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  • Clever Home Uses for Wire Shelving

    A lot of people see wire shelving and they think “oh, that’s just for warehouses/offices/places where I don’t live”.

    And they’re half right - thanks to its durability and construction, wire shelving is a common sight in a lot of commercial and industrial settings like warehouses and even restaurants. That’s not all it can do, however, and it’s becoming an increasingly popular option for anyone that needs tough and durable storage around the house, or maybe just prefers the ‘industrial’ look.

    If you’ve been thinking about adding some industrial storage to your home, or if you’re just curious to see what these weird-looking shelves can do for you, read on and get inspired:

    Small Appliance Storage: We all run out of room in our kitchens a little faster than we’d like thanks to all the appliances, ingredients, and utensils we have to keep around. Shorter wire shelving racks (or even something like corner wire shelving) can be used to prop up bigger appliances like microwaves, toasters, and the like to free up counter space and keep them easily at-hand.

    Hanging Pots: A lot of wire shelving is compatible with s-hooks, mounted hangers, and the like, and this can come in just as handy in the kitchen as it can elsewhere. Slide a few s-hooks into the grates of your shelving and let your pots hang out (and out of the way)!

    Bathroom Organization: Wire shelving is an ideal solution for organizing bathrooms due to its spacious design and rust-proof construction, which can prevent it from getting affected by the humidity of a million hot showers. Sneak some wire shelving into a corner (or even into the bathroom closet if it’s big enough) and use it to store your towels, toiletries, and other needed supplies.

    Free Up Some Closet Space: Wire shelving can easily slide into a closet to help keep some of the smaller things organized. Put a small shelf underneath where your clothes hang to keep things like ties, belts, and even shoes up and out of the way.

    Outdoor Tool Storage: Got a shed and need some shelves that can stand up to the changing conditions outside? Wire shelves are a great way to store garden tools, hedge trimmers and weed wackers, and can even stand up to the weight and wear of gardening soil and other supplies.

    Bulk Storage: We all know how tempting it is to do all of our shopping at Costco or Sam’s Club and wind up coming home with two years’ worth of toilet paper. Wire shelving is a great way to store those bulk purchases; while you slowly work your way through twelve gallons of dish soap, you’ll know where it’s kept and that it’s safe.

    With these practical solutions you’ll make your storage a little bit easier and effective for everyone in the family, in every room of the house!

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  • Four Storage Safety Tips For The Home

    Any concerned parent, cautious homeowner, or both knows the number of safety risks that the average home contains.

    But home safety in many cases involves a little more than those plastic caps for outlets and preventing basement leaks. Even the storage you use in your home can be improved with a few safety tips and adjustments, and this can go a long way towards protecting your shelves, your stuff, and the people in your home. Read on for a few easy safety tips you can apply to the storage in your home to help it work a little easier:

    Mount what you can to walls. We know some stuff already has to be attached to the wall by design, but a lot of other home shelves and storage can be made a lot more durable and reliable by attaching it to a nearby wall. Take things like wire shelves and even bookcases and mount them up against the wall using brackets or screws where applicable to help them support your items better and prevent them from any accidental spills or falls.

    Mind weight limits. It’s pretty obvious advice, but you’d be surprised how many times someone exceeds the weight limit of a shelf or cabinet by accident. Check the manufacturer’s information that’s provided with each shelf to understand the weight limit of each shelf and avoid getting too close to that limit to prevent damage and/or injury.

    Distribute the weight. Even if you’re under the weight limit, improperly-distributed products can contribute to tipping, breakage, and damage. Make sure your stuff is spaced out properly along the shelf to prevent any unbalanced loads from knocking things over - it’s kind of like the washing machine, but a little more...dangerous.

    Hang wall shelves properly. Wall shelves are a great way to display your collectibles, photos, and knick knacks, but there’s some steps that need to be taken first before they can be installed correctly. Use a stud finder to make sure there’s nothing in the way of your mounting brackets or screws, and always make sure to use the proper screws recommended by the manufacturer (anchor screws, wood screws, etc) to keep it fastened in place.

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