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    Tips for More Effective Pallet Storage

    Warehouse Interior
    If you work in a warehouse or other workplace that uses a lot of pallets, then you probably already know that one of the biggest challenges is storing those pallets. Pallets are big, bulky, and take up lots of room.
    The good news, however, is that you can do many things to more effectively store your pallets. The following tips should help you to make the most of your storage space.

    Stack Pallets Properly


    Stacking pallets is one of the simplest ways to store them. But don't think you can stack them any way you please. For maximum efficiency and safety, always stack pallets of the same size together.
    Also, do not over-stack them to the point where they could present a tipping hazard.
    When stacking, keep the edges of each pallet straight and even to avoid injury or a higher risk of the pallets toppling over.
    While floor stacking is not the best or most effective method for storing pallets, you can make it a little better by doing it right.

    Consider a Pallet Flow Rack System


    Many people ultimately opt for some kind of professional pallet storage option. One of the best is a pallet flow rack system. With a pallet flow rack, you can store as many as 10 to 15 pallets deep.
    This type of system not only stores your pallets more tightly and densely, but it also keeps them moving. Your pallets will move to where you can easily grab them as needed, thereby improving not only your storage but also your overall work efficiency too.
    These systems come in many different varieties and capacities, so be selective about finding the one that is right for your specific needs.

    Try Simple Racks, but Choose Them Carefully


    If you don't want to build upward or buy a pallet flow rack system, then you could invest in some simple racks. These racks may not move and flow like some of the fancier options, but they do serve as effective shelves for holding and stacking your pallets.
    However, you should choose the racks carefully. The main thing to be mindful of is how much weight the racks you choose can hold. If you buy racks that can't handle the weight of your pallets, you could end up with a dangerous situation on your hands.
    Thus, buy quality racks specifically designed for use with pallets and that are also designed to meet your unique weight requirements.

    Get Rid of What You Don't Need

    If you have things in your warehouse that are in your way and that are hindering your storage plans, don't be afraid to get rid of them.
    You might have to knock down columns that you don't need or move hardware to different locations. Many people get scared about removing or even moving things, but being willing to change can really help you to improve your storage space.

    Properly Maintain Your Storage System

    No matter what storage system you ultimately choose, take steps to properly maintain it.
    In the case of more high-tech systems, have professional service technicians come out to perform maintenance on a regular basis. Or, for simpler systems, check your system over regularly for loose bolts, nuts, or screws.
    Whatever the case may be, keep your shelving or other storage unit in great working order to avoid accidents or risks to workers.
    If you can keep these tips in mind, you can end up with a great storage method that is perfect for your pallets. To learn more about different storage methods and options, contact our experienced staff at Lone Star Pallet Rack.
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