Tips to Help You Maximize Your Lab Space
15 Jul 2019
Space is one of your lab’s most precious resources, and that means you need to use it strategically. Nobody wants to deal with the inconvenience or risk associated with a cluttered lab, but it’s not always easy to find creative ways to organize or design more space into your lab. With that in mind, here are a few key tips that you can follow to maximize your lab space and ensure that your lab is laid out as efficiently and safely as possible.
- Invest in cleaning and maintenance: Just like at home, putting off regular cleaning and tidying-up in your lab can leave you with a pretty significant cleaning backlog. Instead of waiting until clutter and messes have gotten out of control, get in the habit of cleaning as you go. When equipment isn’t in use, clean it and put it away. Cleaning habits can be difficult for you and your technicians to adopt, but they will pay off in the end.
- Optimize your lab for sharing: You don’t need individual equipment and laboratory accessories for every single technician. Instead, create a lab environment that’s optimized for sharing and collaboration. You can do this by designing your lab with an open layout that makes it easier for technicians to share equipment and workstations.
- Create a consistent work schedule: If different technicians will be sharing pieces of equipment for lab processes, it’s useful to plan and implement a schedule to keep things organized and minimize confusion and conflict among your lab technicians. Consider the needs of your technicians and develop a schedule that enables you to maximize the use of your shared equipment. Make sure to distribute this schedule among your technicians and post it publicly in your lab so that people can reference the schedule whenever they need to.
- Equip your lab with the right machinery: The importance of quality lab equipment cannot be stressed enough. Lab equipment that’s designed for performance and efficiency will help you maximize the space in your lab. You can invest in compact laboratory equipment that delivers exceptional performance with a small, efficient footprint. Compact and stacking laboratory equipment models can free up a significant amount of space in your lab and give your technicians far more room to work with.
You can learn about all of the compact laboratory equipment options that Labnet International has to offer by browsing our online catalog. We offer an extensive selection of laboratory equipment that’s designed to deliver the best performance possible with small footprints to maximize space.