Finding the right business storage solution

business self storage unitsSelf storage is a cost effective way of providing extra business storage for all sorts of companies. Documents, stock, tools and equipment, furniture and event show stands are just some of the things businesses are storing. The flexibility of increasing or decreasing the space needed combined with no business rates or electricity bills is the reason many existing businesses are moving away from taking on bigger premises as they expand.

The digital world we live in is allowing more and more people to work from home, and start up businesses are realising that there isn’t always a need to take on a long term premises lease if they can find a suitable self storage facility nearby.

However, finding the right facility that works for your business is essential. If you need to move heavy tools and machinery or multiple boxes of stock you don’t want to have to negotiate tight corners and flights of stairs. Continue reading

Use of temporary self storage is on the increase

self storage unitsNo matter how hard we try, it seems that at some point in our lives we all have too much stuff and nowhere to store it. Household storage, student belongings, paperwork or business needs mean that the use of temporary self storage is on the increase. We take a look at some of the typical reasons why people are turning to storage solutions outside the home to help solve their problems. Continue reading

It’s time to clean up the garden and store your furniture

autumn_store_your)furnitureWe’ve all been taking advantage of the warmer weather in October but the fantastic display of autumn colour around us is a clear indicator that it’s time to start tidying up the garden in preparation for winter. We may well be seeing some lovely autumn sunshine but the weather is definitely beginning to change. There’s mist and fog as well as a hint of early morning frost in some places. Plants, furniture and garden tools, all need some sort of care or storage if they’re to make it through to next spring in good condition.

If the longer range weather forecasts are to be believed we may well be in for a cold winter, with temperatures forecast to drop below the average for this time of year quite soon. It’s time to get organised and get everything cut back, cleaned up and stored away. Continue reading

Using self storage for business

self storage for business unitsThere are increasing numbers of stories about using self storage for business; how it can save you money or how entrepreneurs are operating from self storage units. But beware, there’s a clear distinction to be made between operating or running your business from a self storage unit and using self storage to help run your business.

One is perfectly alright and the other can get you into deep water and could even result in legal action if the facility is not set up for it.

So what is the difference?

Most self storage facilities in the UK are set up for storing things. Continue reading

A tradesman needs secure storage

tradesman toolsAre you a tradesman with an ever expanding array of tools? Modern developments mean a wider range of equipment is needed; one simple bag of basic tools just doesn’t cover things anymore.

Whether you’re a plumber, carpenter, electrician or gardener, your tools are your livelihood and need to be kept safe and secure when you’re not using them. The shed or garage may seem like a good easy solution allowing you to pop home and pick up or drop off whatever you need or don’t need for your jobs, or you can just load your van up for the day and take everything with you each time. But that means every time you’re on a job, your van is left unattended with all your equipment inside, or there’s equipment sitting at home. Whilst we’d like to think we all live in safe neighbourhoods, the reality is, you just don’t know who is around when you’re not and theft of vehicles for what is inside them is an increasing problem. Continue reading