If you’re self-employed and running a business from home or retail space, you may be tired of seeing stacks of boxes with your inventory strewn around. If this is you, read on to discover how a storage unit can help you manage your business more efficiently, affordably and safely.
Keeps work and home life separate
More people are starting online businesses and selling products on their e-commerce websites and third-party sites like eBay, Amazon and Etsy.You might have a website selling your impeccable artwork or intricately handcrafted items. Regardless of the goods you sell, self-storage becomes a vital part of your business plan, especially if your business is growing. The alternative is cramming inventory in every possible area of your house, which undeniably results in your home and work life colliding, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, distracted and frustrated. On the other hand, a storage unit provides enough space for your inventory, ensuring your home is free from clutter and the stress of work. It also allows you to organise better and easily get your items ready for shipment when orders roll in.
Offers the ultimate security
Many small businesses that are serviced-based or specialise in selling goods know the challenge of not having a designated spot to store items. For example, if you’re a handyman or handywoman, you may find that your car gets crowded with equipment because you’re on the road, driving from one job to the next. You may even leave your tools in the car because you have no space for them at home. Although this sounds convenient, it opens up the risk of your equipment getting damaged and even stolen. To avoid this, choose a storage unit that is protected with the right security, such as 24/7 CCTV monitoring, electronic gate controls, and exterior and interior lighting.
If you own a small shop in town, renting a self storage unit is affordable and convenient. The alternative is expanding your retail space or renting warehouse storage. However, small business owners with limited stocks will likely find both options too costly and too big. The good news is if you choose to rent a self-storage unit you will have enough space for inventory and other items at a fraction of the price. By keeping your stocks offsite in a convenient, cost effective and easily accessible location, your retail area will be kept neat, and the items you specialise in will have enough space to shine!
All your documents in one place
Using a storage unit to keep all your business documents is a smart move, especially if you don’t have space in your home. There are loads of self-employed professionals who rely heavily on client files, transactions and business reports. And while not all paperwork is meant to be kept indefinitely, much of it is. Therefore, it’s essential to have a record of all your documents. A self storage unit will not only keep your papers safe and secure, it can provide peace of mind if the provider you choose offers a climate controlled environment. This will protect your documents from humidity, pests and water damage.
As you can see, self-storage has evolved from just storing junk and seasonal items. It can now be an extension of your business and allows you to plan, organise and live better. At Mason’s Self Storage, we want to make it a little easier for you to run your business. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art storage units that are affordable, secure, and conveniently located in the heart of Vale of Glamorgan.To find out more, email our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0800 533 5708.