Regardless of the type of your business and its size, having enough space in your office or store is always a good thing. Even if you have a retail shop, you don’t want your store to be packed with your merchandise so you, your employees, and even customers can barely move about.
An office that is full of desks, chairs, cabinets, and other items doesn’t look appealing and formal as well. Additionally, it will be a source of constant annoyance to everyone in the office and your customers or clients. In fact, you may end up losing your patrons simply because you are not paying attention to your growing spatial requirements.
If you want to start decluttering and free up space in your business premises, renting one or two storage units with 24-hour access is your best option. This is because a storage unit rental can be used for the following purposes:
It can be hard to throw away your old, unusable expensive furniture and equipment. After all, you invested a lot when you purchased them. If you’re still keeping them around to have them repaired or you have other possible uses for them in the future, to free up space in your office or shop, store them in a self-storage unit first.
In case you have a lot of furniture pieces and equipment that you only use during certain months or peak seasons, reclaim precious space by putting these items in your storage unit when they are not needed. Once the need comes, you can then bring out these items again.
Whether you own a brick-and-mortar shop or an online one or both, you always need to have a stock of your merchandise or supplies. You also need to have storage space for your excess inventory.
All these items can easily exceed the available space within your store or home (if you have an online shop). Therefore, a storage unit is the best place to keep the extra merchandise you have that may be threatening to overcrowd your shop and/or home.
All businesses have their own sets of valuable, confidential records and documents. Even if you keep them under lock and key, a wooden cabinet won’t keep them completely safe in case of a fire, flood, and other environmental issues.
Self-storage units are more secure and safer than the cabinets in your office or store. They are constructed in a way that everything they are housing is less likely to be damaged by water, fire, humidity, and other environmental factors.
Additionally, by storing your sensitive and confidential records in a storage unit, you will secure them from prying eyes or potential burglars.
If you will be transferring your office or shop and you can’t move all your inventory just yet, you will avoid a lot of stress and hassle by placing them temporarily in a self-storage unit.
Renting a storage unit is also a great option if you are currently having your premises renovated. With all the furniture, equipment, and merchandise out of your office or shop, your contractors will have a less difficult time doing their job and completing the project. You will also find it easier to imagine the new layout and design of your workspace once it is emptied of its contents.
Storing your inventory of supplies, furniture pieces, and equipment is a good way to start organizing them if you weren’t particular about doing this before.
Prior to moving your items, it is a good practice to create an inventory. By following the right packing and storing strategies, you can then organize all these items properly and efficiently in the storage unit.
Your inventory list and proper organization of items will ensure you know where everything is. In addition, it will help you be aware of supplies that you may be running low on and which you have to replenish immediately.
As long as you choose a self-storage facility that offers 24-hour access, you can get anything you need from your unit anytime. You can replace or put any item in your unit whenever you want to as well.
By selecting a facility that offers 24/7 video surveillance, temperature or humidity settings, and individual locks and alarms, you will be 100 percent certain your company’s possessions are safe and secure all the time.
Chris Humphrey is the General Manager of Easytruck Moving & Storage. In 2013, the company combined their expertise in professional moving services and storage to create an entirely new approach to the business – and mobile storage was born! Easytruck now operates over 30,000 sq.ft. of air-conditioned facilities in three convenient locations in Dubai and is the only Mobile Storage operator in the UAE.