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The pros and cons of over the door storage

In order to meet growing storage requirements within small spaces, efficient storage solutions are gaining popularity. Over the door storage is one such solution which involves racks and shelves, suspended over the door top. Over the door storage are effective as solutions for storage in tight spaces. Read further to understand the pros and cons of over the door storage to inform your decision.

Pros

Versatile use Over the door storage racks are versatile as storage for the home. Wire racking systems over kitchen doors can create an instant pantry. Install an over the door shoe shelving rack and do away with a shoe closet. These storage shelving systems can be installed in bathrooms, bedrooms and even as wardrobe storage. Free space Over the door storage is suspended from door top and rests against door face. Thus, it keeps floor space free. You may have a room which has limited wall space due to large windows preventing installation of wall-mounted systems. Over the door storage can be a good solution for such situations. Portable Over the door storage can be unfastened and moved easily from one location to the other as required. Quick installation Units can be fitted with associated hangers and fasteners. They are lightweight and easy to install. Extensive storage Over the door storage systems can accommodate several items. Some shoe rack models, available in the market, can house an impressive 36 pairs of shoes. Access Shelves comprise of wire shelving and all items can be easily viewed. Narrow shelf widths allow easy access since items are placed in a single row.

Cons

Capacity limitation Rack widths are limited since wider racks exert heavier loads and obstruct free door movement. Hence, these systems may not be adequate in themselves. Over the door pantries may still need back up shelving for larger bags of flour or cereal. Flimsy models are likely to show bending when loaded. Door operation Most users hesitate to screw on the shelves on the door top for fear of damaging the door. The additional weight can affect door operation. Stored items and racks can damage door surface or cause paint to chip on the wall that the door rests against. When the door is swung open or closed, there is a risk of poorly placed items falling off the shelf. Location Door locations may not be the ideal choice for storage units. For instance, over the door storage may hold several books, but you would ideally prefer a bookcase close at hand or a shelving over the study. Check suitability of door locations with storage requirements when opting for over the door storage.

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