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How your back room looks can give a very revealing picture of your business; a well-organized space suggests an organized, efficient business while the opposite suggests a disorganized business. A neat space is not only good for your business, but your peace of mind. Clutter induces anxiety, which may make you reluctant to tackle the issue, which creates more clutter and more anxiety—not a pretty cycle. If your back room is in shambles, here are some tips for correcting the problem.
The first step in organizing your back room is defining different areas of the space and what you will put there; make the flow logical for your needs. Some designations may include employee space, work space, administrative materials, inward goods, returns and spare stock. You might consider placing items that you use more often closer to the front of the room, while items used less frequently can go in the back.
Bins and labels for said bins are a welcome addition to a better-organized back room. They will keep clutter under control, you will have easier time locating things and the general chaos of a disorganized area will subside. You might create bins for promotional items, returns, damaged goods, items that need to be sent back to the vendor and décor. The list could go on and on depending on your store’s needs.
Shelving helps you utilize the full space in your back room, and will whip that room into better shape like nothing else. Group products in the most logical for your needs and clearly label the shelves with easy-to-read signage so you and your employees know where everything is.
In a store back room, some of the biggest mess comes from the little things that have no place, and are just lying around haphazardly. Make sure everything has a place to call home—tape, scissors, packing materials, pencils, papers, box cutters, you name it.
A work table can be a good addition to a back room—it may be the perfect spot to place a new delivery, arrange inventory or prep a new item set to hit the floor—examples of prepping include ticketing or folding. An area or a desk is also a good idea; it is a good spot to get paperwork done, or take a lunch break. Designating a specific space for it will keep other areas not appropriate for these activities from getting messy and disorganized.
As a retailer, you accumulate plenty of waste—cardboard boxes, packaging materials and all other sorts of items that can infringe on a neat, well-organized stock room. A used cardboard baler can keep boxes from engulfing the room. A key to good organization is regularly cleaning your space. Set aside a time most convenient for you and commit to cleaning during that period. This way you keep on top of the mess and keep it from getting out of control.
About the Author: Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who enjoys blogging about all things business, from how to better organize your work space to marketing ideas.
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