None of us want to think about it but October is almost here and next on the calendar is Christmas. Can you believe it? Halloween is also still to come and if you’re a retail business, seasonal stock storage must be on your mind. Black Friday is another potential headache in-between so be sure you have enough space for all your business storage needs. By now many have ordered stock for the Christmas rush but there’s still time for final preparations. If you’re only just starting the process, here are some handy tips. Continue reading
One of the most frequently asked questions from people looking for self-storage space is just how much space they need. It can be a challenge to calculate or visualise how much space is required especially for first-timers. This is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need right? It’s easy to picture your furniture in your living room, dining room or bedrooms but not so much when you have to stack everything into a smaller space. Continue reading
Summer markets and festivals are almost in full swing again and effective stock storage is essential. Whether you’re an online retailer, have a shop premises or you have a stall at an event, do you really need to keep all your stock with you? In fact, many businesses use self-storage facilities for stock storage as it keeps their home or office uncluttered.
The greatest benefit here is peace of mind. People know they can access things whenever they need to and that it’s kept clean, dry and safely locked away. Continue reading
Spring is already in full swing and it’s never too late to start re-organising and decluttering. Have you considered a car boot sale to sell your ‘trash’ for cash? It’s a great way to declutter your life and make some extra money in the process. You could also rent your own lock-up storage unit to store your items between sales. It certainly is recommended instead of overloading your car, stall, home or shed. Continue reading
Business is good, products or services are selling and you may even be considering taking on a staff member or two. But at the moment you’re working from your kitchen table at home. So, what do you do? Take on business premises with all those overheads? See if your new staff member is happy to work from your kitchen table too? You need more stock and the paperwork is piling up – where is it all going to go?
Whether you’re a new start up or an existing business with business premises, if you’re a growing business you’ll have to come up with some answers to these questions at some point and there is no right or wrong answer; it will depend on the type of business you have and your business model. You will need to decide which is the best way forward for you. If you’re not sure of the best way to manage your growing business, there’s lots of help out there, both free and paid for. Continue reading