We study the allocation strategies for redundant components in the load-sharing series/parallel systems. We show that under the specified assumptions, the allocation of a redundant component to the stochastically weakest (strongest) component of a series (parallel) system is the best strategy to achieve its maximal reliability. The results have been studied under cumulative exposure model and for a general scenario as well. They have a clear intuitive meaning; however, the corresponding additional assumptions are not obvious, which can be seen from the proofs of our theorems. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2016.