For me it was easier to keep them up top. I took 2 1"x4"s and spaced out the hooks, alternating big one then small one (on the small hooks I added some rubber tubing to keep the rod of the metal of the hook). I was able to 12 a side (24 total). They are totally out of the way and protected. Plus for those of us that live on the East side with our low garages this is the best option.