Utilizing your warehouse’s space to it’s full potential is no easy task. It can be costly to have things like old inventory taking up space on your warehouse floor. Taking steps to save space in your warehouse will help keep you organized, but also unlock storage opportunities you didn’t know you had.
Make Use of Vertical Space
Storage racks, mezzanines, and shelving are all options when trying to utilize more of the vertical space in your warehouse, but how do you know which is the right fit for you?
Pallet racks are the most popular option for warehouse rack options, they allow users to store anything that goes on a pallet. They also come in a number of different varieties, like push back pallet racks, which allow you to increase storage density in your warehouse, without making any of your SKUs difficult to access.
Cantilever racks are crucial for anyone in the lumber or plumbing industries due to their propensity for storing over-sized length materials like pipes and wood. These types of racks are often more customized to fit the needs of the warehouse, because they’re used to store irregular sized materials.
In addition to storage up high, you can also move office space off of the ground level using a mezzanine. Mezzanines can also be built to subvert walls or any obstacles that may be on the floor. Custom mezzanines typically need to be designed to fit the warehouse they’ll be going in, so working with a trusted company to build your mezzanine is essential to maximize your warehouses’ space.
The number-one way you can save space in your warehouse is by being more organized. Without organization, all of the the racks (pallet, cantilever, or otherwise) in the world won’t help your warehouse. With shelving solutions, you can de-clutter your warehouse easily and then determine if you need to take additional steps to create more space in your warehouse.