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Why Your Business Should Have a Storage Unit

There are SO many reasons your business should have a storage unit, but we’ve narrowed the list down to four.

Day to day, whether we realize it or not, there are small changes that can be made in a business that will knock down barriers to success. We all know how multifaceted business ownership can be; there are a lot of moving parts and pieces to our businesses. Some of the key aspects to owning a business include coming up with cost-effective solutions and monetizing your space.

Storage box

If you own a small business such as a catering company, salon, architect office, or photography studio, you are probably running out of space; and it’s getting harder to find affordable commercial real estate. Owning your own business can be remarkably profitable and being conscientious of your rent and other expenses can play a big role in that.

However, with the competitiveness in the market, it is hard to keep up with your peers. If you are a small business owner, you might find yourself running out of space for all the supplies you need. You may reserve a room or area within your home or office for your items, but this may not always be sufficient if your business keeps growing.

As demand for accessible, urban office space has soared, so has the cost of location. If you have outgrown your leased office space or simply don’t think it is meeting your needs anymore, it can be difficult to decide if your existing lease offers a suitable release clause or what alternatives may be available to you. If this is the case for you, it’s time to consider some storage options!

Business owners have learned to work around their limited space by making the most of hidden solutions such as storage units to maximize office space. Businesses are becoming more and more creative in the way that they utilize their spaces, so here are a few reasons you should do the same:


Times Change With the Season

Christmas decorations packed up for storage

A storage unit can be used for storing seasonal décor. There’s no need for your Christmas decorations to take up space while you’re displaying red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July. And just like décor, you might need certain equipment stored seasonally like shovels and snow blowers during the summer.


Archived Documents

If you’re not a fan of the digital age, we won’t judge. Sometimes, it’s easier to keep paper copies of old documents rather than storing files digitally – especially if that’s what you’re used to. Paper takes up more space than we realize, even when condensing files inside of a filing cabinet. You can keep those bulky filing cabinets and other archivable documents inside of a storage unit.


Optimize your Office Space

Files organized in a filing cabinet

Small businesses should rent a self storage unit to help optimize office space. In fact, we’d venture to say this is true for every small business in the entire world! 

Of course, we’re exaggerating, but there’s certainly no denying that having a storage unit can be quite helpful for ensuring you’ve got the space you need to operate your business effectively — without having to compromise your coveted workspace.


Excess Inventory

Many businesses have excess inventory. Whether you have extra stock for a seasonal business, or older office and retail supplies, it can get overwhelming. Instead of letting that pile up in your office, hampering your team’s workspace, or taking away from your overall aesthetic, it is time to store that surplus inventory. Plus, you have the added benefit of finding everything in one place.

There are many great reasons to invest in a good storage unit for your business, some of which can be immediately beneficial. For one, you’re giving yourself more space to get organized!

A storage unit is more than just a place to store boxes; it’s a necessary investment for your business. It will not only increase the lifespan of office equipment but also save you time, money, and headache. Takeaway: With a storage unit, you can make the most of your business space – small or large – and keep your inventory secure, as well as keep costs low.

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