Pallets: The Pros Using Wood


Pallets are structures that function to facilitate transportation and storage by providing a stable support base for your goods. This makes it easier for them to be lifted by front loaders, forklifts, jacking devices, cranes and more. If you are in search of pallets for your business, you will find yourself inundated with a wide assortment of materials ranging from steel to plastic. Although these come with their own pros and cons, one of the materials that have stood the test of time is wood. Below is an outline of the pros opting for wood pallets for your business storage and transportation needs.

Wooden pallets are economical: One of the primary advantages of wooden pallets is that they are the most affordable options that you can consider. If you are looking to keep the operational costs of your business low, these would be the best choice of material for you. This makes them a great option for both small-scale as well as large-scale businesses.

Wooden pallets are easy to repair: One thing to note about the transportation of freight is that the materials that you use to support and store your goods will be susceptible to damage during the handling process. Some materials, such as plastic, would require complete replacement in the event that the pallets acquire damage. Wooden pallets, on the other hand, are made of slats that have been arranged together, making it easier to simply replace the damaged piece rather than having to resort to complete replacement of the entire pallet.

Wooden pallets are environmentally friendly: In this day and age, more and more businesses are looking to adopt eco-friendly practices in an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the ways that you can do this is by using recyclable materials in your operations. Wood pallets can be made from salvaged timber, which would make them an environmentally friendly option for your business. Moreover, if the pallets acquire extensive damage due to heavy usage, the timber can be recycled for other uses.

Wooden pallets are sturdy: Another benefit of wooden pallets is that they are quite strong. This innate strength gives them high load-bearing capacities and ensures they can meet the transportation and storage needs for most businesses. In addition to this, the surfaces of wooden pallets have high friction. This greatly reduces the chances of your goods slipping off the pallets due to the traction between the items and the surface of the pallets.


12 December 2016

Storing my stuff while I'm on exchange

I'm going on a year of foreign exchange, so I am moving all of my stuff into a storage unit until I get back so I can save money on rent. I don't have much money so I am trying to do this for as little money as possible as I want to make sure that I know the best way to pack things to save space and get the smallest possible unit. This blog has some of the tricks that I have picked up in packing my household in the most space-efficient way and should be useful for anyone else packing up a household for storage.