With the price of commercial space so high, many businesses are preoccupied with how they can save space. They don’t want to shell out for bigger facilities or larger offices unless they absolutely have to. Any way to save on space is welcomed with open arms.

But actually creating space from nothing is a challenge. Take a look at these quick tips to help you feel a little less boxed in, save on space, and hopefully cut your rental bill too.

Go Paperless And Use Portable Devices

Save Space In Your Business - Go Paperless

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The amount of space that things like filing cabinets, bookcases, and computers take up in your site office is significant. Desktop PCs are strange contraptions that seem to clutter as large an area as possible. A far better solution is to scrap desktops entirely and instead go low-profile. Many businesses are now using laptops and even tablets to do things like POS and marketing. They’re also connecting these devices to the cloud where they’re able to scan and store documents, practically free of charge, removing the need for filing cabinets crammed full of paper.

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Use Small Form-Factor Machinery

As www.reliantfinishingsystems.com/powder-coating-equipment/electric-powder-coating-ovens/ explains, many companies are now choosing to save space by using small form factor machinery. This is especially useful for small workshops, back offices, and plants that aren’t in production all the time as it means that equipment that isn’t always in use doesn’t take up too much space.

Smaller machinery in offices, especially printers, can also free up a lot of room. Often a desk mounted printer will suffice for businesses who are currently using free standing (an enormous) printer and copier systems.

Use Stacking Chairs

Use Stacking Chairs

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Stacking chairs are an excellent way to save space, especially if your place of work has multiple functions, say, for instance, as a meeting room. For example, when giving a presentation, chairs can be stacked in the corner, nice and tidy and out of the way.

Use Wall Desks

The Japanese, especially those who live in Tokyo, know a thing or two about saving space. You may have seen the beds that fold down from the wall at night and then fold away again in the evening to give people living in studio apartments more living space.

Well, the same principle is now coming to workshops and offices. Companies can now buy fold-up, wall-mounted desks that are designed to be used while standing. In a way, they kill two birds with one stone. Not only do they negate the need for chairs and desks that take up lots of space, but they also allow employees to stay healthy by keeping them on their feet.

Use Vertical Space

Use Vertical Space

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The amount of vertical space in our offices reminds us all how bad we are at thinking creatively in three dimensions. The chances are that you’re not using the entire volume of space you’re renting out, especially higher up.

You can open up vertical space, according to http://www.houzz.com/ by using things like tall and slim shelving units and hooks to hang up coats instead of throwing them over the back of your chair.