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Unique Types of Office Storage and Tips on How to Use Them

Terra SandersTerra Sanders
March 3rd, 2024
~ 3 minute read

You don't have to be a packrat or hoarder to know that your own office space or cubicle's storage space can very easily become packed full of stuff. Documents, office supplies, and personal memorabilia all seem to fight for enough space on our desks, and whether we like it or not, the stuff is there to stay.

That being said, there's no reason why it has to get out of hand. You don't have to sit at a cluttered desk all day shuffling under papers to find your stapler or clear a space for your lunch. There are numerous office storage cabinets, containers, and the like that serve a multitude of functions for a variety of work styles, and all can turn your office chaos into organized flow and productivity.

In this article, we'll take a look at a few lesser-known types of office storage units and give you some tips on how they can best be used. Read on.

Credenza Hutches

Credenza hutches can be a common sight in executive office setups or with desk sets, but for most office workers, they remain a bit of an unknown. They combine the benefits of a lower credenza for storage with more access to shelves or file drawers and a hutch that sits on top, which adds more storage, similar to upper kitchen cabinets.

Credenza hutches tend to be a larger form of office storage, with a greater width and height than say an office bookshelf or rolling pedestal, but their footprint generally doesn't take up more space than a desk, and their height utilizes the wall space that vertical storage can afford.

So what are the best ways to use them?

Credenza Hutch Usage Tips

Use it as a professional display. If you have industry awards, certifications, or degrees, setting them out for all to see on a credenza hutch is not a way to boast but to show your experience and professionalism.

Add a bulletin board. While some credenza hutches may come with the option to add on a peg board or whiteboard, adding one yourself is a great way to tack up important notes, keep track of documents, and write down dates.

Wire Racks

Wire racks are multipurpose shelving units that can be found in the office, garage, or storage pantry. They are a favorite for people who want tall shelves to use for organization while also remaining lightweight and breathable.

Wire racks are height-adjustable, can support a large amount of weight, and are extremely useful when paired with storage and office containers. They can be used in an office in a multitude of ways and offer the same organizational benefits as any office storage option.

Wire Rack Usage Tips

Bulk office supply storage. As wire racks are generally used for large amounts of storage, they would make a great storage system for bulk office supplies in storage containers such as paper, utensils, or printer refill supplies.

Breakroom necessities. Playing off of the bulk storage, things like paper coffee cups, lids, sugar, salt, or anything else that employees would need for their lunches can easily be kept safe in plastic storage containers on the racks.

Storage Benches

Storage benches are popular and have been for a long time, as they offer the possibility of creating a seating area that also has inside storage. In homes, they've been used for years as space-saving, dual-purpose furniture pieces that are quintessential for small entryways and apartments.

Now in the office, they are also important for similar reasons; they take up a small amount of square footage while also providing a place to sit, kick up your feet, and store documents and personal belongings.

Storage Bench Usage Tips

Waiting room seating. For an office waiting room that has limited seating, a storage container or bench can function as a place to keep magazines and clipboards while also providing extra space to sit as needed.

Personal cubicle storage. Space in cubicles and offices is already limited, and having a place to securely store personal belongings that can double as a type of footrest or sitting area is a plus.

Conclusion

File cabinets, bookshelves, and storage cabinets will always remain office staples, but a few lesser-known but equally valuable pieces of equipment can function in a variety of ways without compromising on space, simplicity, or features.

Next Steps

If you're interested in finding the perfect storage cabinet for your office, check out our article on the topic here.

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Terra Sanders
About The Author

Terra Sanders, the newest addition to the Madison Liquidators team, uses her background in digital marketing, content strategy and SEO to craft thoughtful and engaging articles. She writes in a way that appeals to customers through interesting information that can help them on their office furniture buying journey.

Terra Sanders

Terra Sanders, the newest addition to the Madison Liquidators team, uses her background in digital marketing, content strategy and SEO to craft thoughtful and engaging articles. She writes in a way that appeals to customers through interesting information that can help them on their office furniture buying journey.