Put a spring in your step with our Spring clean! Having operated within this sector for years, we know what works and what doesn’t. And we can safely say that cleanliness, order and preparedness has never failed a business. So whether you have an inspection or audit coming up, or you want to make a Spring clean an annual must – we have the steps you need.
1. Spring Clean Plan
The best way to start your Spring clean is with a plan. It may not fill you with joy, but it will definitely improve the efficiency of your clean. By planning ahead you can better assess problem areas and manage timelines. We advise that you carry out necessary deep cleaning and re-organisational plans when your warehouse is largely empty. This way you can minimise any negative effects on your day-to-day productivity. To ensure you are always prepared, overestimate the time needed for a Spring clean so you aren’t left unawares. You can also use this Warehouse and Storage Guide to Health Safety to help decide which areas need more focus. Or, inform your staff about what you have planned ahead, as they may flag up specific issues or have suggestions on how to improve workflow.
2. Re-evaluate & Re-organise
Why not increase the proficiency of your warehouse as part of your Spring clean? By combining knowledge of your warehouse’s ergonomics and your previous year’s sales data you can implement the 80/20 rule. This is when you keep 20% of the inventory that is ordered 80% of the time in an easily accessible area. Whilst conducting this review assess the impact of the seasons – it is a Spring clean after all! Use your sales data from the previous year to also evaluate where demand may increase or decrease. Stock that trends in Summer can be moved to a more accessible area. Whilst, Winter based stock can be stored away until the end of the year, or put on sale to free up space and get a little cash injection. By conducting this internal audit of your inventory, you can re-strategise workflow and improve overall efficiency.
3. Create Space
If you are still restricted by the confines of your warehouse even after a Spring clean reshuffle, look up! Warehouses are often huge cavernous spaces and it makes sense to expand upwards and make use of the available space. By vertical stacking you can increase your levels of stock and do longer production runs, increasing efficiency and possibly profits. Alternatively you could install a mezzanine, which will also expand your warehouse’s capacity and allow for similar benefits. If this is a viable option for your business, it’s worthwhile knowing an industrial cleaning company that can help you. Envirobridge has experience in cleaning hard to reach areas, with a specific focus on both vertical stacking and mezzanines. We can assure the new functions of your facility are fully operational and safe, whilst also giving them a deep Spring clean. We can even give them a lick of paint while we’re there!
4. Deep Spring Clean
And lastly, the cleaning part of the Spring clean! Everyday once-overs are not enough to keep your facility up to safety standards. Dirt and grime can unknowingly build-up throughout the year. As such, it is essential that you invest, at least annually, in a deep clean – and what better time than Spring?
Envirobridge specialist cleaning teams can handle deep cleaning services, achieved to a benchmark standard. Whether it is high level warehouse cleaning, factory cleaning or comprehensive industrial floor cleaning, in occupied areas or empty areas, we aim to work with you to make sure that the end cleaning product presents a sparkling clean professional image to your public and customers.
So if you are in need of a Spring clean or have an inspection looming, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free quote. After all, our business is caring for yours.