How Self Storage Can Benefit Your Business

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The benefits of self-storage for businesses are often overlooked.

Now, with working from home becoming more typical, and also businesses in transition, it’s worth the work to consider some alternatives to the typical commercial lease arrangement.

One of these alternatives is renting self-storage. Some definite benefits of self-storage for businesses, in particular, small businesses are:

  • The lease is month-to-month, giving you ultimate flexibility.
  • Deposits for a self-storage unit are typically small, compared to commercial leases, which normally require at least one month’s rent for a deposit.
  • Self-storage has built in security, which decreases your insurance carrying costs, and a lot of facilities offer very affordable contents insurance.

Here are some specific businesses who should consider self-storage for their business:

Professional Offices – Medical, Dental, Accounting and Legal

Medical, dental, accounting and legal offices have less paper than before, but there are still files. And files take up a lot of room, need to be kept, and need to be kept safely. Having a self-storage unit, with some quality shelving, is a great alternative to the very expensive document storage solutions (where a courier picks up boxes) or where the medical or dental office keeps files on-site, which take up room that could be better utilized or not utilized at all (just think of the price per square foot you’re paying for that space!). Considering how infrequently you need to pull a file, an off-site storage unit makes a lot of sense.

Restaurants

Restaurants often “refresh” their décor and equipment. They also have a lot of seasonal storage needs, such as patio furniture, which is very expensive and takes up room. Restaurants often carry extra dishware and flatware, cleaning supplies, and linens too. All of these items need to be kept clean, safe from damage, and should be kept away from the food. The best spot to store these is an off-site self-storage unit.

Please note! NEVER store any food, or any unclean items in a storage unit. At best it will grow mold. At worst, it will lead to a pest infestation and no one will be happy.

Retailers

We have some very smart retailer customers. They purchase their Christmas inventory in July. Why is that smart? Because they get the best quality stuff well ahead of their competitors, and they can act quickly if the market is ready for Christmas early that year. They also store their things in their self-storage units, and often don’t need temperature-controlled storage so by renting drive-up storage units for their inventory storage needs, their cost is even less. Pretty smart, right?

Movers

Moving companies are often asked to help their customers “bridge” time. Someone may be moving across country, and they will be a month behind the moving truck. It makes sense for a moving company to rent a self-storage unit for their customer, to help fill this need.

Business Offices

With more people working from home, a lot of offices are making decisions on whether to downsize and sublet space they are no longer using. To be honest, if you don’t have an employee sitting in a chair producing some revenue, why would you keep the space? The hesitation from a lot of our customers that we hear is that their business is growing, and they just don’t know when they will need more space. So, they don’t want to get rid of their (often) pricey office furniture. The most practical solution for their business storage needs is a self storage unit rental! It’s month-to-month, so if your office downsizes for a year, but then your business grows, you’re ready to meet that growth quickly because you have kept your office supplies and furniture.

Businesses with very diverse needs can benefit from a self-storage unit. Because self-storage rentals are short-term and flexible, they really are perfect for the ever-changing business landscape.

We also encourage you to visit our YouTube channel to take a virtual tour of our Milton self storage facility or Woodstock self storage facility, as well as check out the many different sizes of self-storage unites we have for rent. We also post our self-storage rental prices online, and they are always current. You can also rent from our website. We really do make renting self-storage easy and affordable!

If you have questions about self-storage, contact us!  And make sure to like or follow us on InstagramFacebook , LinkedIn, & Twitter. We love to share advice, tips and tricks and have a good laugh.

We wish your business great success!

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.