4 Solutions for Increasing Storage Capacity in Less Office Space

storage solutions for the modern officeAll over the country businesses are downsizing their physical office spaces. Just four years ago each employee was allocated 225 sq. ft. of space, now they’re down to 150sq. ft. There are a multitude of reasons for these changes: rising costs of real-estate; increases in workers telecommuting or hotelling; and businesses switches to open office designs. But one thing hasn’t changed – businesses still have stuff to store.

Trying to maintain your storage capacity in less physical space is hard when you’re still relying on outdated storage systems like lateral file cabinets. To adapt to the modern office space, you’ll need to change the way you think about storage, and we can help. Here are 4 different storage solutions for stuff at your office that will maintain or even increase your storage capacity in a smaller space.

1. Convert Paper Files to Digital Documents

According to a story published on Entrepreneur.com, for every 30 copies printed in an office, 39% of them are just thrown away. On top of that, it costs about $25,000 to fill a four-drawer cabinet that holds 15-20,000 files, and $2,000 per year to maintain it.

To save on paper, labor, and space costs, many companies are moving (at least partially) to digital documents. And if you’re ready to take that step, we can help. Read more about our document scanning services in a previous blog here.

2. Sliding Storage Shelvingstorage solutions for increasing capacity in small spaces

Many times it’s not the storage system itself that takes up all your space, it’s actually the space you need to access the system. Like the space for the drawer to extend in a lateral file cabinet, or the aisles between each row of shelving.

Sliding storage shelving gets rid of this unnecessary access space, and gives you back the floor space. Find out how sliding storage shelving works to get rid of clutter and save space here.

3. Oblique Hanging Compartments

Directly transferring office files into a perfectly organized open shelving system means you could fit three times the number of files into half the floor space required with lateral or vertical drawer file cabinets. But how can you transfer top tab files to open shelving without converting to side tab folders? You do it with Oblique hanging compartments.

The Oblique hanging compartments enable you to move to a more efficient style of storage shelving, without converting your filing system. Take a look at all the available Oblique hanging compartments here.

4. Rotary Storage Cabinets

Rotary storage cabinets work for everything in your office including files, office supplies, boxes, binders, books computer media, and more. And since the cabinets have two sides and spin 360 degrees, they provide way more storage capacity in much less space.

In fact, you can fit the stuff from 3 lateral cabinets in just one rotary storage cabinet. Find out what else you gain with rotary storage cabinets here.

These are just a few storage solutions for increasing capacity in less office space. To see more options click here. Or you can give us a call at 1-855-786-7667, and we can design a personalized storage system just for you.

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Industrial Shelving with Drawers for Small Parts & Tool Storage

Inadequate small parts and tool storage leads to many issues: missing items; workers getting hurt reaching for stored items; costly mix ups shipping items; not being able to find what you need quickly; wasted space; and so much more.

Our solution for improving your storage and making it work better for your small parts and tool storage is industrial shelving with drawers. This versatile system with sturdy construction and distinctive appearance will add value to your storage area. Check out the comparison below to see what you can gain from industrial shelving with drawers.

standard shelving and industrial shelving with drawers comparison

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Find the Right Industrial Shelving with Drawers

Industrial shelving with drawers is available in numerous sizes and configurations to meet your specific small parts and tool storage needs. Size options include:

  • 9-15 drawers
  • 75” or 87” heights
  • 36”, 42”, or 48” widths
  • 18” or 24” depth

Here are some additional features of the industrial shelving with drawers:industrial shelving with drawers for small parts and tool storage

  • Closed sides and back panels
  • Floor anchor kit (shelving with drawers must be anchored to the floor)
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Drawers and drawer mounting brackets
  • Drawers come with or without adjustable partitions and divider compartments
  • Each drawer has a 400 lb load capacity with 100% extension for full access to drawer contents

More Drawer Options for Small Parts and Tool Storage

If you aren’t interested in shelving and just want the drawers for small parts and tool storage, we have more two more options available: stationary modular drawer cabinets and modular drawer cabinets on wheels. These cabinets offer the same heavy-duty storage with even more drawers.

You can find all of these storage solutions and more from us online at StoreMoreStore. And if you need help or can’t find exactly what you want, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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How to Clear the Clutter in Your Office & Get Organized

Reduce Clutter and Get OrganizedClutter is something everyone hates. We devote an entire season to getting organized and reducing clutter…spring cleaning anyone? While you can throw away or donate many of the items your office doesn’t need to hold onto, some things you really do need to keep.

And what’s more, you need a place to store all of these items. But before you put it all in filing cabinets, check out these other storage solutions that will help you clear the clutter in your office.

Shelving with Drawers for Small Office Supplies

Behind every cabinet door and on every shelf is a coffee cup devoted to storing pens and a can of full of paper clips. These small office supplies – pens, highlighters, paper clips, sticky notes, white out, etc. – accumulate all over your office, creating unnecessary clutter. And they take up a ridiculous amount of space.

A better place to store these items would be in drawers: specifically in shelving with drawers. While typically used in industrial facilities for storing small parts, shelving with drawers are a great solution for storing small office supplies.

The drawers are heavy-duty and can easily handle the weight of any amount of office supplies. Because you can add dividers to the drawers, you can store a variety of items within one drawer while still keeping everything organized. And most importantly, you’ll reduce the clutter that these items create.

Adjustable Shelving for Packages

Small businesses might not have an entire room or staff of people devoted to handling mail and packages. Yet you’ll still have mail and packages delivered to your office on a daily basis. And this wouldn’t be a big deal – except in most cases the packages sit by the door for days at a time before anyone claims them.

Instead of just using a table and stacking packages on top and around it, consider adjustable shelving. Keeping packages and mail in shelving reduces the cluttered appearance. And since the shelves can be adjusted to fit every size package, you won’t have to worry about the packages not fitting in the space.

Wood Lockers for Personal Items

So what happens to their personal items (purses, jackets, umbrellas, laptops, briefcases, etc.) when your employees have a very tiny workspace? Typically, it ends up all over their desks, on the back of the chair, or even on the floor. And what happens when a very important client comes in for a meeting or you’re showing the office to a potential employee? Not the best first impression.

While you can’t offer a private office with large storage space to every employee (who has the space for that!), you can offer them a small wood locker for storing their personal items.

And when you just don’t have the time or energy to declutter and organize, you can just cover everything up with rolling security doors!

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Freestanding Garment Racks for Businesses Storing Hanging Clothes

Clothes aren’t just hanging in our closets at home. Many businesses store garments likesingle tier freestanding garment rack for hanging clothes

  • Costume shops and theaters store performance outfits
  • Schools store marching band uniforms
  • Universities store athletic clothes and jerseys
  • Churches store choir robes
  • Police departments store uniforms
  • Medical facilities store lab coats and scrubs

Keeping garments organized and properly stored is essential for their preservation. Our solution for your business is freestanding garment racks. The freestanding garment racks are constructed from commercial quality steel to offer exceptional strength and durability; something you just won’t get from the cheap, flimsy wire racks.

Features of the Freestanding Garment Rackstwo level freestanding hanging garment rack for business storage

  • Available with one or two rods
  • Depths: 24″ and 30″
  • Widths: 30″, 36″, 42″, and 48″
  • Height: 76-1/4″
  • Powder coat finish that’s scratch and corrosion resistant
  • Available in 20 different colors
  • Designed to sit against a wall or stand in the middle of the floor
  • Side panels (uprights) made of 18 gauge steel
  • Shelves and brackets are adjustable on 1-1/2″ centers
  • Comes with two 2″ kick plates
  • Easy assembly with only a rubber mallet
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Shop Now for Your Freestanding Garment Racks

If you need to customize your freestanding garment racks, it’s not a problem! Just some of the ways you can personalize the freestanding garment racks for your clothing storage include locking doors to make them into cabinets; adding drawers for shoes or folded items; including back panels; or incorporating pull out reference shelves. All you have to do is give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

Want the freestanding garment racks just the way they are? Then, visit us online and shop now!

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3 Types of Mail Sorters for Organizing Mail in Your Office

3 Types of Mail Sorters for Organizing Office MailIf you are wondering how to organize mail in your office, one of the best things you can invest in is a mail sorter. And with several different types of mail sorters available, it’s easy to find the one that will best suit your needs!

Stand-Alone Mail Sorters

A great floor saving unit is a stand-alone mail sorter. This large sorter stands by itself just like a typical shelving unit. You can choose from many different types of stand-alone mail sorters. For example some units have a retractable work surface for looking through mail and literature. You can use the surface and then push it back in when you don’t need it anymore.

The shelves on the stand-alone mail sorters come in three different sizes: standard, legal, and oversize. Each shelf is adjustable on 1 inch increments with full support on both sides. You can also easily adjust the shelf even if it’s fully loaded with papers.

Pass Thru Mail Sorters

If you are looking for a way to conveniently pass mail from one area to another, then what you need is a pass thru mail sorter. These dual sided open back sorters allow you to place your mail in one side of the sorter and retrieve it from the other side of the sorter.

For example, you can mount a pass thru sorter in the wall of your mailroom to allow mailroom staff to sort mail into slots from inside the mailroom and employees to retrieve mail from outside the mailroom. This saves time distributing mail to various offices by mailroom personnel. Doors can be added to the pass thru sorters for additional security if required.

Desktop Mail Sorters

Desktop mail sorters are the smaller counterparts of the stand-alone mail sorters. They’re small enough to fit on desks or tables while still offering all the same benefits including:

  • trays slide in and out on tracks making opening heights between shelves easy to adjust.
  • full length name labels that are easy to change.
  • no sharp edges to guard fast moving hands when sorting mail.
  • comes fully assembled – just open the carton, set the mail sorter in place, and slide in the sorter shelves to use.
  • a large variety of sorter color finishes to match any office décor.

These are just three types of mail sorters you can find online at StoreMoreStore. And if you have any questions or want some assistance, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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4 MORE Lateral Cabinet Alternatives to Save Office Space

4 more alternatives to lateral cabinetsBack in October, we told you about four space saving alternatives to lateral cabinets. And based on the popularity of that post, we’ve decided to tell you about four more storage systems you can use instead of lateral cabinets.

Pull-Out Shelving

Pull-out shelving is very simple; each section of shelving pulls out when you need access to stored items and retracts back in when not in use. And even though you’re using shelving instead of cabinets, you can still lock up each section.

As an added bonus, if you have tight spaces like alcoves or wall columns, pull-out storage shelving is a great solution. The shelving fits in these typically unusable spaces and turns them into productive storage areas.

Flipper Door Cabinets

There are many advantages to using flipper door cabinets:

  • Increased storage capacity: offer 60% more folder storage capacity in the same space as lateral file cabinets.
  • Better use of vertical space: extend higher than traditional lateral cabinets to use extra vertical space as storage space.
  • Filing options: you can use a more efficient color-coded end tab filing system.

Box Shelving

In many offices, boxes are just stacked on top of lateral cabinets. But really, boxes should be stored in their own shelving. Box shelving makes better use of space and makes it easier for employees to access the boxes. Not to mention how much better your office will look without all those unsightly boxes piled everywhere.

Roller Shelves

Typically, books and binders are kept facing up, which doesn’t necessarily make the best use of your space Roller shelves, on the other hand, store large books and binders flat on their side. The openings are smaller, but they maximize the number of books that will fit in the unit.

The reason they are called roller shelves is because each shelf has a set of rollers. Books and binders sit on top of the rollers. So that way, when you reach to grab a big, heavy book stored way up high, you have some extra help!

Same as before, you can find all of these storage alternatives to lateral cabinets online from StoreMoreStore! And if you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-786-7667.

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Document Scanning: Answers to 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

document scanning services color or black and whiteFor several years now, StoreMoreStore has provided businesses with cost-effective, efficient solutions for storing their documents. So far, all of these solutions have been physical: shelving, racks, cabinets, etc. But now we are offering something new – document scanning services. That’s right, we will now scan your documents so that you can store them virtually and not have to worry about storing any more paper. Welcome to the paperless office. (click here to order your service online now)

Types of Documents We Can Scan?

One of the first things you’re probably wondering is what type of documents can be scanned. Well we can definitely scan more than just 8×11 paper. In fact, we can scan:

  • Drawings (architectural plans, construction blueprints, engineering and mechanical drawings)
  • Photos and Aerial Photographs
  • Maps (geological, topographic, and petroleum)
  • Newspapers
  • Posters, Art Renderings and Commercial Graphics

What Size Documents We Can Scan?

We can scan a wide range of documents in many different sizes. The largest sized document we can scan is 36″ x 72″. And we can handle documents up to 1/8″ thick.

What Format are the Scanned Documents?

Our team will scan your documents at 300dpi and then upload them to a secure server as a PDF, TIFF, or JPG for you to download. Depending on your needs, you can choose from any of these three popular formats. And we have options if you prefer your documents black and white or in color.

Who is Responsible for Shipping?

The customer is responsible for shipping documents to our facility; however, we will pay for return shipping (standard ground shipping by USPS, UPS, or FEDEX in the United States only).

What is NOT Included in Our Services?

There are a few things that we don’t offer as part of our services. This includes:

  • Prep work (Removing of staples, etc.)
  • Image enhancements and manipulation
  • Delicate materials that could possibly be damaged

You can order our document scanning services online directly from our website. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-786-7667.

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3 Small Parts Storage Ideas to Keep You Organized

Keeping up with all the parts in your maintenance and repair facility is a difficult task. And the small parts are the worst because they are just so darn tiny. Unfortunately, you need them to get the job done. So what can you do to make it easier to organize all your small parts? Well we have three ideas just for you.sliding bin shelving 2 rows

Sliding Mobile Bin Shelving

Using bins is an excellent solution for storing small parts. You can label the bins or use color coding for easy retrieval. And they keep parts organized in groups and are easy to move around. However, there is one drawback to using bins: they suck up valuable space.

In the past you might have been resistant to using bins because of their space requirements, but that issue is completely solved with sliding mobile bin shelving. This unique storage system increases bin storage capacity while reducing the amount of floor space required for storage.

What sliding mobile bin shelving does is remove access aisles that would typically eat up all your space. Shelves are stacked one row in front of the other; each row slides back and forth on tracks to give you access to the rows behind it. And you can stack up to 4 rows in front of each other.

heavy-duty mobile drawer cabinet industrial storageModular Drawer Cabinets

Modular drawer cabinets are perfect for maintenance departments, supply parts rooms, warehouses, or anywhere you need to store small parts. Accessories like partitions, plastic bins, and hanging file bars let you personalize how your parts are stored. This way employees can organize their space to best meet their working styles.

The cabinets stand up to intensive daily use and each drawer can hold up to 400 pounds. With hundreds of combinations (some even have wheels to help you move them around your facility), you’re guaranteed to find a modular drawer cabinet that will work for your small parts.

Shelving with Modular DrawersIndustrial Shelving with Drawers

But what do you do if you don’t have enough small parts to justify buying a whole storage system just for parts? You use shelving with modular drawers. This storage system allows you to store large, medium, and small parts all in one unit. It’s designed to store heavy items on the lower shelf level, medium-size parts on the upper levels, and small parts in the drawers.

These are just three ways you can organize small parts. You can find more industrial storage solutions online at StoreMoreStore. Or give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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Use Sliding Bin Shelving to Organize Small Parts

Industrial type businesses have been storing small parts in bins for years. The reasons are simple:sliding bin shelving 2 rows

  • bins allow you to use color coding to speed up retrieval
  • small parts stay put and won’t slip through cracks
  • various size bins will store many types of parts
  • bins are an inexpensive investment

But there is one major drawback to using bins: they take up a lot of space. And if you keep them on shelves that don’t adjust, you’re wasting even more space. So how can you reap all the benefits of bin storage without wasting so much space? Use sliding bin shelving!

sliding bin shelving animationHow Does Sliding Bin Shelving Work?

Sliding bin shelving is an excellent solution for organizing your small parts. The shelving is specially designed for plastic and cardboard parts bins. The way sliding bin shelving works to save space is very straightforward. Shelving units are stacked one in front of the other with the front shelving units sliding back and forth on tracks in front of the back units. The result is a high capacity storage system that stores the greatest number of items in the smallest footprint.

Features of Sliding Bin Shelvingorganize small parts sliding bin shelving

Additional features of the sliding bin shelving include:

  • Each shelf is adjustable vertically in 1-1/2″ increments
  • Units come in two, three, and four deep configurations
  • All parts are powder coated with a textured finish
  • All shelves are supported with 2 heavy duty double rivet shelf supports
  • Each adjustable shelf is rated to hold 250 Lbs. with a total carrying weight of 1,500 lbs.
  • Uprights are made of heavy duty 18 gauge construction
  • Users can add storage capability at any time to meet future requirements
  • Smooth movement with leveling track, heavy-duty carriages and rubber stops
  • Quality construction includes ball bearings and four wheels per carriage
  • Limited Lifetime Manufactures Warranty
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Where You Can Find Sliding Bin Shelving

The second best thing about sliding bin shelving (besides the space savings) is that you can find multiple configurations directly from us online. We’ve even created a handy reference chart to help you decided what size and number of shelves you need. And as always, if you need any help or have any questions, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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4 Worth-It Office Storage Cabinets for Your Workplace

Office Storage CabinetsHundreds of people are searching online for workplace and office organization tips. What does that tell us? That we could use a little help getting organized, but we have no idea where to start. One place to begin is with your storage cabinets. Are there better, more modern cabinets you should be using? The answer is YES! Here are 4 office storage cabinets for your workplace that are well worth-it because they will definitely help get you organized – and use less space.

1. Rotary File Cabinets

Rotary file cabinets offer two-sided locking storage for everything in your office including files, office supplies, boxes, binders, books computer media, and more. Because these office storage cabinets have two sides and pivot 360 degrees, they provide almost double the storage capacity of a traditional file cabinet in the same amount of floor space. Also, rotary file cabinets are equipped with a lock to prevent anyone without authorization from accessing stored items.

2. Tambour Door Cabinets

Tambour door cabinets are stylish multi-functional office storage cabinets used for all types of materials – files, books, binders, computer media, and much more. The tambour doors slide into the side walls of the cabinet to avoid intruding into the room’s space. And the cabinets are available as individual cabinets or on space saving sliding track systems.

3. Flipper Door Cabinets

Flipper door cabinets work great for both saving space and ensuring that your office presents a clean, professional appearance. Because the doors flip closed, you can keep any clutter hidden away. And just like the tambour door cabinets, you can use the flipper door cabinets as individual storage systems or put them on a sliding track system.

4. Sliding Lateral File Cabinets

If you’re already using lateral file cabinets but don’t have the enough space to add more, you can just add a row of sliding cabinets. The sliding lateral file cabinets an extremely cost-effective solution to get more storage capacity in a small office space.

You can find all of these office storage cabinets and much more online from StoreMoreStore! And if you have any questions or need assistance, give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.

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