Many businesses reap big benefits from self-storage. We’re seeing a growing trend of landscapers, contractors, construction companies, realtors, outdoor furniture companies, small businesses, online companies and mobile salespeople joining us in our love of all things self-storage. These businesses and professions, along with others, view self storage as a practical, safe and economical solution for storing things like:
• Excess inventory or seasonal inventory
• Furniture, décor, materials and supplies
• Tools and equipment
• Construction materials and building supplies
• Business documents and records
In fact, many savvy small businesses are using a self-storage facility during office renovations, moves and even as an inexpensive warehouse.
Not all businesses have sufficient space for their regular inventory, let alone room for excess inventory or seasonal inventory. This means that their business, from the sale floor to offices to employee areas, are cluttered with boxes, which are in the way of everything (and not making them money…yet). Let’s face it – customers don’t want to shop in a messy, claustrophobic store, nor do people want to work in these environments. Not having space for your inventory is just not good for business or your bottom line.
Self-storage is a simple, cost-effective and flexible solution for storing seasonal inventory, excess inventory and really, inventory in general. It gives businesses the extra space needed during peak seasons, for temporary overflow, and to get those higher volume discounts.
Not all businesses have room to store their spare furniture, supplies or materials. A self-storage unit gives a business flexibility to store these until they are needed or wanted. Self storage is also a very attractive and affordable business storage solution for real-estate agents, stagers and interior decorators. These professions love self storage because they can store signs, furniture, décor, accessories, materials, samples, supplies (you name it) until they need it. They don’t have to store it at home or risk it being damaged or lost. Even better, when they do need something for business, they can pick it up anytime.
Contractors, tradespersons and construction companies have a lot of expensive tools and equipment and depending on the project they are working on, they may also have a lot of building materials on hand. Imagine leaving expensive supplies, tools or equipment unsecured onsite? No way! Sometimes leaving them on a secure job site is not an option. And finding a secure place to store tools and equipment in the off-season can be challenging. There may not be enough room at their shop or at home.
Renting a local self-storage unit is a great solution for tool storage and construction storage. It offers a safe and secure place to store expensive tools, equipment, building supplies and materials, and the convenience of easy access to these whenever needed, whether it be the next day, next week or 6 months.
Businesses (even really small ones) must keep records. It is an unavoidable and necessary part of doing business. As a business, you know that records take up boxes, which take up room. The space that business records and documents require is quite surprising. Businesses find self-storage an ideal solution for record storage, document storage and archive storage. In fact, an 8’x8’ unit or an 8’x20’ unit with sturdy shelving can help you keep your business records safe, secure and organized.
Did you know that warehouse space varies from $5-$30 square feet in the GTA? That’s a lot of money per square foot! That space is also commonly subject to an annual lease, and there’s often no room to scale your warehouse space up or down. And if you’re looking for a smaller space, you’ll have a hard time finding it because landlords would rather deal with fewer tenants rather than split a large space up.
Using self-storage as a warehouse is smart because you can rent out the space that you need (in self-storage units), and as your business storage needs changes you can rent more units or scale back. If you’re looking for affordable and flexible warehouse space, consider a self-storage facility.
Office renovations and moves can be messy, stressful and disrupt business. Self-storage is a simple and affordable way to safely store office furniture, supplies and documents and contents during these periods. In the case of an office renovation, these items will not be in the way or at risk of being damaged. And with these assets safely out of harm’s way, office renovations can be tackled quicker, which means you get to move back in sooner, and can get back to business faster. Plus, by renting from a local self-storage facility, you don’t have to worry about needing something that you have temporarily packed away since you can access your unit any time.
As you can see, self storage can really help businesses focus on what matter most, their business and its growth.
Variety of Sizes & Flexibility: We have four sizes (8x8, 8x10, 8x20, 8x40) and they are flexible since we have month-to-month contracts. This means that if you have a large shipment of inventory coming in or more construction supplies or tools to store, you can give us a call and we’ll help solve your problem.
Drive-Up Units: Our units are exclusively drive up so you can be in and out quickly without having to handle stairs, elevators, hallways or bay doors.
Security: We have a well-lit yard, with video surveillance throughout. We also operate using electronic gate access, so that we can monitor the comings and goings of our customers at all hours.
Flexible Space Options: Something else to consider, especially if your business is trying to grow, is that if you enter into a traditional warehouse lease, there probably isn’t too much space to grow. So, if you get a large order in, or want to buy in bulk for the peak season, you’ll likely be looking at off-site storage. At Storage Solutions, you can rent an additional unit (or two) and only pay for the period you need to use it.
Accessibly: Our self-storage facility is accessible 24/,7, which means that you can access your unit whenever it’s convenient for you.
Great Location: Storage Solutions also has a great location. We’re in the west part of Milton, right off the 401 at Guelph Line. You’re not battling traffic to get to us and because of our location, it’s easy to get to Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Burlington, Oakville, Georgetown or Mississauga from our site.
If you’re a local business, Storage Solutions in Milton is a great business storage option for you. We’d love to show you around our secure facility, and better understand your business storage needs. Contact us today to set up a tour.