Are you wondering why you would want to rent a public storage unit? Perhaps you need some extra space for your home or even the office. Or maybe you are moving and need some temporary storage. More and more people are taking advantage of public storage facilities, so let’s look at how public storage can help your business or home.
Safety and security
When running a business, you need to have peace of mind knowing that your important documents are safe and secure, and having them organized in one place is imperative. Public storage facilities offer a climate-controlled environment to ensure that your documents, inventory, and other items are properly protected.
Having access to your documents and other items, even outside of business hours, can be vital to your company’s success. Nowadays, many public storage facilities, including Redi Storage, offer 24-hour access to your items. However, having convenient access to the facility doesn’t mean others will have access to your storage unit. Redi Storage, and others, have surveillance cameras, electronic coded key entry, and other measures to ensure your items are well-protected.
Public storage can save you money
Yes, it is true. Using a public storage facility can save your business money. We know that storing documents and equipment (especially larger equipment) requires space, and renting a larger office space can cost more than using a public storage unit. And one of the great things about using public storage is that you can use the units for temporary or extended periods of time.
Using public storage also allows your business to grow and save money. As your business grows, you may need to upgrade to a larger and more expensive office space. But by using a storage unit, you can store documents and equipment you don’t need to maintain regularly. Many small businesses often find that once they put their items in storage, they don’t require office space at all.
The majority of storage companies offer many different plans that can save you money, such as discounts for pre-paying in monthly blocks. At Redi Storage, we also offer month-to-month agreements if you want to avoid being locked into a long-term commitment. This allows for the flexibility needed as your company grows.
Keep your documents safe
Using public storage for your documents can be the perfect solution to a mountain of paperwork. Because like it or not, paperwork is a fact of life. You can use a storage unit to keep files and documents you don’t need regular access to. This includes tax files and yearly employee performance reviews.
You can use public storage to store old records such as customer accounts and job applications, or even sensitive records.
In addition, climate-controlled storage units are the best choice if you want to protect your paperwork from moisture, dust and vermin.
Furniture and office supplies
Keeping your office space clean and clutter-free creates a better working environment. Using a public storage unit can be essential in reducing the clutter in your office. Whether you need to store old furniture that you are planning on re-using or selling later or furniture used by temporary employees or interns, public storage is a great solution.
A storage unit is also convenient if you are doing renovations to your business space and need temporary storage for all your office supplies.
A few helpful hints: make sure you protect the sides and corners of your furniture and use your desk drawers to store smaller items to save space.
Keep it clean and tidy
Keeping your storage unit organized is as important as being organized at the office. Otherwise, it would be pointless to use one if you don’t utilize it properly. So here are a few tips to help get and keep your unit organized:
- Pack it safely – Make sure heavier items are on the bottom, and lighter ones are at the top. It not only prevents weight damage but also reduces the risk of items falling. This also makes reaching things easier and safer.
- Keep a clear path – Organize boxes and equipment with a clear path between them. This will ensure you can navigate the unit and easily find what you are looking for.
- Clearly mark everything – It is incredibly easy for any storage area to get disorganized, leading to misplaced files and inventory. To prevent this, label the top and sides of each box. And be thorough; list all the items within and write the date you put them into storage.
- Make a content list – Knowing what is in your storage unit at a quick glance is vital. Keep a detailed content list and update it regularly. Or assign one team member to keep track of it every three to six months.
Finally, using a storage unit for your business is not “out of sight, out of mind.” You can utilize it as a dynamic tool to increase efficiency, responsiveness and keep your business moving forward. Check the storage locations and available public storage units at Redi Storage and contact us if you have any further questions.