1st April 2022

How Commercial Self Storage Can Help your at Home Business

Business Self Storage & Commercial Storage | Read this blog for some great tips and information to help you grow you’re home / e-commerce / small business.

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Business Self Storage & Commercial Storage | Read this blog for some great tips and information to help you grow you’re home / e-commerce / small business.

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Is your home getting cluttered with paperwork and stock? Do you have documents strewn across your lounge and kitchen bench? If so, it’s probably time to start thinking about moving your at home business elsewhere, or at least some of it.

Depending on what your small business is and what your storage provider allows. A commercial storage unit can provide you with all of the amenities you need to run your business efficiently. Using business storage will mean less clutter in your home and more space for storing business materials such as; files, archives and stock. As well as provide you with more ‘office’ space at home and allow you to be more organised.

Commercial Self storage can be a great option for small, E-commerce or online businesses. However, if you’re thinking of extending your small business it’s great to look into your options first and what it is that you actually require.

Here are some great tips and information to help you choose what’s best for you and your business.

  • Talk to your commercial storage provider
    • It’s best to discuss with your storage provider what it is that you can and can’t do with your commercial storage unit. Some storage facilities may allow you to have customers come and go as you like, and some may not.
    • For example, a storage unit can be great if you’re running a small thrift shop. If your commercial storage provider lets you, you can meet customers and conduct sales out of your unit. However, you need to discuss this first and ensure that it’s okay to do so.
  • Pros of using business storage
    • Choosing to use commercial storage for your business will not only benefit you, but it will also benefit; your house, the people living with you, and of course, your business. Running a business from home can be overwhelming and eventually you will run out of room.
    • Renting a self storage unit will help you to de-clutter your work space and organise your inventory, as well as a range of other things. Not to mention it’s also budget friendly.
  • Reduce Clutter
    • Your at home space for your small business may be crammed full of excess stock, equipment and documents. In many instances, these items are often unused and not needed on a daily basis.
    • Using business storage is a great way to de-clutter and also helps to create more working space for your home office. Furthermore, a commercial storage unit can be great for storing; documents, archives, stock and old office equipment. As well as a range of other materials.
  • Security Features
    • Another great pro to using business storage is knowing that your items will be safe and secure. Unlike your home, most storage facilities will be fitted with CCTV surveillance, key coded gates and other security features. Increase your peace of mind by knowing that your expensive stock and important documents are safe and secure.
  • Convenient and Flexible
    • Using commercial storage can be convenient and flexible. Most storage facilities offer 24hr access, meaning you can come and go as you please. This can be super beneficial to your business, especially if your home is nearby. Self storage can also be convenient as your customers can visit you at your storage unit (if your storage provider allows it) rather than your home. Therefore, helping you to keep your work and home life separate.
  • Cost Effective
    • Self storage is probably the most cost effective solution to your home-based business. Forget about those expensive energy bills and committing to a long term rental contract. When using commercial storage, you don’t have the stress of paying energy bills, water bills or any other cost that would come with renting a small building. All you have to worry about is paying your monthly fee.

Additionally, at Jorvik, we offer a range of business storage solutions starting from as little as £1 a week. Plus no lock in contracts and minimum of 1 month stay!

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Businesses you can run from a self storage unit

  • General Business Storage
    • Whether you’re working from a big or small office, running out of storage room can often be an issue. Storing your; excess stock, archives, files and old business equipment is a great way to free up space in your office. This could also be a great way to make room for another employee if needed.
  • Online Business
    • Running an online business from a small or at home space can be difficult. Whether it be on Ebay, Etsy or even a business through an Instagram account. You’re going to need space to not only work, but to also store your stock. A commercial storage unit can be a great way to keep your stock organised all in the one place. As well as ensure that it’s safe and secure at a storage facility. Furthermore, you could use your storage unit to sort through stock, pack products ready to send, or even as a photo studio for your products.
    • As a handy man you may have a lot of expensive tools and work gear that probably takes up a lot of space at home. If so, a commercial storage unit can be a great place to store all of these items. This can be super beneficial if your home is far away from the location’s you usually work at. Choose to use a storage facility in a convenient location, that way you can stop in and grab tools as you need during your work day.
  • Second Hand / Thrift Store
    • Depending on laws and what your storage provider allows, you could run a thrift shop out of your commercial storage unit. A storage unit could be used to store your stock as well as meet customers and conduct sales from. This would be a much cheaper alternative to renting a small building. Plus you could choose from a range of storage unit sizes. Furthermore, a commercial storage unit would also be great for solely storing excess stock.
  • Property Styling & Home Staging
    • Commercial storage can also be a great alternative if you’re running a small property styling business. Renting a large building can be expensive and it can sometimes be hard to find one in the right location. Furthermore, a storage unit would not only be cheaper, but also be more convenient as you can choose a location closer to where you need. This way you know that your expensive furniture and decor is safe and secure and you can come and go as you please.

Time to move your business in to commercial storage!

As mentioned above, using self storage for business purposes can be beneficial for many reasons. It’s cheaper, more convenient, safe and secure and you can access your goods whenever you need. Commercial storage is great for businesses such as; thrift shops, handy mans, online shops and home stylists. Plus many more!

Furthermore, there are many storage facilities in York which means more variety in size, location and price. Rather than what you would have if you were looking for a building space. In addition, Jorvik is great for commercial storage as we offer a range of storage sizes from indoor to outdoor. As well as offer competitive pricing and a safe and secure facility.

View pricing and more information on our website, or alternatively call us on 01904 59 11 59

Lastly, prior to renting a storage unit you should always check with the self storage manager on what it is that you can and can’t do from your commercial storage.

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