Are you looking for a better way to keep your business organized? Do you have a lot of inventory that you don’t have organized and it’s hard to find when you need it? What about your filing drawers and shelves.
There was a florist looking for a better way to keep his things organized. He had a nice store front where he showcased different floral arrangements, some gift items to sell, and some nice boxed candy. He was very frustrated with his back room where they did all their floral arrangements. He had another storage area where he kept the gift items that he displayed. He has flowers delivered several times a week. His employees would trim the flowers, put them in buckets of water and put them in one of the two walk-in coolers. They also had various supplies that they used to put arrangements together including floral tape, wire, ribbon, vases, and various other things needed in the floral business. Whenever anyone needed flowers for a customer or for an arrangement, they would go inside one of the walk in closets to get the flowers. But none of his supplies were organized. Employees would even walk inside the wrong walk-in closet for the flowers they were looking for. He had built shelves all around for the supplies that he used on a daily basis. But they were placed haphazardly all over the place. You could never find anything. One day he decided he had had enough with the disorganization. He looked online at the different options for labeling. He looked at different companies selling labeling and he decided on “Label Magnets.” He ordered some of their magnet strips with the white labels already on the front. When his order came in, he began organizing everything. He then put magnetic labels on every shelf and labeled where he wanted everything to be. He then labeled his coolers putting all the names of every flower or plant on a label so that everyone would know which cooler held which flowers and plants. The change in the floral company was amazing. Organization made a big difference in a few different ways. Everyone’s attitude changed for the better. It was so nice to be able to find the items that they wanted quickly. The peace of mind was knowing that the same supplies would be in the same place the next day. It also saved time as they were not always searching for what they needed.
Getting organized in your business is a great way to keep your employees happy and to save time in finding things. Time is money when it comes to efficiency. Labeling where things need to be is a great idea and helps a business function more efficiently. Most people function better when things are in order. If things are kept in the same place it doesn’t take long to learn where they are, but if they aren’t labeled, the “new” employee is at a disadvantage if things aren’t labeled. Use magnetic strips and get your business organized. You will be glad you did!