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What are the advantages of installing mobile shelving for my business?

As a business owner, you will probably know how much storage is actually needed for a business to run as smoothly as possible.

As a provider of mobile shelving units, we also know how essential it is for any business to invest in an efficient storage system to ensure that a business can operate at full capacity for longer. With more companies getting larger by the minute, the demand for more reliable storage units is steadily increasing as more businesses recognise they do in fact need to become more organised.

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Signs That Your Office Needs More Space

Forget technology, the most important thing in any office is space.

Space is something that is always in short supply and as such, there’s no denying that it’s a valuable commodity. And given that the aim of pretty much all businesses is to expand, it’s fair to say that all offices could do with a little more space to grow.

But that said, extra space can be a little hard to come by!

Think you might be in need of some more room in your office? Then here are some sure-fire signs that you’ve got too much stuff for your office space.

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Expert Top Tips to Improve Your Stock Room Efficiency

Here at Mobile Shelving Direct, we know a thing or two about storage solutions, and as leading suppliers of mobile shelving units, we know just how important it is to be able to store items securely and safely.

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Tips on How to Boost Your Office’s Efficiency

Offices are extremely busy places and it’s quite easy to get so caught up in your work that you don’t realise how inefficient your office has become.

Searching for those important documents becomes increasingly harder which, in turn makes getting on with your work a task in itself.

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Innovations For Your Office Space

Offices don’t have to be bland and boring. In fact we’d go as far as to say that’s something they should never be!

Luckily, there are a number of ways you can breathe new life into your office space and make your workplace more efficient and inspiring too.

Want to know more? Then check out our guide to some inspiring innovations, ideal for sprucing up your office space.

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Top Tips for Keeping Your Shelves Clean

When storing valuable or rare items such as books, one of the most important factors is keeping them clean. Nothing knocks the value of an item down quite so quickly as it looking grubby and tatty.

It can be difficult to know exactly how to keep items clean though, as there are certain cleaning techniques that can actually cause further damage to your items. During our time providing mobile shelving systems, we’ve picked up a number of ways to keep shelves and indeed your items clean. Thankfully we are also pretty benevolent and have put together some of our top tips into a great, safe cleaning process for you that is sure to keep all of your items in tip top condition, no matter how delicate they are. Continue reading

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6 Tips to a Stress-Free Filing System

Filing is something that everyone finds dull, but looking for a file that isn’t where it should be is even worse. A great filing system will make sure that everything in your office runs as smoothly as possible and with no delays because somebody couldn’t find an important document. In most cases where finding or storing a file is frustrating, it’s because there isn’t a proper filing system in place, but thankfully it isn’t hard to make sure there is one. Here at Mobile Shelving Direct, we know a thing or two (or 6) about filing so we’ll help you out with a few helpful tips to help you create a filing system that works for your office. Continue reading

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3 of the Biggest Storage Facilities on Earth!

Storage is something that we all understand, everyone stores things in some capacity, from popping cutlery in the kitchen draw to keeping thousands of pallets organised in a warehouse, we all do it on some level.

Here at Shelf Space we made our name providing quality storage solutions such as mobile shelving so we like to think that we know a thing or two when it comes to storage. As experts in the field, there are of course certain examples of storage that stick out even to us, and for today’s blog we have picked out 3 of them to explore. Continue reading

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Getting the Best Use out of a Smaller Office!

When you have limited room in your office, it can seem difficult to come up with design ideas that make the space seem bigger and help you to use it in the most productive way possible. From aesthetic choices that will help the room feel less cluttered, to storage solutions that allow you to make room for everything you need, here are some tips for getting the best use out of smaller offices:

Bold, Bright and Beautiful

When it’s time to decorate, get colourful – there’s no better way to inject some energy into the room, and make it feel open and inviting. Use white as your base colour to free up the space, but then make sure that you’re also incorporating some bright splashes of colours, whether with your furniture, some art work, or even  a couple of colourful walls. Blue and green should be shades of choice, as they have also been found to improve office productivity – that’s twice as much impact for your efforts!

Let Your Walls do Some of the Work

If you think that walls aren’t good for much besides actually holding up your building then you need to think again, as when used creatively they can become the solution to almost all of your storage dilemmas. By fixing pockets for files directly to the walls of your business, you can clear some clutter off the desks and let the room breathe a little. Hooks, bulletin boards and shelving are all simple options that help you to free up space in the centre of the room, and a sturdy shelf can even be used to get essential items like printers away from the desks.

File Away that Clutter

Piles of papers spread across the room make for an oppressive atmosphere – hardly the way to inspire effort and enthusiasm. By making use of a dedicated and efficient filing system, you can leave your employees with space to spread their wings and get more work done.

Let in Some (LED) Light

LED lights are fantastic for lighting up a room in a way which feels natural and avoids casting dark shadows into the corners. If floor space is an issue then you can ditch the standing lamps and use LED desk lamps instead.

We want to help you out in every way we can, and with everything from rotary storage systems to mobile shelving units available you can count on us to provide a storage solution that helps you maximise your space. Contact us at 01444 220290 for more information – a member of experienced team can help you decide on the best option for your business.

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How to Organise Your Stock

Whether you work in an office or a warehouse, keeping your items organised is vital in order to maintain efficiency and productivity, as well as making sure that all work is completed without being forgotten about.

At Shelf Space, we know that our mobile shelving systems will help you to improve your workplace organisation, and here we will help you to organise your stock in a way that is safe, productive and organised.

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Alphabetically

Organising stock and files alphabetically is one of the most logical ways you can organise your stock. This means that your employees will only have to consider the name of the item, file or client in order to find what they need and they will be able to get back to work that much sooner.

If your items are arranged alphabetically and displayed on a shelf, it is a good idea to label these locations with the corresponding letter and place clear divides between them. This will make your organisation system much more clear and prevent files or items being put back in the wrong place.

Time Sensitively

If you work in an environment that deals with a lot of time-sensitive tasks, it can be a good idea to arrange your items, files and paperwork with regard to how soon they need to be completed, moved or dispatched.

This method can be easily adapted throughout the workplace; on desks, in filing cabinets and on shelves. As well as using a labelling system, you may also want to use a colour coding system that can clearly indicate when tasks need to be completed. Many companies use a traffic light system when implementing this method, which works like this:

  • Red = High Priority – task must be completed urgently
  • Amber = Medium Priority – task is important, and must be completed as soon as possible
  • Green = Low Priority – task can be completed following all higher priorities

Usage Defined

For areas such as stationery cupboards and warehouse floors, it makes sense to organise certain items according to what they are used for. For example, you can keep pens and pencils with paper, pads and other stationary together, as people often require these items at the same time.

As will other organisation methods, you should consider implementing a clear labelling system to make it clear how items have been organised so that your employees will know how to find what they are looking for and return any items they use to the right place.

 

By organising your workplace according to one or a combination of these methods, you can promote a more organised and productive working atmosphere. One of the most effective ways to organise your premises is to input purpose-built shelving, at here at Shelf Space, we can help you to do just that. For more information, contact us today on 01444 220290.

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