Wire shelving is a versatile home office storage solution. Open wire shelves are an excellent option for home storage since they can accommodate various items. A closed shelving unit is more suitable for a home office where documents or equipment require extra cover.
The gaps between wires provide plenty of airflow through a wire shelving unit, minimizing dust and moisture build-up. This protects your stored items and contributes to a healthier working environment. Despite the small openings found along wire shelves, they are stable and durable, helping you maximize your available floor space.
Choosing the right storage unit can save you a lot of space, creating a more productive workspace.
How to Organize Your Home Office with Wire Shelving
Working from home has plenty of benefits. Many professionals have fully embraced the home office lifestyle, finding comfort and productivity in their living space. However, failing to organize the space correctly can cause you to misplace items, lose important information, and experience dips in productivity levels.
Too much clutter hampers concentration, diminishing work performance. It may be time to organize your workspace if you are easily distracted.
Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc. provides high-quality storage equipment for home offices. We stock a comprehensive variety of wire shelves for offices of all sizes, whether you have a converted living room workspace or a dedicated study with a window view.
Choose the Right Size and Configuration
When selecting a wire-shelving unit, you’ll need to determine the size and configuration. Start by measuring the dimensions of your storage items to find each shelf’s minimum height, depth, and width. Ideally, you should select a shelving unit with adjustable shelves so you can accommodate the different-sized items you store in your home office.
We stock wire shelving in a range of sizes. One of our most popular shelves for home offices is our 4-shelf stationary unit. Each unit comes with four shelves and four posts as standard. However, we also stock add-on units if you require additional shelves, posts, or S-hooks. These shelves have adjustable feet, keeping them level on uneven surfaces.
Our stationary units have 800 lbs. capacity per shelf, ensuring they are space efficient. A single unit may be all you need to store your office equipment. The zinc plating provides additional durability and resistance to temperature fluctuations.
Opt for High-Quality Steel
Wire shelving is typically manufactured from durable steel to withstand years of frequent use. The most common material for a wire shelving unit is stainless steel. Containing a minimum of 10.5-11% chromium and less than 1.2% carbon, stainless steels are resistant to rust, reducing the corrosion concern and giving them a longer lifespan than other materials.
Stainless steel is inert, non-toxic, and hygienic. This makes it suitable for use in high-humidity regions. Stainless steel gives your shelves a longer lifespan, especially if your office gets stuffy during the summer months.
Powder coatings are oven-cured thermoset or thermoplastic dry powders that protect the substrate against oxidation. This type of coating is susceptible to chipping, cracking, and peeling, so inspecting and maintaining powder-coated shelving systems for damage is essential. These units are an excellent option for basement offices.
Use Wall Space Effectively
Space efficiency is an important consideration for any home office. Wire shelves are available at various heights, allowing you to use vertical wall space for storage. A magazine holder can also be mounted on the wall to store paperwork that needs to be completed or filed away. If wall space is limited, try using a freestanding bookshelf to store binders, books, and other office supplies.
Our consumer grade wire shelving units come prepackaged in a single box for convenient assembly. They are available in chrome or epoxy finishes and have a load capacity of 300 lbs. per shelf. These wire units are designed to promote airflow and prevent dust and moisture buildup, keeping your items safe and clean.
A key advantage of these units is that the shelves adjust on 1-inch increments. You can reconfigure individual shelves to make sure all equipment fits properly.
Take Advantage of Mobile Shelving
Mobile shelving is a great way to organize a home office. It can be relocated throughout your working day, so it doesn’t require a permanent location for storage. Mobile units are also very convenient, providing quick access to documents or tools. It is useful for various professionals, from desk workers to IT repair technicians.
Our 4-shelf mobile units are available in open and closed varieties. Open shelving is often cheaper and easier to access from all sides. However, closed units offer more coverage, protecting your items from falling off the shelves. These units are equipped with braking casters, providing stability when you need them to be static.
Our mobile units have an overall weight capacity of 1,200 lbs., evenly distributed over the entire unit. The shelves and posts contain a durable zinc coating, providing additional durability. Each shelf adjusts on 1-inch increments so you can reconfigure them to handle different-sized items, like document binders, laminating devices, or stationery boxes.
Reorganize Your Items with Shelf Bins
When you need to keep small items separated and organized, consider our Stackable Shelf Bins, manufactured by Quantum Storage Systems. Available in four lengths and three widths, these bins are ideal for file keeping in a home office. They are also perfect for storing products or components in home repair offices or workshops.
The bins attach to rails and louvered panels to provide additional storage space for hangable items. Each container has a front label slot for convenient identification, and you can select from five different colors for separate product types. Units with drawer inserts, bins, and built-in storage cabinets increase the organizational efficiency of your home or business.
Selecting the Best Shelving for Your Business
Regardless of your intended application, wire shelving offers several advantages compared with other systems. At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we sell a wide variety of freestanding shelves to meet your needs.
Check out our online catalog or give us a call at (855) 589-7225 to discuss your home office storage options. Whether you need custom shelving units or mobile wire shelving units, our team of knowledgeable professionals can help you find the best storage solution for your needs.