The extent to which your business uses storage space depends on the adopted storage methods. Some storage methods consume a lot of space in the form of aisles. Other ways seek to reduce the amount of space for corridors hence increasing the available storage space.
There are, however, options that maximise every square footage, giving your organisation more opportunities to increase its output.
Mobile storage systems
Even better than pallets are storage systems that eliminate the need for allocating spaces for aisles. An example is the mobile shelving system, which allows you to place the items on racks fitted with a roller system. The system is suitable for active storage and filing areas; if you need to store lightweight items, the mobile aisle shelving will meet your needs.
You can roll the space-saving system to one side when it is not in use, and roll it back into place when you need to access items or files.
Pallets are the most common storage methods that in use, particularly for busy warehouses. Pallets provide an efficient means of storing and accessing items. It also provides a stable framework that allows the piling up of several pallets together. You can use pallets to store block-shaped objects. Some pallets, however, have been built with side meshes that enable their usage even in the storage of objects with an indefinite shape.
Modular storage unit
You can also consider modular storage units when you’re dealing with a variety of objects to hold. This type of storage system combines bin shelving, regular shelving and hanging rails in one adjustable unit.
In some cases, the size of the space isn’t as crucial as you think when your business holds goods. You can maximise any given area with organisation and use of appropriate storage systems. Rethink your storage systems, and you’re likely to enhance space utilisation.