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Why Do Businesses Use Self-Storage?

Sep 13. 2021

Self-storage isn’t just for the storing of personal possessions and household effects during house moves or whilst moving into temporary accommodation etc, the sheer versatility of self storage means that the facilities appeal to a wide range of businesses from a number of sectors.

The rooms provide an ideal home and secure business storage for retailers to store stock. It maybe that the business owner is operating from their kitchen table and wants to take their start-up company to the next level. Storing large amounts of stock at home does not only quickly become as invasion of your personal living quarters, but it can be unsafe. If word gets around that you’re storing anything of value on your own premises, it can increase the risk of burglary. Self-storage facilities should have the necessary measures in place to make them highly secure; CCTV and individual padlocks for rooms etc should be as standard. It maybe that the company is more established but doesn’t want the expense of investing in larger office premises to accommodate the stock and instead opts for self-storage as a more cost effective option and also a more flexible option as more or less space can be occupied as required.

Some businesses operating in the hospitality and events sector will have different requirements during various times of the year. As the al fresco economy has grown during the pandemic, and may be here to stay for a while, many venues have had to invest in extra tables, chairs and for some even, ‘dining pods’ for example to accommodate a greater emphasis on outdoor service provision. All of this equipment needs storing away out of season. Equally, if your business is geared towards the wedding industry for example, whether this is the production wedding décor or stationary for weddings etc, self-storage is there for when you need to store items during the quieter times of year or for when you need to increase production towards peak season.

If you’re a tradesperson and your occupation requires you to use a range of tools and bulky equipment but you perhaps are self-employed or are working on a freelance basis and aren’t able to store them on works premises, for example, self-storage rooms are an ideal alternative to trying to store your tools at home. Be it plumbing tools or lawn movers and landscaping equipment; rooms are available in a range of sizes so can be acquired in any size that you need.

All businesses need to store documentation and whether these are accounting documents or HR files, storing these documents securely is of paramount importance. Occupying part of the business premises and acquiring further office space to accommodate paperwork is a costly option. Self storage is a more cost-effective way of creating a walk-in archive. The premises should be secure and climate controlled to ensure the longevity of the files.

If you’re looking for self-storage facilities in Wolverhampton, our friendly staff are on hand to advise you on how our self-storage facility on Fox’s Lane can best meet your secure business storage needs and arrange for a viewing of the facility and rooms.

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