We all pay lip service to organization. But how many of us actually practice it – especially at the office. There’s just so many other things to do that always seem to take priority. Getting your office organized can seem like a time-consuming, budget-busting task. However, with the right storage strategies, you can get organized fast. And do it without spending a ton of money.
1. Centralize Your Storage into One Area
Do you have lateral file cabinets littering your office? If so, you might not be aware of how much space they’re actually taking up. Or how much time your employees spend wandering around searching for items.
The first thing to do is designate one specific area for storage. And if you are afraid that you’re your lateral cabinets just won’t fit in one area, try stacking them in front of each other and putting them on tracks.
More than likely the tracked lateral file cabinet system will give you more than enough room. And since you are using your existing file cabinets, you won’t have to take the time to re-arrange your files or spend a bunch of money on a new storage system.
2. Start Small with Just Your Desk or Cubicle
Changing the storage for your whole office might be too much for you to take on right away. So just like with setting small goals instead of one big goal, you can focus solely on your immediate work area to start.
If you have a large pile of papers on your desk, work to organize them into folders. Designate the items in the folders based on a system that works for you. For example, you can have one folder dedicated to items that need immediate attention, and when you’re done with them, put them in another folder for completed items.
You can even store the folders in compartments in your desk drawers, which is yet another system for grouping items together. This works especially well if loose paperwork isn’t your problem, but stacks of folders are.
3. Use Mail Sorters for Organizing More Than Just Mail
We’ve talked about this one before, but it’s so good, it should be mentioned again: use mail sorters for more than just mail. While they are excellent at storing and organizing mail, the sorters can be used for a variety of other things – organizing marketing collateral, storing forms, storing office supplies, etc. The list goes on and on.
The reason we keep advocating mail sorters is because they are so easy to adjust for multiple types of items and have a labeling system so you know what’s on each shelf with just a quick glance.
4. Get Your Boxes Off the Floor
It may seem like there’s no reason to bother properly storing boxes in shelving, but that’s just a lie we tell ourselves to not have to deal with them. The reality is that storing boxes stacked up on the floor creates many hazards:
- People injuring themselves to lift heavy boxes
- Boxes getting crushed under the weight of heavy items
- Tripping hazards when the boxes aren’t put back in place
- Possible water damage from boxes being on the floor
- The risk of mice or other insects having easy access to your boxes
It really doesn’t create a pretty picture. With the right box shelving, you can easily install it with just a couple of tools. And then you just need a few people to help you load the shelves. It will be worth your time when you’re not facing the loss of important client information or a workers’ comp claim.
As you can see, getting your office organized doesn’t have to be a painful task when you have the right strategy. The idea is to get creative with the storage systems you use and to start small. Once you do that, you’ll be organized in no time!
Getting papers organized is all about having the right filing products. At StoreMoreStore we have a variety of filing supplies to help you create a filing system that will get your paperwork organized while keeping it accessible. Here are just some of the filing supplies we offer:
Folders and Pockets
Redrope file pockets work great for lawyers that need to store multiple documents and case files in one place. They even have a handle that enables you to easily grab the pocket.
Hanging file pockets allow you to store even more paperwork in less space. And they can be used on shelving, in file cabinets, in drawers, and even in overhead cubicle space.
Tabbies file pocket labels have a large writing area for you to name your folder. They also double as a handle for redrope file pockets and come in a variety of colors.
Smead ColorBar labels print one-piece labels from color bar label printing software from an ordinary office printer. The colorbar printing software and file folder name labels make organization, categorization and identification of files quick and easy.
Shelving dividers are one of the best ways to keep your files grouped and standing upright within their appropriate categories. In addition, the dividers keep your files packed just snuggly enough for easy access.
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These are just some of the great options for filing supplies you can find from us at StoreMoreStore. If you have any questions or need any help, give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
Engineers, architects, and construction managers all have one major thing in common – the need to efficiently store technical drawings. The best option is to scan them. But if your company can’t do that, then you need another way to store them. Here are 3 of the most popular ways to store technical drawings.
1. Rolled Up in Cubby Shelves
Rolling up your technical drawings and storing them in cubby shelves works great for most document types and sizes. You can store multiple sized drawings within just one cubby. And because they are rolled up, they are easy to access. Another reason to store technical drawings in cubby shelves is that your drawings are up off the floor and safe from potential damage. Finally, the cubby shelves are very cost-effective when you have a large amount of technical drawings to store.
2. Flattened in Flat File Cabinets
Within each drawer of the flat file cabinets you can store a large amount of technical drawings. And because they are stored flat instead of folded, you can be sure there won’t be any creases or marks. The cabinets also protect your drawings from potential environmental damage. The flat file cabinets are more expensive; however, if you need your technical drawings secure, they are your best option.
3. Suspended in Hanging File Compartments
If you group technical drawings together and need them labeled, then storing them suspended in hanging file compartments is a great option. The hanging file compartments also work really well if you already have shelving in place because the compartments will fit right in. And once again because your drawings are stored flat, they are safe from damage.
There are many different ways you can store your technical drawings, but these are by far the most popular. And you can find them all online from us at StoreMoreStore. And if you need another option or have any questions, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
Working in public safety, you’re tasked with carrying a lot more stuff with you than the average person – tactical gear, guns, ammo, handcuffs, a radio, a flash light, etc. The only places you have to store everything is on your person, in the car, and at the station.
Although we might not be able to offer you a place to store your gear on your person, we definitely have solutions for storing your guns, ammo, and personal gear while you’re in your vehicle or at the station. Our public safety storage lockers are designed to store all your stuff, keep it locked up tight, and give you easy access to everything you need.
Police vehicle storage lockers store pistols, rifles, ammunition, shotguns, magazines and other equipment safely and securely in your trunk. And the lockers can be installed in any police vehicle or SUV. Features and benefits include:
- Lockers can be accessed by the press of a button.
- Trunk mounting allows enough room for law enforcement radios.
- Uses no floor space in trunk, providing more storage space.
- Includes master-key override in case of a dead battery.
- Hardened steel tamper-resistant lock
All of our hand gun and long gun storage lockers are designed for durability and rigidity to provide the highest level of security for stored weapons. And while the outside is tough, the inside is lined with neoprene to protect stored guns from damage. Also, depending on which type of gun locker, there are both keyed and combination locks available.
- Freestanding handgun and long gun cabinets
- Flush wall mounted handgun lockers
- Surface wall mounted handgun lockers
Personal Gear Storage Lockers
Why should you use personal gear storage lockers? Here are just a few reasons:
- Keeps gear at work at all times
- Expensive items are locked up and protected
- Keeps body armor and uniforms dry
- Centralizes gear in one easy to access location
- Secures weapons and ammo
- Large enough to store all police gear
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You can find all of our public safety storage lockers online here. Along with the storage lockers, we have a variety of other storage solutions for law enforcement. And if you have any questions or need any help, please feel free to give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
When most people think of mail sorters, they only picture them being used in the mailroom. Which makes sense considering that’s what they’re made for. But, mail sorters don’t have to be limited to just storing mail; there are many other uses for them outside of the mailroom. For example…
1. Store Office Supplies and Forms in Mail Sorters
There are a variety of mail sorters. Some have the adjustable shelves at the top and cabinets on the bottom (like the ones you can find here). These work great for storing a mix of forms and office supplies. Forms that are frequently filled out – medical history forms, new hire documents – can be stored in the shelves, while office supplies – pens, computer paper, envelopes – can be kept in the bottom cabinets.
2. Mail Sorters Used for Organizing Marketing Collateral
Most companies have some kind of marketing collateral: brochures, fact sheets, catalogs, press kits, etc. And mail sorters are ideal for storing it all. Why? Because you can separate everything into categories and keep it in the adjustable shelves with labels for quick retrieval.
3. Keep Product Samples in Mail Sorters
One of the best features of the mail sorters is the adjustable shelves because they can be moved up and down on 1 inch increments. If you sell a product and need to keep samples at the office, the mail sorters are great for keeping them organized.
All of these uses so far are for the larger mail sorters, but there are also desktop mail sorters. These are smaller versions that you can put on your desk to store all your documents. And because they use the same labeling system as the larger ones, you can keep everything organized and easily accessible.
These are just a few uses for mail sorters that don’t involve storing mail. There are definitely many more. As long as you don’t limit your thinking on how you can use them, you might just find a new use for them in your office!
Because deed and docket books contain important records, county clerks office’s maintain them for long periods of time. But storing deed and docket books in your courthouse can be a major challenge. They are heavy and take up a lot of space.
StoreMoreStore’s innovative roller shelves are the best way to store deed and docket books in your courthouse because the shelves optimize storage space and offer easy access to the books.
Unlike with traditional open shelving, the roller shelves are designed to store deed and docket books flat on their side. The openings are smaller, but they maximize the number of books that will fit in the unit.
And the reason the unit is called roller shelves is because each shelf has a set of rollers. The deed and docket books sit on top of the rollers. This way when you reach in to retrieve a book, the rollers assist you, making the book slide right out, which is essential when you are dealing with heavy books.
Features of the Roller Shelves
Below are some of the features and options of the Roller Shelving.
- Designed for Docket books, deed books, plat books, or any large document record book
- Perfect for books up to 5-1/8″ high (spine height with book on side)
- Comes with closed side panels
- Includes front base
- Choice of 19 standard colors customize the look of your storage room.
- Made in the U.S.A.
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We have all kinds of roller shelves available online that will meet your courthouse’s docket and deed book storage needs. And don’t forget, if you need any help making a decision or have any questions please give us a toll free call at 1-855-786-7667.
Are you tired of papers, files, and mail cluttering what little space you have on your desk? You know you could use that space above your cubicle. Of course you’re probably worried that everything will still end up in piles and that doesn’t really help your situation.
The Product You Need to Get Organized
You need something that will actually get you organized. Papers labeled in the right folders; documents sorted by department; mail organized by date.
Well StoreMoreStore has the product for you, Oblique shelf organizers! The Oblique shelf organizer conveniently fits in your overhead cubicle to efficiently organize documents, forms, literature, mail, and more.
How the Oblique Shelf Organizers Work
All you have to do is simply set the unit in your cubicle, add the hanging folders with name labels, and start organizing. And by the way, when you purchase the Oblique shelf organizers from us we will include a set of Oblique V-Base and Box-Base hanging file folders absolutely free! Each folder comes with a convenient magnified label holder viewing lens and comes with a set of while name labels.
The standard widths for the Oblique Shelf Organizer are 33-3/4”, 39-34”, and 45-3/4”, but if you have other needs you can always call us toll free at 1-855-786-7667 for a custom size to fit your space.
Movable shelving is a great concept. Basically, shelves are stacked in front of each other on tracks so that they can move back and forth. And because the front rows move, you gain access to the back rows. What the movable shelving accomplishes is the elimination of static aisles in between shelving, and in effect reduces the amount of floor space needed for storage.
Because there are different types of movable shelving, it can be hard to know exactly which one will be right for your business. Fear not! We are here to help you determine which type of movable shelving will work best for your business’ storage needs (and budget needs).
Movable Shelving for Letter and Legal Size Files
The most popular type of movable shelving is designed for letter and legal size files. This shelving is excellent for doctor’s offices, small businesses, accounting departments, human resources departments, or anywhere that has a file storage need but not a large amount of space. (There is also a version that is made for boxes).
Also, any of these movable shelving systems can be used to store binders, office supplies, computer media, and much more. Their versatility is what makes them an extremely popular choice for a variety of office storage needs.
However, this type of movable shelving is not the cheapest. But it’s still a much more cost-effective solution than high density mobile shelving.
Instead of a solid surface, the shelves on this system are made of wire. The wire reduces moisture and dust, making it an excellent option for medical facilities and businesses that need to store electronics. Wire shelving is also frequently used in food storage applications because it can stand to be in refrigerators and freezers.
Because the wire movable shelving is very inexpensive, it’s also a fantastic solution for industrial applications. Bins for storing parts and tools can sit on the shelves along with large boxes.
The only down side to the wire movable shelving is that it doesn’t work well for office applications like storing files or small items.
Tambour Door Movable Shelving
The biggest benefit to this type of movable shelving is the tambour doors. The doors easily slide open and lock when closed to secure anything stored on the shelves. Tambour door movable shelving is the perfect choice if your organization needs secure storage. For example, this shelving is excellent for healthcare facilities that need to maintain HIPAA compliance.
Also, the shelves are adjustable, making it possible to store a variety of items in the tambour door shelving. So any business that needs to restrict access to stored items would benefit from this type of movable shelving.
Another thing that the doors do is hide stored items. This works well for businesses that need to store items while presenting a clean, uncluttered appearance.
If you don’t need the extra security or appearance provided by the doors, than one of the other types of movable shelving will be a better option for your facility.
While the movable lateral file cabinets are not technically shelving, they still function on the same concept as the movable shelving, which is why we are including them. The other reason we are including them is because they are the easiest and cheapest way to bump up your storage capacity.
Since you can just add a row of the movable lateral file cabinets in front of any stationary storage system you have – other lateral cabinets, vertical file cabinets, open shelving – you can maximize your existing space without a lot of effort.
The drawback is that these are still lateral cabinets and come with all the same limitations. But if your office just needs more space for files and doesn’t want to or can’t afford to make any big changes, the movable lateral file cabinets are the perfect solution.
We hope this answers some of your questions about which movable shelving is right for your business. But if you have any additional questions or need help, please feel free to give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
At StoreMoreStore we have a variety of solutions just for the healthcare market. With all kinds of medical carts, a pharmacy drug cabinet, and shoe cover dispensers, you’re sure to find exactly what you need to improve storage and efficiency at your healthcare facility.
Medical Carts: Crash Carts, Anesthesia Carts and Supply Carts
Our complete line of medical carts includes emergency crash carts, anesthesia carts, and supply storage carts designed to be suited for your facility’s particular needs. Our medical carts are made completely in the U.S.A, and are solid steel or aluminum construction. Each of our carts has various locking and drawer configurations. Most of our medical carts come in 14 standard colors.
In addition to emergency crash carts, anesthesia carts, and supply storage carts, we also have wire shelving carts. These work great for storing medical products in supply rooms. You can also use them to set up a Kanban storage system (find out more about Kanban in a previous blog here).
Pharmacy Drug Cabinets for Secure Narcotics Storage
The pharmacy drug cabinet is designed to offer secure narcotics storage so that your medications are safe from all types of theft, including in-house personnel and outside criminals, while offering you convenient access to drugs.
With the optional cable and software, a designated manager is able to limit, designate, and track employees using the cabinet. The software provides a manager mode with eight additional users allowed with their own specific codes for the electronic keypad lock. In addition, the software will maintain an audit trail (both the date and time) of the last 512 times the Pharmacy Narcotics Cabinet was accessed.
There are two different models, depending on your needs. The Fusion shoe cover dispenser is designed to be light-weight and portable so you can take it with you anywhere. The Stay shoe cover dispenser is designed to “stay” right where you put it. Keeping the dispenser at the entrance to a room is easy because of its low profile. And the dispenser is equipped with a handle so you can steady yourself while using it. We also have many different types of booties that will fit in the shoe cover dispenser.
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Visit our healthcare solutions home page to shop for medical carts, wire shelving carts, the pharmacy drug cabinet, and shoe cover dispensers. If you have any questions or need any help, please give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.
Juvenile detention centers have many of the same needs as prisons and jails for adults. Inmates arrive with property that needs to be stored while they are incarcerated, and they also keep personal property in their cells. StoreMoreStore offers a variety of personal property storage bags for juvenile detention centers.
Clear In-Cell Personal Property Storage Bags
These clear property storage bags offer efficient storage for inmate belongings while they’re in the juvenile detention center. The clear bags are designed for maximum efficiency by standardizing size and quantity of inmate property. Features of the bags include:
- Opaque for ease of inspection
- Easy open Velcro top
- Collapsible fire resistant fabric
- Vinyl scrim reinforced material for extreme durability
- Mesh ventilation on end panel
- Available in two sizes
These efficient, reusable personal property bags are constructed of lightweight mesh to keep cost down. They are also an excellent alternative to hard-side in-cell units that can be broken and fashioned into weapons. Features of the bags include:
- Collapsible bag takes up little shelf space
- Easy open Velcro top
- Vinyl reinforced bottom
- Mesh material for easy inspection
- Mesh box will not hold liquids
- Reinforced handles are standard
Inmate Property & Evidence Storage Bags
The reusable soft-sided bags provide secure storage for personal property and evidence and work great for organizing items stored on shelves. When not in use the bags will neatly store flat to save space. Features of the property and evidence storage bags include:
- Lockable for security during storage or transport of property
- Clear document sleeve on front provides instant record review
- Heavy duty nylon web handles on each end
- Brass zipper can be secured with numbered seals or padlocks
- Nylon reinforced vinyl tarpaulin (meets California Fire Marshal Code)
These solid nylon mesh garment storage bags include reinforced vinyl at the top and bottom and have lockable zippers to secure entire contents of the bag. Features of the bags include:
- Mesh construction provides maximum ventilation to garments
- Complete with removable heavy gauge chrome-plated hanger
- Designed for use with stationary or revolving conveyor systems
- Features extra-durable seams
- Includes document sleeve and inside pocket with Velcro closure
Find more personal property storage bags for your juvenile detention center at StoreMoreStore. And if you have any questions or need help, give us a call at 1-855-786-7667.