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Just The Solution I Was Looking For!
on September 21, 2011
I recently moved into a home that had no type of storage in the utility room & was looking for something exactly like this to put over the washing machine. Now I have a place to store the laundry detergent, bleach, stain remover, dryer sheets and a few other miscellaneous items. So far, I have put a large jug of liquid laundry detergent (about 1 1/2 gallons), a gallon size bottle of bleach, a gallon size bottle of vinegar, a bottle of stain remover, a couple of boxes of dryer sheets, a large box of baking soda and even 2 dozen 5 1/2 ounce sized cans of cat food, plus a few other items on these shelves without any problems. The unit is holding everything steady without any bowing or wobbling.
My husband & I was able to put together and set up this unit without any problems in about 20 minutes. However, this job was definitely easier to accomplish with two people, especially for a shorter woman (like myself), since the legs of the unit extends up to the ceiling. I did have to re-adjust the lower shelf a couple of times in order to get the correct height that would allow enough space for the washing machine door to fully open, but that was easy enough to accomplish. I like the fact that you can adjust the heights of the shelf to your personal preference. The are no predetermend settings. You just adjust the shelf to the desired height, then tighten the wing nut to hold it in that positiion.
The spacing between the bars on the shelf is about 2 inches wide. To remedy that situation, I use a piece of thick, clear vinyl (that I purchased at Walmart for under $4/yard) to keep any smaller items from falling through the gaps.
I have been using this unit for about a month now and it has been performing perfectly. I like it so well that I am planning on purchasing a second unit to put over the dryer to increase the storage area even more.