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Moving your business to a new location offers you a great opportunity to re-evaluate how your storeroom is organized. It is important to keep some things in mind as you design the layout and shelving for your storeroom so that it is easy to find items and move around. Consider the following tips when setting up and organizing your storeroom in a new location.
Use Polymer Shelving
To design a useful storeroom, it is a good idea with the right kind of shelving. A lot of storerooms use wood shelving, but wood can shrink and expand over time depending on the temperature, which means that the shelves may weaken over time. Not only that, but wood may start to rot, which can render the shelving useless.
Instead, opt for polymer shelving when your business moves to a new location. Polymer materials are better able to withstand the elements. Because you don't have to worry about temperature or high moisture levels, polymer shelving is likely to last a long time without needing to be replaced.
Use Vertical Space
If you're like many business owners, you may only be planning to fill the room horizontally when you start organizing your new storeroom. However, making use of vertical space can allow you to store more things in your storeroom, in addition to freeing up more space on the floor for employees to move about. You can keep a step stool handy or install a sliding ladder to make accessing higher shelves easier.
Think of the Future
It is important that you think beyond the present time when you move to a new location. Make sure you design the storeroom in a way that leaves room for new shelving and items as your business expands. That will prevent you from having to move everything around to accommodate new shelving and products in the future.
Get Feedback from Employees
Your employees will be the ones stocking shelves in the storeroom, and they will also be the ones retrieving items and taking inventory of the products there. Therefore, it is in the best interests of your company to get ideas from employees about the layout and design of the storeroom in the new location.
Talk to them about what they liked about the storeroom in the old location, and ask whether they have any ideas for the new storeroom. You may discover that they have ideas that can make the storeroom more organized.
Use the tips in this article to help you to set up and organize your new storeroom. Better organization will help you to keep the storeroom neat, which can help employees to work more efficiently.