Are you running your small business from home? If so, are you doing it from the kitchen table or do you have a dedicated room to serve you as home-office? Perhaps you have the opposite problem and your business has taken over your entire living space, filling it up with papers, products or marketing materials. If you recognize yourself in any of the above situations, it might be the time to consider running your business from a more professional venue, so that you can use your home for living inside again. However, good office space is expensive to rent, and you might not want to commit to months or even years of rental.
Before you make a decision, you should take a look at alternative options. For instance, you could rent a 200-300 square foot self-storage unit in Hemel Hempstead for only a fraction of the price of a similar office space.This would provide you plenty of room to organize your activity and to store all your paperwork and materials. Besides, nobody would ever ask you to commit to a storage space rental for longer than one month. In this article, we want to show you how different types of small businesses that have done exactly what we’ve mentioned above.
Online business is booming and many of these companies involve handling large numbers of products that usually take up a lot of space. Storing all these items at home in the absence of a dedicated room can be extremely difficult. Moreover, you’ll need to have your packaging materials on hand, and they aren’t that small. A storage unit can be the perfect miniature warehouse to serve your small business and to enable you to carry out your daily processes and operations. Whatever you may be selling (as long as you are within the limits of the law), a small warehouse space will save you a lot of money without affecting your handling and shipping processes.
This may come as a surprise, but often we see tradespeople using storage space as their operational headquarters. Don’t imagine they fix things inside these units, because they don’t. They use this space to store their tools and materials on a day to day basis. This is an excellent solution to store bulky items you only need a few times a month. It is also a handy method to avoid leaving expensive tools inside their vans. Whatever supplies you may need on daily basis, you can store in this type of space. Carpenters, for instance, might use this space to store their glue, nails, clamps and various types of wood. Storing all these things at home can be extremely inconvenient, and leaving them inside a vehicle can be risky.
Independent High Street Shops
The prices of property rentals on the high street are higher today than ever before. In addition, properties to rent become smaller and smaller. Independent retailers try to make the most out of their space, this meaning that they can’t afford to store their extra stock and supplies inside the shop. We see growing numbers of high street retailers renting self-storage space as a solution to keep their inventory and make use of their shop space to the full.
These are four types of businesses that can be run from the inside of a rented storage unit. This operating mode has lots of advantages, including the fact that you won’t have to have big boxes delivered to your home and then shipped away to your clients. Our self-storage units are affordable and they come in a wide array of sizes. You can choose the space that suits you best, without having to fear you’ll have to commit to renting it on long-term. Many companies offer rolling contracts to allow you to start and stop whenever you want, with minimal notice only.