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How to Increase Warehouse Storage Space

How to Increase Warehouse Storage Space

Storage space is extremely valuable for every warehouse regardless of their size or the products they handle. While every operation would love to have more storage space, it can be difficult to achieve this without eliminating valuable operating space. That is why it is important to look for options that can provide additional storage capacity without occupying limited floor space. As a leading provider of mezzanines, pallet racking, and other storage solutions, the team at Commander Warehouse Equipment knows that the right products can make a world of difference for any operation. That is why we have compiled some information to demonstrate how to increase warehouse storage space with the right techniques and equipment.

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5 Ways to Increase Storage Space for Your Warehouse

The following techniques and products can drastically increase storage space for your warehouse:

1. Extend Racks Vertically

One of the easiest ways to increase storage space is to extend racks vertically toward the ceiling. Newer buildings will have a fire suppression sprinkler system installed in the rafters, so it is important to ensure that your racking system provides enough space between the sprinklers and your inventory. It is also a good idea to speak to a professional before extending racks vertically to ensure that the racking uprights and baseplates can withstand the additional weight.

2. Install a Mezzanine

Installing a mezzanine above a ground-level process, such as a shipping or receiving area, can help double the floor space in that part of the warehouse. When choosing an area to install a mezzanine, consider the space needed for the columns and baseplates, while determining if the floor will be able to support the weight of the mezzanine and the products being stored on it.

3. Reduce Aisle Width

Many warehouses can significantly reduce aisle width, allowing for additional racking systems to be installed. To determine if your aisles can be narrowed, you will need to confirm how much space your equipment—forklifts, order pickers, walking stackers—need to safely operate and ensure that you are leaving enough room.

4. Switch to High-Density Storage Options

Switching from a standard shelving system to a high-density storage system significantly increases your storage capacity without occupying operating space. High-density storage systems are especially useful for operations with many small products or materials.

5. Make Use of Underutilized Space

It is always worth taking the time to analyze your facility and look for underutilized space. For example, you may be able to install a hanging rack above your receiving or shipping doors, allowing you to increase storage capacity for inbound and outbound logistic processes without occupying additional floor space.

To learn more about our products or for assistance choosing the right solution for your operation, get in touch with the experts at Commander Warehouse Equipment. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our products.

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