Choosing the Right Storage System for your Home or Business

Choosing the Right Storage System for your Home or Business

, by Maeve Reidy, 3 min reading time

Regardless of your storage needs – whether you own a small retail store selling mobile phones and accessories, or have a large book collection at home – it’s critical to keep items efficiently stored for sales for peace of mind. As a business owner, it’s impossible to store and sell products if they’re not organized, and as any movie fan with a large DVD collection will tell you – it’s frustrating trying to find your favourite movie if it’s not categorized or alphabetized properly.

Depending on your needs as a business or homeowner, adjustable shelving may be the perfect choice because of its flexibility compared to other types of storage units.

If you’re researching what kind of shelving system to buy, there are a number of things to keep in mind: The purpose of the storage, location and environment, weight and dimensions of the items to be stored, the kinds of items that will be stored, how accessible the items will be, and finding the right system that is both high quality and economical but will meet all of your needs.

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The Purpose of the Storage

Too often, people will go to their local DIY store and buy the first adjustable shelving system they see without ever considering it's purpose. This can be a terrible mistake for many reasons. For instance, if you have a collection of porcelain figurines you inherited from your grandmother, an open shelving system may not be the best choice. Similarly, most storage systems you buy at retail outlets aren’t designed for heavier items, like storing tyres or heavy machinery.

Where are You Placing Your Storage?

Location and environment are two other important considerations. If you are storing items in an outdoor area, then you need high quality, galvanized steel shelves that can cope with rain, wind, high and low temperatures, and anything else that comprises unpredictable Irish weather!

What are You Storing?

Depending on weight and dimensions, a durable, high strength adjustable shelving system can be the perfect solution, especially if you’re storing athletic equipment, automotive parts, small appliances, or anything else of varying size.

What Type of Shelving Do You Need?

The type of shelving you choose also depends on what you’ll be storing. While wood shelves painted to match the décor of your home office may be nice to look at, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to support your full-size scanner and printer, not to mention the collection of hardbound, 800-page textbooks and manuals you’ve owned for 20 years but can’t part with.

Will Your Storage System Work for You?

Accessibility is another issue to think about. Once you know what you need to store, have you decided on how often you’ll need to get to those items? How will they be accessible, not only for stocking the shelves, but also removing the items?

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Finally, it’s important to find a shelving system that meets your storage needs but is economical and durable at the same time. The MetalSistem123 Shelving Systems offered at ShredPack are not only extremely cost-effective, each shelf can support anywhere from 140kg up to 205kg. And their easy boltless assembly means that your shelving system is extremely easy to put together.


Contact the team at ShredPack to find out more about these durable, cost-effective, easy to assemble shelving systems that will effortlessly organise your space for you!


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