How to Organize Your Home in 2018

In this handy guide, we’ve outlined how to organize your home and start 2018 on the right foot! January 14th is Organize Your Home Day, and it’s the perfect time to get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning. At Seville Classics, we firmly believe in expandable and customizable storage solutions. With these home organizing ideas, you can make the most of your available space, and feel less cluttered at the same time.

Downsize for Good

First, we recommend going through your closets, pantry, and garage, pulling everything off the shelves and seeing what you can throw out. This is a perfect activity for after the holidays, when you’ve accumulated more stuff and need to consolidate. As a general rule, for every new box that you add to your home, you should try to donate two bags to a local charity. Downsizing feels cathartic, like you’re shedding a layer and creating more breathing room.

Transform Your Storage

Once you’ve consolidated your things, it’s time to makeover your storage areas. For example, you can place new wallpaper in your pantry, clean up your shelves, and stick a cleaning schedule on your fridge so that the house stays spotless. Then, you can start labeling every storage container and cardboard box, so that it’s easy to locate anything in the house.

Add Tiers to Your Shelves

After cleaning and organizing your home, you can maximize vertical storage space with the Expandable Kitchen Cabinet Shelf Organizer. This heavy-duty iron shelf can expand from 15.75” to 30” wide, so it fits a wide variety of cabinets. It’s the perfect solution for your plates, bowls, and cups, taking advantage of your existing space, without adding clutter.

Invest in Expandable Solutions

Meanwhile, if you’re looking to boost storage space under the sink, the Expandable Sink Shelf with Mesh Panels can help you stay organized. With snap-on mesh panels that fit around existing drain pipes, and an expandable base that ranges from 18” to 30” wide, this unit works wonders under almost any sink.

Dedicate a Space for Your Shoes

Expandable storage is ideal for cabinets, but it also makes sense in the closet, where shoes can quickly pile up. With the 3-Tier Expandable Shoe Rack, you can stash shoes on the epoxy-coated steel poles and not worry about them slipping. When fully extended at 46.6” wide, you can store up to 21 pairs of shoes comfortably. Assembly is easy, and the steel frame is designed to last.         

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in home storage solutions. Whether you’re downsizing a cluttered home, expanding your storage capacity, or simply organizing what you already own, there’s a smart storage product for your specific needs. For more home organizing ideas, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

Everything You Need to Know About CES 2018

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This year, Seville Classics is proud to showcase the latest in office technology at the Consumer Electronics Show, also known as CES. It’s our second year attending Las Vegas’ illustrious tech convention. We’ve returned with our new AIRLIFT® Standing Desk Converters, the AIRLIFT® XL Sit-Stand Mobile Desks, and much more.  
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Seville Classics’ Products Garner High Praise in Business Insider

Business Insider is a highly influential news and financial site, with an “Insider Picks” team that covers today’s hottest products. Earlier this year, they gave Seville Classics’ products top billing in “The Best Spice Racks You Can Buy”, “The Best Electric Fans You Can Buy”, and “The Best Laundry Baskets You Can Buy”.

Spice Rack from Seville ClassicsAfter considering a range of factors for a top-quality rack, Business Insider awarded “The Best Inexpensive Spice Rack” to the Seville Classics Bamboo Spice Rack collection. They deemed our bamboo racks “beautiful” and “affordable”, while also mentioning the three convenient sizes that can fit a cabinet, countertop, or drawer. They also admired the sharp bamboo construction, which offers “toughness” and “environmentally friendly makeup”.

Next, Business Insider deemed our 40” UltraSlimline Oscillating Tower Fan “The Best Quiet Electric Tower Fan”, with “the best combination of silent operation and airflow in an attractive tower fan design”. It offers impressive performance in a sleek housing, with a quieter motor than a traditional box fan. Available in black or white, with a steel intake grill that adds some flair, the fan’s attractive design sets it apart from the competition.  

Seville Classics Laundry HamperFinally, “The Best Attractive Laundry Hamper” went to our Water Hyacinth Lidded Oval Double Hamper, which offers a gorgeous hand-woven design in a sturdy wire frame. The two laundry bags are removable and machine-washable, with plenty of space to sort your light and dark clothing. Up to two full loads can be stored in the hamper, and the tan wicker design looks charming in any room.  

With hundreds of reviews and high average scores on Amazon, these three Seville Classics items are strong contenders in their respective categories. Customers love the spice rack’s sturdy build, the tower fan’s quiet power, and the hamper’s pleasing design.

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been an innovator in home storage and appliances. Our products are affordable, durable, and easy to assemble. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to learn how these storage solutions can transform your everyday life.

Adjusting Your Workday with a Sit Stand Desk

Seville Classics Standing DeskSitting for prolonged periods is terrible for your health, but how can you avoid it when you have a desk job? An adjustable sit stand desk allows you to alternate between the two postures, so that you don’t put too much strain on your back or your feet. In this guide, we’ve shared some of the health benefits that a sit stand desk workstation can bring into your daily work routine.

Improved Posture

It’s hard not to slouch when you’re sitting at a desk all day. Many people haveSit Stand Desk for Work their computers positioned below eye level, so they need to hunch over to see their work. With a sit stand desk like the AIRLIFT S3, you can raise the desk level with the push of a button, until your computer is slightly above eye level. This will naturally improve your posture, because you’ll need to stand straight and look up slightly to see the screen.

Less Risk of Cancer

Recent scientific studies have shown that prolonged sitting can lead to colon and breast cancer. Although the studies are not conclusive, scientists have linked the production of C-reactive protein (which is increased while sitting) to cancer risk. Likewise, standing puts pressure on different areas of the body (such as the legs and feet), while relieving strain on the back and shoulders.

Custom Comfort

Everyone’s body is different, but desks tend to be the same size, so it can be difficult to find a healthy and comfortable position. The AIRLIFT S3 can be adjusted from 25.6” to 51.4” high, using a built-in digital controller that operates the dual-electric motors. The large range of the S3 makes it better for taller users by being able to. Ideally, your shoulders should be relaxed, and your forearms should be parallel with the floor. Find a position that works for you, and then watch your health and posture improve!

More Calories Burned Per Day

Standing burns around 50 more calories per hour than sitting, so changing to an adjustable sit stand desk like the AIRLIFT S2 can help reduce your risk of obesity. We recommend starting slow with a standing routine, so that you don’t put too much strain on your legs. For even better results, take breaks every 30 to 40 minutes and walk around the office. Walking is great for burning calories, maintaining healthy blood flow, and keeping your metabolism high.

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in office furnishings and workplace solutions. A height-adjustable standing desk provides total control over your desk’s height, so you can choose the most comfortable position for your needs. With powerful electric motors and a solid steel construction, these standing desks are built to last. For more productivity tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

The Best Way to Store Holiday Decorations

tangled christmas lightsIn this seasonal guide, we’ve shared a few of our favorite tips for holiday decoration storage. It can be stressful to locate your decorations, take them out of storage, hang them up, and then return them in one piece. At Seville Classics, we want you to spend quality time with family and friends, instead of de-tangling Christmas lights and preparing the garage for winter With a few of these common-sense strategies, you can make decorating so much easier.

Invest in Holiday Decoration Storage

Ultra Zinc Steel ShelvingSteel wire shelving is perfect for all-purpose storage, including holiday decorations. If you need a serious storage boost, consider the 6-Tier UltraZinc Steel Wire Shelving unit, which can support up to 500 pounds per shelf and comes with locking wheels for mobility. Meanwhile, the 3-Tier UltraZinc Cabinet Organizer is suitable for an existing cabinet or countertop, and you can use it to stash smaller storage boxes.  

Use Canvas Storage Boxes

Instead of relying on cardboard boxes from the office supply storage, why not try a reusable solution with a see-through front? The Canvas Storage Box Set lets you see exactly what’s inside, so you can quickly distinguish between Halloween, Easter, and Christmas decoration storage containers. When not in use, simply fold up the boxes and keep them in a closet until the holidays are over.  

Store Ornaments in a Protective Chest

Holiday ornaments can be extremely fragile, but if you store them in a heavy-duty container, you can avoid potential breakage. We recommend keeping them in a hard-shell chest with soft dividers, so no ornaments are touching each other. For even more protection, you can wrap the ornaments in tissue paper until they’re securely in place.

Protect Your Artificial Tree

Likewise, if you have an artificial Christmas tree, you should take precautionary measures to ensure that your tree isn’t damaged during the year. Storage products like the TreeKeeper provide a protective shell for the tree, with optional wheels that let you roll it from the garage to the living room.  

Keep Seasonal Items Out of the Way

Floating Wire ShelvingFinally, it’s best to store your Christmas decoration storage containers in a place that’s easy to access, without blocking the rest of your garage. Elevated solutions like the Floating Steel Wire Mesh Storage Shelves allow you to keep holiday decorations separate from your other storage items. Each shelf can support up to 40 pounds safely, which is perfect for your small and mid-sized holiday decorations.

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in home storage solutions. Whether you need a shelving unit for Christmas decoration storage, or a canvas box for your Hanukkah décor, we have options for every holiday under the sun. To learn more seasonal storage tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

How to Prepare Your Garage for Winter

In this guide, we’ve shared the best way to heat a garage in winter, along with some garage storage tips that will prepare you for the colder months. This will allow you to keep working on projects throughout the snowy season, without getting frostbite in the process.

Insulate the Garage

Before the temperature starts to drop, we recommend placing weather strips between door jambs (garage door and side door) so that you retain more heat inside. Over time, the weather stripping will start to crack and lose its effectiveness, so you may need to replace it every few years. Ultimately, insulation is the best way to heat a garage in winter, and keep it warm over time. Depending on your needs, you can also purchase a portable heater or invest in a more robust heating solution.

Maintain the Garage Door

Next, your garage door is designed with a wide array of metal parts, which are sensitive to the cold. It’s important to keep these parts lubricated using a silicon spray, while avoiding the plastic sections. Meanwhile, you should check every area of the garage to ensure that there’s no ice blocking the door. Try opening and closing the garage door every few days so the parts stay aligned.  

Store Your Summer Items

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As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, you won’t be needing the BBQ and kiddy pool anymore. Take time to collect the items in your backyard and side yard, so that they aren’t ruined by the snow. Dedicate a special space in the garage for these summer items, like a standalone storage cabinet. You can use the same space to house your winter gear during the warm months. 

  

Elevate Your Storage

During a heavy winter storm, it’s likely that snow and water will enter your garage, so make sure that your boxes aren’t stored on the floor. Instead, we recommend investing in some elevated storage, like the UltraHD Wall Cabinet. The heavy-duty steel construction can support up to 350 pounds, and the fingerprint-resistant stainless steel doors are secured with a built-in key lock. Likewise, the UltraHD Lighted Workcenter offers a practical place to store your tools, and a heavy-duty beech wood surface that can handle the cold.   

Workcenter for garageFor more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in garage storage. Our UltraHD products are designed to handle the winter climate, with a powder-coated graphite finish that protects against weather damage. To learn more about our garage products, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

Stay Organized During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyous occasion, but they can also be filled with stress, especially if you leave important errands until the last minute. At Seville Classics, we believe in planning ahead with holiday shopping, gift wrapping, and home storage, so that you have enough time to relax with family and friends. Below, we’ve outlined how you can develop a home organization system that’s effective at keeping the season bright.

Create a Plan of Attack

Before buying gifts or digging for tree ornaments, make a quick checklist of all the tasks you need to accomplish before the holiday. Start by listing the obvious things — like the people you need to buy gifts for — and then get more specific with tasks that you need to accomplish so that holiday parties and family traditions go off without a hitch. Once you’ve written out an entire list, it’s easy to break down the responsibilities into manageable chunks that can be completed on a day-by-day basis, and then write these down in your calendar. That’s home organization done right.

Schedule Time for Holiday Shopping

Christmas and Hanukkah shopping takes a lot of energy, especially if you have a big family. Don’t wait until the eleventh hour to buy gifts! It’s not worth the stress, and the closer you get to the holidays, the harder it is to find those coveted toys. We recommend setting aside a full shopping day at least three weeks before Christmas, so that you can pace yourself and not contend with other shoppers. If possible, try to shop online as well. You’ll find deals and gift ideas on the web that big-box stores just can’t compete with.

Wrap Gifts in Advance

For many parents, wrapping gifts has become a Christmas Eve tradition, but it’s way less fun than putting out cookies and milk for Santa. Instead of wrapping late into the night, we suggest buying gift wrap a few weeks early, and then setting aside a few evenings to wrap presents as you buy them. To save money in the future, store all of the extra wrapping paper and ribbons in a dedicated bin, so that you can wrap a gift at a moment’s notice. For smart home shelving, we recommend using a clear container for this, so that the holiday bin is easy to locate.

Decorate with the Family

Next, choose a weekend with your spouse and children to light up your home, buy a Christmas tree, and decorate it with ornaments. There’s nothing more important than enjoying these holiday traditions with the people you love, so it’s worth making time in your busy schedules. Sweeten the deal with some hot cocoa and holiday cookies, and everyone will have a great time.

Don’t Wait on Mailing Holiday Cards

Finally, if you’re planning to send out holiday-themed cards to close friends and family, don’t procrastinate! Writing thoughtful notes to each recipient takes time, but personalizing the cards is worth the extra effort. We recommend creating a spreadsheet with every recipient’s name and address, and then writing a few cards per day after Thanksgiving weekend.

Seville Classics Tower Fan Featured in ReviewLab

This October and November, the respected online platform ReviewLab listed Seville Classics’ 17” UltraSlimline tower fan as the Best Value on the market. This product recommendation is part of their monthly Best Tower Fans guide, which shares the best fans in a variety of categories.

“The Seville Classics UltraSlimline is a perfect fit for people looking to cool their space when they don’t have as much room to spare,” write the ReviewLab editors. After analyzing a variety of product attributes, they awarded the UltraSlimline a score of 86 out of 100. Their recommendation relies on three main factors: quiet fan functionality, compact housing, and impressive settings for the price.  

At only $29.99, the 17” UltraSlimline is a better value than any other tower fan. It has three speed settings, three sleep timer options (1, 2, and 4 hours), and oscillation features. With a footprint under 1 square foot, you can set the fan on a desk, countertop, or workbench and never feel cluttered.

Currently, the 17” UltraSlimline has more than 750 reviews on Amazon and plenty of satisfied customers. Reviewers love the quiet and powerful airflow, compact design, and remote control with LCD display.

ReviewLab is dedicated to researching the best products available online, analyzing customer reviews, and scoring attributes like value, quality, and brand. They use an in-house algorithm to gather and process this data, so they can gauge how real people actually feel about their purchases. In short, their goal is “to be your most trusted resource for finding the best products online.”

For more than three decades, Seville Classics has been an innovator in home appliances, both large and small. Our portable tower fans pack tremendous power in a tiny package. They stay quiet at the highest speeds, and offer satisfying oscillation options as well. Visit our blogPinterest, or Facebook pages to learn more about our remarkable tower fans!

Seville Classics Cutting Board Featured as One of Natalie Morales’ Top Kitchen Picks

This August, the popular print and online magazine CookingLight asked NBC anchor Natalie Morales for her “top kitchen picks”. She offered four practical recommendations that she uses in her home kitchen, including the Seville Classics Bamboo Cutting Board with 5 Color-Coded Flexible Cutting Mats.

“I have this cutting board set by the side of the sink at all times,” Natalie says of the Seville Classics cutting board. She loves using the color-coded mats for different ingredients, so that there’s no risk of cross-contamination when prepping a meal. The 5 mats slide easily into the durable bamboo cutting board, conserving space in your kitchen.

Meanwhile, the bamboo cutting board is more resilient and eco-friendly than traditional hardwood. It’s also easier on knives, so you won’t need to sharpen or replace your cutting utensils as often. To clean the board, simply wash it with warm water and dish soap, let it dry naturally, and wipe it with mineral oil to keep the bamboo healthy.

With more than 890 reviews on Amazon and a 4.5 average score, the Bamboo Cutting Board set has its share of fans. Customers love the colorful mats, quality bamboo construction, and affordable price. At only $29.99, it’s a highly useful tool for your personal or commercial kitchen.

Natalie Morales is best known for her roles on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and Access Hollywood. Before she joined the Today Show team in 2006, she was an anchor on MSNBC from 2002-2006. She is respected for her tips on cooking, health, and entertainment. Today, she lives in Los Angeles, working as the Today Show West Coast correspondent and host of Access Hollywood.

For more than three decades, Seville Classics has been an innovator in kitchen solutions. Our bamboo cutting boards are durable, hygienic, and eco-friendly. Visit our blogPinterest, or Facebook pages for more kitchen tips!

Types of Shelves (and How to Decorate Them)

In this guide, we’ll describe three practical shelving styles and share how we can decorate shelves so that they blend into any room. At Seville Classics, our shelving is NSF-certified for optimum cleanliness and safety. Whether you need a rack system for your garage, or a utility cart for your business, these three shelving types are versatile enough for personal and commercial use.

Commercial Bin Rack Shelving

With the, You can quickly organize and retrieve small items using the handy polypropylene bins in our 7-Tier NSF 16 Bin Rack Shelving unit. Perfect for an industrial warehouse, garage, or office supply closet, the powder-coated steel frame can withstand serious wear and tear. Simply adjust the shelving height and bin locations to your needs, and get to work!

How to Decorate Shelves:

  • Group items together by material, project, or theme for smarter organization.
  • Use the space above the top shelf for a decorative flourish. You can select a pleasing piece that wouldn’t normally fit in the actual shelf space.

Steel Wire Shelving

Next, these all-purpose units are designed for almost any space. They look incredible in a kitchen, office, garage, or bedroom closet, with UltraZinc-plated steel that has a chrome-like sheen. Models like the 4-Tier UltraZinc NSF Steel Wire Shelving have plenty of storage space, and each shelf can support up to 350 pounds. With a 10-year limited warranty, you can feel confident using the steel wire shelving in a demanding office environment.

How to Decorate Shelves:

  • Label a few decorative boxes and store smaller items inside, while also adding some color to your shelves.
  • Arrange items by type, so that you create a neat shelving layout.
  • Use your shelves as a showcase for your personal collection. Whether you collect funny coffee mugs, gems from different countries, or action figures, there’s an elegance to virtually any items presented in a comprehensive fashion.

Commercial Utility Carts

Finally, this mobile storage unit is ideal for a large office or unconventional kitchen layout. With four heavy-duty locking wheels and a metal handle bar, you can easily roll up to 500 pounds between rooms. The 3-Shelf UltraZinc Commercial Utility Cart has enough space for kitchenware, food, office supplies, and important paperwork.

How to Decorate Shelves:

  • Transform your cart into a drink serving station when entertaining guests at home.
  • When in doubt, select bold decorations over smaller accessories, so that you make a real statement instead of adding clutter.  
  • Make sure your cart matches the surrounding space. For example, if you’re working in a minimal office, try to reflect that with your cart’s presentation as well.

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leader in shelving solutions. Our NSF-certified steel shelving units are built to last, with no tools required for assembly. Use them to organize your garage, de-clutter your kitchen, and tidy up your closet. To learn more about our utility shelving collection, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages, and get inspired!