Maybe you’re a small business owner in the market for additional storage space for equipment you don’t need on a regular basis. Or maybe you’re a reseller that receives large shipments of equipment you simply don’t have enough room for at your place of business. Whatever the case, before you start scouring the classified ads in the hopes of finding a larger office space, perhaps you should first consider renting an offsite equipment storage unitto clear up that office clutter.
If your business needs require you to find extra space to keep surplus inventory, a long term storage facility could be the affordable answer that’ll keep you from having to pay higher rent for adequate space. Here’s just a short list of some of the benefits of renting a business storage unit:
- Affordability. This one’s really a no-brainer, especially when you do the math and add up how much more you’ll be paying per foot for expanded space in a commercial warehouse. Storing a $1000 desk for $20 per month will only run you $240 a year, but throwing it away now is a guaranteed $1000 replacement bill later on. So weigh your options carefully before you start tossing furniture overboard. Once it’s gone, you can’t get it back.
- Portability. Not every business owner stays in the same place forever, but often one of the contributing factors to staying in the same place for far too long is the high cost of moving your equipment and merchandise. By keeping it all at a central storage facility, you have the freedom to move your operation to a more visible or financially viable location.
- Security. It’s not necessary to upgrade the security system at your place of business if all of your valuable goods are kept offsite. Most self-storage facilities include top of the line security systems that guarantee the well-being of your inventory.
If your business needs require you to find extra space to keep surplus inventory, a long term storage facility could be the affordable answer that’ll keep you from having to pay higher rent for adequate space.
However, make sure you explore your options. Don’t just commit to the first unit you come across. So some research and make sure you are getting the best deal possible. You may find that a unit outside the city has a better deal, but will it be worth the 10 mile commute? Think about these things when making your decision and you are guaranteed to find the best solution to clearing up space in the office.
This article was written by Matt Schexnayder. Matt is on the SpareFoot marketing team and writes for the SpareFoot blog. SpareFoot is the largest online marketplace for self-storage with more than 6,000 self-storage facilities listed nationwide.
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