Business Storage – The Benefits Stack Up

by Mark Simpson

Business self storage unit

In these uncertain economic times, many companies are scrutinising their expenditure carefully, especially those trading in more volatile sectors.

Naturally, when spend comes under such scrutiny, so does the pressure to ‘save money’. Some businesses are re-evaluating their infrastructure to reduce overheads, and this may lead to decisions being made to relocate or downsize their premises.

But, while downsizing may be on the agenda, many organisations still find themselves needing storage space for a wide range of items, from archive storage to storage for larger, bulkier goods and pallets.

It’s a reason why an increasing number of companies are using business storage services as a more viable solution to paying rates on larger premises.

The benefits of using business storage make commercial sense to many companies, especially sole traders and those in the small-to-medium (SME) sector. Their reasons for using self storage is not always part of a cost-saving exercise; there are many practical benefits in terms of boosting efficiencies by generally freeing up more space, which can be re-purposed for more productive use.

Self storage is flexible too, in terms of being able to upsize and downsize units as required. Businesses can choose to cancel their storage as and when they need to, without being penalised, so there is no long-term financial commitment should circumstances or requirements change.

What’s more, business self storage provides a secure place for safeguarding goods. It can be used to store many different items, from office furniture and exhibition displays, to storage of seasonal stock, tools and equipment, and, of course, archive storage.

While many different items can be facilitated in self storage units, there are some exclusions that are prohibited – such as perishable food items and hazardous materials such as chemicals and flammable liquids, so it is always advisable to check with the service provider.

Inside a document archive self storage unit

So, What Type of Business Typically Uses Self Storage and What Do They Use It For?

eBay & ECommerce Businesses

Sole traders and online retailers who don’t have a warehouse or premises to store their stock can utilise self storage. They typically organise their self storage room to suit their needs, with rails and shelving, and create their own bespoke mini-warehouse. They literally operate their businesses out of their self storage room. Much better than the spare bedroom or garage!

Retailers

Retailers very often find self storage a useful service for storing seasonal stock, point-of-sale materials, and other promotional displays. The temperature and humidity-controlled units at Extra Room Self Storage provide the ideal conditions for storage.

Users have their own key to their own secure unit, as well as the freedom to come and go as they please. Terms are flexible, with just 7 days’ notice to leave, perfect for long-term self storage or short term, temporary seasonal stock storage.

Tradespeople with Tools

Self storage is popular with tradespeople who want a secure, affordable place to store their expensive tools and equipment, rather than taking over their house or leaving them in the garden shed or a van overnight; the latter being notoriously prone to theft. Their tools are their livelihood so protecting them is vital.

Our business storage facilities at Extra Room Self Storage have robust security, are protected by intruder alarms linked to the emergency services, and are monitored around the clock by CCTV. Furthermore, access is available 365 days a year.

Businesses Needing Archive Storage

Self storage is often used by businesses looking for a secure off-site solution for storing their archived records. We can provide quality archive boxes, as well as shelving, in order that archive boxes can be stored in an orderly fashion, so they are still accessible if a file or document needs to be retrieved.

The humidity-controlled environment helps to preserve the lifespan of paper records, which, of course, can be imperatively important when it comes to retention legislation. We can also collect the boxes from your offices and help with shredding when files reach the end of their life.

Relocating to New Premises or During Refurbishment Projects

Self storage can be useful as a temporary measure. Flexible terms at Extra Room Self Storage give customers the option of short or long-term storage, with the ability to upsize or downsize their storage unit as required.

A professional removal service is also available both into and out of storage. The benefits of business storage certainly stack up for many companies, as part of a strategy to keep costs down.

Business Storage Facility in Nuneaton

Need Business Storage in Nuneaton, Hinckley, Tamworth or Neighbouring Areas?

We offer secure, low cost, indoor storage in modern, temperature & humidity-controlled buildings. Based next to the A5, we are ideally located for business storage in Nuneaton, Hinckley, Tamworth, and surrounding areas. If you are contemplating using self storage for your business, here’s a few reasons to use the facilities and services provided by Extra Room Self Storage:

  • Low cost – Whatever size your business is, we offer a wide choice of room sizes to suit your business storage needs with simple, low cost, all-inclusive monthly billing with no business rates, utility charges, or security fees to pay.
  • Secure – State-of-the-art security including 24-hour CCTV monitoring the site.
  • Flexible terms – Upsize or downsize your storage unit according to your business needs. Store for any length of time with just 7 days’ notice to leave.
  • Accessible – 365 day access is available.
  • Receipt & dispatch service – So you don’t have to spend time waiting for a delivery that needs signing for, or for couriers to pick up packages when you have other things to do.
  • Transport service – You can move your goods yourself or transport and removal services are available.
  • Forklift service – If required, there’s a forklift service to load and unload your goods. There’s also pallet trucks, trolleys, and sack trolleys freely available.
  • First-class location – Whatever you have to store, our location at the heart of the Midlands motorway network and next to the A5 gives excellent access in and out of storage.

Please get in touch to find out more about our business storage services or to arrange a visit to view our facilities. You can also click here to get an online quote for our most popular storage unit sizes. Many other sizes including bulk storage areas of up to 5,000 square feet are also available.

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