Looking at the flourishing self storage industry in the UK, it becomes clear that more people rely on storage facilities. The fact that people generally use self storage at critical stages of their lives makes all the difference. This can include anything from moving, downsizing, starting a family, kids going off to Uni or starting a business.
Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us simply have too much stuff but not enough space. Storage at most homes and small businesses is limited so people have to make alternative arrangements. Contrary to what some may believe, self storage is possibly the safest, easiest, most affordable and flexible solution. Continue reading →
We know that most of you don’t want to hear about Christmas before we’ve even had Halloween, but for businesses, it is a reality. Honestly, you should have been thinking about seasonal stock storage and Christmas since June.
For many it will simply be booking the annual staff party, but for retailers there is much more to consider. Increases or changing stock orders should already be finalised along with any additional stock storage requirements. The Christmas trade may well put a strain on the current storage needs for market traders and small retailers. Many small cafes have started selling locally produced arts and crafts within their business during the Christmas period.
If all this makes you somewhat nervous, self storage could be the answer to all your storage woes. Continue reading →
Shipping containers offer a great opportunity for self storage facilities to start, or grow, a business without having to build anything. Chances are that you will find rows of converted shipping containers at most larger self storage facilities.
Did you know that standardised shipping containers have been used for storage purposes since the early 1950’s? It became a popular method for storing construction equipment and temporary event storage around the time when the first vessels were built. Today, shipping containers are widely used for a number of different purposes including self storage facilities worldwide. Continue reading →
It’s time to consider swapping from hats and gloves to summer stock and if you’re prepared, good things will happen. Although stock storage for seasonal trade mostly applies to smaller retailers and market traders, everyone can benefit from self storage.
For many businesses, sales from previous years dictate the amount and variety of additional stock orders. If you’re a start-up, no matter how much research you do there will always be an element of guesswork. At the point when you need more stock, you also have to find a safe place to store it. Continue reading →
It’s that time of year again for clearing out the house and finding the best stock storage solutions for you. The weather may suggest otherwise but it is Spring and before we know it, Summer will be upon us. Have you noticed more and more signs for car boot sales?
Car boot sales are one of the best ways to declutter your house or garage while making extra money. If you’re thinking about doing one this year, these tips should help you get started. Just remember, stock storage is an important part of the process whether you’re new, a regular or a seasonal trader. Continue reading →