Organization made easy with the right storage cabinets and shelving
When it comes to storage, there never seems to be enough. Whether you work in a school, office, workshop or facility, the items in need of proper storage can be enormous. Storage is a means to keep things organized and easy to find. Plus, it creates a safer environment to work and play. But storage is not a one-size-fits-all furnishing. For this reason, selecting the right storage cabinets and shelving makes a big difference.
Storage cabinets are designed to be either stationary or mobile. Stationary cabinets generally hold larger items and supplies that are needed by many people. Remaining in one place eliminates any guesswork in locating it. Most typically have heavier weight capacities. Common stationary styles include metal storage cabinets, art supply cabinets and industrial storage cabinets. Mobile storage, on the other hand, helps create greater efficiencies in places like classrooms and workshops where smaller, shared objects are used. Heavy-duty casters make maneuvering easy and even allow the cabinet to be locked in place. This type of storage takes many forms, from mobile lab cabinets in science class to bin storage for supplies in art class.
Beyond knowing what style of storage cabinet is needed, there are other questions worth asking. Will items need to be locked up when not in use? Are cabinet doors needed? If so, should they be clear, mesh or solid? What about the cabinet material – steel, wood or laminate? Knowing what needs to be stored will help determine the answers to these questions. For example, personal belongings and expensive equipment may need to be stored in cabinets that lock, whereas cleaning products and lab chemicals may require the use of steel hazmat cabinets for safety.
Sometimes using a cabinet is not the ideal. For that reason, School Outfitters also carries a wide selection of cubbies, wire shelving and more traditional classroom shelving made of wood. All these options come without doors to give students and teachers a clear view of the contents. They also come in a variety sizes and number of openings to organize contents like books, toys and classroom supplies.
With all the storage options available, trust the experts at School Outfitters to match the right solution for any classroom need.