Space Management: Two Kinds of Shelving for Schools and Offices

LibraryShelves are sturdy structures that hold and support different objects. Because shelving must hold the weight of heavy objects, a shelf is usually made up of wood or other strong materials.

Two Types of Shelves

Two kinds of shelves are frequently used in offices, schools and libraries. The first type is fixed shelving, which has a sturdy, immovable structure. This traditional type comes in sizes and shapes that can accommodate strong loads. Since it occupies a fixed space, the only way to adjust it is through assembling and disassembling its parts.

However, some people observed that the assembly of fixed shelves is tedious and time-consuming. Furthermore, owners of small offices with limited space find fixed shelving disadvantageous. As an alternative, they utilise a modified type called mobile shelving, the answer to space limitations.

Advantages of Mobile Shelving

Mobile shelves save space. Because they do not occupy several aisles and can be aligned vertically,  Hydestor Manufacturing says they create multiple walk in shelves in a limited space. They also have a bigger storage capacity because the alignment can be arranged to have multiple racks for books.

Another advantage of mobile shelving is it saves time. Assembly of racks in fixed shelves already requires time to ensure the stability of every level before adding another rack. With mobile shelving, it takes less time to organise the objects or take out particular books when children want to read. This is especially helpful when book authors visit schools.

Finally, the use of mobile shelves increases your productivity because you have several entry points in every rack. This means you will only look for the access point nearest the object of interest instead of searching every shelf in all rows.

Shelves are extremely helpful in organising objects and increasing your productivity at school or work.

3 Comments on Space Management: Two Kinds of Shelving for Schools and Offices

  1. Robert W. Ault // July 27, 2015 at 1:18 am // Reply

    If you are prone to cleaning your store or office, I would recommend mobile shelves. Instead of manually moving the shelves, you only have to use minimal effort to move the shelves and clean the areas under and between them. These make it easier for you to maintain cleanliness in your establishment that you don’t have to pay someone to do it on your behalf.

  2. Guadalupe J. Rose // July 27, 2015 at 2:12 am // Reply

    Storing your stuff can be difficult if you don’t have an organizer. Fixed shelves help a lot in keeping your school materials safe and intact, but they can be a hassle when I have to reorganize stuff. Mobile shelving makes my job easier because it lets me move the materials faster compared to when I do it manually. I can also go over all shelves quickly since I can slide them back and forth.

  3. Hanh K. Robinson // July 27, 2015 at 2:48 am // Reply

    While the choice of shelving can contribute to your productivity, I still believe that it’s up to a person’s work ethics and attitude that matter. For instance, if you’re a laid back person, you’ll still have a hard time cleaning the place even if you have mobile shelving. It’s not just in the shelves but in the person. If you want to do things efficiently, people can use mobile shelves but perform things with due diligence too.

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