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Storage on the Move – Mobile Trolley Shelving

If you have been following our blog posts this month, then you may have noticed and emphasis on shelving. Yes, we are staging our very own (unofficial) International shelving month here at Direct Storage with the aim to highlight a whole range of shelving systems that are available and suitable for a variety of different purposes. Let’s face it, we all need shelves…big shelves, little shelves, heavy shelves and light shelves! Shelving systems that are different widths and different heights and shelves that can move! What was that last one,... Read More


COSHH Cabinets – Storage and Safety Combined

Health and safety in the work place is paramount and if you are old enough to remember a few decades ago, you will know just how much this has changed in that time. What used to be, very often, all a bit lax and haphazard has become much more organised and orderly and we all now go to our places of work fully expecting all the health and safety measures to be fully implemented and properly observed. With the tightening up of all these elements, it has of course led... Read More

Tyre Racking 07/04/2021

Tyre Racking Best Seller in March – A Wheel Hit!

If you take a look at all of the sub categories within our shelving section, nestled at the bottom of this list is our section on Tyre Racking. It seems there have been a lot of new garages opening or many of the existing ones have been in need of an upgrade, because during the month of March, Tyre Racking was the biggest and most popular seller here at Of course the most important aspect of tyre racking is that it can house as many tyres and/or wheels as... Read More

Slotted angle 02/03/2021

Slotted Angle – It’s like Lego for Grown Ups

Lego has perhaps stood the test of time because of its quality but perhaps even more so because of its simplicity. The joy you felt as a kid when you were able to build something really cool and exciting, really quickly was immense! As a fully fledged adult, (you might still be a Lego fan) you can get the same sense of achievement when working with slotted angle and in the particularly hurly burly world of business, being able to assemble something so speedily can not only save time but... Read More

cupboards, cabinets 18/11/2020

Top 10 Cupboards

A top ten of cupboards and cabinets you say? Yes, and a pretty exiting little compilation it is! Which cupboard or cabinet will make it to the coveted number one spot? 10. Let’s kick off the chart with this week’s number 10. Holding steady and ever popular is the standard storage cupboard. For everyday use, pretty versatile and does pretty much what it says on the tin. 9. At number 9 is the wardrobe storage cupboard. It looks like a cupboard but it behaves more like a wardrobe and is... Read More


Anti Static Containers – No Shocks!

Why would we need anti static containers? We are all now so used to the fast paced world of technology, that we barely raise an eyebrow when the latest gadgets are released onto the market. New computers, new mobile phones, new HD televisions, videogame consoles and the list could go on and on. All of the components (many of them really tiny) have to be constructed and produced under really specific conditions in order for them to be absolutely free of static by the time they are inserted into your... Read More


Shelf Bins – Perfect for Small Parts Storage

Shelf bins are perhaps the unsung heroes of the storage industry. They may look relatively insignificant sitting on the shelf but they are in fact a vital component to any effective small parts storage solution. They can be used in all sorts of work sectors, including industrial, mechanical and indeed retail and it’s likely we have all encountered shelf bins at some point, either in our jobs or on our shopping trips. They are available in colourful plastic, cardboard or even steel and are great for putting specific small components... Read More


Hazardous Substance Cabinets – Yellow for a Reason

There’s always one isn’t there? One who wants to stand out from the crowd! Well, in the case of the usually bright yellow hazardous substances cabinet, there is a very good reason for all its apparent attention seeking! The cabinets in question perform a very important role in an overall storage solution, especially within industries that have many of these “hazardous” substances on site. If you need to have these cabinets on site, then they need (in addition to being yellow) to be clearly labelled up with the relevant warning... Read More

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Look! No Bolts!

Keeping it Simple with Boltless Shelving So, we have ordered our latest piece of furniture or we have picked up some new shelving from one of the DIY outlets and the time has come to open the packaging. We battle our way through the cardboard and bindings and out slides, what seems to be innumerable pieces of what we eventually hope will be our shelving system for the garage, or for our new business enterprise we are embarking on. Already dismayed at the amount of pieces needing assembly, we shake... Read More


Anti Static Chairs – So You Don’t Short Circuit at Work

Anti static chairs are actually more beneficial to your computer or electrical based equipment than they are for you personally, although ensuring you set up the right chair for your particular place of work is always essential for health and safety reasons and can help to prevent back injuries. Anyway, back to the anti static chairs! If you work in the electronics industry, it is more than likely that your chair will need to be an anti static one. Any small amount of static electricity produced can have negative and... Read More