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Make The Most Of Your Inventory Storeroom

The bigger the business, the bigger the inventory storeroom. Of course, not ever business starts out as the size of Amazon. The practices you put into place today can be modified for when your business grows. Here’s some advice on how to get the most out of your inventory storeroom:

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A Place for Everything

The organizing policy of “a place for everything and everything in its place” applies in the home and in the storeroom. It starts with shelves. Not only do you need to consider the right size for your shelves but also about what you’re storing. This isn’t the time to cut corner with flimsy shelving. You need shelves that are sturdy and can take weight.

Once the shelves are assembled make every effort to anchor them in place. One wrong move with a dolly or forklift can send them tumbling like dominoes. You want to be sure to stock similar items together and keep the fast sellers at easy access points. This might mean occasionally rotating your inventory but that’s not a bad habit to get into.

Label Everything

The bins and boxes that are holding your inventory should be clearly labeled. The same for the shelves. The idea is for workers to be able to see with a glance exactly what items they’re looking for. A POS system can help with data scanning and inventory counts but only when labels are easy to scan.

Adapt for Your Business

You should try to check out other inventory storerooms in your area to see how they operate. Whatever lessons you learn can be adapted to your business. It might be that shipping is not a big part of your business but that doesn’t mean your storeroom wouldn’t benefit from having a work table for the staff to unpack new arrivals.

It also helps to keep your storeroom as clean as possible. It’s not easy to do that in during a hectic business day but cleaning should be part of every shift. This is where Junk King Nashville can be of help. These are the professional junk haulers who can help you clear out your storeroom of any unwanted or damaged inventory. Don’t waste space with things that are never going to sell. Give all that to Junk King. Hiring Junk King Nashville to clear out your inventory space is always a smart business move.

Make Decluttering Part Of Your Back-To-School Prep

Determining the priorities for back-to-school depend on the age of the student. Younger kids might have a momentary concern about lunchbox choices but overall, they’re just excited to be going back to having fun during the day vs. playing around the house. Older kids start to focus more on what to wear each day then if they finished their homework the night before. Of course, schools who have uniform dress code policies help avoid all the early morning decision making. If your kid is going to a school without a uniform, then a serious decluttering session is recommended to get that closet ready for back-to-school.

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The closet decluttering begins with everything coming out of the closet. What follows will be a simple “yes” or “no” to every article of clothing, pairs of shoes and all the rest. When the closet is done, you can move onto the dresser and take the same approach. What you might be left with is a huge pile of clothes that they’ve either outgrown or have sadly gone, out of style. Getting rid of all those unwanted items will make a lot of space in the closet and reduce the need to sort through it all to pick the perfect outfit. This is when you want to bring in Junk King Nashville.

Junk King provides a working crew and a truck for every junk removal session. It doesn’t matter if they’re clearing out an entire house or just a closet, you’ll still benefit from those two movers. Everything you turn over to them could also end up with a charity. Junk King has long used charity drop offs as a way to promote environmentally friendly disposal policies. This happens automatically.

Your back-to-school decluttering can extend to the rest of the house in the same session. This can be a help if you’re setting up a corner to be the homework station. It is also one less chore you have to think about as things will start to get a bit more hectic.

Make a decluttering session with Junk King Nashville part of your back-to-school prep. You’ll be glad you did.