During the summer, if I use the trailer, it usually just ends up parked in the garage for the rest of the summer. But when I need the space back for parking, I have to get it out of the way.
So I put the trailer upright against a wall. I use a block and tackle set to hoist it up. First I remove the trailer hitch, tip the trailer back, and then prop the front of it up with a sawhorse. This reduces the distance that I have to hoist the trailer up by. Otherwise, my block and tackle set would be too short. The block and tackle set is not ideal, but it was cheap.
Removing the trailer's hitch is a bit awkward though, and is actually
more work than hoisting the trailer upright.
A much more convenient solution would be something like this
motorized trailer lift
that a friend built. It would be tempting to build something like that, but my
garage is not high enough.
I thought of just making a hook for the handle on the wall, but the problem is that
the mower sticks out quite a bit from the wall, and if I hung it by the handle, the wheels
and mower would inevitably be at a height where I'd bump into it when sneaking past my car.
So I had this idea of making a hanger that would allow the actual mower part to be hung near the top. The mower has a guard above the cutting drum, and I was able to build a sort of holder that hooks onto this guard.
You can see a little better how the mower hooks onto the hanger in this photo. This is actually on my workshop floor when I had just made the hanger.
My gas powered mower actually takes up more space than the push mower, and I keep
that one in my storage shed under the lawn chairs.
Years ago I had the brilliant idea of hanging up the gas mower, only to find that, because
it was oriented vertically, the oil leaked out of it over the winter.
What a mess that was!
So I made a pair of hooks to hold it. These hooks hook onto the sheet metal
of the dolly's platform.
The shape of these holders is a bit complicated. I made this holder many years ago, and it has served me well.
And finally, the stepladder is also hung from a hook. Of course, I could just lean it against the wall, but then there'd be the risk that it might tip over. And this way, I can still keep smaller junk on the floor!