5 Ways to Maximise your Warehouse Space
Want to maximise your warehouse space? The amount of warehouse space you have is important for to consider when it comes to expanding your business further.
The more successful your business is, the more likely you will require extra warehouse space for the additional products.
Although the option of moving to a bigger warehouse seems the better, stress-free option, you might not need to stretch that far. A simple move around could solve all of your problems!
Consider Current and Future Needs
First of all, have you considered your warehouse options? Take a look at our previous blog and see which would suit your needs best. If maximising warehouse space seems like the better decision for your business, this post will help point you in the right direction.
Re-evaluate the space
Take the time to examine everything in the warehouse. Investigate its use. The shelves, walls, and even the ceiling. Is there any space currently underused? You will be surprised how much space you could save when you look for it. Discover spots where you can compress space, or even add new storage.
Condense shelves for space
Move shelves closer to minimise empty wall space. This will help maximise the space you already have but may not utilise enough. Moving shelves closer together could result in either small or huge space saving. Either way, it will help in the long run. A more structured shelving arrangement can make the difference!
Improved shelving systems can allow you to fit much more into much less, but make sure you don’t go overboard.Overcrowding shelves can be a cause of concern for health and safety. Take a look at some guidelines here.
Do you honestly need duplicates of a product that doesn’t sell so well? Is every duplicate product packaged with one another? Do you have smaller products in spacious storage that are just taking up space? Taking regular inventory is key when freeing up space. Knowing exactly what you have in stock will prevent over-ordering or keeping old merchandise you might no longer need.
‘Dead stock’ is the name for stock you no longer need. Removing dead stock from your warehouse can improve warehouse space. To find out more about inventory control check out our previous blog ‘ Inventory Control. What is it?’
Organisation is crucial
Keep your warehouse in order. All stock should have its place and put together strategically. Link relevant products together, condense boxes when the stock sells. You should keep everything alike together, so it remains easy to locate. Our most recent blog: ‘Warehouse Organisation Tips’ can help you with this.
Up and Away
Warehouse owners often never notice the height of their warehouse. Usually, they have very high ceilings, so why not take advantage? While you mustn’t go crazy, considering health and safety, you could build shelves and racking much higher than you think.This can provide space for added levels of pallet storage.
These tips will help create or improve a more spacious warehouse for your business. If you don’t have space, make it. If we said we can help prevent you having an issue with warehousing space again, would you believe us?
With key industrial sites across four counties, Bray Solutions has some cost-effective warehouse storage options for businesses of any size.