Heavy duty shelves are often found in garden sheds and garages in domestic homes as well as being used in industrial settings. We use a lot of shelving in our home to organize our belongings or to display pretty ornaments but they tend to be lightweight units. If you love reading and have a lot of books you may have a number of bookcases in your home. Heavy duty bookshelves are often used in older period homes that traditionally have been furnished with antique or reproduction furniture.

Sometimes modern storage solutions can be a little flimsy and while they may appear cheap they often end up costing more money than heavy duty shelves. Your belongings get damaged if the shelves fall down or they crack and split requiring you to replace them.

Where can you use heavy duty shelves?

Heavy duty wire shelves are often used in the garage. You can either buy them in free standing units or those that are attached to the wall. If attaching to a wall you need to make sure you use the proper bolts and screws or it will fall down. If you have young children and are storing chemicals and other hazardous materials you would probably want to select a cabinet type unit with lockable doors. Garages aren’t generally a place for children to play in but as anyone with kids knows they often go where they shouldn’t so extra precautions are needed.

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You can buy heavy duty plastic shelves which tend to be less expensive than wooden ones but are often just as good. You are looking to achieve an organized storage space in your garage or garden shed rather than win decorating awards so it pays to use your cash wisely. While shopping you may want to invest in a number of plastic storage containers as well as not everything needs to be stored on a shelf. You could consider stocking seasonal items such as snow boots etc into boxes as they are not needed all year round.

What about heavy duty floating shelves?

If space is a little cramped you could look at installing heavy duty floating shelves to take advantage of the space near the ceiling which will go unused otherwise. People often think that installing this type of shelf is difficult but the floating description just means that you can’t see the support. Before you start on this project you need to check your garage or garden shed walls are capable of sustaining the weight not only of the shelves but also their contents.

You can find great deals on heavy duty wall shelves at your local store or by shopping online. Always buy from a recognized retailer and check when their sales times are on. Given these products will last a lifetime you need to factor this into the cost. Don’t just compare the prices of new products. With the current trend for modern furniture you can often find great bargains on heavy duty shelves and bookcases in backyard sales or at outlet centers. If buying wood check any pieces for damage and woodworm. You do not want to bring this pest into your home. Always clean any second hand items thoroughly before using.

Everyone’s home could benefit from being decluttered at least once or twice a year. All too often clearing your home means that the garage and garden shed become cluttered in the process. Having a good storage system whether it involves heavy duty shelves or not is always a good idea. There is nothing so off putting when you are about to do some DIY is not being able to find the right tools. Now you will have no excuses!

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