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Tips For Buying Storage Pieces

 Tips For Buying Storage Pieces

If the storage piece is tall, check to make sure that it is stable.  Top-heavy units could topple over when you store heavy items, like TV, sculptures or books.  Secure the unit to the wall to ensure its stability. 

If your floors are uneven, find a unit that has adjustable feet.  Hidden casters are great for moving heavy furniture pieces.  They also make the storage units mobile, so you can rearrange a room easily. 

Removable shelves have to be secured to a unit, so that they do not slide out.  Movable shelves have to slide in and out easily. 

It is best to pick a storage unit with a back piece.  If the unit is big, the back piece will ensure stability when filled with heavy objects. 

Before buying a piece with drawers, test them to make sure they slide in and out easily and evenly.  If the drawer will get heavy use, pick one with rollers and glides on each side.  For light use, pick one with a center bottom roller and a glide.  All drawers should have stops.  This way they can't be pulled out accidentally. 

To protect your clothes, pick drawers with dust liners.  They form a divider between each of the drawers.  For easy cleaning, line drawers with lining paper.

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