Organization with Shelving

There are many different types of heavy duty metal shelving. Steel shelving is a versatile storage option for large-scale operations or for personal use in homes and garages. It can be confusing and complex to know which type of heavy-duty metal shelving units you need or even if you need shelving organization. Hopefully, this article will make it more easy and clear as to what you need or give ideas of what you may need and didn’t even know it.

How To Get Organized With Heavy Duty Shelving

Small-Scale Storage

Smaller-scale storage can be extremely helpful for at-home purposes. Heavy-duty shelving units can be used for home organization in storage rooms or attics. They can support heavy bins holding all your seasonal decorations, old clothes you need to get rid of, kids’ toys, and everything in between. They’re convenient and easy to set up, making them a favorable option to get things done quickly yet effectively. You can start out with starter units to see if they’ll be something that will work for you. Then, if you find you need more shelving organization, there are add-on units to extend your storage.

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Large Scale Storage

Heavy duty metal shelving units are a good option for large scale uses as well. There are many different uses and businesses that metal shelving can be applied to. They have the strength to support most inventories, the ease of assembly to make it a quick and easy setup process when learning how to assemble shelving for the first time. They are certainly cost effective. Because of this, they’re one of the most common storage solutions found in warehouses today.

One big benefit is that they’re customizable to the needs of the individual business. So, whether you are a smaller local business or a globally known name, you need storage and industrial metal shelving is the answer to efficient and effective organized shelving.

Warehouse Organization

Warehouses are a good example of a large-scale use for metal shelving. Businesses that sell items in bulk are in need of ample amounts of storage to hold all of their inventory. For example, any stocking wholesaler would need a means of storing and organizing their products.

A library is another example of a perfect use for organizational shelving, with the rows upon rows of books that need organization. They can also be customized to be mobile in order to accommodate varying levels of inventory. If your inventory is low, you can simply leave a shelving unit empty and push it in-between two other shelves to make more room for other things.

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Personal Auto-Shop or Shed Organization

Another use for smaller-scale heavy-duty shelving units is for personal shops or sheds. These units are perfect for storing paint cans and tubs. They’re also great for things like gardening supplies, potting soil, or bird feed. Heavy-duty shelving units like these have the strength and capability to hold up to 10,000 pounds, meaning you can store practically anything you’d find in a home. There are different options you can add on and change in your organizational shelving unit as well, such as wire deck shelving or particle board shelving. You can customize the support that the shelving unit provides to fit your desired needs. There are low, medium, heavy-duty, and extra heavy-duty shelf supports to hold different load capacities that range from 500 pounds to 2,500 pounds.

Auto Shop Storage

A common use for large-scale heavy-duty shelving units is in tire and auto shops. Bulk storage shelving can hold up to 10,000 pounds per unit, which is perfect for heavy tire storage. This could also be needed in a large company that uses and fixes its own transportation vehicles. Using vertical storage can benefit a large or growing company because using vertical space saves valuable ground space. It also keeps growing companies from having to expand their storage facility. A much easier alternative is a Tennsco metal shelving unit. Tennsco’s Bulk Shelving has only three components: the upright, the beam, and the decking. It’s easy enough to assemble that many users can put it together themselves.

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Garage Storage

A personal garage is a place that usually needs garage racking and organization. Due to space constraints, garage storage needs to be done more efficiently than a big warehouse with loads of room. Heavy-duty shelving units can be used to hold smaller items like spray paint cans, oil for your car, cleaning products, and much more. One of the major perks of industrial shelving units are their customizability. You can add steel sides, a back, and doors to keep everything contained and looking neat. You can also add wheels to the metal shelving units to make them mobile and easy to move around. Now you can bring your tools to you when working on your car, instead of walking across your garage every time you need something different.

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Industrial Shelving

A more versatile use for industrial shelving is any business, company, or storage facility that needs storage and organization. If you’re an auto shop that needs storage for your in-store inventory, Tennsco’s Z-Line Heavy-Duty Shelving could be your solution to storage needs. These units can hold up to 750 pounds per individual shelf. They allow easy access from all sides of the unit and offer assembly that doesn’t require nuts or bolts, making it easier for the assembler.

Metal shelving units can also offer a solution to the tricky fire codes you’re up against. They feature perforated shelves or wire decks, which allow water from overhead sprinklers to reach all levels of the shelving unit. Metal shelving can hold up against heat and humidity, whereas wood or composite shelving often won’t. This brings us to the question of choosing between particleboard/wood shelving and wire decking.

While wood may be a ‘prettier’ and often cheaper alternative to metal for organizational shelving surfaces, wood gives out over time and will need to be replaced a lot sooner than metal would. This is especially true in humid areas. Wood can also rot, making it more of a hassle and less safe in the long run. Metal will stand up better against water, humidity, and the roughness of being bumped and pushed around. Wire decking is another good alternative that fights against those same nuisances. Wire decking is a better option for bulkier items where the holes won’t affect the product.

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