Business Storage: Can I Run A Business From A Storage Unit?

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A very common question in the industry is whether or not you can set up an office in a business storage unit. While there are certain instances where you can, it’s more common with business storage units at newer facilities in big city centres. Here, they have a dedicated reception area with Wi-Fi and other amenities which, of course, will impact the cost of self storage.

Even if you can’t run a business from a storage unit, there are several ways a self storage unit can help. What if you have an existing business and in the process of expanding? Maybe you’ve hired more staff, have a bigger fleet of vehicles or more products in your portfolio. Space can quickly become a major concern for home businesses or bigger companies and using business storage wisely can help you reap the rewards.

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How To Use Self Storage For Your Stock

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Any business that sells products needs to consider the best possible stock storage option. They need a clean, dry and safe place to store all of their stock. Whether it’s an established online retailer, new e-commerce start-up or brick-and-mortar stores looking for more space, self storage could be the answer.

Normal storage units can really help ease some of the issues associated with a growing business. In fact, retail business owners, artisans, e-commerce brands and other entrepreneurs can greatly benefit. Considering that not everyone can afford warehouse space or even need it, self storage is the more practical and cost-effective solution.

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Extended Holidays And Secure Self Storage

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Increasingly, more people are going away for extended holidays but what about all the important belongings? Unless you can ask friends or family to look after your house or check in from time to time, secure self storage may be the best option.

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What Does Self Storage Costs Include?

If you’re new to self storage, the first thing most people do is search online for the nearest facility and what self storage costs. Besides finding out how much space you need, self storage fees are high up on the list of important questions. Whenever you buy or hire something, cost is often a primary consideration. If it’s too expensive, we tend to shop around and when it’s cheap, we seem more content to take the plunge.

When we talk about self storage costs, it’s about more than just the unit itself. In fact, there are several add-ons many people don’t even think about such as insurance, travel costs, access charges and security deposits among others. Pricing is even more important when renting a self storage unit for long periods of time. Be sure to shop around for the best price while taking into consideration a few other requirements.

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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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