When many people start a business, the only premises they think about is their office. However, there are loads of reasons your company may need a warehouse too. If you’re reading this, then I’m willing to bet you’re one of the many entrepreneurs with a warehouse. And, you’re struggling with space issues.
Although warehouses are big, they can become cluttered really quickly. It’s easy to run out of space, and then you’re left in a pickle.
However, with these brilliant hacks, you can save a lot of space in your warehouse:
Vehicle Parking Areas
If your business has a warehouse, then you’ll probably have warehouse vehicles too. Primarily, you’ll have a lot of forklifts that you’ll use to transport goods around the warehouse. Now, these vehicles can take up a lot of space, especially when not in use. If people are leaving forklifts all over the warehouse floor, it will get cluttered very quickly.
I came up with an easy and effective solution for this problem. What you need to do is make room for designated vehicle parking areas in the warehouse. These are sections where people park the forklifts when they aren’t being used.
It keeps them out of the way and makes your warehouse feel more spacious. If you want, you could even have parking areas outside the warehouse to free up even more room. It’s a clever idea, as it helps make your warehouse a lot more organized.
Smart Storage Solutions
Naturally, there will be a lot of stuff that needs storing in your warehouse. In this section, I want to talk about things that aren’t your products. Think about all the tools and bits and pieces you’ll have lying around. They can take up more space than you might think. So, it makes sense to come up with smart storage solutions to get them out of the way.
One idea I’ve seen is keeping things in containers that are built into the walls of your warehouse. If you use industrial drawer slides, you can slide them out, get what you need, and slide them back in. As a result, you minimize the space wasted on the warehouse floor. Everything is tucked away neatly, and you can save room for more important things, like storing your products.
The Higher the Better
One problem I see with lots of warehouses is that they cram too many storage racks all in one place. And, when you look at these racks, you see that they’re wasting so much space. How? , Because they’re not tall enough.
The great thing about a warehouse is that it tends to be a tall building. So, you should make good use of all the extra height you have. Get storage racks that reach the top of your ceiling. Companies make these, so they’re perfectly safe and won’t fall.
Then, you can access high things using scissor lifts and other lifting platforms. It’s an easy way to save ground space, making your warehouse easier to move around in.
Give these hacks a try if you’re experiencing serious space issues. Then, be amazed when you see the difference they make!