Can I run a Business from a Storage Unit?

When thinking about self storage units, you may only think about people storing furniture and other household items – but the truth is, many businesses use self storage units to their advantage, whether it’s to pick and pack stock, store tools useful to their business or to safely secure paperwork.


What Types of Businesses Use Self Storage?
There are many types of business that find utilising a self storage unit useful:

Online/eBay/Amazon Traders
These businesses are often small start-ups who are not ready to commit to their own premises just yet. So, they use a storage unit to store their stock so that they can easily pick and pack their orders, right there in their unit.

Local Trades
Plumbers, electricians, joiners, scaffolding firms and even painters/decorators have been known to make use of self storage units. Have a storage unit for these businesses mean that they have somewhere safe and secure to store tools and equipment and it also means that expensive items are not left in vans overnight. They also have a handy space to keep leftover materials which can be re-used to keep costs down on future jobs.

Professional Services Firms
If you are an accountant, solicitor, recruiter, or finance manager for a medium to large sized organisation, legislation often requires you to keep hard copies of documents for a specific amount of time. By renting a storage unit for archive storage to keep your boxes of documents, you can free up valuable space at your office and rest assured that your vital documents are secure. Plus, you hold the keys to your storage unit, and you have free and unlimited access – so should you need that all important file, it is always at hand.

If your business could benefit from secure, affordable and flexible business storage options, contact us today on 0113 236 1144.

1 year ago