Maybe your business is outgrowing your home garage, or you’re just starting up and know having your home as a base just isn’t practical. If either of these scenarios applies to you, you may be looking for premises for your stock and equipment – if you are in search of a cost effective, flexible base for your business why not consider a storage unit rather than a commercial rental?
You know that some months are busier than others, during these periods you need a lot more space and have the extra income to pay bills. During production lulls though, you ma end up paying for empty space that you don’t need. Flexible self storage units may be the ideal solution for your business storage needs.
5 Businesses that may suit working from a storage units
1. Online Retailers
If you’re an independent online retailer, you can use a self storage unit to store your stock, have space to get your orders ready and post them to customers without delay.
Store donated stock to be sold in your stores and keep records there to monitor stock flow, donations and turnover. You can also store marketing materials for events and have a professional address from which to communicate with sponsors.
3. Sports club organisers
If you run an after school or weekend sports club, use a storage unit in a central location to store your equipment. Our stores can be accessed flexibly and on Saturdays so you’ll be able to retrieve your sports gear!
4. Heating Engineers
Keep your spare parts for boilers and ovens somewhere easily accessible. Our stores are located close to major roads so you can collect any parts you don’t have in your van for customers who may need emergency repairs.
5. Fashion Designers
Your storage unit will have plenty of space to store your materials. You could set up a cutting table and mannequins for when you’re ready to assemble your designs.
Things to Note
- Our units are not fitted with electrical sockets, so make sure that if you plan to use your laptop or phone whilst in your unit that you charge the batteries beforehand.
- Your laptop’s battery can power other equipment such as label printers or speakers so you can listen to some music while you get to work!
- Shelving and racks can be added to your unit to make the most of your space and make it even easier to access everything you need.
Our friendly teams are on hand at our stores to help. So what’s stopping you from looking for a storage unit as a base for your business this year?