It’s both a good and bad thing when your warehouse or storage facility runs out of room. On one hand, it’s a good thing because plenty of inventory usually means you have plenty of business. Those who have worked in a busy storage facility know the more things fill up, the harder every warehouse job becomes.
If you want to make things in your warehouse or storage facility more efficient, but you’re not ready to move to a bigger facility, you will need to get more organized on how you use your current industrial shelving. To help turn your warehouse into a proud example of efficiency, let’s look at 3 ways you can get creative with industrial shelving.
3 Ways to Get More Storage From Industrial Shelving
Change Your Methods
There are many methods and practices to maintain a warehouse or storage facility, such as first-in-first-out, last-in-last-out and so forth. What worked for your storage facility, in the beginning, may be holding it back now. Talk with other storage professionals or a storage solutions expert to figure the best way to organize your warehouse as it stands. You could find a certain technique gives you more storage density or wasted space more usable.
Use Vertical Space
If you have 6-foot shelving and 30-foot ceilings, you are missing out on plenty of ripe storage space. Consider using this vertical space with a warehouse mezzanine, extra floor, or stack your shelves higher if you can. If you aren’t using your warehouse’s vertical and horizontal space, you’re doing your whole warehouse a disservice.
Change the Shelving Itself
There is no such thing as one-size fits all industrial shelving. Industrial shelving comes in a variety of heights, gauges, depths, setups and more. If your current industrial shelving is no longer meeting the needs of your warehouse, you should speak with a storage solutions expert to find the right industrial shelving that will maximize your facility’s storage capabilities.
We want the most out of anything we use, even for industrial shelving. If you’re looking to get more storage from your industrial shelving try changing your methods up, use your storage’s vertical space, and talk to a storage solutions expert about changing the industrial shelving in your warehouse. With these three techniques, your storage facility will operate as the definition of efficiency.