Need extra space around the office for the new year? Here are some warehouse storage tips and options to consider.
Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can actually keep: Get your office space in order. Unlike training for an ultra marathon, re-configuring the office is something you can actually get done and feel good about. (Bonus: No 5 a.m. workouts required.)
Best of all, when you open up your work area, you can open your mind to the many ways you can reconfigure your office. Possibilities include a flexible coworking space, a lounge area for casual confabs, or that ping pong table your employees have been clamoring for.
Resolve to follow these three easy steps:
Take stock and classify items.
It’s the perfect time to figure out what you have, what can stay, and what can be stored offsite. From IT equipment, to files, and furniture, simply take note of whether it’s in use or not, and if so, how often.
Create a workflow.
Make a system of steps for everyone to follow that will help you organize your space. Toss what you no longer need and make sure what you use the most is in easy access. You can make additions like file cabinets, a pedestal with storage space, or space-saving shelves. For everything else, mark for off-site warehouse storage.
Resolve to do this more often.
Now that you have a system in place for opening up your work space, don’t wait until next year to keep the office organized. Start a “clean space initiative” and involve a team of employees to help: Set internal reminders on the company intranet, encourage monthly audits, and hold regular shredding events. If you make office organizing routine, it will become a happy habit.
Two main types of warehouse storage
Now that you know what you want stored away, here are the two types of warehouse storage options available:
Box up files you no longer use in-house but may need to view in the future. You can organize your files through an online tracking system, and even retrieve stored data should you want to access at a later date. Learn more >>
Make a system of steps for everyone to follow that will help you organize your space. Toss what you no longer need and make sure what you use the most is in easy access. You can make additions like file cabinets, a pedestal with storage space, or space-saving shelves. For everything else such as extra inventory, furniture, and equipment, mark for off-site warehouse storage. Learn more >>
The end of the year is a perfect time to think about how warehouse storage can help set your company up for a profitable 2017. Corovan offers warehousing and distribution services for your business needs. As an added benefit, you only pay for the space that you use, making warehouse storage a cost-effective solution for your office. So, whether you’re trying to grow your business, need space for extra inventory, are looking to maximize your fulfillment, or just need a space for all of your party supplies, Corovan can make wrapping up the end of your year less stressful and easier to manage.