If you own a small warehouse and distribution station, then you know the power of ensuring you use every ounce of storage space you have. This can be difficult when you are limited in space on both the interior and exterior of the warehouse. When you consider the items you need on a daily basis, such as pallets, the need for using the storage space you have can become critical. Here are a few ways you can store your pallets safely and in limited spaces.
Steel Pallet Cage
A steel pallet cage is an ideal option for many small warehouse and distribution centres. These cages can hold several pallets in a stack, as well as lock them up for security. The steel cages can be stacked as well. This is ideal if you only have a small corner of the warehouse that can be allotted to the pallets. If you need to stack the cages or remove a cage from the stack, you can use a traditional order picking forklift for the job.
If you have a second store that is connected to the warehouse with a catwalk style access, then hanging storage may be a good idea. You can buy hooks that can easily hold several pallets and hang from the roof of the warehouse or can be stacked on the sides of a catwalk or second story areas. This hanging storage should be kept out of the way of workers to prevent injuries if a pallet falls. However, if you do have an area that fits this description, or something similar to it, you may find hanging storage is ideal use of the empty wall space.
Sometimes an exterior storage option is the most ideal. If this is the case, you may want to avoid the issue of weather damaging your pallets. If that is the case, a shipping container for storage of the pallets is something to consider. Shipping containers can be placed flush against your warehouse, secured easily with a lock of your choice, and can hold a large number of pallets and other items used often by your employees.
These are just a few of the options available to you for storing pallets in limited spaces. If you think any of these options may be suitable, consider contacting your local contractor supply store. They will have most of these options and can direct you to other options that also may be suitable for your warehouse spaces and storage needs.