The 5 Best shelving units for your home

The 5 Best shelving units for your home

Discover the best shelving units you can use to organise your home and keep things tidy.  

A cluttered home makes life stressful. Studies have shown that 80% of people say that the state of their home influences how they feel, and it's easy to see why. A messy space means you have less room, spend too much time tidying, and can never find what you need when you're in a rush (we're looking at you, car keys). 

Having a tidy home doesn't just improve your mood - it can also help cut down on housework by up to 40%! So what can you do to refresh your space? You can start with storage racks to tidy your items and free up space. 

But with a range of shelving and racking units on the market, it's often hard to find the best storage solution for your home. So we've put together this informative guide to help you find the best ones to create more space in your house.  

Why shelving units?


Shelving units are a cost-effective way to create more space in your home while offering the benefits of extra storage, adjustable designs, secure construction, easy assembly, and more. It's that simple!

Choosing Shelving units, Where do I start?

When it comes to picking units for your house or garage, you will find yourself asking things like: 

  • What do I need to store 
  • How much do I need to store
  • How much space do I have 

But, everyone's storage needs are different, and there's no one-size-fits-all approach to decluttering homes, but knowing what options are available can go a long way when it comes to getting sorted with storage. Read on to see the benefits of five units from the Rhino Racking storage range to help find the best fit for you.  


So what shelving units are available? 

#1 Slimline Shelving 


Slimline shelving units are one of the most popular options on the market, and there's a reason why - it's one handy bit of kit. These units are smaller than standard shelving and can fit into tighter spaces in your home without compromising loading capacity. If you're on a limited budget, they offer incredible value. 

Slimline shelving units are perfect for when you don't have a load of free space. Our slimline range comes with a smaller shelf depth of 30cm, two shelving height options (180cm and 150cm), and two shelf width options (90cm and 75cm). 

They're ideal for storing small-medium-sized items in smaller rooms, garden sheds, storage cupboards, bedrooms, home offices, and more.

Benefits include:

  • Smaller versatile frame
  • 200kg load weight per tier 
  • Boltless construction
  • Fully adjustable design
  • Durable steel beams 

Does this sound like the right fit for you? Great! You can shop for this unit here

#2 Wide Shelving


Are you a bit of a hoarder with a spare room that needs sorting or looking to kit out a utility room with some extra storage? Look no further than a wide shelving unit. These long-span shelving units are the ideal storage solution for larger rooms.

You'll find plenty of uses for these long-span shelves that give you more storage space for books, files, boxes, paint cans, groceries, and lots more.

Rhino Racking's long-span units feature five 120cm wide shelves, with a height of 180cm and two depth options of (60cm and 40cm).

Where to use 

They're ideal for home offices, pantries, garages, and sheds.

Benefits include:

  • Compact frame for small spaces
  • Boltless construction
  • Fully adjustable
  • Durable steel frame
  • Robust MDF boards

If this ticks all your boxes, you can buy it here

#3 Heavy-Duty Shelving


Tough as they come, heavy-duty industrial shelving units are perfect for storing heavier items like toolboxes, paint cans, and dumbbell weights. This sturdy workhorse contains clutter in your home or workspace, with people generally using these for extra garage storage, workshop, and stockroom storage.

At Rhino Racking, we've engineered our full range of racking to be heavy-duty, with each tier holding up to 200kg (1000kg load weight per unit).

Where to use

They're handy when set up in garages, sheds, and workshops. 

Benefits include:

  • High-load capacity  
  • Durable steel frame
  • Extra support beams 
  • Rubber feet for stability 
  • Adjustable design 

Is heavyweight the weight class for you? Take a look at the range here.

#4 Extra-Deep Shelving 


When you need to declutter, you can't go far wrong with some deep shelving. These units have a shelf depth of 60cm which offers you much more storage space without breaking the bank.

The deep storage shelves are the ultimate addition to your home storage set-up, giving you an easy way to sort books, food shopping, and just about any household item you need to store. These durable units are excellent for tidying up your office space when you're working from home, giving you extra storage space for files, binders, and stationary, and freeing up floor space for your office furniture.

You can find them with a height of 180cm and widths of 90cm and 120cm, giving you options for your space. 

Where to use

We recommend these shelves in garages, storage rooms, workshops, home offices, and more. 

Benefits include:

  • Deeper shelves 
  • Robust steel frame
  • Extra support beams
  • Rubber feet for stability 
  • Adjustable  

Are you jumping in at the deep end? Dive in here

#5 Galvanised Shelving


Galvanised shelving units give you extra protection from rust when used in humid spaces with little airflow and a high risk of dampness. These durable racks are ideal for sorting your tools and gardening equipment, with adjustable shelves you can alter to suit the height of your items.

When using these units in areas with a risk of high humidity, we recommend painting the MDF shelves with varnish to protect them from water damage. These racks also offer great value if you're sticking to a budget.

Where to use

They're popular in sheds, garages, greenhouses, and workshops.

Benefits include:

  • Anti-corrosion steel frame
  • Boltless design 
  • Extra support beams
  • Rubber feet for optimal stability 
  • Adjustable design 

Are galvanized units the perfect fit? Shop here

I've chosen my shelving unit - will it be easy to build?

Don't worry - if you're pressed for time or hopeless with DIY, our boltless shelving units can be erected in minutes thanks to their easy-build, boltless design. You won't need nuts or screws - slot the beams into place and tap lightly with a rubber mallet to secure, and you're good to go. 

Do you need more information? Check out our assembly resources or watch a short assembly video below.

How can I set my shelving units up?

Of course, when you've opted for garage shelving units, home office shelving, or gardening shelving for the shed, knowing your layout can be helpful. Our freestanding shelving units are standalone - and can also combine with bay connectors (included in the box). Each rack has rubber feet to add extra stability and can also be wall-mounted. 

Rhino Racking products are engineered to the highest specifications and rigorously tested to ensure quality and reliability. Each product comes with a 5-Year warranty and is available with free delivery. 

Need some more advice?

You can check out the rest of our handy storage guides here. If you'd prefer to discuss your storage options, you can call our friendly UK team is on hand to offer impartial advice on storage to help you find the best product for your needs. Call us on 0191 500 6000 or email


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