Fridge Organization and Storage

There’s nothing quite like a clean fridge. With a few smart organizational habits, you can make the most of your fridge storage space and never over-buy food at the grocery store again. In this guide, we’ve shared five fridge organization tips that anyone can apply to their daily routine, so that food stays fresh and leftovers aren’t forgotten.

Label Your Containers and Doors

First, this easy organizational strategy may seem like a no-brainer, but most people don’t think they need labels to remind them about leftover food. Even if you’re using clear containers, it’s smart to label them with masking tape and a sharpie, because you can also write down the initial cooking date. This helps when determining if the food is spoiled. Likewise, you can create permanent labels for the refrigerator doors, so that everyone has a quick reference about where to store items.

Only Refrigerate Items that Need to Be Chilled

To create more space in your fridge, make sure that you’re only storing items that require refrigeration. For example, you don’t need to chill tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, or raw onions. Instead, store these foods in a cool, dry place in your kitchen (such as a countertop or pantry shelf).

Divide Food into Baskets

Most refrigerators have dedicated drawers for meat, fruit, and vegetables, but you can create even more categories with a few storage baskets. We recommend choosing a basket design that can handle moisture and exposure to food. Meanwhile, you can store non-refrigerated items in a Bamboo Fruit Bowl or Hand-woven Square Storage Basket.

Create an “Eat First” Basket

After investing in a few fridge storage baskets, you can label one “Eat First”, and use it for any food that is about to spoil. This is a smart idea if you have kids who come home after school looking for a snack, or a clueless spouse who doesn’t check food freshness.

Invest in a Bacon Saver

Finally, if you enjoy a few pieces of delicious bacon in the morning, you should definitely buy a storage container to keep it fresh. Designed to stay airtight, these containers reduce plastic wrap waste and are perfect for storing cold cuts too.

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Ready to organize your fridge? At Seville Classics, we’ve designed storage solutions and workstations for every room in the house, including the kitchen. Once you adopt a few fridge organization habits, you’ll eat fresher food, feel more creative when cooking, and spend less money on groceries. For more kitchen organization tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

Entryway Décor: How to Furnish an Entryway

Often, we forget that the entryway is the first area that visitors see when entering our home. We usually worry about the kitchen and family room being clean, but we don’t cultivate a welcoming entryway for our guests. Furthermore, entryway décor isn’t just about making an impression. It also brings more balance to our lives, so that when we return after a long workday, we truly feel at home.

In this guide, we’ve shared a few useful tips for getting the most out of your entryway, starting with some well-placed furniture and a smart layout.

Create a Seating/Shoe Removal Area

Whether you live in a cramped apartment or a spacious home, there’s no excuse to not have a seat in your entryway, so that guests can remove their shoes. Ideally, a long bench will provide ample space for sitting. If you don’t have room for a bench, you can use a stool instead. Pair it with a 3-Tier Resin Slat Utility Rack, and you have an entryway furniture solution that doesn’t force guests to hunch over when removing their footwear.

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Make Space for Extra Storage

Even the largest entryways have storage limitations, and you need to choose furniture that doesn’t make the environment feel cramped. We recommend investing in a narrow shelving unit with enough tiers to showcase decorative pieces and practical items. For example, the 4-Tier Iron Bar Square Tower Shelving can hold up to 90 pounds per shelf, but the unit only takes up about 1 square foot of floor space. It’s a sleek piece of entryway furniture that offers plenty of structural support.

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Invest in a Welcome Mat and Runner

Next, you can “roll out the red carpet” for your guests with a tasteful runner. This long and skinny carpet welcomes visitors with an open path into your home. For a similar effect, you can also paint a runner on the entryway floor, which will help hide scuffs and imperfections. Meanwhile, you can choose a matching welcome mat for your front door.

Go Mobile

Finally, you can fill your entryway with wheeled furniture, and then relocate or remove it when necessary. This gives you the option to use furniture for more than one purpose. We recommend the 4-Tier UltraZinc Shelving, which has locking casters and corrosion-resistant zinc plating. It’s perfect as a bookcase or decorative shelf, and you can reposition it around the entryway when hosting guests.

Ready to transform your entryway décor? With the help of Seville Classics, you can make a lasting impression and clear out your clutter. To learn more decorative tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!

Closet Desk Ideas: How to Turn a Closet into an Office

In this DIY guide, we’ve shared five closet desk ideas that can utilize bedroom space and convert your closet into a fully functional home office. Your closet desk can stay out of sight when you’re not working, and then reveal a hidden office when it’s time to get productive. Essentially, you’ll be like Clark Kent transforming into Superman.

Use a Compact and Mobile Desk

The average closet doesn’t have enough space to store a full-sized desk, but a portable design like the AIRLIFT XL is perfect for your closet office. Built with locking casters and a height-adjustable base that goes from 27.1” to 41.3” high, you can use this desk while sitting or standing. Simply roll the AIRLIFT XL wherever you’d like to work, and get started.  

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Paint the Closet Interior

Meanwhile, if you’d like to create a stationary office inside your closet, we recommend sprucing up the closet walls. You can start by painting the rear wall with a complementary color, and then hanging up a few decorative items that give your mini office some style. A clock, calendar, and desk lamp will be useful tools in your new space.  

Install Shelving or a Mounted Organizer

Since you’re not hanging clothes in this office closet, you have an empty rear wall that can be used to hang important supplies. Depending on your needs, you can install traditional shelving for books and inspiring décor, or you can mount an organizer on the wall like this 6-tier mesh design. Use it to stash everyday paperwork or organize your business mail, so that you don’t get overwhelmed.

Dedicate Storage Space for Documents

A portable closet desk like the AIRLIFT XL offers mobility and adjustable height settings, but it isn’t designed for storage. To stay organized and boost your available storage space, we recommend investing in a mobile solution like the 3-Tier Mobile Letter/Legal Office File & Utility Cart. This versatile cart has three distinct storage areas – a hanging file folder, a wire shelf, and sliding mesh baskets. At only 15.25” deep, the unit will fit in almost any closet.   

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Beautify Your Office Doors

Finally, your closet may have bifold, accordion, sliding, or pocket-style doors, which will inform your decorative approach for the closet office. For example, you may not want office storage and post-it notes to be visible when you’re not working. If you have bifold or French doors, you can hide these items on the inside of the door, and leave the other side bare. Make the most of your closet doors, and use your imagination to think of creative solutions!

Ready to maximize your living space? With a closet office, your bedroom or family room will have multiple functions, and you can quickly switch between “work” and “rest” mode whenever you like. To see more DIY home tips, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!  

Top 3 Organizers For How To Clean Out Your Closet

Spring cleaning is an opportunity to make a clean slate, so your closet only contains items that you wear and cherish. We know it’s not easy to stay organized throughout the year, and it’s definitely not easy to discard expensive clothing. However, if you invest in a quality closet organizer, you’ll already have the framework for a streamlined wardrobe. In this handy guide, we’ve shared how to clean out your closet using three of the best organizers on the market today. Continue reading Top 3 Organizers For How To Clean Out Your Closet

Creative Ways to Utilize Wire Shelving

At Seville Classics, we think of wire storage racks as a versatile tool, which you can use to enhance your lifestyle and get more productive. To that end, here are a few innovative ideas for wire shelving that go beyond traditional storage.

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5 Garage Pegboard Ideas

It’s hard to keep your tools clean and organized – especially when you’ve amassed a vast collection. To help with the process, we recommend installing a pegboard in your garage or warehouse. Pegboards are an incredibly versatile storage solution, with enough room to hang heavy power tools next to smaller specialty items. In this guide, we’ve shared five garage pegboard ideas to organize your space in a visually effective fashion.  

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Modern Accent: Upgrade your Living Space with Contemporary Resin Furniture Pieces

When brainstorming modern living room ideas, you should come up with a game plan. By placing some neutral pieces in the space, along with some modern accents, you can cultivate your own personal style. In this guide, we’ve shared how contemporary resin furniture can make your living area feel both cozy and sleek. It’s hard to strike a balance between modern styling and classic comfort, but resin designs are an ideal solution.

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Workstations vs. Electric Desks

Today’s standing desks and adjustable workstations often rely on built-in electric motors, which allow you to change the height with a single button press. In this guide, we’ve outlined some of the differences between the typical standing workstation and an electric desk. Whether you need a desktop converter for an existing desk, or you want to invest in a fully electric model, there are a wide variety of options available for different workplace scenarios.

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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!