If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably come across this problem. As you gaze around your office space, you realise that you need more space than you have, and a place to store all of the bits and pieces you don’t need on a daily basis. You might sell products, and be sick of sharing your desk space with Christmas stock every year as it’s crammed into every spare nook and cranny. Or maybe you just want to have the flexibility to increase and decrease your business operations as you see fit. Whatever your reasons, we guarantee that self storage can help. A lot of people think self storage is just for personal use, but the reality is that many businesses benefit from using self storage solutions. Today, we’re going to go over just 3 ways using a self storage unit could help your business.
Flexibility is important for a growing business. The ability to scale up or down as demand and cash flow dictate can sometimes be the difference between a successful business and failure. So, being able to change the space your business uses is a big benefit – particularly for businesses with products, or seasonal businesses. A storage unit means you only pay for the amount of space you need, when you need it. You could use this to store excess stock at busy times of year, or as an extra space to work when you’re very busy. With some contracts able to run for just one month, you can be flexible with your space without having to commit to increased costs in the long term, helping your business be more profitable.
It might seem odd, saying that renting a storage space will save you money (when you’re spending it), but hear us out. Office space is at a premium, and the more of it you use, the more expensive it gets. But for some businesses, there is a way around that. If your businesses stores a lot of stock, bulky items or even years’ worth of documents, you could cut down your costs by moving it to a storage unit. Storage units are much cheaper per square metre than office space, so moving your bulky items could actually save you a lot of money in rent. It also means you won’t have the long term commitment of the extra office space, which cuts down on your outgoings every month, leaving you free to invest in other things to grow your business.
Every business has paperwork they have to keep for a set amount of time. If you’re lucky, this is no more than your yearly accounts, which need to be kept for 7 years before being destroyed. But if you’re a business that deals in a lot of paperwork, you could have significantly more than that piled up in a cupboard somewhere. And with space at a premium, you need every inch of office space! Self storage units give you a secure place to keep your business archiving when you don’t need it. It’s simple to fit a rack system in your unit, so that you can easily find and retrieve any documentation you need without having to search through all your files. It’s secure (since only you have a key to your unit), protected around the clock and out of the way.
At Blue Box Storage, we worm with a lot of local business owners to help solve their storage needs. Our units come in all shapes and sizes, from the size of a school locker up to the size of a double garage, and you can store almost anything inside (almost!). You are free to come and go as you please, and only you have keys to your unit, making it the perfect solution for business owners at any level. If you would like to know more about our storage options, or discuss your business needs, just get in touch with us for a quote today.