The warehouse is indeed one of the spaces that are usually poorly maintained, even though its presence is important. A neat warehouse will make it easier for you to find the items that are being needed. The items stored are not easily damaged by the humid air or improper buildup. Also, a clean warehouse will not become a nest for insects, thus helping to maintain the health of the house. Therefore, use self storage to keep your items in the warehouse tidier.
Well, for those of you whose warehouse is far from being neat and clean, it’s still not too late.
With this step, the warehouse will be more organized.
1. Prioritize Cleanliness
Do a total cleaning by removing everything in the warehouse and cleaning every part of the room — floors, walls, ceilings — of all dirt. If the wall is not in good condition, take the time to scrape and repaint the wall with anti-moisture and anti-fungal paint. For periodic maintenance, clean the warehouse at regular intervals, for example, every day sweeping and mopping and every 6 months of total cleaning.
2. Optimize the Shelf
Make special racks from strong materials – such as iron – with a knockdown system so that the height can be adjusted according to your needs. Adjust the dimensions of the shelf with the size of the room so that it is efficient. Leave a gap of about 10cm at the bottom of the shelf so that it can be cleaned and items are not prone to standing water.
3. Pay attention to the age of the goods
Some items have a use-value or expiration date, for example, electronic equipment. Get in the habit of throwing away, junking, or recycling unused items such as cardboard used household appliances. If there are items that can be resold, you can collect them and do garage sales with complex neighbors.
4. Group according to function
To facilitate storage and search, group items according to function or purpose. For example, collect holiday items in the same cardboard box to make it easier to find if needed. Or collect cooking utensils in the same area.
5. Place according to Movement
For fast-moving items, such as umbrellas or cooking utensils, place them near the warehouse door. Meanwhile, slow-moving items, such as cardboard containing holiday trinkets, can be placed further away. Some items can be categorized according to the character of the occupants, for example, suitcases are categorized as fast-moving for owners who travel a lot, but slow-moving for those who rarely travel.