Storing Work Tools And Equipment

Tradesmen, both sole traders and businesses, need space for storing work tools and equipment. Having a safe space to store tools and equipment is a common concern for gardeners, plumbers, self-employed builders or electricians among others. These are all tradespeople looking to solve the problem of storing work tools in a safe, convenient and affordable manner.

Considering the escalating costs of obtaining business premises, there are very few sole traders who have an actual office. Why waste money on renting or buying business premises when you can simply rent a long-term self storage unit?

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Dos and Don’ts of Business Storage

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Many business owners would agree that business storage is rather limited as not everyone has sufficient space to store extra equipment, tools or products. Renting bigger premises or a warehouse could prove costly and a better solution would be renting a business storage unit.

If you are starting a new business, finding the right location is one of the most important factors. Same applies to your business storage needs as you strive to minimise cost and maximise profitability. It all starts with choosing the right storage solutions for your type of business.

What if you have an existing business and are in the process of expanding? What if you hired more staff, have a bigger fleet of vehicles or more products in your portfolio? Space can become a major issue for effective business storage but there is something you can do.

We take a quick look at how businesses use self storage and what to avoid or check before signing any contract. While business storage is an incredibly convenient, versatile and affordable option, there are still rules you need to adhere to.

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Choosing The Right Self Storage Unit

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Anyone can use self storage units but the concern for many is knowing how much space they really need. Traders and start-up businesses find self storage more cost effective to set up an office in their home and use storage facilities for their equipment or stock. Moving house or renovating is stressful enough without having to worry about running out of storage space. This is where choosing the right storage facility can make all the difference.

It is challenging to visualise how much space you need especially for first-timers. But this is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need. Many self storage facilities offer a wide range of units in varying sizes so it’s all about asking the right questions. Knowing why you need a storage unit is only the beginning as there are so many reasons. We’ve highlighted the top 6 reasons why people use our facilities in Bristol, Stroud and Gloucester:

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Spring Cleaning Garden Furniture and Equipment

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It seems the ‘Beast from the East’ has finally left us! Forecasts suggest May is the new August for the best summer weather and a good time for some spring cleaning. With warmer weather about, there are jobs to do in the garden including a little garden furniture TLC.

For the super organised who cleaned and stored everything at the end of last summer, it’ll be a breeze. Get the furniture out of the shed, garage or storage unit, give it a quick wipe down and you’re all set. If the garden furniture and equipment did not spend the winter in self storage, prepare for some serious spring cleaning.

Snagging clothes or injuring yourself on wood splinters or broken plastic is no fun. Neither is getting rust marks or stains on your clothes from moss among other things. We’ve compiled some handy tips on how to revamp and prepare your garden furniture and equipment for summer. Continue reading

Starting A Business: Here’s What You Need To Know

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Wouldn’t it be great to quit your day job and be your own boss? Starting a business for the first time can be a mammoth challenge whether you’re self-employed or a business entity. There is much to consider including business name, website, legal status, accountant, business storage plans and even commercial office furniture among others. It may seem daunting at first but it doesn’t have to be.

If you have a process in place and follow sound professional advice, you’ll be up and running in no time. Whether you work from home or your own premises, give your business the best chance of success with these top business tips. Continue reading