Garage Upgrades for 2018

In this guide, we’ve shared a few garage organizing tips for 2018, so you can fulfill your New Year’s resolution and finally finish that big project! With the right storage solutions and workplace tools, your garage has virtually unlimited potential. Here’s to a productive and fulfilling year.

Invest in a Workbench

Think of a workbench like your central command hub, where most of your ideas are realized. Without a sturdy and utilitarian bench, you don’t have a place to execute your most ambitious projects. This year, why not change that with the UltraHD Commercial Workbench? Built from powder-coated steel and solid hardwood, the 72” long work surface is perfect for DIY projects and small business prototypes. Meanwhile, you can slide the UltraHD Rolling Storage Cabinet underneath the workbench and boost your storage potential.

Designate Storage Zones

Even with a one-car garage, you still have quite a bit of space to work with, and it’s important to utilize it effectively. We recommend walking out to your garage with a notepad and a pen, and then sketching a rough layout of the space. By dividing the garage into distinct zones, you can organize your items in a more thoughtful way. Then, you can choose the best area for your shelving units, workspace, sports equipment, and long-term storage.

Add Storage with Stacking Cabinets

Larger solutions like the UltraHD Mega Storage Cabinet can transform your garage and bolster your storage capacity. Furthermore, they have the potential for expansion. By stacking the UltraHD Stacker Cabinet above the Mega Storage Cabinet, you add a 48” wide by 24” deep area to store even more items. The frame can support up to 300 pounds, and it attaches easily to the main cabinet using screws, corner protectors, and mounting brackets.

Hang Tools on a Pegboard

Pegboards pair nicely with a workbench, because they allow you to arrange important tools in a visual way, so you can grab them and get to work. We recommend the UltraHD Pegboard Set, which is built with powder-coated steel and mounts easily to a wall. Use the 23 included pegs to hang your tools, and store smaller items (like nails and screws) in the six plastic bins. It’s the perfect storage solution for your favorite gear.

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in workplace tools storage solutions. With a few garage upgrades, you can maximize your productivity and access your equipment at a moment’s notice. To learn more garage organizing tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages and get inspired!

Give the Gift of Health in 2018

In this guide, we’ve shared some actionable tips for improving your health and wellbeing at the office in 2018. By investing in an adjustable sit stand desk and changing a few daily habits, you can transform your health this year.

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Most office jobs involve hours of desk time, which means prolonged sitting and staring at the computer screen. Recent health studies have found that it’s important to stand and walk around the office for at least two hours per day, so that you increase circulation and reduce back pain. With an adjustable sit stand desk like the AIRLIFT, you can quickly convert an existing desk into a standing model. Available in electric and pneumatic versions, these desks include a keyboard tray and a handy stand for your smartphone.   

Cut Back on Fatty Snacks

Once you’ve decided to get mobile in 2018, you’re only halfway there. Nutrition is just as important as exercise, if not more so. With a demanding office job, it’s easy to develop poor eating habits and rely on junk food throughout the day. Instead, we recommend bringing fruits and vegetables to work, and making a rule to never eat at your desk. This will encourage you to take dedicated snack breaks in a relaxing location (preferably outside).

Stay Hydrated and Oxygenated

Likewise, it’s crucial that you drink water throughout the day, and avoid dehydrating yourself with coffee and energy drinks. If you work in an old office, you might also experience “occupational allergies” from the carpet and paint. Try to open a window and take breaks for fresh air. You can also buy a few small plants to boost air quality and workplace ambience.

Take Breaks to Stretch

Whenever you switch to your standing desk or take a snack break, we recommend squeezing in 5-10 minutes of stretching as well. Focus on your neck, back, legs, and any other area of the body that feels strained from prolonged sitting. If you don’t have time to spare, you can even try a few chair yoga poses that only take a few minutes to complete. Stretching will keep you limber, productive, and more in tune with your body. It’s also a great excuse for taking a break from computer screens, and resting your eyes.  

For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in workplace tools. Whether you’re trying to stay active at the office, improve your posture, or boost your daily productivity, we have adjustable sit stand desks that fit your budget. Check out our holiday guide for more health gift ideas, and then visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page for some healthy office tips. Let’s use the momentum of a new year to get inspired!

How to Install Wire Shelving

At Seville Classics, we’ve designed our steel wire shelving as a standalone unit, so there’s no need to drill screws into a wall, or keep track of tiny brackets and wall clips. In fact, no tools are required for assembly, so the process is quick and painless. In this handy guide, we’ve outlined how to install wire shelving in your garage, office, or any room with limited storage.

Do a Headcount for Parts

First, open your shelving unit box and carefully lay the parts on the floor. Some models come with optional casters (like the 5-Tier UltraZinc Steel Wire Shelving w/ Wheels), while other models are designed with leveling feet (like the 5-Tier Black Epoxy Steel Wire Shelving). Take a look at the assembly instructions, and then count the parts to confirm that you have everything.

Assemble Feet and Poles

Next, take the leveling feet (or casters, depending on your shelving unit) and screw them tightly into the bottom poles. Each pole has a top section (with a plastic cap) and a bottom section (with a threaded end). Screw the two sections together to create the full-sized poles.  

Fasten Slip Sleeves

Inside the box, you should have enough slip sleeves to support every shelf. Each slip sleeve contains two pieces that attach to each other, with the pole in the center. Simply fasten the pieces around the pole groove until they snap together. To start, you’ll need to attach one slip sleeve at the bottom of each pole, so that the bottom shelf is supported.

Attach Your Shelves

With the four poles positioned vertically, slide the first shelf from the top to the bottom of the poles, until it rests on the slip sleeves. If the shelf still feels loose, you can tap it a few times with a rubber mallet. Then, repeat the process by adding four more slip sleeves, and sliding on the next shelf, until the unit is complete.

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

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.