How to Store a Ladder

How to Store a Ladder. A ladder is a necessity but it can be a nuisance when not in use. One must store it properly for both safety and for additional space purposes. Placing it anywhere other than a specially-designated place in your home or garage could be dangerous. The following will help in the storage of your ladder.

Things You'll Need

  • Ladder

  • Stud finder

  • Wall or fence

  • Wall hooks

Step 1

Find an area that fits the ladder's dimensions. The best place is to hang it on a wall. This keeps it off the floor and out of your way.

Step 2

Verify that the ladder will be out of the way from anyone bumping into it.

Step 3

Install wall hooks into the studs of the walls. You can buy these at any home and garden store.

Step 4

Hang the ladder horizontally. This is the safest and easiest way to hang and take down a ladder.

Step 5

Verify that the ladder is flush against the wall and if knocked into, will not fall off the hook.

Tip

Best to keep a ladder out of hot temperatures and changing elements. Do not hang a ladder vertically. If your ladder is rustproof and you do not have the space in enclosed area, hang it horizontally on a fence. If you are unable to hang the ladder, place it horizontally on the floor, flush against a wall and out of the way. Verify that the location is where no one will trip over it.

Warning

If not properly installed a ladder may fall.