You may already be familiar with the use of self-storage units in a personal capacity – perhaps you’ve even rented one yourself before to store excess furniture, equipment or other valuables. What you may not have considered, though, is that these same storage units are also extremely popular for businesses of all sizes.
Below are five ways businesses can benefit from renting a self-storage unit. If you’re considering taking one on yourself, speak to 1st Access Self Storage Peterborough today; we have an array of units in different shapes and sizes, all for affordable prices. With 24-hour access, outstanding customer service and a full move-in and out service available, we make self-storage easy.
- Warehouse for excess stock
If you run a retail business, you’ll know the importance of keeping excess stock – you don’t want to run out of products to sell, after all. Renting a self-storage unit is an affordable way to set up a warehouse for your seasonal overflow or excess stock, which can then be returned to the store when it’s needed. Crucially, your products will be housed in a safe and secure unit, protected from the elements.
- Store large and valuable equipment
If you’re a sole trader or run a small business specialising in plumbing, bricklaying, electronics or landscaping (to name a few), you’ll doubtless have a collection of essential equipment you simply could not do your job without. This is often valuable and bulky, and if you don’t have space to store it at home then a self-storage unit is the perfect solution. Plus, if you own equipment which you still use, but rarely, housing it in a storage unit will keep it out of harm’s way until you come to need it again.
- Starting out
If your business is gearing up for expansion or is considering relocating to a different office, a storage unit can make that process seamless. For example, if you’ve picked up office furniture at a great price but you don’t need it just yet, you can house it in one of our storage units until you employ more staff. Equally, you can store your excess furniture and equipment until you move into a larger office, at which point you can retrieve it and reap the benefits. Importantly, you can cancel your hire or switch to a different-sized unit at any time – we provide the flexibility you need as a growing organisation.
- Free up your workspace
Nobody likes a cluttered and messy workspace, and self-storage units mean that nobody has to put up with one. If you have surplus office furniture that you don’t use currently, you can safely store it in one of our units until you’re ready to upgrade to a larger office. Equally, if you have filing cabinets full of documents you practically never look at – but need to keep just in case – we offer a document archiving service to help you comply with GDPR – and benefit from additional space in your office.