Two Tips for Maximising the Storage Capacity of Your Small Industrial Warehouse

If the industrial warehouse from which you operate your enterprise is quite small, here are some actions that you might want to take to maximise this building's storage capacity so that you have enough room for all of your equipment and stock.  

Buy a compact boom lift so you can make the most out of the height of your warehouse's ceiling

One of the most common features found in industrial warehouses is a very high ceiling. If your warehouse has this feature, then the sensible thing to do would be to fit shelving units that stretch all the way up to this ceiling so that you can utilise this area. However, the problem with doing this is that it can make things difficult for your employees, who may find it time-consuming and rather exhausting to use an extra-tall industrial stepladder to make their way up to the ceiling to pick up the goods that are stored in this area and to then climb back down again.

This is why, if you want to utilise the free space in this part of your warehouse, you should buy a compact boom lift. This equipment is far superior to an industrial stepladder, as it will transport your employees from the ground to the ceiling in seconds, in a safe manner, without them having to tire themselves out. Furthermore, the compact design of this equipment should ensure that its presence in the warehouse does not have too much of an impact on the amount of free floor space.

Install refuse chutes around the building

You can also maximise the storage capacity of your industrial premises by installing refuse chutes around the building. The reason for this is that the goods that are delivered to your warehouse will probably come encased in cling wrap, cardboard and packaging twine, all of which your employees will need to throw out when they unload these goods. If the only bins in your warehouse are quite small (because you don't have enough indoor space for larger ones), then your employees may leave the discarded packaging lying around on nearby worktops or shelves after these bins have been filled.

You can ensure that the warehouse's free space isn't wasted in this manner by getting some rubbish chutes installed. Having this equipment, which leads to a generously sized skip bin outside, integrated into the walls of the warehouse, will mean that the chute itself won't consume any floor space (unlike the portable indoor bins) and will ensure that your employees won't leave rubbish strewn around areas that could be better used as storage spaces for your business materials.