Choose the right shelf for your office

From chaos to order: Choose the right office shelf

Every office needs some type of storage solution, and practical shelves are a smart choice. Which type of shelf is best suited for your needs depends on what needs to be stored, the environment in which the office shelf will be placed, and of course, personal preferences. Orderliness and neatness make work easier and the office more pleasant. We help you find out whether you need a wall-mounted shelf, a classic bookcase, archive shelves, or a flexible shelf system.  
A woman stands on a stool and retrieves a binder from a high office shelf

Choose the right type of shelf

Always check the maximum load capacity of the shelves and remember that it applies to an evenly distributed weight. Consider are you storing light items such as binders or boxes with heavy contents?  

The classic laminate bookcase with covered sides is always right at an office. Laminate shelves are durable and available in several colours and various wood imitations. It is the perfect choice for storing books and binders. An interior design tip is to mix low and high shelves for more variety and a livelier furnishing. 

Steel shelves with open sides work well for archiving or when a lot of storage space is needed in the office. These often come with extension sections, which make it easy to expand as needed. 
Wall mounted shelves are both stylish and practical. Hang them above a lower cabinet or over the desk to make use of the space, or let them hang on their own for a more airy office interior.  
Shelf systems mounted on the wall with support rails and hanging rails are space-saving and practical. Place the shelves as you like and rearrange as needed. 
Invest in a bookcase that's a part of a furniture series. This allows you to mix high and low shelves and possibly turn one shelf into a cabinet with a pair of doors. Set up one or more wall shelves where you need extra space for your things. In this way, you can adapt the storage if the needs change or if the workplace needs to be rearranged. Look for a furniture series with good variation in the range to adapt the interior. Sticking to one furniture series makes it easy to create a sleek interior and achieve a matching office. 
A person leans against an adjustable desk, bookshelves are visible in the background

Where should the shelf be placed?  

It pays to think twice before purchasing storage shelves. With the right model, color, and placement, the shelves not only function as storage furniture but also enhance the office's comfort and interior design. In an archive room, for example, it may be more important for the shelves to hold as much as possible rather than having a modern design. A good archive shelf should be easy to assemble and expand. This facilitates changes in the document collection volume. 

In tight spaces, floor space can be saved by constructing storage vertically instead of horizontally if the ceiling height permits. If it is not possible to build on the height, extra-deep shelves are an alternative. Be sure to measure height, width, and depth carefully to make the best use of the available space.  
In a larger space, it may be more pleasant to screen off and create smaller areas in the room. Low shelves work perfectly as room dividers while maintaining an open line of sight and making books and magazines easily accessible. If you choose a mobile shelf with wheels, you can easily adapt the furnishings to the occasion.  

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More smart features for shelves  

With the help of various accessories, you can customize your office shelf so that it is perfect for you. A form insert, drawer insert, extra shelf, or wheels can increase functionality depending on your specific needs. The accessories can be changed if the work situation changes.  

A compact shelf is the most space-saving type of shelf and provides plenty of storage in a small space. With a crank, the shelf sections are moved so you can access what you need. Suitable for archives. 

For concealed storage, you can add doors to your bookcase. Mix open and concealed storage with shelves in the same series for a cohesive impression. If you want more options to hide or lock objects, you can also add storage cabinets. 

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Tips on shelving units from AJ Products

  1. It's no wonder the FLEXUS  bookcase is a bestseller. Each shelf can hold about 12 binders, making it the perfect binder shelf. The ability to mount doors allows you to mix open and concealed storage. Furthermore, FLEXUS comes in several different colors. 
  2. The CLEO bookcase is a really affordable storage furniture. With functional and minimalist design and three color variants, it is a good choice for most office environments.  
  3. Is the office feeling cramped? Then we suggest you check out the LIGHT office shelf. If you move to a larger premises, you can easily expand with extension sections.  
  4. QBUS is a stylish shelf that looks great in most rooms. Place the shelf where it is visible: in the entrance, the conference room, or in the office's line of sight. The QBUS furniture series also includes storage cabinets, drawer units, and more.  
  5. The SHAPE shelf system offers smart and practical wall storage that can be combined and expanded. Why not mount a wall shelf above your desk for easy access to your frequently used items?  

Ask us about office shelves

Our wide range makes it easy for you to find a solution that suits your business. If you need support, you are always welcome to contact us. We are happy to help you!

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