did. The Versa Rail simply surrounds the pull-down ladder opening with waist height grab rails, giving you something to hold onto when entering and exiting and prevents accidentally falling through the dangerous opening in the attic floor. It is adjustable for different size openings and install quickly with just a few ordinary tools.
The “Versa” in the Versa Lift attic storage system also stands for versatility, as it is not only great for attics, but for many other applications such as in two-story and split-level floor plans or homes with a basement.
So, if you’re ready to make a New Years resolution that really lasts and pays off, this year do what we did. Just give yourself a lift – a “Versa Lift” by BPG. Although at first blush the starting price of the Versa Lift at just under $1,200.00 may appear to be a bit pricey. However, when compared to constructing and maintaining a stand alone storage shed, adding on or the cost of off-site storage, it may be the most cost effective alternative. At $159.00, the cost of the Versa Rail seems like a small price to pay to prevent a nasty fall.