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Organisation and Expansion Help: Business Self Storage Could Be Just The Help You Need

 

So you're looking to expand your retail operation yet don't want to spend additional money for a whole warehouse. Extra storage is a must but warehouses can cost hundreds to thousands per month, and can put a burden on your overhead expenses. Don't let this little issue stand in the way of expanding your business.

 

Self Storage for Businesses

 

Your best solution to an inventory problem is business self storage. Whether you're moving your business to a bigger location or need additional space to store excess inventory, self storage is an affordable solution.

 

Warehouse Space Versus Self Storage

 

Landlords and property management companies charge exorbitant monthly rental fees for substandard warehouse spaces. These types of spaces are often not secured, located in dangerous neighborhoods and may even come with structural defects, leading to water leaking issues that could damage your inventory.

 

When renting warehouse space, your also often subjected to long lease terms and unfriendly rental contracts.

 

Business self storage is the best solution to these problems. Facilities are clean, well taken care of and secured at all hours of the day and night. Each space comes with a lock and the premises are monitored by an onsite manager, staff and CCTV cameras.

 

Because self storage is rented on a monthly basis, you're free to move at your leisure. You aren't held to a strict contract for months or more, and your self storage rental fees are only a fraction of what a warehouse would cost.

 

Remember to Label and Keep Organised

Part of having a business storage option will be the need to keep everything labeled and well organised. This is for business efficiency and to keep you own piece of mind and a non stressed head! 

 

The best way is to use easy to see and printable circular labels that you can ‘whack on’ each and every  item that is to be stored.

 

Your Inventory is Protected

If the secure locked doors and property monitoring systems aren't enough, optional affordable insurance plans are available for businesses who wish to add additional protection to their storage units.

 

Business self storage insurance is the perfect option for any type of business. Coverage starts at 1 pound per 1,000 pounds of coverage per calendar month, meaning you receive the maximum amount of protection for a minimal investment.

 

Your Lack of Space, Solved

Whether you own a small accounting firm and need a place to store excess files or a large retail chain and don't want to spend thousands just to store additional inventory, business self storage is the right choice for you. Before you commit to any business self storage space, refer to a size guide to determine what size is right for you.

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