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Top Tips for Businesses Using Self Storage
Many businesses use storage units as an overflow, when they run out of space in the office or require extra storage for archiving paperwork or storing bulky equipment. Using self-storage units provide businesses with the flexibility to scale up and down in response to industry changes.
Some owner-operated businesses use storage units in lieu of paying for expensive and often unnecessary office space.
Flexibility comes from short-notice periods, (as little as a week), the ability to easily downsize or upscale the business and low overheads that are free from Council Tax. Self-storage can be a viable alternative to expensive warehousing and it’s much quicker to set up too.
Well run storage facilities will have CCTV and be housed within a secure perimeter and even have regular security patrols out of hours. To provide a similar amount of security in a rented warehouse space would be way more expensive to an individual business.
Save money on other costs like insurance, heat, light and business rates. Self-storage facilities don’t attract business rates for those using them to store. Other costs such as heat and light are also at the cost of the storage provider, so there are no ongoing service charges for utilities either.
Any kind of business premises requires insurance. If you’re leasing any kind of space for your business, you will be required to have some sort of premises insurance, as well as covering contents. insurastore.com provides the ideal solution to protect your items in storage.
Follow these 4 simple steps
Select the best size of storage unit available to meet the needs of your particular business. We recommend ensuring you have extra capacity when first loading your unit.
Choose a storage facility that offers more services to support their business customers. (The best facilities will offer additional services to their business customers, such as accepting and holding courier deliveries on the customer’s behalf).
Label all contents and organise your unit to ensure all items are easily accessible. (Creating a walkway down the centre of your unit will help you access anything you need in a hurry).
Ensure that all the contents are listed and accurately valued when getting your self- storage insurance quote. (insurastore.com covers your items in transit to the storage facility, we recommend taking out storage insurance cover before moving in).