InstaShelves are corner shelves that can be installed in any corner in minutes, without the use of tools. Does it actually work? Read our InstaShelves review.
InstaShelves are designed for easy installation in corners, without screws, nails, or tools. The official product website is buyinstashelves.com, which was registered in December 2016. The screen shot below was taken of the product website in January 2017.
Claims & Features
- Holds up to 10 pounds
- No screws or tools
- Can be installed in under one minute
InstaShelves cost $19.99 + $7.99 P&H. You can add a bonus set for another $7.99 P&H. This brings your total cost to $27.98 for one, or $35.97 for two.
If InstaShelves look familiar, you may have seen commercials for this occasionally-advertised product, which has been around for years. It is back in 2017 with a renewed advertising campaign, although the commercial found on the product website is several years old.
The idea behind InstaShelves is simple: It is a plastic shelf designed to fit into a corner. A dial at the bottom extends three small blades that grab the wall and keep the shelf in place. You can’t use InstaShelves on tile because it needs to insert the blades into drywall in order to secure it in place. There is also a button which illuminates an LED light.
You can’t expect InstaShelves to hold a great deal of weight, but if they are installed properly, they should be able to hold at least several pounds each. And, although there are no tools required, keep in mind that there will be a mark left behind where the blades go into the wall.
There is a reason InstaShelves keep coming back, and that’s because people generally like them. If your expectations are realistic, you’ll probably find that InstaShelves work about as advertised. No, they won’t hold a lot of weight, and yes they will leave marks. But for a quick corner shelf that’s easy to install, InstaShelves easily live up to the hype.
There’s another As Seen on TV corner shelf called Shelf Master which you may also remember, but that item is not as easy to find these days.
Online, you may want to take a look at the Knape & Voit instant corner shelf, which costs about $14 and has mostly positive reviews.
The SnapUp Shelf by Hampton Direct does not leave marks, but it is slightly more expensive and has mixed reviews.
Below is a commercial for InstaShelves that aired years ago – and is currently featured on the product website.
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