Self-storage units provide many benefits for businesses, from storing inventory and equipment, to actually using the unit for business tasks. Here are some different types of businesses that can benefit greatly from having a self-storage unit.
Construction and Landscaping Contractors
If you are in any type of contracting business, whether you are a landscape architect, roofer, or construction company, you can definitely benefit from having a storage unit. With this type of business, you likely have a lot of tools and equipment that doesn't have a place. You may work out of a small office for administrative purposes, and aside from that, just have your job sites. It is not always convenient or safe to keep your expensive equipment parked in the back of your office or at various job sites. In this case, you can get a large self-storage unit and store equipment there until it needs to be used.
You may also benefit if you have a retail business. Similar to contractors, you likely have some items that need to be stored and lack the space to store it. Smaller retail stores only have a very small amount of space in the back for extra inventory. If you are ordering ahead of time for an upcoming holiday or special occasion, you may be running out of space in your storage room. You can get a storage unit from a local facility and have the rest of your inventory and sales equipment stored there. Depending on how much you have, you may only need a small unit.
When you run your business from your home, it may seem like a great idea in the beginning, but eventually, you find it difficult to concentrate. Whether you don't have a quiet place to work on your finances, or your kids are home for the summer and distracting you too much, having another place to work from is a great idea. Renting office space for short-term usage can be expensive and not always convenient. Instead of doing that, consider using a storage unit. You can choose one of the larger sizes with electricity and climate control. It provides a quiet area for working away from home, along with the added benefit of enough space for any storage you might need.
You may also want to use a self-storage unit (such as one from Bunbury Self Storage) if you have a creative type of business, such as if you are a jewelry maker or an artist. The self-storage unit can provide a quiet and serene place to let your creative juices flow. You don't have a lot of noise from street traffic or kids screaming if you choose a facility in a quiet area in town. Choose the location of the unit carefully in order to have a quiet and secure place to work on your art.