Seville Classics Storage Ottoman Featured in USA Today’s Best “Back-to-School” Purchases from Popular YouTubers

USA Today is one of the most widely circulated newspapers in the United States, and they regularly showcase impressive new products. Recently, their Reviewed.com platform hosted a feature entitled “10 popular college YouTubers on the best ‘back-to-school’ purchase they ever made.” Writer Samantha Matt interviewed college YouTubers for the story, and the Seville Classics Foldable Storage Ottoman made an appearance.

Catherine Goetze has a YouTube channel called “Cath in College”, which documents her daily life at Stanford, as well as fun vacations she takes on school breaks. Catherine made a point of endorsing the Foldable Storage Ottoman as her best back-to-school purchase. In the USA Today article, she says “Having a couch is always high up on people’s lists of fun dorm room add-ons, but you never think about how badly you’ll want to be able to kick your feet up right after you sit down. Bonus points for ottomans that double as storage space.”  

With more than 850 reviews on Amazon and a 4.8 average score, the Foldable Storage Ottoman is a real knockout. Customers love the impressive weight capacity, hidden storage area, and pain-free assembly. For $19.99, you can add seating and storage to your dorm room with a single purchase.

Catherine’s ringing endorsement mentions that you can “kick your feet up” on the Foldable Storage Ottoman. In fact, the durable frame can support up to 400 pounds on the lid. That means you can sit comfortably on the ottoman, place heavy items on top of it, and store school supplies under the removable lid.  

For more than three decades, Seville Classics has been a leader in home storage solutions. Our ottomans are durable, comfortable, and easy to assemble. Visit our blogPinterest, or Facebook pages for more college storage tips!

NSF Shelving Decor

In this guide, we’ve shared some key details about NSF shelving, so that you learn why it’s so respected for hygiene and safety. At Seville Classics, we carry a wide range of NSF shelving units in platinum, UltraZinc, and black epoxy. They’re the perfect addition for your commercial kitchen, garage workspace, or office supply closet.

What is the National Sanitation Foundation?

Established in 1944, the NSF began as a set of guidelines for water fountains and luncheonettes. Over time, the organization has developed into a global force for health and safety. They’ve created dozens of safety standards for consumer and commercial items, with a rigorous testing process. Once a product passes the inspection, it’s stamped with the “NSF” logo.  

NSF Shelving Types

We have a few unique shelving styles at the Seville Classics store, including NSF rack storage, wire shelving, and commercial utility carts. First, the 4-Tier UltraZinc Steel Wire Shelving is a great all-purpose storage system, with support for 350 pounds on each shelf. Meanwhile, the Commercial 7-Tier 16-Rack Storage System includes 16 polypropylene bins that easily slide in and out of the NSF shelving unit. It’s the ideal system for storing small tools and office supplies. Finally, the 3-Shelf UltraZinc Commercial Utility Cart adds 4” wheels and a steel handle bar, for fast mobility around your workspace.

Benefits of NSF Certification

When working in a commercial kitchen or a busy office, your shelving units need to be food-safe, to ensure optimal hygiene. With NSF-certified shelving, your company can be confident that the units fulfill every criteria for workplace safety.  

Built with UltraZinc plating, our NSF-certified units are guarded against corrosion in dry weather, and many models can support 600 pounds per shelf. Moreover, every Seville Classics shelving unit is backed with a 10-year limited warranty, which safeguards owners against any material defects. All in all, the NSF logo is a dependable sign of quality and safety.


For more than 30 years, Seville Classics has been a leader in shelving storage. Our tough NSF shelving is built to last, no matter if it’s used in a commercial kitchen or home workspace. Whether you need mobile shelving on wheels, or a corner unit for a cramped space, we have a wide variety of NSF-certified models to meet your needs. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to learn more!

Home Essential Tips: Organizing Garages of All Sizes

In this guide, we’ve shared how to keep your garage clean and clutter-free, no matter how large the floorplan. With a few simple additions, you can dramatically boost your storage space and maximize your garage’s utility. Our Seville Classics storage solutions have the durability to last for years, and many of the items are backed with a manufacturer’s warranty.

Hang Everyday Tools on a Pegboard

First, it’s crucial to use any available wall space for storage, so that you minimize the items cluttering your garage. With the UltraHD Pegboard Set, you have two 24”x24” panels to work with, and 23 pegs for hanging important tools. Moreover, the pegboard includes six hanging bins, so you can stash smaller items like nuts and bolts. This is an excellent addition to any garage, especially a cramped space without room for a standard tool chest.

Invest in Rolling Storage

Meanwhile, a rolling cabinet adds versatility to your garage, so you can maneuver the unit and accommodate your work needs. With the UltraHD 6-Drawer Rolling Cabinet, you have plenty of space for tools, and the cushion-lined drawers lock with a single key. Resting on heavy-duty castor wheels, it’s easy to roll the unit from one room to another with the chrome push bar. Finally, the smooth wood top is an ideal work surface for a confined garage.

Reduce Clutter with Wire Shelving

Without an organizational system, it’s easy for your garage to quickly turn into a mess. That’s why wire shelving is so essential. At Seville Classics, we’re proud to carry a wide variety of NSF-certified shelving units. Short for the National Sanitation Foundation, the NSF tests products for optimum safety and cleanliness. Depending on your needs, we have wire shelving in a few different styles, including black epoxy and UltraZinc steel.

 

Stash Valuables in a Locking Cabinet

Every garage can benefit from an all-purpose locking cabinet, and the UltraHD Commercial Heavy-Duty Storage Cabinet ticks every box. Built with a tough steel frame and granite powder coating, this unit can withstand serious wear and tear. The entire cabinet locks with a single key and magnetic latch system. It’s perfect for storing valuable tools, supplies, and documents.

For more than 30 years, Seville Classics has been a leader in garage storage. Our UHD line is designed with durable powder-coated steel and UltraGuard fingerprint-resistant materials. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages for more organization tips!

Tips for Organizing Your Shoe Collection for Small Spaces

In this brief guide, we’ve shared a few tips for keeping your shoe collection organized in a cramped living spaces. At Seville Classics, we have a wide variety of shoe racks and closet organizers that maximize tight areas. Whether you’re residing in a tiny dorm or a city apartment, you can take advantage of these tips to improve your living situation.

Invest in a Tiered Shoe Rack

First, we highly recommend purchasing a multi-tiered shoe rack to organize your footwear in one convenient place. Depending on your room’s decorative style, we have shoe racks in iron mesh, espresso resin, bamboo, and more. Our racks can support between 25 and 30 pounds per shelf, depending on the material. If you have a closet bursting with sneakers, or a foyer that needs tidying, the right shoe rack will work wonders.  

Place a Rack Under the Bed

Once you’ve made the decision to invest in a quality rack, it’s time to figure out where to store it. Some closets are too cramped for shoe storage, so you might need to think outside the box. If you’re using a bedframe with unused space below the mattress, try sliding a shoe rack below the bed.

Expand Your Storage as Needed

Some shoe organizers offer incredible storage potential, but if you’re living in a tiny apartment, there’s no reason to buy storage that you don’t need. That’s the beauty of our expandable shoe racks. When you’re ready to expand your storage, simply buy another 2-Tier rack and stack it above your existing shoe collection. The racks are designed to interlock, without any tools.

No Closet? No Problem

Finally, if your living space is so tiny that you don’t even have a closet, it’s time to invest in a standalone organizer. With multiple tiers for shoes and accessories, the Expandable Closet Organizer System provides an all-in-one solution for your wardrobe. Use the two hanging rods for your clothes, and then place your shoes in the two steel towers on either side. It’s an elegant storage system for cramped environments.

For more than 30 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in closet storage. Our shoe racks have the versatility and strength to last, but no tools are needed for assembly. Use these storage marvels to tidy up your shoe collection, and then attach more racks as the collection grows. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to get inspired!

Five Dorm Essentials Under $30

At Seville Classics, we know that college students can’t always afford fancy furniture and appliances, but that doesn’t mean you need study in discomfort. In this guide, we’ve shared 5 dorm room essentials. They’re all under $30, so that you have a clean and comfortable living space on a budget.

Foldable Tufted Storage Ottoman, Alpine Gray

First, this minimalist ottoman adds storage space to your dorm, which is incredibly important in tight quarters. Simply remove the cushion top and place items inside the cube. The ottoman serves as a comfortable footrest or stool when fully assembled. It’s perfect when hosting guests or lounging with your feet up.

UltraSlimline 17 Inch Oscillating Personal Tower Fan, White

To keep cool during the hotter months, we recommend investing in a portable tower fan. The 17” UltraSlimline takes up minimal space on a dorm desk, but it provides powerful airflow and 80 degrees of oscillation. There’s even an automatic timer, so you can set it for 1 hour, 2 hours, or 4 hours and study until the fan turns off.

5 Compartment Drawer Organizer

School supplies can easily get lost in the shuffle, but with the 5 Compartment Drawer Organizer, you’ll have dedicated compartments for important items. Built with sustainable bamboo, this highly durable tray is designed for pens, markers, and assorted stationery. Best of all, if the organizer gets dirty, the bamboo material can be cleaned with soap and water.  

2-Tier Resin Slat Utility Shoe Rack, Espresso

With a few roommates living in the same dorm, shoes can become a cluttered mess. It’s well worth the $19.99 to invest in a utility shoe rack, and the Seville Classics 2-Tier Resin Slat model is an elegant solution. Each tier can fit three pairs of shoes, so if you include the space below the unit, that’s enough room for nine pairs! No tools are necessary to assemble the rack, and any college student can put it together.   

3-Tier UltraZinc Shelving Cart

Finally, this all-purpose shelving cart is ideal for assorted knick-knacks, including toiletries, snacks, and linens. Designed with zinc-plated steel, the cart is strong enough to support 150 pounds per shelf, and it’s highly corrosion resistant as well. All in all, it’s the perfect piece for multipurpose storage.


For more than 30 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in home storage. Our dorm essentials are built to last, but they’re affordable enough for the average college student. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to learn more!

The Benefits of NSF Shelving

In this brief overview, we’ve shared some background information about the NSF, so that you can learn why it’s a trusted badge of cleanliness and safety. At Seville Classics, we’re proud to carry a variety of NSF-certified products, including high-quality steel shelving units. We recommend using our shelving in your kitchens, offices, and industrial warehouses.

5-Tier UltraZinc NSF Steel Wire Shelving /w Wheels, 18x36x72

What is the NSF?

Short for the National Sanitation Foundation, the NSF was founded in 1944 as a set of standards for luncheonette and water fountain hygiene. Today, the public health organization is a global force for good, with dozens of safety standards for food equipment, appliances, and many other products. Any item that meets their rigorous standards is stamped with the “NSF” logo.

What is NSF Certification?

To qualify for NSF certification, your product must undergo testing by the organization’s independent inspectors. They evaluate every aspect of your creation, from the manufacturing process to the product materials.

Once they determine that the product has no contaminants and performs as advertised, an NSF auditor visits the manufacturing plant to verify that it meets the same standards. If everything looks consistent, they grant the NSF certification.

Benefits of NSF-Certified Products

At Seville Classics, many of our products are used in commercial and personal kitchens, so they absolutely need to be food-safe. In particular, metal shelving units like the 5-Tier UltraZinc NSF Steel Wire Shelving and the 6-Tier NSF Corner Shelving are perfect for commercial use. With NSF certification, you can be confident that these units meet every criteria for food hygiene and worker safety.

5-Tier UltraZinc NSF Steel Wire Shelving /w Wheels

Our steel wire shelving is designed for serious use, and many of our NSF-certified units can support up to 600 pounds per shelf. They’re also constructed with UltraZinc plating, and this guards against corrosion in dry climates. In fact, all Seville Classics shelving comes with a 10-year limited warranty, which protects consumers against any material defects. We believe in our products, and so does the NSF, so you can rely on us to meet exacting standards of quality.

6-Tier NSF Corner Shelving /w Wheels, 28x28x72

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in home storage. Our heavy-duty NSF shelving is built to last, no matter if it’s used in a commercial kitchen or personal workspace. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to get inspired!

Wood Top vs. Stainless Steel Top Workcenters

Workcenters can transform your garage or warehouse into a DIY paradise. With a pegboard for important tools, drawers for small items, and a built-in LED light, Seville Classics’ UltraHD workcenters offer tremendous functionality at an affordable price. All UltraHD designs boast a powder-coated finish, which provide protection from corrosion in dry environments. They also have a heavy-dutysteel frame and fingerprint-resistant steel drawers which are built to last.  

Once you’ve decided to invest in a workcenter, you’ll need to choose between a wood or stainless-steel surface. Unfortunately, there’s no right answer to this question, so we want to help with the decision-making process. Below, we’ve shared the benefits of wood and stainless steel for a workcenter top, along with their respective drawbacks.

UltraHD Lighted Stainless Steel Top Workbench

Wood Top Workcenters

Garage centerpieces like the UltraHD Lighted Workcenter have a smooth, beech wood surface which is extremely pleasant to work on. If you’re dealing with heavy tools, you’ll make less noise on a wood surface than a metal one. Furthermore, damage done to the wood can potentially be sanded out.

Conversely, wood top workcenters aren’t as durable as stainless steel, and they don’t last as long. This shouldn’t be an issue for most people, but if you plan on pushing your workcenter to the limit, we suggest going with a steel top. Wood is more temperamental than steel, and it’s harder to keep clean.

UltraHD Lighted Workcenter

Stainless Steel Top Workcenters

If you’re looking for a sleek and sturdy work area, the UltraHD Lighted Stainless Steel Top Workbench offers a heavy-duty surface for professional projects. Built with fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, the work top will stay shiny and clean after serious use. With minimal maintenance, you can enjoy a stainless steel top for at least 10 years, and not worry about damaging the workbench’s structural integrity. Furthermore, stainless steel has a higher heat resistance than wood, so it’s a better option for welding work.   

On the other hand, steel surfaces are generally more slippery than wood, and they can vary in temperature. Depending on the weather, you may find the steel to be icy cold to the touch, or way too hot to work on. Unless you live in a mild climate, you may require air conditioning and heating in your workspace.

UltraHD Lighted Stainless Steel Top Workbench, Black

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in home storage. Our heavy-duty workcenters are built to last, no matter if they’re used in a commercial or personal workspace. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to get inspired!

Top 5 Places to Use a Sit-Stand Desk

If you’re looking to improve your sedentary work lifestyle, sit-stand desks offer a versatile solution. Designed to be portable, our sit-stand desks have rolling casters that allow you to quickly move between rooms.

Doctors agree that sitting for prolonged periods can have detrimental health effects, and that it’s a good idea to alternate sitting and standing throughout the day. With Seville Classics designs like the AIRLIFT XL, you can have the best of both worlds.

Below, we’ve shared five places where a sit-stand desk comes in handy, providing a sturdy work surface at a moment’s notice.

Bedroom

Whether you need an impromptu desk, or an adjustable stand to watch movies from your laptop, sit-stand desks are extremely useful in a bedroom. Simply roll out the desk when you need it, and then put it in your closet when not in use. Desk designs like the AIRLIFT Mobile Laptop Desk Cart take up a minimal amount of space, and the brown finish looks amazing in a bedroom.  

Dorm Room

College students can get a lot of value from sit-stand desks, especially if they’re living in a cramped dormitory. With pneumatic height adjustment, you can set up a sit-stand desk anywhere in a dorm, from the couch to the common room. When it’s time for a change of scenery, simply roll the desk to a new location and get back to work.

Lecture Hall

AIRLIFT Mobile Laptop Desk CartLikewise, sit-stand desks can be useful for professors who need an extra surface for their instructional materials. If you’re teaching a small workshop with a few dozen students, you can quickly move desks like the AIRLIFT XL into a circular formation. This setup promotes class collaboration. Also, students will appreciate having desks that comfortably fit their height.

Kitchen

Cramped kitchens can benefit from height adjustable surfaces as well, especially if you need a larger surface area for ingredients. Just roll the desk into your kitchen and lock the casters for use as a center island. Our Tilting Mobile Laptop Desk Cart provides a  great place to set your cookbook or computer with recipes, so you can quickly glance at it while cooking.

Family Room

Tilting Mobile Laptop Desk Cart, BlackFinally, desks like the Sit-Stand Desk Cart are a welcome addition to any family room. If you don’t have a dedicated office, or you like to work with the TV in the background, just roll this sit-stand desk to your loveseat. With a side table for your computer mouse (or a cold beverage), you can fully enjoy working from home.  

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in home storage. Our ultra versatile sit-stand desks are built to last, no matter if they’re used in a professional or personal workspace. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to get inspired!

Tower Fans vs. Pedestal Fans

Before selecting a portable fan, consider your space constraints, stylistic wants, and overall goals. Whether you’re looking to cool down a room or purify the air, there’s a quality fan for every scenario. In this guide, we’ve outlined the benefits of tower fans vs. pedestal fans, so you can make an educated decision and stay cool during the summer. We’ve also done a side-by-side comparison with circular blade fans and ceiling fans, so you get the full picture.

UltraSlimline 17 Inch Oscillating Personal Tower Fan

Tower Fans

These slender and modern fans fit into tiny apartments, but they still have impressive cooling abilities. If you live or work in a cramped space, we recommend tower fans over pedestal fans because they have a less obtrusive design. They also make a minimal amount of noise, and use energy-efficient motors that will save you money in the long run.

Tower fan models like the UltraSlimline 40-Inch have oscillation and two-step tilt features, which allow them to blow air in virtually any direction. Meanwhile, the petite UltraSlimline 17-Inch fits on a desk or kitchen counter, so you can bring a comfortable breeze into your work area.

UltraSlimline 40 inch Oscillating Tower Fan with Tilt Feature, White

 

Pedestal Fans

On the other hand, pedestal fans offer stronger airflow across a broader area, so they’re more suitable for a large office space. Their tall and ungainly designs aren’t as sleek as a tower fan, but if looks don’t matter, they provide a more powerful solution for cooling down a room.

Just like tower fans, pedestal fans offer total control over oscillation, tilt, and speed. However, they also take up a lot of space, so if you’re dealing with a small room, we recommend using a tower fan instead. Even though pedestal fans tend to provide more airflow, they’re also noisier than your average tower fan, which may be distracting in close quarters.

UltraSlimline 17 Inch Oscillating Personal Tower Fan, White

Ceiling Fans

Next, the traditional ceiling fan offers tremendous air circulation in an affordable package. If you’re not looking for a portable solution, and you have the option to install a ceiling fan in your room, it’s the best choice for everyday use. However, if you rent an apartment or need a portable fan for your office, a ceiling fan would be more trouble than it’s worth.  

Bladeless Fans

Finally, a few appliance companies have released “bladeless fans”, which push air through a ring on a pedestal. These fans are a total conversation piece, because they look incredibly stylish and there are no blades to be found. However, you’ll pay a lot more for a bladeless fan than a similarly sized tower fan with similar or superior performance.

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in home storage. Our UltraSlimline series of tower fans are built to last, no matter if they’re used in a professional or personal workspace.Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to get inspired!

Essential Dorm Room Organizers: How to Prepare for the Upcoming School Year

It’s back-to-school time again! Getting organized before your first day of classes (and afterwards when you really need to get organizer) will make your life easier with fewer surprises. With organizer carts and filing cabinets, you can create a reliable system for organizing your course materials. Below, we’ve shared a few handy organization tips when preparing for a busy school year.

Organize Documents By Class

First, we recommend investing in a filing system like the 3-Tier File & Utility Cart, and then creating a dedicated file for each class. When you finish a homework assignment or need to store reference materials, you can quickly add them to the correct file. With this system, nothing gets lost in the shuffle.

3-Tier Mobile Letter/Legal Office File & Utility Cart with 2 Steel Wire Mesh Baskets

Build a School Supply Drawer

Meanwhile, the Large 10-Drawer Organizer Cart is perfect for storing your school supplies. Each drawer can hold up to 3.3 pounds, and there’s plenty of width (15 inches) for larger items. We recommend labeling the drawers with specific categories, such as “Paper”, “Writing Instruments”, and “Printer Supplies”.

Large 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Frosted White

Design a Color-Coded System

Color-coding with a Multi-Color Organizer Cart is another smart way to stay organized, especially if you have dozens of file folders in one place. You can use small pieces of electric tape and a magic marker to color-code anything, including organizer carts, textbooks, and course materials. Then, create a one-page “key” that shows what each color signifies, so you can use it as a quick reference.

10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Translucent Multi-Color

Set Up a Snack Station

Of course, you’ll need to refuel during a busy course schedule, so we recommend eating small meals throughout the day. Using the same 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, you can set aside a few drawers for snacks. If you’re living in a dorm room, each roommate can have their own snack drawer, so that your favorite food won’t go missing in the night.

Store Papers in a Wall Organizer

Finally, you can use the 6-Tier Mesh/Desk Wall Organizer for current assignments and course materials. It mounts easily to a wall or door, allowing you to slide papers in without cluttering your desk. Furthermore, it works as a freestanding unit (with protective rubber feet), so you can set it on any flat surface.

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been an innovator in home storage. Our metal organizers are built to last, so you can stay focused throughout high school, college, and beyond. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to see more organization tips or check out which Seville Classics product one of the 10 popular college YouTubers featured on the best ‘back-to-school’ purchase they ever made.