Monday, July 29, 2019

Reviewing the Origami Rack: Folding Storage Racks

Reviewing my Origami Rack.
A friend told me that he had a shelf for me. He said he'd bring it over if I wanted it. I said yes with some hesitance. Maybe I am a shelf snob. Because I did NOT want a flimsy plastic rack or one of those ugly metal racks that are often used in workshop spaces. Fortunately, the shelf unit he brought to me is an Origami Rack and it is AMAZING! I couldn't be more thrilled with this storage solution.


Origami Folding Racks



My friend carried the folded shelf up to my third floor apartment. In the living room, he pulled the shelf open with one move and fastened it open with two small latches. My shelf is on wheels, so I easily wheeled it to the corner of my teeny dining room.

These racks are great for indoor use, laundry rooms, garages, and anywhere that extra storage space is needed. 

The folks at Origami Racks state:



If I don't need to use this shelf, it folds flat to approximately 3 inches thick. (Unfortunately, I did not measure it while it was still folded).


My Storage Needs



I need storage in this teeny, tiny apartment. There is barely space to turn around, let alone store things. Even though I'm not looking for "pretty" storage, it helps that this shelf isn't ugly.

My rack measures 63" tall x 2' wide x 2' deep. It is on wheels and has four shelves.

When in use, this shelf is incredibly strong. On one shelf I have two partial 20 lb bags of dog food, the plastic dog food bin (I mix two brands and put the ready-to-use food in the bin) and a 5 gallon bucket that is full of cans of food and bags of rice (we were expecting a hurricane and I stocked up on food). One shelf easily holds these large items. I will need to do some re-arranging and decide exactly what I want to store on these shelves. I just excitedly threw these items on the shelves: glad to get some of these things out from under my table and up off the floor. Also, the cat litter took up a large bit of the space in my bathroom linen closet. I'm glad to have extra space in that closet and thrilled that the Origami shelf holds such heavy items. 

Some of the photos online make the shelves appear flimsy, as though the joint in the shelf would be a weak point. But be assured that these shelves are strong!

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Origami Rack has a shop on Amazon - if you are like me and are a prime member and love the free shipping and the delivery (I hate carrying things up my three flights of stairs). On that Amazon page, you can see a variety of items as well as photos of the shelves when folded. 

Visit the Origami Rack website for more information and to see what shelves are currently offered. 




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8 comments:

  1. This shelf unit looks perfect for your small space, Dawn Rae. I recently purchased some shelf units, but mine do not fold up. Fold up storage would be very handy.

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    1. I was so excited to see how it folds. I am always conscious about trying to not add more things to my possessions that I'll have to move (someday) to The Shack. This rack will be easy to move.

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  2. Shelves have to be among the most ingenious design inventions ever! We all need shelves in our homes for storage, and as you said, just getting things off the floor. The things we use daily need to be where we can get to them easily and quickly. On a side note, it really is amazing how much stuff is required for pets in a home!

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    1. Ms. Mouse, it is amazing how much space I need for the pet items. Wow!

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  3. This sturdy folding shelving unit is a fabulous idea - practical, versatile and attractive. I’m always looking for more/better storage for my jewelry making materials and supplies. I think one of these may be in my little studio’s future!

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  4. Oh I like this idea. We have walk in closets in our place, but my husband has electronics that he stores in one of them. These shelves would make that storage so much neater and easier to find things that are needed too! Thanks for this Dawn Rae, I think you may have found what I have been looking for!

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  5. I like home items that fold up compact. Applying the concept of origami to this shelving unit is ingenious. Always nice to have a new way of organizing and storing things. This looks like a great solution.

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  6. Dawn, that's a very practical shelf. The fact that it contracts to a small size and is easy to carry is very appealing. Good find!

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