Among the lessons we learned as kids is that all of us are different. You say tomato, I say tomahto. It takes all kinds. Variety is the spice of life, but is there a term in our day-to-day life that is interpreted more individually—or more personally— than “Do It Yourself?”
For any number of reasons, “Do It Yourself” can sound more like a warning than an invitation. If your tool kit is an old shoe box … where you keep a hammer, a screwdriver and maybe a pair of pliers … the world of DIY is a strange and foreboding place.
Even if your work space is well-equipped, you may be more comfortable with mechanics or masonry than, say, kitchen cabinetry.
Well, if you are uneasy about DIY you’re in luck. Manufacturers all over the country are working on ways to provide products that are both affordable and “do-able.” The results are encouraging.
Meet Millie Hammel, who recently completed a DIY project in her Florida home. “My husband and I, age 63 and 67, just installed our shelves,” she said. “It was a piece of cake.”
Millie’s letter was addressed to Shelves That Slide, an Arizona firm that specializes in pull-out shelving.
Now in its 30th year, Shelves That Slide began by building cabinet and cupboard units for developers and custom home-builders in the surrounding area.
About 20 years ago, Shelves That Slide began to offer its products online. The good news: customers loved their new shelves, and the price they paid. The bad news: many customers used their savings to hire carpenters or cabinet-makers to install them.
Product Line is Long
In the years since, Shelves That Slide has continued to re-engineer its products to make them easier to install.
The result: the company’s online business is now greater than its traditional sales base locally.Shelves That Slide has dozens of ideas for increasing the utility of your cabinet and cupboard space. Products include Pull-Out Slide Shelves, Cabinet Pull-Down Shelves, and Rollout Shelves for Waste Baskets and Recycling Containers.
One popular line features all shapes and sizes of Lazy Susans.
Easier to Install Than Ever
All Shelves That Slide products are high-quality and low-cost. Just as importantly: they are easy to install, too. Customer services has become critical to the company’s success and it shows. Shelves That Slide will walk with you through every step in the process.
Start with the “Do-It-Yourself” page on the Shelves That Slide website. The best way to measure your cabinets and cupboards? Which products will best suit your needs? This page is a great way to get started.
Do you want to talk with someone? Customer Services is always a phone call away.
The website even has a video that helps walk you through the installation itself.
“The shelves I ordered arrived yesterday,” Art Strasburger reported. “I installed them today and they work fine. My wife thinks I’m a hero!”
She’s undoubtedly right, Art, and you didn’t even need your pliers!