Title:
Portable storage system
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A portable storage system comprising a base panel, a bag, and a base support, wherein the bag can be stored on the base panel, and the base panel is held up by the base support via a base loop attached to the base panel. A mount attached to the base panel allows the bag to be removably attached to the base panel by a bag loop on the bag for storage. The bag loop has a hole configured to mate with the shape of the mount. The base panel may be hung on a wall, a door, a rafter, a beam or the like by the support providing a storage system that can clear up clutter can be taken on the go.



Inventors:
Tingley, Todd (Redondo Beach, CA, US)
Application Number:
12/082851
Publication Date:
10/15/2009
Filing Date:
04/14/2008
Assignee:
Tagalong Enterprises
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47F5/00
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Primary Examiner:
NOVOSAD, JENNIFER ELEANORE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Todd Tingley (Redondo Beach, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A portable storage system, comprising: a. a base panel having a top end, a first side adjacent to the top end, a second side adjacent to the top end and opposite the first side, a bottom end adjacent to the first and second sides and opposite the top end, wherein the top end, the first and second side end, and the bottom end together define a front side and a back side opposite the front side, the base panel comprising: i. a base loop attached to the top side, and ii. a mount attached to the bottom side; b. a bag comprising: i. a front panel, ii. a first side panel attached and adjacent to the front panel, iii. a second side panel attached and adjacent to the front panel and opposite the first side panel, iv. a rear panel attached and adjacent to the first and second side panels and opposite the front panel, v. a bottom panel attached and adjacent to the front panel, the first and second side panels, and the rear panel, thereby defining a compartment, and vi. a bag loop attached to the rear panel, wherein the bag loop is removably attached to the mount of the base to support the bag; and c. a base support removably attached to the base loop of the base.

2. The portable storage system of claim 1, wherein a. the mount, comprises: i. a mounting stud fastened to the base panel, wherein the mounting stud is triangularly shaped, and ii. a hook lip attached to the mounting stud opposite the base; and b. the bag loop comprises a triangularly shaped hole, wherein the triangularly shaped hole is dimensioned to mate with the mounting stud.

3. The portable storage system of claim 2, wherein the base support is a strap system comprising: a. a strap having a free end and a fastener attachment end opposite the free end; b. a strap fastener attached to the strap at the fastener attachment end; and c. a first hook rotatably attached to the strap fastener opposite the strap.

4. The portable storage system of claim 3, further comprising: a. a plurality of additional base panels, wherein the plurality of additional base panels are attached in series with the base panel; and b. a plurality of additional mounts attached to each additional base panel.

5. The portable storage system of claim 4, wherein the bag comprises a side fastener and at least one additional base panel comprises a reciprocal side fastener to fasten with the side fastener to provide reinforced support for the bag mounted on the at least one additional base panel.

6. The portable storage system of claim 4, wherein at least one additional base panel comprises a holster.

7. The portable storage system of claim 4, wherein the base panel and the additional base panels each comprise a dual-layered liner, and wherein a backing may be inserted into the dual layer lining.

8. The portable storage system of claim 3, wherein the base support further comprises a second hook comprising a slit, wherein the free end of the strap is inserted through the slit and adjustably fastened to the strap fastener.

9. A portable storage system, comprising: a. a base panel having a top end, a first side adjacent to the top end, a second side adjacent to the top end and opposite the first side, a bottom end adjacent to the first and second sides and opposite the top end, wherein the top end, the first and second side end, and the bottom end together define a front side and a back side opposite the front side, the base panel comprising: i. a base loop attached to the top side, and ii. a bag mount attached to the bottom side; b. a bag comprising: i. a front panel, ii. a first side panel attached and adjacent to the front panel, iii. a second side panel attached and adjacent to the front panel and opposite the first side panel, iv. a rear panel attached and adjacent to the first and second side panels and opposite the front panel, v. a bottom panel attached and adjacent to the front panel, the first and second side panels, and the rear panel, thereby defining a compartment, and vi. a bag loop attached to the rear panel, wherein the bag loop is removably attached to the mount of the base to support the bag; and c. a wall mount removably attached to the base loop of the base panel mount.

10. The portable storage system of claim 9, wherein a. the bag mount, comprises: i. a mounting stud fastened to the base, wherein the mounting stud is triangularly shaped, and ii. a hook lip attached to the mounting stud opposite the base panel; and b. the bag loop comprises a triangularly shaped hole, wherein the triangularly shaped hole is dimensioned to mate with the mounting stud.

11. The portable storage system of claim 10, further comprising: a. a plurality of additional base panels, wherein the plurality of additional base panels are attached in series with the base panel; and b. a plurality of additional mounts attached to each additional base panel.

12. The portable storage system of claim 11, wherein the bag comprises a side fastener and at least one additional base panel comprises a reciprocal side fastener to fasten with the side fastener to provide reinforced support for the bag mounted on the base

13. The portable storage system of claim 11, wherein at least one additional base panel comprises a holster.

14. The portable storage system of claim 11, wherein the base panel and the additional base panels each comprise a dual-layered liner, and wherein a backing may be inserted into the dual layer lining.

15. The portable storage system of claim 9, wherein a. the wall mount, comprises: i. a mounting stud fastened to a wall, wherein the mounting stud is triangularly shaped, and ii. a hook lip attached to the mounting stud opposite the wall; and b. the base loop comprises a triangularly shaped hole, wherein the triangularly shaped hole is dimensioned to mate with the mounting stud.

16. A portable storage system, comprising: a. a base panel having a top end, a first side adjacent to the top end, a second side adjacent to the top end and opposite the first side, a bottom end adjacent to the first and second sides and opposite the top end, wherein the top end, the first and second side end, and the bottom end together define a front side and a back side opposite the front side, the base panel comprising: i. a base loop attached to the top side, and ii. a mount attached to the bottom side; b. a bag comprising: i. a front panel, ii. a first side panel attached and adjacent to the front panel, iii. a second side panel attached and adjacent to the front panel and opposite the first side panel, iv. a rear panel attached and adjacent to the first and second side panels and opposite the front panel, v. a bottom panel attached and adjacent to the front panel, the first and second side panels, and the rear panel, thereby defining a compartment, and vi. a bag loop attached to the rear panel, wherein the bag loop is removably attached to the mount of the base to support the bag; and c. a base support comprising: i. a strap having a free end and a fastener attachment end opposite the free end, ii. a strap fastener attached to the strap at the fastener attachment end, and iii. a first hook rotatably attached to the strap fastener opposite the strap wall mount removably attached to the base loop of the base panel mount.

17. The portable storage system of claim 16, further comprising: a. a plurality of additional base panels, wherein the plurality of additional base panels are attached in series with the base panel; and b. a plurality of additional mounts attached to each additional base panel.

18. The portable storage system of claim 17, wherein the bag comprises a side fastener and at least one additional base panel comprises a reciprocal side fastener to fasten with the side fastener to provide reinforced support for the bag mounted on the base.

19. The portable storage system of claim 17, wherein at least one additional base panel comprises a holster.

20. The portable storage system of claim 17, wherein the base panel and the additional base panels each comprise a dual-layered liner, and wherein a backing may be inserted into the dual layer lining.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Technical Field

This invention relates to a storage system for organization.

2. Background Art

Most homes suffer from clutter. There are many ways to get rid of clutter. For example, clutter can be stored in containers or on shelves. However, these are inconvenient in that containers may be dangerous to stack and shelves cannot be taken on the go. In addition, it is desirable to have a variety of equipment, such as camping gear, fishing gear, sports equipment, kept together and ready to go. Current storage systems have hanging panels on which carrying bags can be stored, ready to go. However, these systems only allow for small items to be carried, focus on the foldability of the panel to take and go, or have inefficient hanging systems.

Therefore, an organizing system is still needed that can quickly and easily clean up clutter by storing items in places other than the ground, that is versatile enough to store small items, such as toiletries, to large items, such as sporting and camping equipment, and be ready to take on the go at any time.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION

The present invention is directed to a portable organizing system. The system comprises a base panel, a bag, and a base support. The base support may be mounted on any wall, door, pole, rod or rafter at a desired height. The base panel may then mounted on the base support and the bag may be mounted on the base panel. The base panel utilizes a uniquely designed mount for quickly and easily mounting and dismounting the bag. The bag can be packed with any clothes, sporting equipment, camping equipment, food, toiletries, and any other item desired to organize, garages, kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, RVs, and more.

There are a variety of different sizes to suit any need. For example, the bag may be small for toiletries or large to hold sporting equipment, or any size there between. The base panel also comes in a variety of sizes to suit the different bag sizes. In addition, the base panel can be designed to hold one bag or multiple bags, bags of uniform size or bags of a variety of sizes.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the current invention.

FIG. 2A is a back view of an embodiment of the base panel.

FIG. 2B is a back view of an embodiment of the base support.

FIG. 3A is front view of an embodiment of the base panel.

FIG. 3B is a front view of another embodiment of the current invention.

FIG. 4A is a perspective view of an embodiment of the mount.

FIG. 4B is a front view of an embodiment of the mount.

FIG. 4C is a front view of an embodiment of the base support.

FIG. 5A is a perspective view of an embodiment of a bag in the open position.

FIG. 5B is a perspective view of an embodiment of the bag in the closed position.

FIG. 6A is a perspective view of another embodiment of a bag.

FIG. 6B is a top view of an embodiment of the bag in the open position.

FIG. 7A is a perspective view of an embodiment of the support.

FIG. 7B is a front view of another embodiment of the support.

FIG. 7C is a front view of another embodiment of the support.

FIG. 7D is a perspective view of an embodiment of the base hook 708 of the support.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The detailed description set forth below in connection with the appended drawings is intended as a description of presently-preferred embodiments of the invention and is not intended to represent the only forms in which the present invention may be constructed or utilized. The description sets forth the functions and the sequence of steps for constructing and operating the invention in connection with the illustrated embodiments. It is to be understood, however, that the same or equivalent features and functions may be accomplished by different embodiments that are also intended to be encompassed within the spirit and scope of the invention.

As shown in FIG. 1, the present invention is a portable storage system comprising a base panel 100, a bag 102, and a base support 104, wherein the base support 104 holds the base panel 100 and the base panel holds the bag 102. The base support 104 allows the base panel 100 to be hung on a wall, a door, a rafter, a beam or the like. The base panel 100 comprises a base loop 110 through which the base support may attach. The base panel 100 further comprises a mount 106 to hold the bag 102. The bag comprises a bag loop 108 to which the mount 106 can attach.

The base panel 100 comprises a top end 114, a first side 115 adjacent to the top end 114, a second side 117 adjacent to the top end 114 and opposite the first side 115, a bottom end 116 adjacent to the first and second sides 115, 117 and opposite the top end 114, wherein the top end 114, the first and second side ends 115, 117, and the bottom end 116 together define a front side 118 and a back side 120 opposite the front side 118.

As shown in FIG. 2, the base panel 100 further comprises a lining 200 and a backing 202, wherein the backing 202 provides structural support and fits inside the lining 200. The lining 200 may be made of any material such as vinyl, leather, nylon, canvas, cotton, or the like. The backing 202 can be any sturdy, solid material that can provide reinforcement to the base panel 100. For example, the backing 202 may be metal, plastic, cardboard, wood, or the like. The base panel 100 can further comprise a binding 204 along the perimeter as a form of reinforcement. In one embodiment, the backing 202 is removable from the lining 200 as shown in FIG. 2A. For example, the lining 200 can have a closure 206 such as a zipper, button, hook-and-loop fastener, or the like. The closure 206 may be opened and the backing 202 can be removed.

The base panel 100 may be a variety of sizes. The base panel 100 may be designed to hold small, medium, large, and jumbo sized bags 102. In addition, the base panel 100 may be designed to hold only one bag 102 or multiple bags 102. [00271 The base panel 100 may be a variety of different shapes such as triangular, rectangular, or square or any combination thereof. In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 1, the base panel 100 is triangular in shape such that the mount 106 may be attached along the bottom of the base panel 100 and the base loop 110 may be attached at the apex of the triangle. For bases 100 that are rectangular or square, multiple base loops 110 will be required along the top to maintain proper balance.

For bases 100 that are designed to hold multiple bags 102, the base panel 100 may have one or more sections 300, as shown in FIGS. 3A and 3B. A section 300 may be a downward continuation from the bottom of the base panel 100. The section 300 may be a variety of different shapes. Preferably the section 300 is either square or rectangular. The section 300 is made of the same material as the base panel 100 and may also have a backing 202 of the same material as the backing 202 in the base panel 100. The sections 300 may be separated by stitching in between each section. This allows the section 300 to be folded on top of each other at the stitching and stored away when not in use. In addition, the backing 202 of the sections 300 can also be removable.

As shown in FIG. 2B, the base loop 110 is attached to the backside 120 of the base panel 100 such that the loop projects up above the apex or top of the base panel 100. The base loop 110 may be made of any strong, rigid material such as metal, titanium, carbon, wood or plastic. The base loop 110 may be fastened directly to the base panel 100 by any type of fastener. Preferably, the base loop 110 is fastened to the base panel 100 with a rivet. In another embodiment, one end of a tether 208 may be attached to the base loop 110 and the other end of the tether 208 fastened to the backside 120 of the base panel 100, for example, by stitching.

The base loop 110 may be any shape. Preferably, the base loop 110 comprises a hole 210 that is triangular in shape with the apex of the triangular hole 210 at the top. The base loop 110 may then be mounted to a sturdy structure, such as a wall, a door, a rafter, a beam or the like by the base support 104.

The base panel 100 further comprises a mount 106 attached to the top or bottom of the base panel 100. When used to hold the bag 102, the mount 106, may also be referred to as a bag mount. In embodiments with sections 300, each section 300 may also comprise a mount 106 attached to the top or bottom of the sections 300. A reinforcement strip 112 may be fastened across the width of the base panel 100 or section 300 where the mount 106 is to be fastened to provide added reinforcement. For example, a reinforcement strip 112 of nylon, leather or other tear-resistant material can be stitched across the width of the bottom of the base panel 100. The mount 106 can be fastened to the reinforcement strip 112 and the base panel 100, for example, with a rivet.

The mount 106 may be made of any sturdy material such as metal, titanium, carbon, wood or plastic. The mount 106 can be a hook, a clip, a clasp, a clamp, a buckle, or any other type of easily removable fastener. Preferably, the mount 106 is a hook. Hooks provide the quickest means of securing the bag 102 as there are no other components required to fasten or unfasten the bag 102 from the mount 106. Preferably, there are two bilateral mounts 106 attached to the base panel 100 or sections 300.

In the preferred embodiment, the mount 106 is designed to be fitted to the bag loops 108. The mount comprises a mounting stud 400 on to which the bag loop 108 can rest. Thus, the bag loop comprises a hole 109 that is substantially the same shape as the shape of the mounting stud 400 of the mount 106. In a preferred embodiment as shown in FIG. 4A, the mounting stud 400 of the mount 106 and the hole 109 of the bag loop 108 are triangular in shape so that the bag loop 108 may be fitted or mated to the mount 106. However, the mounting stud 400 of the mount 106 and the bag loop hole 109 can be any shape so long as they are substantially similar so as to be fitted or mated. For example, the mounting stud 400 and the bag loop hole 109 may both be square, rectangular, trapezoidal, circular, sinusoidal, curved, or any other geometric shape.

In a preferred embodiment, the mount 106 further comprises a hook lip 402 that extends slightly above the mounting stud 400 to prevent a bag 102 from sliding off the mounting stud 400. The mount 106 may be fastened to the base panel 100 in any number of ways. In a preferred embodiment, the mount comprises a recess 406 through which a rivet 404 may be inserted to fasten the mount 106 to the base panel 100.

Utilizing triangularly shaped mounting studs 400 provides more stability to the bag 102 by removing the ability of the bag loops 108 to slide or dangle loosely when connected to the mount 106. In addition, the triangular shape of the mounting stud 400 provides a narrow opening near the top of the triangle and a wide opening at the base of the triangle. The wide opening at the base facilitates quick and easy mounting and dismounting of the bag 102, particularly in light of the hook lip 402, while the narrow opening at the top provides a secure fit. The bag loop 108 has a similar design as the base loop 110. Thus, similar types of mounting studs 400 can be used to securely mount the base panel 100 on a wall.

In some embodiments, the base panel 100 and/or sections 300 may have a plurality of mounts 106 spaced apart at specific increments so as to fit a variety of bags 102 of different sizes. This will allow the same base panel 100 and/or sections 300 to hold a variety of different sized bags 102. Therefore, small, medium, and large sized bags 102 can be placed on the same base panel 100 in any combination. For example, a base panel 100 may have three mounts 106 equally spaced apart. A large bag may have three bag loops 108 aligning with each of the three mounts 106, or the large bag may have two bag loops 108 aligning with the two outer mounts 106 (e.g. the first and third mount). A small or medium sized bag may have mounts 106 that are spaced apart the same distance as the first and second mount. Thus, the same mount 106 can fit any sized bag.

In another embodiment, the base panel 100 may have a holster 302 for holding long equipment that may not fit inside the bag 102, such as brooms, mops, bats, hockey sticks, or the like. The holster 302 can be a hook-and-loop fastener or an elastic band.

With reference to FIGS. 5A and 5B, the bag 102 can be any type of carrying bag such as a duffle bag, a briefcase, a backpack, a purse, a tote bag, a laundry bag, or the like. In general, the bag 102 comprises a cover 500, a floor 502, a first side 504, a second side 506, a front 508 and a back 510, thereby defining a compartment 511. In other embodiments, the bag may have only two sides, such as a front and a back or the bag may be cylindrical. The cover 500 functions as a lid to close the cavity and prevent the contents of the cavity from falling out. As such, the cover 500 has a bag closure 524 means, such as a zipper, buttons, hook-and-loop fasteners, or the like. The cover 500 can be mesh so as to be able to see inside the bag 102 without having to open the cover 500. In some embodiments, rather than a cover, the bag 102 may have a drawstring closure. For example, the tops of the front 508, back 510, first and second sides 504, 506 (if any) are lined with a drawstring. Pulling the drawstring closes the bag 102. Pulling any of two sides will open the bag 102. This may be convenient for laundry use.

The floor 502 can have an extra durable support 512 fastened to one side of the floor 502, preferably at the front or the back. Any rigid structure such as the backing 202 can be used so as to provide structural support to the floor 502 of the bag 102. Having the extra durable support 512 attached only to one side of the bottom 502 allows the extra durable support 512 to be lifted off the floor 502 and abut the front side 508 or the back side 510. This allows the bag 102 to be folded flat for storage.

The bag 102 can be made of any material, flexible or rigid. For example, the bag 102 can be made of plastic, canvas, nylon, leather, cotton, etc. For a bag 102 made of flexible material such as canvas, nylon, leather, cotton or the like, the bag 102 can be double lined such that rigid structures such as plastic, cardboard, or the like can be inserted in between the lining for added support.

The bag 102 further comprises a bag loop 108. The bag loop 108 allows the bag 102 to be placed on the base panel 100 for storage purposes. Thus, the bag 102 can be easily taken off and placed on the base panel 100. The bag loop 108 can be made of any rigid material such as metal or plastic. The bag loop 108 can be any shape such as triangular, rectangular, square, circular, or any other geometric shape. Preferably the bag loop 108 is triangular in shape. The shape of the bag loop 108 should be substantially similar to the shape of the mount 106 so that the bag loop 108 can be fitted or mated to the mount 106. The bag loops 108 can be fastened to the back of the bag 102 by any fastening means. Preferably, the bag loops 108 are fastened to the back by rivets. The bag 102 can have one or a plurality of bag loops 108. Preferably, the bag 102 has two bag loops 108.

A top handle 514 can also be fastened to the bag 102 by any fastening means. For example, the top handle 514 can be fastened by stitching or rivets. The top handle 514 can be fastened to the cover, the front 508, the back 510, the first side 504, or the second side 506. The top handle 514 can further comprise a handle bundler 516 with hook-and-loop fasteners or snap button, such that the top handles 514 can be bundled together. Top handles 514 can be removably attached to the bag 102 with quick release fasteners, such as clasps, clips, carabiners, buckles, or the like. The first side 504 and second side 506 can also have a side handle 520 fixedly attached to the sides 504, 506.

Any number of pockets 522 can also be fastened to the bag 102 on the inside or the outside. Preferably, the pocket 522 is stitched onto the bag 102. The pocket 522 may be mesh so that the contents of the pocket 522 are visible. The pocket 522 may or may not have a closure means. In embodiments with a closure means, the pocket 522 can be closed by zippers, buttons, hook-and-loop fasteners or the like.

In another embodiment, as shown in FIG. 3B, the bag 102 may have a side fastener 306 as an additional attachment point on the base panel 100 for additional support when hanging on the base panel 100. In such embodiments, the base panel 100 would have a reciprocal side fastener 304. The side fastener 306 can be any mechanism that allows a bag 102 to be connected and released easily from the base panel 100. For example, the side fastener 306 can be a quick release buckle, a hook and loop, a zipper, a snap button, a variety of clasps, or the like.

In another embodiment, as shown in FIG. 6A, the bag 102 may have a side fastener 600 for attaching additional bags. For example, the side fastener 600 can have a buckle receiver 606 at one end of the side fastener 600, attached to the side panels 504, 506 and facing the front 508 and a buckle inserter 608 at the opposite end of the side fastener 600, attached to the side panels 504, 506 facing the back 510, or vice versa. The buckle receiver 606 of a first bag can be connected to the buckle inserter 608 of a second bag so that the bags can be connected together. The attaching means can be any mechanism that allows two bags to be connected and released easily. For example, the attachment means can be a quick release buckle, a hook and loop, a zipper, a button, a variety of clasps, or the like.

In some embodiments, the side fastener 600 may attach to a reciprocal side fastener 304 on the base panel 100 to provide reinforced support for the bag 102. In some embodiments, the side fastener 600 can be reversible to face the opposite direction to be used as an attachment means for attaching additional bags or to be secured to a base panel 100 with a reciprocal side fastener 304. For example, the side fastener 600 can be rotatable and locked in specified positions. Alternatively, the side fastener 600 can be stitched to the bag 102 in such a way that in can face one direction then flip over to face the opposite direction. In this manner the side fastener 600 can be used for additional support on the base panel 100 or as a means for attaching additional bags 102.

In another embodiment, a carrying strap can be attached to the first bag 102. The bag 102, if small enough, can then be carried on the shoulder like a purse or around the waste like a fanny pack. The carrying strap can have a means for adjusting the length of the strap.

In another embodiment, as shown in FIG. 6B, the bag 102 has a separator 602 placed inside the compartment to separate contents in the bag 102. The separator 602 should be a sturdy structure with fastening means, such as buttons, zipper, or hook-and-loop fasteners at the ends. Preferably, the fastening means is the hook-and-loop fastener.

A bag holster 604 can also be attached to any side of the bag 102. The bag holster 604 can hold any elongated objects. The bag holster 604 can be made of any material rigid or flexible. Preferably, the bag holster 604 is made of elastic material.

The base support 104 can be made of any sturdy material such as metal, titanium, carbon, wood or plastic and mounted directly on the wall, door, or any other substantially vertical surface. The base support 104 can be a hook, a clip, a clasp, a clamp, a buckle and hook assembly 700, or any other type of easily removable fastener. Hooks provide the quickest means of securing the base panel 100 as there are no other components required to fasten or unfasten the base panel 100 from the base support 104. In embodiments where the bag 102 is small only one base support 104 is necessary. However, in embodiments where greater loads are added to the base panel 100, more than one base support 104 may be necessary.

In some embodiments, base support 104 is the mount 106. The mount 106 may be securely attached to a wall, door, or any other solid vertical structure. When used in this fashion, the mount 106 may be referred to as a wall mount. Using the mount 106 provides a more stable support for the base because the mount 106 is shaped so as to be fitted or mated with the base loop 110. Thus, the hole 210 of a base loop 110 may be substantially the same shape as the shape of the mounting stud 400 of the mount 106. In a preferred embodiment, a mounting stud 400 is triangular in shape and substantially similar to the triangular hole of the base loop 110 so as to be fitted or mated to the base support. However, the mounting stud 400 and the base loop hole 210 can be any shape so long as they are substantially similar so as to be fitted or mated. For example, they can both be square, rectangular, trapezoidal, circular, sinusoidal, curved, or any other geometric shape. The objective is to provide more stability to the base panel 100 by removing the ability of the base loop 110 to slide or dangle loosely when connected to the base support 104. In a preferred embodiment, a hook lip 402 extends slightly above the mounting stud 400 to prevent a base panel 100 from sliding off. The base support 104 also comprises bilateral recesses 406 to fasten the base support to a wall, door, or any other substantially vertical structure, for example, with screws. In embodiments with large bases 100 designed to handle greater loads, more recesses 406 will be necessary. In embodiments with small bases 100 and lighter loads, only two bilateral recesses 406 may be necessary.

In another embodiment, as shown in FIGS. 7A-D, the base support 104 may be a strap system 700 comprising a first hook 702, a strap fastener 704, a strap 706, and, optionally, a second hook 708. The strap fastener 704 has a hook attachment end 705 and a strap attachment portion 707 adjacent to the hook attachment end 705. The first hook 702 may be a swivel hook 702 that can be attached to the strap fastener 704 at the hook attachment end 705 such that the swivel hook 702 can rotate or swivel about an axis. The strap 706 has a fastener attachment end 709 and a free end 711. The fastener attachment end 709 of the strap 706 attaches to the strap attachment portion 707 of the strap fastener 704. The free end 711 of the strap 706 can be looped back upon the strap 706 and fastened to the strap fastener 704. The strap 706 may have a plurality of grommets 712 to adjust the length of the strap 706. Thus the strap 706 may be tossed over a pole, beam, rod, rafter, or the like and fastened to the strap fastener 704 such that the first hook 702 dangles loosely to receive the base loop 110.

In some embodiments, a second hook 708 may be attached to the belt to hang the strap fastener 704 and the first hook 702. The second hook 708 may be a ā€œJā€ or ā€œLā€ shaped hook with an elongated stem 713, a short stem 714, and a bend 716 connecting the elongated stem 713 to the short stem 714. The bend 716 may be curved or the bend 716 may be at right angles to the elongated stem 713 and/or the short stem 714. The elongated stem 713 comprises a slit 710 through which the free end 711 of the strap 706 can be inserted. The second hook 708 can then be mounted on any horizontal support of appropriate size such as a door, pole, rods, beams and rafters. In embodiments where the second hook 708 is not used, the strap 706 can be tossed over a pole, rod, rafter or similar structures and buckled at a desired length.

In another embodiment, rather than having a plurality of grommets 712, resistance type mechanisms can be used to change the desired length of the belt 706.

The hanging home organizing system can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, the hanging home organizing system can be used to hold clothes for traveling or laundry, camping gear, arts and supplies, sporting equipment, pet supplies, tools, and more.





 
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