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Storage Smarts: The Benefits of Business Storage Units

One great way to combat lack of office space can be strategically using self storage units.

Space is always a major factor when starting or expanding a business. Put in the most simple way, space is costly and, in some cases, difficult to come by. A great way to combat these problems is to investigate getting a self storage unit – a locker which you can hire to store pretty much anything you want. When it comes to business, this can be incredibly useful.

A simple means of expansion
A storage unit will allow you to expand your business without moving to new premises. By using your unit to store non essential items, you can free up space for more staff or additional equipment. This removes the need for a disruptive moving process, meaning your business will continue as normal. Using a storage unit as a means of expansion also ensures your company will not have to change address, saving you the time of informing your contacts.

Flexible storage
Storage units are often leased on a short term or via rolling contracts. This means that they are very convenient to use. Many companies offer deals where you can change the size of your storage unit or even cancel it altogether with just one week’s notice.

This flexibility allows you to book a unit to help with a busy period such as increased seasonal demands. Many companies will also offer special deals for extended usage, leading to even more savings.

Security
The complexes in which storage units are located are often much more secure than existing office space. With full time security staff, CCTV cameras and heavy locking doors, your property will always be in good hands. This also saves you the time and cost of installing extensive security measures at your existing office space.

Low risk
Moving office space often means long term contracts, usually six to twelve months. With a storage unit, you can still expand your business, but with a much lower risk factor. The money saved by using storage units can be put towards a more permanent growth strategy for your company.

Accessibility
Most storage facilities offer 24 hour access. This, along with convenient locations, means a storage locker can be as convenient as expanding your on-site storage space, but at a much lower rate.

All of these factors combine to make renting a temporary storage space a very attractive proposition for the owners of both large and small businesses.

Have you ever used a self storage locker for your company? What was your experience like? Leave a comment below and let us know.

This piece was written by Mark Enright, a writer for Evans Easyspace, provider of high quality office space and storage facilities.

 

9 Responses to “Storage Smarts: The Benefits of Business Storage Units”

  1. Great post! Thank you for helping me understand the benefits of using business storage units. I like how you said that “Most storage facilities offer 24-hour access. This, along with convenient locations, means a storage locker can be as convenient as expanding your on-site storage space, but at a much lower rate.” My parents rented a storage unit and they love it because they are able to access it whenever they need to.

  2. Thank you for helping me understand the benefits os storage units. I really like how you explained that “A storage unit will allow you to expand your business without moving to new premises. By using your unit to store non-essential items, you can free up space for more staff or additional equipment.” I have never had a business storage unit befoe but I can imagine how helpful one can be when it comes to storing things away that are not being used at that time.

  3. Baxter Abel says:

    I didn’t realize that most storage facilities were pretty flexible on leasing and contracts. I also didn’t realize that most storage facilities offer 24 hour access! I’ll be sure to pass this information on to my friend who is looking for storage ideas for his business.

  4. Scott says:

    I like that you point out that a storage unit is a secure area. I can see why this would be nice if you need to store something that is expensive or rare. My uncle likes to collect rare books. I’ll have to ask him how he stores them.

  5. Max Jones says:

    I think we could definitely benefit from a self storage unit! We aren’t starting a business at the moment, but life has had us collecting all sorts of things that we simply don’t have room for right now. I think that having a secure, low risk self storage unit would be huge for us to be able to reclaim our home! Thanks for sharing this information!

  6. Kylie Dotts says:

    I like how you brought up the point that storage unit complexes offer a lot more security than an office or home does. When my mom made the move to an assisted living center she left most of her heirlooms and other valuables to me and my family to look after. We just moved though, and we don’t have much space available to keep those things with us. If the security is better in a storage unit I think we may have to look at renting one so we can have a bit more space inside of our home for our own property.

  7. Thanks for your comment about how most storage unit businesses are flexible as too reserving space. I like how you said that keeping your belongings in a place like this is a good idea because they will be protected and watched over by cameras and surveillance. My parents have been thinking about storing their summer belongings in a unit during the winter months.

  8. Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I are in the process of moving to a new house and are thinking about storing our stuff in a storage unit until we can get settled. I like that you suggest finding a facility with heavy locks and cameras. I want my stuff to be safe so finding a place like this would put my mind at ease. Thanks for sharing!

  9. It was really nice how you added “accessibility” in the benefits of having a storage unit for business purposes. Like you said, most storage units offer 24-hour access as well as a convenient location, so in the case that I need to retrieve anything, I can do it whenever I want to. My brother and I have started our own business, and we don’t have much room in the building for some large items and equipment. I think it’s for the best that we rent storage units for now. Thank you for sharing.

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