How Independent Businesses Can Utilize Storage Units

Posted on: March 6, 2020 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage March 6, 2020

You have just started your dream business from home and noticed that your inventory seems to be getting out of control and there are documents all over the place in your house. What should you do now? The answer is simple: Rent a storage unit! 


Many businesses have utilized storage units at the start of their journey, which is way cheaper than renting a building space. But before you decide to do so, you need to be educated on what type of unit you need and how to properly store your items so they do not get ruined or lost. We will be covering all of that and more in this post!



1. What type of businesses can use storage units?

We want to give you an idea of what type of businesses use self-storage and what they store. If your business specializes in any of the following, you will definitely want to rent a unit. 




Legal Services: Law firms can store all their important document archives in a storage unit. 


Contractors: Self-storage is great for storing all your power tools and equipment.


Wine and Spirits: Many self-storage facilities offer climate-controlled units to ensure your wine will be well maintained. 


Online Boutiques: Inventory for online boutiques can get very messy and overwhelming at home, so take our advice and rent a storage unit for your clothes, shoes, and accessories. Online resellers can use this as well!


Restaurants: Catering businesses need somewhere to store additional tables, linens, kitchen appliances, and other restaurant decor. 


Even if your business does not involve any of the above and you have excessive business-related items in your home, you will still want to look into self-storage. If you have not started up a business yet and are wanting to get some ideas, you can check out this post on 8 businesses you can run from self-storage



2. What should you look for in a business storage unit?

You want your unit to be convenient and you should not have to spend so much time dealing with getting your items in storage. In addition, your items should be stored safely. 



Make sure it is close: Obviously, if you are using a storage unit for your business, you want to be sure that it is close to your home because you will have to keep visiting it often.


Drive-up storage: If you have a lot of inventory, you will definitely want to have drive-up storage to transfer your items with ease. For climate-controlled units, see if there are elevators available at your facility. 


Climate-controlled units: As we mentioned, for businesses such as wine and spirits, it may be best to have climate-controlled units. Even documents, furniture, and equipment can get ruined by extreme climates.


Online Pay: You may be very busy with your business, so it is helpful to find a storage company that offers 24/7 online pay.


3. Tips on storing your business items?

Here are a few tips we gathered for you. 



Documents: Keep documents off the ground and in airtight packaging to ensure that no moisture gets in. 


Inventory: It is vital that you keep track of your inventory to make sure nothing gets lost. You should do this at least once a month. 


Additional Tips: Please see our Packing A Storage Unit post for many more tips on how to keep your items in pristine condition. 


Now you are all set to get your new business organized so that it has potential to grow. We hope you learned something from this post that you can utilize. Wishing you all the best on your venture! 


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