Benefits of Self-Storage for Small Businesses

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Small businesses are everywhere – plumbers, contractors, painters, lawyers, doctors, RMTs, chiropractors, floor installers, dry cleaners, convenience stores – if you can dream it, it’s a small business!

In the past, we have written about how self storage can help any business save money on real estate. The math is fairly easy - office and warehouse rents are going up with demand for space, and many businesses do not use their office or warehouse space in an efficient manner. We’re guilty of it too!

However, self-storage isn’t just about saving rent (although, that is a top reason). It’s about giving your business:

  • Some flexibility by not committing to a long-term lease
  • Room to grow

There are a lot of different varieties of self-storage units for rent, but they all fit into three categories:

  1. Climate controlled or temperature-controlled storage unit
  2. Indoor storage unit
  3. Drive up storage unit

A climate controlled storage unit keeps the temperature, and more importantly, the humidity within the unit consistent. A temperature controlled storage unit provides temperature regulation only. Climate-controlled storage units are typically more expensive and best for storing certain items, which high monetary and or sentimental value. Learn more about the differences between these types of storage and what items tend to fare better when stored in units with regulated environments.

An indoor storage unit is within a building and usually accessible through a very large elevator. A lot of self-storage facilities are indoor storage unit facilities where the owner takes an older building and retrofits it for this new purpose. Usually it offers climate control or temperature controlled storage option.  Our Woodstock self storage facility offers indoor temperature controlled storage in a large variety of sizing options. This facility was a brand-new custom build and all our units are on the ground floor, so no need to maneuver through an elevator.

Finally, drive-up storage units, which is what our Milton self storage facility specializes in (and our Woodstock location offers too), are secure, clean, reliable and easy! This is the no frills of storage – you get a lot of value for your rent payment. If you’re a business, this storage is ideal for your inventory (drive-up means easy to load and unload with a rented van). This unit type offers security and full 24/7 convenience.

Why do Small Businesses Choose to Store with Storage Solutions?

  1. SECURITY: Our units are under constant surveillance, and no, we’re not one of those other places that puts up a fake camera. We have security cameras throughout our facilities, bright lighting, gated key access and security personnel. We monitor our facilities and take great pride in that. If you’re storing excess or seasonal inventory or using self-storage for document storage, you can feel confident that these items are safe and secure.
  2. EASE OF DOING BUSINESS: If you’re a bustling small business, you don’t want to spend time doing “inventory management” or pushing boxes from point A to point B. You also don’t want more inventory than you need. Enter Storage Solutions! With our self storage units, you can unload your shipment easily, take what you need from your boxes and off you go. If you get double shipments one-month, self-storage is scalable, so you can rent two units for a month and downsize when you’re ready.
  3. CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: Storage Solutions Milton is located in the hamlet of Campbellville in Milton, at Guelph Line and Hwy 401. We are a 2-minute drive off of the 401 highway along traffic-free roads. Storage Solutions Woodstock is located just minutes off Hwy 401 and Hwy 403 in Woodstock. Because we are just off the highway at both locations, our customers have easy access to our facilities while out during the day or night.

No matter what, a Storage Solutions self-storage facility is a great place for business storage. We offer simple, touch-free self-storage – sign up is fast and easy, storing is hassle-free, and we care about security!

Still have questions? We’re happy to find answers for you, and help you give your business the room and flexibility is needs to grow. Give us a call, email or text!

Your friend in self-storage,

Storage Solutions 


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amer hashem (Milton)
a month ago

Very reliable storage. A good solution to park your car and keeping it protected from all weather conditions. Although a bit remote location.. but the price and the service was worth it.

Riley Rogozynski (Woodstock)
a week ago

I went in to find out some information on storage units for when I move in a couple weeks and was happily surprised by the customer service I received. I had looked at a few other storage facilities in Woodstock but their customer service was terrible compared to Jared's from Storage Solutions. He was professional and understanding of my needs and was ready to help anywhere he could. I will definitely be spreading the word to any of my friends looking for units!

Jennifer Sibbitt (Milton)
a week ago

Staff are very friendly and helpful. The facility is well maintained, clean and secure. I highly recommend Storage Solutions!

Janet Kennedy (Woodstock)
2 weeks ago

Great rates for a clean, secure, well lit place. Really good staff and a company that cares. New facility and the competitors are pretty tired looking and charging the same rates (if not a bit more).

Abeer Nauman (Milton)
a day ago

Very friendly staff. Always great service. Would highly recommend.

Lindsay Munro (Milton)
4 months ago

My husband and I recently relocated from the US and needed a place to store all of our belongings while we secured a new home. The folks at Storage Solutions advised us on the right size unit for our needs, at the right price. They were kind and helpful with all of our "first-timer" questions. We were very confident in the security of the place, and had absolutely no issues. I would highly recommend and use them again if needed.

Ashley Kelly (Milton)
a month ago

Been storing office and personal items for years. Have had various size units. Prices are great and staff has always been helpful.