If you rent a storage unit to house your Christmas decorations or extra furniture, you might find it hard to remember what you have packed into that tiny space. I found myself with this problem a few years back, after I moved a bunch of extra stuff that I had inherited into storage. However, your storage unit doesn't have to become an unsightly mess. This blog is all about simplifying your storage space by helping you to organize things. Check out these articles to learn how a clean and tidy storage unit might help you, and how you can make changes today.
When running your business, having the proper warehouse space is essential to being profitable. Your warehouse does not have to be huge to properly serve your needs. Instead of leasing more space, utilizing your current warehouse more efficiently may be all you need to do.
If your products are not all packaged, you need to store them in containers before they hit the retail floor. Simply ensuring that these containers are the proper size can save you a great deal of space. If your products are three feet long, don't place them in four or five foot long boxes. This rule is a simple one, but you will be surprised at how much space it will free up for you. In addition, make certain that your shelving and bins are the right size for your products. If anything is too large for your needs, get rid of it or reconfigure it.
You can maximize your warehouse storage space by employing technology. Purchasing an inventory design program can enable you to use as much of your warehouse as possible in ways that you may not have considered. You can also use an inventory management system to help you place items according to their importance. If items are rarely needed, these programs will help you place them in space that is seldom used.
Experts recommend that you not overstock your most popular items. While it is true that you will be able to sell these items, making certain that you can fill every possible order immediately often means that you have little room for other items or that you have excess inventory unsafely stacked in the aisles. You also need to stop stocking items that were a mistake. Leaving unwanted products that are not going to sell in your warehouse for months means you are losing money by not stocking items that will sell. Unloading these products will hurt in the short term but help your bottom line in the future.
Leasing a large warehouse is often not the answer to your storage problems. If you are not properly managing your inventory, you will soon fill up the new space without improving your company's profits. Using the right storage containers and shelving combined with modern technology will do much toward maximizing your space and improving your business. Getting the right products in the right space means your company will run more efficiently.