More and more people, it seems, are employed out of their own homes. In fact, work online from home is a growing fact of life for many people in the US today. If you maintain a home office, then in addition to your telephone and office chair you’ll certainly need some good-quality home office shelving for your books and papers and computer equipment. Let me mention some wonderful home office shelving products that I found on a recent shopping trip –
First up: for those really heavy items (such as bulk files, fax machines, printers, etc.) you can choose the Muscle Rack Industrial Duty Welded Storage Rack. Priced at just under $150, you can really load this baby up — it will hold up to 1,500 pounds per shelf! This is a great home office shelving unit that you can use for large-screen displays, scanners, TVs, etc. It measures 72″ x 77″ x 24″.
If you are an absolute klutz in putting things together, then you should take a look at the Real Organized ladder shelf. This innovative home office shelving unit requires absolutely no assembly; just unfold it like a ladder and load it up! It is 58″ x 23″, priced at under $90.
But, suppose you need some home office shelving, but can’t afford to spend a lot — what do you do? Well, head to your nearest dealer and purchase Plano’s heavy-duty, 5-tier, plastic storage unit. Economically priced at just under $55, it is a very nice, large unit (measuring 71.375″ x 37″ x 24″), which despite being made from plastic is still very sturdy — able to hold up to 200 pounds per shelf.
If you have lots of papers that you need to keep handy in your home office, finding shelving that works can be a problem. But I found a wonderful product — made by ClosetMaid. They make a neat-looking, 4 basket sliding track shelf kit. Priced at just under $59, is designed to be used with their ShelfTrack shelving system. When installed, these wire baskets will slide in and out underneath your shelves to provide you with lots of see-through storage space.
Another offering from ClosetMaid is their 3′ bookshelf kit. It’s a great value, being priced at just over $16, it’s a really great item to store books on. Why? Well, with most wire shelving the wires run from front to back, and items such as books and magazines will fall through; this home office shelving has the wires running from side to side, which means that you can store books and magazines on end and they won’t fall out.
Finally, to round out your home office shelving, you should purchase several rolls of shelf liner. Duck Brand makes a peel and stick shelf liner in a number of different patterns and colors. One of my favorites is in a light oak design. You get plenty of paper (20″ x 15′) in each roll, which retails at just under $4. By the way, shelf liner is an inexpensive way to “spruce up” the look of older shelving units that you may have in your home office.