Before you get started with your warehouse shelving installation, plan ahead as to not disrupt your business or cause chaos for your customers. With 36 years of industry experience, we’ve moved some shelves in our day and we know just how important it is to make sure your business can continue running smoothly without interruption. We have four helpful tips to help you carry out your industrial shelving project efficiently:
Tip #1: Know what’s going to be stored on the shelving unit.
This sounds like common sense, but what you originally anticipated going on the shelves might not be what ends up on them. Map out what will be shelved and calculate size and weight measurements to ensure you select the right shelving to hold your goods.
Tip #2: Determine the size of shelving.
Documenting measurements beforehand is necessary to avoid any headaches caused by shelves that don’t fit or an under- or over-supply of units ordered. Determine the size of the shelving unit based on the available area, the size of items to be stored, and the capacity and number of shelves needed per unit.
Tip #3: Clear the area prior to installation.
Clean out and make your space ready before trying to fit in shelves around a cluttered area. Determine the shelf spacing needed before you begin building the units. Sketching out a simple plan can help give you an idea of how you want your warehouse shelving setup to look like.
Tip #4: Have the correct tools and manpower.
Schedule your shelving installation when you know you’ll have another person to help you put them together and set them up. The process will go much faster and run more smoothly. Ensure you have the necessary tools on hand, including a dead blow mallet, so that you can continue the job without stopping to search for them in the middle of your project.
We have a huge inventory of industrial shelving to meet whatever your project needs require. Our Live Support customer service representatives can help you with any questions you have regarding type and size of shelving units for your warehouse. Contact us today and save 40-60% on manufacturer prices with your order.