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Catering and Restaurant Equipment Storage Tips

Posted on: May 25, 2018 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage September 30, 2019

Two catering workers serve at a banquet hall after removing catering supplies from storage

As a restaurant or catering owner, you have an abundance of equipment. Table cloths, silverware, food pans, dinnerware… you name it. So, what do you do with all of your restaurant and catering supplies when they aren’t in use? Warehouses are expensive and few and far between. And when you have a catering company, do you really have the time to drive miles every day to get your supplies? This is a problem many restaurants and catering supplies companies are faced with daily. A solution that many restaurant and catering companies have found to be extremely helpful is utilizing a storage unit.

A self storage unit can be a very valuable solution for catering and restaurant owners. Get the most out of your storage unit rental by following these restaurant and restaurant equipment storage tips!

Tips for Storing Restaurant and Catering Supplies

  1. Seasonal Items: Seasonal items add a nice touch to any restaurant and catered event, but unfortunately, those items can only be used during that seasonal time. A storage unit allows companies to keep with the seasonal appeal, while still having a sustainable business. When storing your seasonal items, we recommend storing them farther in the back of your storage unit sense they won’t be used as often.
  2. Furniture: A storage unit is also a smart solution for storing extra furniture. Leather, wooden and metal furniture requires being stored in an area free from fluctuations in temperature and humidity. A climate controlled storage unit can provide an ideal atmosphere for the storage of furniture.
  3. Supplies and Inventory: Using a storage unit for your supplies and inventory will allow you to keep all of your supplies in a location that is convenient but out of the way. When you rent a climate controlled storage unit, you can even store beer and wine.
  4. Glasses and Dishes: When you are storing glasses and dishware, place newspaper between each item and stack them to conserve space. Silverware can also be stored inside of the storage unit, but it is important to make sure moisture isn’t present because it can tarnish.

How to Organize Your Restaurant and Catering Storage Unit

  1. Keep Commonly Used Items Towards the Front of Your Storage Unit: When you work for a restaurant and catering business, you want to get in and out of your storage unit and back to work as quickly as possible. Avoid having to waste time digging through boxes by keeping the items you use the most often towards the front of the storage unit.
  2. Create an Aisle: Create a narrow aisle way leading from the front of your storage unit to the back. While this may initially seem like a waste of space, you’ll thank yourself later when you need to retrieve items from the back of the storage unit.

Lighthouse Self Storage Has Restaurant and Catering Storage Solutions

Lighthouse Self Storage has storage facilities in California and Florida. Our storage units in Carson, CA, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Westminster, CA have various sized storage units for restaurants and catering companies, including the 5×10 storage unit and 10×10 storage unit. Are you interested in learning more about a storage unit rental for catering or restaurant supplies? Contact us today!

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Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

Self-Storage for Homeowners and Students

If you are moving, staging a home or consolidating homes, our excellent, clean, and secure units will come in handy for your storage needs. If you are a student emptying your dorm, Lighthouse offers many storage solutions for your needs and items large and small. Our storage units will keep your furniture, books, bedding, clothing, electronics, and furniture safe and secure. Why haul heavy items back and forth, miles across the country when you can rent storage whenever you need it? We are convenient and flexible to meet your needs.

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If you are traveling, you need not leave your precious vehicle, boat, or RV at the mercy of the elements. If your garage will not fit all your toys, consider taking out some spacious motor vehicle storage at Lighthouse Self Storage for them. This way, they will remain secure and intact, and you get to have peace of mind during your trip.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Lighthouse Self Storage has an excellent selection of climate controlled units, specially made indoor units designed to protect your property from the damaging effects of drastic changes in weather, humidity, and temperature. We offer air conditioned or heated units to keep constant indoor conditions for all of your items and their storage needs. These climate controlled units are perfect for items that need to be in a controlled environment, such as wines and spirits. If you are storing fabrics, wooden items, electronics, family heirlooms, documents, and soft metallic items, our climate controlled storage units offer a home-like atmosphere for temperature sensitive and unique articles.

Drive-up Storage

This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

Business Storage Solutions

You no longer have to worry about extra space, rent overheads, or idle property during off-peak business seasons. Whether you need to store machinery, essential documents, or inventory, our business storage solutions will cater to all of your needs. We have worked successfully with many law firms, e-commerce stores, and contractors to keep their essential business property safe. Visit us today to find out more about our business storage solutions.

Hurricane Season Storage

The last thing you should be stressing about is your valuable outdoor property, which is likely to be destroyed in the event of a storm. You may also need to clear out a safe room to use it for shelter. If you have any lawn and patio furniture, consider taking out safe storage for it with Lighthouse. Our concrete self-storage units will give your valuables the safety and security they will need to protect them from damage. Our storage units can also come in handy during the winter when you need to protect your valuables from the biting cold.

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If you are in Southern California or Florida, Lighthouse Storage is an excellent solution for all your self-storage needs. Our storage units are secure, well-lit, and clean to ensure optimal care for your valuables.

Please contact us at (866) 483-3455 for more information about our new facility for self storage in Cooper City. You can also drop by any of our storage facilities to get a free quote on any storage solution that fits your needs.

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