5 Medical Office Organization Ideas

home-office and garage organizingIt’s easy for a medical office to feel chaotic and cluttered. If you don’t have an organizational system in place, you can get caught in a dangerous situation while trying to locate important documents. Smart medical office organization is crucial, and it starts with having the right storage solutions. In this guide, we’ve shared 5 medical office organization ideas for office managers and administrators in need of a new strategy.

  1. Create a Mail Filing System:

Sorting through mail and medical documents can be a time-consuming process, which is why you should only do it once. With a sorting system like the Desktop and Mailroom Letter File Literature Organizer, you can create dedicated slots for unopened mail, bills, and unfinished paperwork. Once you’ve completed a task, you can move the relevant documents to another slot, so that you don’t waste time sorting through the same papers.

  1. Categorize Your Supplies:

Next, we recommend investing in a versatile storage solution for your medical equipment and miscellaneous supplies. Medical office organization requires clean and hygienic storage, which is why NSF shelving is so important. Certified by the National Sanitation Foundation, NSF products are tested to meet the highest public safety and health standards. Highly functional units like the 5-Tier UltraZinc Steel NSF Wire Shelving offer industrial-strength storage that can support up to 600 pounds per shelf, and are ideal for medical environments.

  1. Prioritize Your Work:

Office managers never run out of work, so they learn how to prioritize tasks in a timely manner, and not get bogged down with trivial errands. This takes discipline and planning. To help design a leaner organizational system, we recommend a storage solution like the 3-Tier Mobile Letter/Legal Office File & Utility Cart. Built with locking casters for easy mobility, this multipurpose cart includes a hanging file folder, utility shelf, and two mesh baskets. You can create a workflow that fits your office needs, so that big-picture items are finished first, and nothing gets lost in the shuffle.

  1. Embrace Mobile Solutions:

Medical offices can be hectic, and to facilitate a smoother work environment, it helps to have mobile furniture that you can quickly relocate when necessary. For example, you can use the Mobile Laptop Desk Cart as a sitting or standing desk. The lightweight frame rolls easily on 1.5” locking casters, so you can move it anywhere and continue working without interruptions.   

  1. Store Backups in a Secure Location:

Finally, we highly recommend creating an emergency plan for your medical office. This should include an emergency bag with important phone numbers and backups of your vital documents, in case of a fire or security breach. As a medical administrator, it’s always better to err on the side of caution, so that you’re ready for any situation.  

At Seville Classics, we love helping professionals transform their office storage, so that they can work smarter and more efficiently. For more organizational tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

Bedroom Décor: How to Layer a Bed

UltraSlimline 17 Inch Oscillating Personal Tower Fan, WhiteDepending on the season, bed layers can be minimal or complex, with optional pillows and blankets that provide extra coziness. In this handy guide, we’ve shared how to layer a bed so you can add style and comfort to any bedroom.   

  1. Add a Bottom and Top Sheet:

Making your bed starts with the bottom fitted sheet. Tuck the corners under the mattress, so that the sheet stretches out and looks clean. Then, add a top sheet with the stitching upside down, so that you see it when folded over the quilt. For an even snugger fit, you can tuck your top sheet under the bottom section of the mattress as well. We recommend light-colored sheets that don’t distract from the quilt and duvet patterns.

  1. Drape a Quilt:

Next, take a matching quilt (or bedspread) and add it to your bed. It’s important that the quilt is long enough to cover the entire mattress, with a little extra room to hang. You can tuck the quilt inside the bedframe and under the mattress, or simply leave it as is. Then, fold your quilt and top sheet together at the top of the bed, and tuck the sides under the mattress, so that the folded section is flat and clean.

  1. Layer a Duvet Cover:

For more warmth and comfort, we recommend folding a duvet cover at the bottom of your mattress. You’ll have the option to use it on cold nights, and it will add color to your bed layers. Make sure to fluff the duvet up by hitting it with your hands, and then fold it into thirds, so you can quickly pull it up to cover the bed.

  1. Fluff Your Pillows:

Pillows offer a fun way to customize your bed’s look, with so many different sizes, shapes, and colors to choose from. Start by setting your main bed pillows against the headboard. Then, arrange as many accent pillows as you like, so that it creates a classy configuration. You can place a discreet basket like the Foldable Water Hyacinth Portable Hamper at the foot of your bed, to store the throw pillows when you’re sleeping.

  1. Stash Blankets in a Storage Bench:

Finally, you’ll need a place to keep extra blankets for those exceptionally chilly nights. We recommend the Foldable Tufted Storage Bench Ottoman, which blends into a bedroom, supports 50 pounds of storage, and adds comfortable seating as well.
Learning how to layer a bed is just the beginning. At Seville Classics, we love helping people transform their home storage and décor. To learn about our latest products, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

Classroom Organization: How to Pack Up Your Classroom for the Summer

Summertime is just around the corner, and if you’re a teacher, you’re probably looking forward to that blissful vacation. Before you can lock up the classroom and hit the beach, you’ll need to pack up your materials and make some preparations for the next school year. In this handy guide, we’ve shared a few classroom organization ideas that will give you a head start, so that you aren’t overwhelmed in the fall.

Label Your Materials

First, it’s important to stick labels on your storage boxes, so you know what’s inside without having to dig around. Try to be as descriptive as possible, and you won’t have to guess the contents. For an even smarter solution, try labeling the 15-Drawer Organizer Cart and designating each drawer for specific supplies. With a dedicated organizer, you’ll never need to worry about packing. Simply roll the cart into a storage area, and then move on with your day.  

Start Packing Early

wicker basketSome packing will be unavoidable, however. We recommend starting as soon as possible, so that you aren’t stressed out when students leave for vacation. First, take home any materials and books that you’ve already used in your lesson plan, so that you eliminate a few items from your checklist. Next, create a donation bin for materials that you don’t need anymore, so that you clear some of the clutter. Finally, gather your remaining items in a storage container like the Handwoven Nesting Storage Basket, so you can quickly throw them in the car when summer break begins.  

Get Mobile

Classroom organization ideas don’t have to be complicated. Sometimes, the best storage solution is a sturdy shelving unit that you can roll between rooms. We recommend the 3-Tier UltraZinc Shelving Cart, which has corrosion-resistant plating and secure locking casters. Each shelf can support up to 50 pounds, so it’s strong enough to carry your books and lab materials. Best of all, you can use the shelving unit during the school year. Make sure to label it (and your other furniture) before leaving on vacation, though! This will ensure that the custodians don’t move your belongings to other classrooms while you’re away.

At Seville Classics, we’re proud to offer innovative storage solutions that make it easier to be a teacher. To learn more about how to pack up your classroom, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and start engaging with the Seville Classics community!

April 2018: Our Monthly Roundup of Recent Features

This month, Seville Classics was featured in a variety of online buying guides, with ringing endorsements for products like the UltraSlimline 40” Tower Fan and Expandable Cabinet Shelf. Below, we’ve shared a few of the most noteworthy mentions.

The Best Gear for Small Apartments

Part of the New York Times Company, the Wirecutter is highly respected for its product reviews and in-depth guides. In their recently updated piece “The Best Gear for Small Apartments,” the Wirecutter staff focused on powerful products with compact designs that maximize your apartment space. In the Kitchen section, the Seville Classics Expandable Kitchen Cabinet Shelf Organizer garnered praise as a sturdy shelf riser that fits a wide variety of cabinet sizes.

kitchen organizer

The Best Gear for Airbnb

Meanwhile, the Wirecutter just updated their “Best Gear to Outfit a Vacation Rental or Airbnb” guide, and the UltraSlimline 40” Tower Fan made a serious impression. The staff loved its strong air-blowing output, responsive remote control, and sturdy housing. Even though the fan stands 40” tall, it was the hardest model to tip over in their product tests. Nothing could compete with the UltraSlimline’s air circulation, whether in a controlled test environment, living room, or bedroom.

Great-Looking Room Fans

Taking an aesthetic approach, Architectural Digest published a buying guide on Yahoo titled “6 Great-Looking Room Fans You Can Buy on Amazon”. The UltraSlimline Tower Fan was also featured in this guide, but this time the AD staff focused on the unit’s looks. “This sleek tower model actually looks like it’s meant to be there (and the price can’t be beat),” the staff wrote.  

Space-Approved Buys

Finally, the home and décor site Apartment Therapy published a buying guide with space-saving solutions that can be purchased on Amazon. The Expandable Cabinet Shelf was the first product mentioned on the list. The unit’s vertical stacking capabilities, expansion from 15” to 30”, and well-designed slats made it easy to recommend for an apartment dweller with minimal storage space.   

At Seville Classics, we want to help people transform their storage and simplify their lives. To learn about our latest products,  visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

Want to Lose Weight? Just Stand Up!

Standing desks have been a popular topic for a long time. A recent study in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology has confirmed that they can help burn more calories in the long run. In precise terms, you’ll burn around .04 more calories standing versus sitting. This might not seem like an enormous difference, but over time, it adds up.

Let’s take the average American workday as an example. Typically, a person spends around 7 hours sitting every day, whether it’s working in a cubicle or watching TV on the couch. Recent studies have shown that prolonged sitting can lead to heart disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes. However, if you spent 6 hours using a standing desk instead of a desk chair, you would burn 54 more calories every day. That’s 5.5 pounds a year!

standing desk

When we stand, we engage more muscle groups that keep us upright. Using a standing desk is clearly beneficial, and the 5.5 pounds doesn’t even factor in the extra physical activity that goes with standing. For example, standing desk users often find that they walk and pace around the office more. They’re already standing, after all. If you take a couple breaks every hour to walk around and stretch, you’ll burn much more than 54 calories a day.

With a standing desk like the AIRLIFT S3, you can adjust the desk height to your specific needs, so that you don’t strain your neck or back. Save your preferred height settings with the 4 memory buttons, and you can quickly change the desk from a standing to seated position. This is extremely useful when you want to take a break, because too much standing can also lead to pain in the lower extremities.

Ultimately, the best office desk offers a choice between standing or sitting, so that you get the best of both worlds. Our bodies are built to move around. By incorporating more movement into our daily lives, we can burn calories and feel healthier. With a Seville Classics electric standing desk, you can adopt an active lifestyle in the workplace. For more health and productivity tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

How to Clean Wicker Furniture

Wicker furniture is designed to be left outside and exposed to the elements, but it isn’t invulnerable. Over time, wicker can get dirty and weather-damaged, which is why it’s so important to clean on a semi-regular basis. In this guide, we’ve shared how to clean wicker furniture using a few common-sense techniques, which will ensure that your pieces stay in excellent condition.

Shield It from the Elements

Even though wicker can handle rain and direct sunlight, it will damage the furniture with enough exposure. To keep your wicker looking fresh and new, we recommend positioning the pieces beneath a covered patio or porch. Likewise, you should try to keep the furniture out of the sun when not in use, and rotate the furniture occasionally so that the same areas aren’t exposed. To help restore the fibers, you can also wipe the wicker down with a small amount of lemon oil.

wicker chairs

Set a Cleaning Schedule

With today’s calendar apps, it’s so easy to set a reminder to clean your wicker furniture six months down the road. This way, you can enjoy the furniture and not think about cleaning it until the notification pops up on your phone. First, get a microfiber cloth damp with warm water, and wipe down the wicker thoroughly. If you have trouble removing dirt from hard-to-reach crevices, you can also use a soft paintbrush or an old toothbrush.

Maintain Your Cooking Surfaces

Meanwhile, when it comes to bamboo furniture like the Butcher Block Top Kitchen Island Cart, you can store the piece outside with wicker furniture, but the bamboo needs regular cleaning and maintenance. If you get the bamboo top dirty when preparing food, you should scrub it with soap and a damp cloth. To keep bamboo healthy and moist, you can rub mineral oil in and let it soak overnight. This should be done every month, or anytime you notice the bamboo is starting to dry out.

Deal with Mildew and Odors

Finally, here’s a tip for dealing with the mold and mildew that can grow on wicker when exposed to enough moisture. Start by mixing 25% vinegar and 75% water in a container, wetting a soft cloth with the mixture, and rubbing the wicker with it. A few minutes later, you can wet another cloth with warm water and wipe off the vinegar solution. Whether you’re cleaning patio chairs or storage baskets, this simple trick works exceptionally well.   

wicker basket

Ready for spring cleaning? This year, don’t forget to give your wicker furniture some tender loving care. For more cleaning and organization tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

Bar Cart Ideas: How to Style a Bar Cart

A rolling bar cart offers a wonderful form for self-expression in your home. It’s not just a pretty place to display your liquor. You can use a bar cart to show off mementos that you’ve collected during your travels, stash your large art books, and display your fanciest serving glasses. In this guide, we’ve outlined how to style a bar cart with a few vibrant accents and complementary design cues.

Add Some Color

Most glassware and serving bottles are clear, but even if you already have a high-end set, you can still select a few colorful pieces to spice up the cart. Likewise, we recommend adding a few spirits and accouterment with gorgeous packaging, so that you transcend the usual bar cart essentials. If you have a minimalist cart like the 3-Shelf UltraZinc Commercial Utility Cart, a few splashes of color will make a huge difference.

Arrange a Beautiful Bouquet

Next, setting a tasteful floral arrangement next to your spirits can liven up the room. If your rolling bar cart stands out too much, a bouquet can help blend the cart into your living space. Likewise, your guests will appreciate having a bowl stocked with fresh fruit on the cart, especially if you’re using it in their cocktails. Beauty and sophistication doesn’t have to be expensive.

Contrast the Cart with a Smart Backdrop

Having a stylish bar cart is essential, but you also need to find the best place to put it. If possible, we recommend setting the cart in front of a complementary (or contrasting) backdrop. For example, if you have the Kitchen Work Table Cart with Bamboo Top, you may want to find a backdrop that complements the brown and bronze colors. This solidifies a larger theme or tableau for your interior décor, which makes it easier to come up with additional bar cart ideas.

kitchen cart

Once you invest in a few bar cart essentials, you’ll be ready to throw an unforgettable house party. At Seville Classics, we’ve designed our rolling table carts for a wide variety of situations, including bar service. For more interior design and storage tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

The Best Way to Organize Your Beauty Products

What makes a great makeup organizer? Is it the compact size, variety of storage compartments, and easy to navigate design? Does the organizational system fit into your lifestyle? In this guide, we’ve shared how to organize beauty products using Seville Classics’ versatile storage solutions. Don’t be fooled by how these organizers look – they’re just as useful as any beauty-specific product, with the flexibility to be used in other areas of the house as well.

Large 6-Drawer Storage Bin Organizer Cart, Frosted White

First, this all-purpose organizer cart has ample space for your makeup and toiletries. You can store it next to the bathroom sink for quick access. Designed with 6 transparent white drawers, it’s easy to see the organizer’s contents at a glance, so you don’t need to ruffle through the bins. With so much storage space, you can dedicate each drawer to a specific category, such as beauty creams, lipstick, and haircare products. If you somehow outgrow the beauty organizer, you can always repurpose it as office supply, kitchen, or toy storage.

bathroom organizer

Bamboo Expandable Cutlery Drawer Tray Organizer

Meanwhile, if your bathroom drawers need some loving care, you can add more compartments with this expandable tray organizer. Built with eco-friendly and durable bamboo, you’ll have a makeup organizer that lasts for decades. Simply expand the tray to fit your drawer, and then use the bamboo dividers to organize your various beauty products. When you need to clean the tray, just scrub it with a damp cloth and soap. It’s the perfect addition to an existing storage system.  

drawer organizer

2-Tier Sliding Basket Kitchen Cabinet Organizer
Finally, this bronze cabinet organizer may have been designed for kitchen use, but it’s just as handy in a linen closet or bathroom sink cabinet. The two sliding wire baskets allow you to see your beauty products and grab anything you need, without knocking items over in the process. Meanwhile, the polypropylene liners are easy to clean if you accidentally make a mess. The organizer’s satin bronze finish is pleasing to the eye, so you can also use the organizer on the bathroom countertop if you prefer.

Ready to declutter your bathroom? At Seville Classics, we understand the value of a high-quality beauty organizer. With our versatile storage solutions, you can transform your vanity and spend less time getting ready in the morning. For more tips on how to organize beauty products and reduce bathroom clutter, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

How to Furnish a Tiny Kitchen

Tiny kitchens are an unfortunate reality of apartment living, especially if you’re in an older building. At times, these cramped quarters can feel like a cave, and you might not have a lot of options for furnishing the space. In this handy guide, we’ve outlined some small kitchen design ideas that can help you maximize your cooking area, so that you have enough room to prepare and serve full meals.

Use Every Available Space to the Fullest

First, it’s crucial that you consider every kitchen cabinet, drawer, and shelf, so that you make the most of your storage area. To help reduce clutter in your cabinets, you can try hanging pans on a pegboard, or arranging your knives on a magnetic block. Meanwhile, you can maximize existing vertical space with the Expandable Under-Sink Shelf,, which is designed with removable mesh panels that custom-fit your cabinets. Small kitchen ideas don’t have to be expensive to work wonders.

sink shelf

Expand Your Storage Area

Next, you should think about your kitchen’s existing floor plan, and see if there’s a way to boost storage with standalone shelving or an island. We recommend the 3-Tier UltraZinc Shelving Cart for all-purpose kitchen storage, including cookware, appliances, and food. The heavy-duty steel wire construction can handle up to 50 pounds per shelf, which is more than enough support for your home kitchen. Measuring only 22.5” wide by 13.25” deep, you can roll the cart next to a countertop without cramping the area.

Eliminate Clutter

When considering kitchen design for small space, it’s also important to downsize and organize your current possessions, so that your kitchen feels a little less tiny. One way to do this is by going through every nook and cranny in your kitchen, and making a donation pile for the accessories and cookware that you rarely use. Meanwhile, you can consolidate your useful items with a few drawer and cabinet organizers

drawer organizer

Brighten the Room

Finally, we recommend using the power of visual persuasion to make your space feel more open and welcoming. You can wield color and light to your advantage, especially in a dark and dingy kitchen. Consider painting your walls a lighter color, installing efficient and bright LED lights, and decorating with a vibrant backsplash.

Ready to transform your tiny kitchen? At Seville Classics, we’re proud to design storage tools that help you make the most of cramped spaces. For more small kitchen design ideas, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

Guest Room Ideas: Decorating Tips and Trends

In this guide, we’ve shared 5 guest room ideas that will make your friends and family feel right at home. Guest bedrooms are more fun to decorate than your living room or master bedroom, because there is less pressure to choose the “perfect” décor. Instead, you can enjoy coming up with ways to please your guests. Once you’ve learned how to decorate a guest room, you’ll be ready to create a peaceful and welcoming space for anyone to stay.  

Let the Bedroom Tell You How to Decorate

First, consider the room’s dimensions before making any final decisions about guest room décor. For example, if the room is laid out with an unconventional nook in one corner, you can use it to your advantage and place a desk or dresser there. Think of your guest bedroom like a unique puzzle that you’re trying to solve.

Freshen the Room with a Floral Bouquet

Next, if you’re expecting guests over the weekend, you can elevate their room with some fresh flowers in a simple vase. Whether you create an arrangement from your backyard garden, or do a quick grocery store run, there’s nothing quite like a bouquet on the nightstand. Trust us, your guests will appreciate the gesture.

Cultivate a Cozy and Comfortable Space

Before buying any guest room décor, think about whether it will add or detract from the room itself. You might love a stylish piece of metal furniture, but does it match the room’s tone? Does it feel warm and welcoming, or cold and fashionable? Try to search for items that embody the former, rather than the latter. For example, woven storage baskets have a natural and beautiful look, without being intimidating.      

woven baskets

Go for a Minimalist Design

Clutter is the enemy of a guest bedroom. When in doubt, you should be eliminating items from the space, rather than adding to the pile. However, minimalism does not mean you give up on comfort or style. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a few decorative centerpieces that tie a room together.

Stock the Bookshelf with Some Fun Reads

Finally, many of your guests will appreciate some light reading by the bedside. You can fill the 3-Tier Folding Cube Bookcase Shelf with a few novels, magazines, and photography books to cover all your bases. Place a table lamp on the bookcase’s top tier, and your guests can enjoy a quick read before tucking in.  

bookcase shelf

Enjoying the decorating process? At Seville Classics, we love guest rooms that feel like an extension of your own home. With a few good guest room ideas and some inviting décor, you can design a comfy space as well. For more interior decoration tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!