We’ve had a 12 foot ladder taking up space in the garage for years. We use it about once a year to change lights in the family room. Last week I decided to make it disappear.
A little rummaging around on Amazon turned up a Racor LDL-1B ladder lift. It’s a hook and hoist setup so you can hang your ladder from the garage ceiling. I installed it today.
I’m delighted: the ladder is up out of the way, yet is really easy to lower via a ceiling-mounted pulley. (Um, actually, the picture should be rotated. The ladder is on the ceiling; not a wall)
And here’s what the ladder looks like on the ceiling, with the hook at the left and the pulley at the right.
Now I can’t wait to use the newly freed up space for woodworking.