Storage Systems

by Hettie Woehler
(last updated June 28, 2016)

There are all kinds of storage systems available today, and often it can be confusing and difficult figuring out what kind of system you will be using for your home and office. Doing a simple search with your favorite internet search engine, or simply going to your local home improvement store, can show you exactly how confusing this can be. Learning how to differentiate between what you want, and what you need, in a storage system is a good first step to deciding on what you should end up getting in the system you use.

The best, and easiest, way to do this is by being as specific as possible in deciding what you want. To do that, simply stop and think about what you want to store. Entrepreneurs are always running a wide variety of businesses. Your business will dictate the kind of storage system you need. Whatever your business, use these guidelines to help decide what kind of storage system you want.

  • Homemade cleaning chemicals. This type of business dictates safe storage of chemicals you need for your business.
  • Does heat affect the chemicals? Are unhealthy fumes or gasses escaping when the containers are opened? Will you work with paints and varnishes?
  • Manufacture garden furniture. Is it concrete furniture? Is it steel furniture? Do you need canvas for folding chairs? What tools need to be stored and where?
  • Are you a seamstress working from home? How are you going to store materials, meters on a roll or folded flat? Is it important to find the right yarn easily? Do you use your sewing machines on tables or in sewing machine cabinets? Will you need rails for finished garments? How are you going to index your clients and their details?
  • Running a garden nursery from home. Are you selling seeds? Do you sell seedlings? Are you selling indigenous plants or imported species? Where are you storing large tools? Do you sell fertilizers? Do you store pest control products? Do you support customers with pamphlets and information relating gardening trends?

Once you have all the above information, it will be more productive to search for storage systems on the Internet. Will you stick to Google or will you search for more topic-driven search engines? Remember the more specific any search terms on any search engine is, the better the results will be.

Author Bio

Hettie Woehler

Hettie lives in Mokopane, South Africa. She writes articles for a country-wide monthly newspaper, The Vessel. She self-published a devotional book in 1993 and writes a regular column, Hettie's Chatterbox, for the S.A. Neuromuscular Foundation. ...

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