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Shelving and Storage
“A place for everything and every thing in its place.”
Doesn’t that sound heavenly? That’s what new shelving or storage units can do for you.
A new shelving unit for the corner of the den is just the right addition to store those gaming remotes and add-ons. Need a place to show off the latest pictures of the grandchildren? Look for floating shelves for that big wall in the family room. Put some new open shelving in the laundry room and find a whole new airy feel to the space. Place a hanging shelf over the pantry door and double your storage. Put some new pegboard shelves in the shop and hang up all of the tools that are lying around. Think of the possibilities.
One easy solution for quick storage is adjustable shelving and track shelving units are one of the best choices for easy to install adjustable shelving. This is shelving that sits on metal rails that are attached to the wall. Decide where on the walls the shelves should sit. Use a level to help position the rails on the wall where you want them. You should use a pencil to mark the place on the wall where the top of the rails hit. Now put anchors in the wall and attach the rails. Most self-installation kits come with anchors and all the fasteners you will need. Simply put the anchors into the wall and then using your wall markings, screw the railings to the wall.
Voila! Place the brackets into the holes on the rails at the spots where you want the shelves, set the shelves on top of the brackets and then fill them up. Everything won’t fit? Move the shelves around to give greater height when needed. Add some more brackets and shelves. That’s the beauty of adjustable shelving.
Your day just moves along more smoothly when your living space is in order. The same thing holds true for your family. Children have a better shot at keeping their things put away when there is a place to store it all. Think about some brightly colored modular units for the children’s rooms. They are sturdy and easy to move around and will hold many of those oddly shaped and sized toys that Santa is planning to bring.
Oh, sure. It sounds simplistic. But aren’t the simple answers sometimes the best? Maybe your problems won’t all fade away. The kids will still argue over silly things. The dog will still jump up on the pastor when he drops by. The dishes will still need washing. But maybe you’ll have time for a quiet cup of coffee in your newly-organized living space. Perhaps you won’t step on any blocks or doll-sized high heels when you go in to kiss the children good night. Or maybe you’ll just be able to find a screwdriver. Hey, miracles happen.
Great shelving and storage – maybe not peace in our time. But it’s a start.
Categories: Living Room Ideas