As a business owner, you know time equals money. So therefore time wasted, equals money wasted. There is nothing that wastes time more than being unorganized, and this easily happens when your business handles a large volume of materials, and does not have the appropriate storage containers to hold these materials. Lucky for you, there are a wide variety of storage solutions on the market that will help you to get, as well as stay, organized. 

How Disorganization Is Costing Your Business Money

Would you be able to allow each of your employees to have an extra two weeks of paid vacation each year, and it not impact your company's bottom line? What you may not realize is, if you are disorganized, you may be doing exactly that. A survey from P-touch revealed, an average of 76 hours per year (approximately two work weeks), per employee, is lost due to disorganization. Unfortunately, this is not the only place disorganization is costing you money.

Disorganization impacts your employee productivity. When people are unable to find the tools they need to perform their job, they are not only unable to perform that specific task, but will often drift to other tasks, or stop working all together. 

Disorganization can cause you, as well as your employees to be unprepared for work related meetings. This not only causes you to lose meeting time, but can also give your company the appearance of being unprofessional.

When your company is disorganized, it can cause you to order duplicate supplies and stock. If there is anything worse than not having the things you need to do your job, it is having an oversupply of things you do not need. Not only is this a waste of financial resources, but then someone has to spend the time, and energy, to find space to store these unnecessary items. They must then remember where this excess is stored.

If your company is disorganized, it can cost you customers. Customers are looking for companies who are able to produce the products they are looking for in a timely manner. If you are unable to get your orders out on time due to missing, or misplaced stock, your customers are going to eventually go elsewhere.

No matter what type of company you run, stuff tends to accumulate, wander, and even hide within your workplace. Organization is important no matter the size of your company. This can often be achieved by finding the right storage solutions.

Heavy Duty Storage Solutions Can Help You Stay Organized

The type of storage solutions your business needs will be directly related to the types of products or services your business produces. 

For example: If your business produces various lines of widgets, you may choose heavy duty, clear, plastic containers in order to tell your widgets apart while other businesses may choose to use color coded containers to identify the products contained within. 

Fortunately, there are a wide variety of heavy duty plastic storage bins on the market to meet your storage needs. This will allow you to customize your storage solutions. Many of these bins are designed with front, back and side grips to allow for ease in handling. Some of these types are as follows:

  • Stackable plastic bins will allow you to keep your bins organized and free up space, all without having to invest in additional shelving.
  • Tip out bins pull down to allow for easy access, while giving your employees the ability to close them up and not have to worry about parts or pieces being exposed. 
  • Hanging bins will give you the ability to utilize wall space to hang your bins, creating an arrangement that will work for everyone involved. 
  • Conductive bins are built from materials which will protect any electronic components from electromagnetic interference and the build up of an electrostatic charge.
  • Heavy duty plastic totes will get your materials from one point to another.

These are just a few examples of the types of the many bins available. There are many others. If you are unable to find the exact product you are looking for, speak with the representatives of the storage container company, such as Quantum Storage. They may be able to create and manufacture a bin to meet your needs.