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!