Is your business expanding or downsizing?
Storage units aren’t just for movers and hoarders. Running a successful business means a lot of time and effort goes into planning and preparation to allow for growth, but as your businesses starts to grow and expand, you soon start to need more storage space.
NEED STORAGE SPACE?!
As your workspaces become inundated with files and inventory, a cluttered office can have a negative impact on employee productivity. Whether it’s having to constantly search for documents or simply feeling claustrophobic, a messy office can add stress and frustration to your employee’s workdays.
Alternatively, your business might sell physical products requiring storage space. What happens if your business grows rapidly? How do you in the short-term store more products? If there is a quiet period in sales or even if you are preparing for a big sale period and need to store extra stock for the short term or even the long term, what are you to do?
If you’ve run out of on-site storage space at your office or shop, it may be time to consider increasing your storage space by renting a self-storage unit, to take care of the overflow.
More Room for Expansion
Do you plan on serious growth for the next few years? If so, this might mean bringing on new employees, which means more desks, computers, and people in the office, or it could mean more stock, shelves, refrigeration units and more. If your space seems overcrowded now, what will it feel like when you start expanding?
Depending on the industry you’re in, growth could also mean the need for things like meeting rooms, servers, file cabinets, storage rooms and product inventory. All the sudden your space issue is critical.
A business self-storage unit is a great option for clearing out some of the items that aren’t necessary for everyday operations, these could be things you don’t want to get rid of but can’t afford to let take up space.
Another great benefit is that once you’ve moved these unnecessary items into storage, seeing the extra space will inspire ideas on how to transform your office or retail space.
Think about all the important items in your business, and about the cost of replacing them should the get stolen. Everything from laptops to other office equipment to sensitive client information is a security risk when kept on-site. What happens in the event of a break-in or a fire if you store all your product inventory yourself – onsite?
Why keep all your valuables under one roof? Instead, why note move your valuable items and stock to a secure storage facility?
The benefits of secure self-storage units for business is endless.
Being able to upscale or downscale your storage space, as you need it is an ideal situation. Why lock yourself into a long lease renting an entire warehouse space to store products and office equipment, when doing so, that ends up being a huge financial burden.
Secure self-storage for business is a cost-effective alternative and you’re not locked into an annual lease. Instead, you can opt for a month-to-month option and use the unit until you’re ready for something bigger.
Better Control Over Your Stock Levels
Are you constantly running out of space for product inventory at your office, or accidentally ordered more product than you needed, a storage unit is a perfect solution.
This is a great option for small businesses that don’t have a huge inventory but still need a place to store it until it sells. It’s also great if you run a business out of your home.
A Better Working Environment
Clean desk, clean mind, as they say. A cluttered office looks unprofessional and unorganized.
A neat and tidy work environment could help promote morale, organisation and productivity, whether your business is a one-person show or a big team.
When you don’t have a mountain of merchandise boxes or stacks of archived invoices getting in the way, you might be surprised by how much easier it is to focus on each day’s important business tasks.
Documents can get a little out of hand in an office, particularly when people are constantly exchanging contracts and notices. Although we’re living in a technological age, there are still times when only paper copies will cut it. So, what do we do with all the pages?
Think inside the box, Think Secure Storage!
Retain Extra Equipment
Office equipment is expensive. Just because you don’t have a need for something right now doesn’t mean you won’t in the future.
There’s a good chance you’ve purchased office equipment that you don’t use on a daily basis, or at all. That doesn’t automatically mean you should get rid of it. Instead of selling this equipment in order to create more space, move it to a storage facility.
It’s more cost effective to keep what you have instead of buying new equipment down the road.
Consider a Secure Self-Storage Unit for Your Office or Shop
Just because most of our offices have gone paperless, does not mean offices or shops don’t need extra space. If your business space is suffering from clutter and you need somewhere to store the overflow, a think secure self-storage unit for your business is the perfect option.
We provide self-storage solutions in Parklands, Cape Town.