8 benefits of self storage for businesses
Self storage is not just the answer for people moving house or needing more space at home, there are also huge benefits of self storage for businesses. No matter what type of storage needs a business can have, a self storage unit can certainly help. Here are eight key benefits of self storage units for businesses.
1. Saves on business costs
Every business wants to save money. If you’re already renting or leasing commercial storage space then self storage units can probably save you money. There are no long term lease commitments, no rates and no utility bills associated with self storage units. They are also more flexible and can be more secure.
2. Creates more office space
More often than not there is stock, equipment, boxes of files, etc. cluttering up your office and taking up valuable office space. Why not turn this space into more valuable additional office space and use a self storage unit to store all the materials that have no real home in the office.
3. Improves security of your goods
Self storage facilities have advanced security systems in place all around the facility to ensure maximum safety and security. As well as sophisticated CCTV systems, storage centres can offer additional features such as PIN code access, storage unit alarms and indoor undercover loading spaces. Leaving valuable documents, stock items, or equipment in a self storage unit can be more secure than having it lying around the office premises.
4. Provides flexible storage
Self storage is flexible, offering both short and long term solutions. There are no long term commitments like those of leased commercial and industrial spaces. Whether you just need short term storage space while relocating business or want longer term storage for your stock and equipment, self storage will be the best option. There are also various sizes of units on offer, you can also take up more space as and when required to suit businesses ever changing needs.
5. Improves office safety
It’s likely that all the stuff you have lying around the office can contribute to a higher chance of accidents occuring. Storing lots of documents and paperwork in the office can increase fire risk. Storing bulky or heavy stock items can also create more health and safety implications. Having a secure, offsite storage unit will reduce risks and improve the overall safety of your business space.
6. Convenient accessibility
Self storage facilities are convenient places for storing your goods. They are often located in easily accessible parts of town and have flexible access hours. Some facilities can offer out-of-hours access and even 24/7 access making it easy to retrieve items when its convenient for you.
7. Provides multi-regional storage
Due to the benefits in convenience, a self storage unit is ideal for businesses that provide services all across the country. These units can then be used as stock-holding locations for engineers or field staff to use as and when they need to. High security levels and easy access make this an ideal solution.
8. Bulk space and pallet storage
Self storage facilities can also provide bulk spaces for businesses that may require larger, open plan spaces to store their goods. Pallet storage is also catered for and some can even offer a goods receipt and handling service saving you the hassle of being onsite to wait for deliveries.
If you are looking for flexible and secure commercial storage space for your business in Stoke on Trent or Newcastle under Lyme, get in touch with us today to see how we can help!