Look back at how the warehouse in your shop or office is currently in condition. If the warehouse has the following criteria: littered with cardboard boxes, a sea of equipment without order, and stuffy stuff that you don’t even know where it came from; maybe this is the right time for you to tidy up your workplace warehouse. The easy step is to rent a mini-storage to make your warehouse tidier and look spacious.
Besides that, what needs to be done?
1. Remove all scattered objects
The first step to tidying up your warehouse is to clear all the clutter in the warehouse. Pick a section of your warehouse to start with and pull all the items out to be sorted. In addition to making it easier for you to work, these warehouse clearing tips will also allow you to see how much space is available. The goal is that you can determine what type of storage rack is most suitable for arranging the items that you will store later.
2. Separate according to the category of goods
Categorize all the items you find as ‘throw-away’, ‘sell’, or ‘keep’. Separate each category into three large boxes or zone them with chalk on the floor so they don’t mix. Discard all items that are no longer suitable for use or expired. Meanwhile, items that can still be used but are no longer useful to you can be immediately sold or donated.
3. Group Objects Based on Function
After only the remaining items that fall into the category of storage, you have to start grouping the items according to their function. Later items with similar functions will be arranged on certain parts of the shelf to make it easier for you to find them. For example, tools such as pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers will line up neatly close together because they are usually used together. Likewise with a collection of cables and their rolls or piles of company documents.
4. Arrange the goods on the shelf
Installing shelves in a warehouse is a must-do if you want a neat and orderly warehouse. In addition to making it easier for you to find items, shelves also encourage you to return items to their places. With shelf placement, you can immediately get rid of all the boxes that previously filled the warehouse floor and make it difficult for you to find items.
Shelf selection can be readjusted to suit your needs.
5. Give More Space with Wall Hangers
Use wall hooks to hang tools like saws, pitchforks, shovels, etc. Indeed, some items with wide shapes and flat dimensions will be more effectively stored by hanging them on the wall. You want to make the floor as “clean” as possible of any item. Wall hangers keep items off the floor and give more space to the shelves.