Business Uses for Self-Storage

Matt Somers By Matt Somers, 14th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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From remote and secure document storage and storage to the ability to host actual meetings in rentable office space, self-storage units offer a wealth of opportunities to business owners.

Business Uses for Self-Storage

Many businesses can benefit from using self-storage units to free up office space, making the work environment cleaner and more efficient. These units provide affordable, secure and convenient spaces.

How could I use a self-storage unit?

You could use a self-storage unit to store archived documents that you seldom need, as well as office clutter such as excess furniture, computer hardware, or filing cabinets that you don’t need now but might have a use for in the future.

Small businesses may use self-storage solutions to store overflow stock, rather than cluttering up a work environment with limited space. They may also use these units to store season or holiday-specific merchandise, such as merchandise for Easter, Christmas or Valentine’s Day, until it’s needed.

Some businesses have one core location but ship goods around the country or are looking to expand their operations to include new cities and regions. Instead of setting up new branches, which is costly, you could simply keep stock in a storage unit in each location and deliver the stock to retail outlets or customers from there. A storage unit can even serve as an impromptu meeting location when necessary.

Cost Advantages

One of the greatest benefits of self-storage units is that they don’t lock a business into lengthy contracts. Instead business storage options are typically available with month-to-month leases. So you can stop renting extra space as soon as you no longer need it – and just as easily, add more space when it’s required.

Self-storage units are also significantly cheaper than typical office space. If you use these units to clear clutter from your work environment, you’ll be able to put the space you’ve freed to use, to enhance your business and operations.

Security

Storage units are usually monitored by CCTV cameras, alarm systems, motion sensors and even 24-hour foot patrols, and only authorised access is allowed. As a result, these units typically provide a higher level of security than office spaces. You may even choose to keep items in self-storage units to protect them from incidents, such as fire or theft, at your business location.

Convenience

Most storage facilities allow for after-hour access to the units. Some also provide on-site machinery, such as pallet jacks and fork lifts, to make it easy to deposit and retrieve items, as well as necessary packing materials like boxes, dust covers and box stuffing.

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Business Storage, Self-Storage

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