Thursday, September 26, 2013

Don't Just Stack Your Stuff on Shelves

Everyone accumulates a lot of items across many years, which is why there are a lot of furniture and storage solutions that are commercially available today. One of the most cost-efficient and convenient ways is to simply use shelves, which can be made from wood, plastic, or even stainless steel. They can be custom-made to store specific items like office supplies, food items, and books.

However, even the sturdiest shelves can still fall apart if the items placed on them are not arranged properly. The collective weight must be evenly distributed so that, for example, a pile of books won't cause a shelf to buckle and fall apart. This means that shelves shouldn’t be filled up from end to end, especially those made from light materials. Even ones made of steel may still encounter this problem if they're used to store heavy items such as sports gear.

Another thing that must be done is to make sure that your storage space looks presentable. This will make identifying items a lot easier and make the area more pleasing to the eye. In fact, the reason supermarkets and convenience stores are advised to consider shelf placement for their wares is that products that are “arranged neatly” tend to sell more than those that aren't.

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