Cleaning your Warehouse this Spring

Cleaning your Warehouse this Spring

April 19, 2018

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If you have been running a business for over a few, you would surely understand the importance of saving with bulk buying. This pricing reduction helps greatly, especially with items of regular use like stationary for offices, wood cutting boards for the staff kitchen and other toiletries. However, one of the issues faced with bulk buying is storage. To use your space effectively, we recommend deep cleaning your workplace preferable once a month or at least once a year. Listed below are some useful tips and techniques to help you create a positive work environment for your staff simply through a yearly clean-up.

When is the Best Time to Reorganize?

A clean environment can play a major role in lifting an employee’s mood and increasing their productivity. With Spring in full swing, now is the best time to deep clean your office and your warehouse. Make use of the longer, brighter days to reorganize anything that tends to become chaotic throughout the year. De-clutter your office cabinets, toss or donate items taking up unnecessary space and dust away the areas of the warehouse that seldom get touched. To store items you can’t afford to discard, yet don’t have enough space to keep, consider using an offsite storage space or shed. This could be a self-storage unit or warehouse storage designed specifically for the storing your business documents. Plan ahead for the rest of the year and create appropriate space for each necessary item.

Cleaning Your Warehouse

Once you have successfully gotten rid of useless things in your warehouse and office, it’s now time to give them a proper cleaning. For small rooms at home, it is possible to clean a space without putting in much thought. However, when it comes to spring cleaning your warehouse, it’s a good idea to plan out your tasks first. Start from one end and carefully create a checklist of everything that needs to be cleaned all the way to the other end. Once you have a clear picture of how much time each task would take, it’s easier to tackle the actual job within a respected timeframe.

Follow the Japanese philosophy of 5 S Standards for efficient tidiness. By strictly following these five steps, Spring cleaning your warehouse can actually become an enjoyable task.

The 5 S Standards include:

  • Sorting,
  • Setting things in order,
  • Systematically cleaning the space,
  • Standardizing and lastly, and
  • Sustaining it.

The Warehouse Cleaning Checklist

Now that you have a to-do list of tasks that need to be done for cleaning your warehouse, why not make another list of the items you would need to successfully complete these tasks? These would be the usual detergents, microfiber clothes, vacuum cleaner and mop for a clean finish. However, the purpose of creating a checklist is to make sure you take note of any particular item you might specifically need for your warehouse. For instance, if you have plenty of glass doors and windows, having sufficient cleaning products meant for glass and windows would be necessary. After all, you don’t want to miss out on the lovely sunshine pouring in through those windows!

Use these suggestions to spring clean your warehouse this season and prepare for a more productive year ahead. Make sure to check out our various cutting boards to select your favourite model and design and keep your warehouse organized until next year!