Skip to main content

The best utility shelves

When you’re trying to make the most of your space, you need the appropriate rack system to help. With their slim design and sturdy build, utility shelves are versatile storage counters that make excellent use of storage space in areas that don’t have shelving of their own.

The garage is not the only place for utility shelves. These handy racks are ideal for basements, laundry rooms, or pantries. They are also a fantastic solution for neighborhood shops and other small businesses that need to keep items in stock but have limited storage space. Let’s take a look at our favorites.

Recommended Videos

AmazonBasics 5-Shelf Storage Unit

Best overall

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Each rack in the AmazonBasics 5-Shelf Storage Unit holds up to 350 pounds of evenly distributed weight, for a maximum capacity of 1,750 pounds. This powerful shelving unit can be adjusted in 1-inch increments to your ideal height, without the use of any tools. Perfect for any room of your home that needs strength, adaptability, and convenience.

Plano Molding Utility Shelf

Best plastic utility shelf

Image used with permission by copyright holder

The Plano Molding Utility Shelf is made with durable plastic and reinforced shelves that can be assembled in under two minutes. This multifunctional unit is perfect for any room of your home where you need additional storage. Its heavy-duty build can hold up to 50 pounds per shelf, for a weight capacity of 200 pounds.

PayLessHere 6 Tier Wire Shelving Unit

Best with wheels

Image used with permission by copyright holder

When you need to move inventory or have a work-live space that requires versatility, the 6 Tier Wire Shelving Unit is your storage with wheels solution. This easy-to-assemble shelf takes 15 minutes to install and provides strong shelf space that is sturdy and looks great.

Storage is easy and organized with the right utility shelves. These convenient units are perfect for your garage, workshop, or basement. With the products on our list, you can conveniently store your items to help you keep your items in place while making the most of your space.

Editors' Recommendations

The best times to do your Costco shopping, according to workers and members
Here's when you can avoid Costco crowds
Costco warehouse and grocery store interior

If you love Costco as much as we do, you probably think there is no bad time to hit up the superstore. But if you're looking to avoid the rush of people and long lines, there are better times to go than others. As many know, Reddit has a wealth of information about Costco under the subreddit r/Costco, where droves of shoppers log in to ask all sorts of questions — from the best deals to their favorite purchases. One recently asked the question: "What is factually the best time to go to Costco? Weekdays, weekends, sunny, rainy, snowy days?" and the answers do not disappoint.

The best of the best
Of course, it wouldn't be social media without some entertainment thrown in, and this question got plenty of those responses. The most popular: "When you are craving a hot dog." While it's funny, Costco makes headlines for never increasing the price of their hot dog plus soda deal in the 40 years it's served up the tasty treat (which can be yours for the low price of $1.50). Another happy shopper recently found another good time to go: "Apparently during [the] Super Bowl." Makes sense.

Read more
6 fantastic organizational podcasts we’re obsessed with
Organizational podcasts with tips to help you keep clutter under control
Modern home storage shelves with boxes

Stressing about a messy home is a common struggle. In fact, according to a HuffPost survey, it's among the top five stressors in the lives of Americans. If you've ever visited a friend's immaculate home, you've probably felt those pangs of guilt and a new drive to get your home and your life organized. The good news is that you have some help.

Since tidying up is such a common concern, many home organization experts have taken to podcasts to help listeners fight the never-ending battle of cleaning and decluttering. We've rounded up six of our favorite organizational podcasts that offer lifestyle advice, daily hacks, and organization tips to keep your home and your life orderly and peaceful.

Read more
This simple change will make your bathroom feel ultra luxurious
Here are some creative ways to hang your bathroom towels to enhance your space
Rolled towels and plant in bathroom

Whether you’ve recently updated your bathroom or you’re looking for a few quick and easy ways to give it a refresh, there’s one little change you can make that could have a big impact on the look and feel of your bathroom—your towels. Changing colors, replacing worn or threadbare towels with new and plush ones, and even changing the way you fold and display your towels all have an impact on how your bathroom looks and how it makes you feel.  

Gather those scrawny hand towels and remove the damp towels your kids have strewn across the floor. This is how to hang towels in a bathroom to elevate the aesthetic of the space.

Read more