Storage units offer a surprisingly convenient, cost-efficient way to expand not just storage space, but also your business. Unknown to many, here are a few tried and true uses of self-storage that might have skipped your attention till now.
Expanding Business Storage
Let’s tackle the most obvious commercial use for rental self-storage units first, which is of course, adding more storage space for your products. Small, home based businesses do not need an entire warehouse, but they do often need some extra space than just the garage or the tool shed if they wish to expand their small start-up beyond what it is right now.
This could apply to homemade and home operated bakeries, or even local herbalists who are looking for some additional, temperature-controlled space to grow their new range of herbs. However, we strongly suggest that you choose a storage facility that has the adequate protective measures in place for your merchandise. If you are in San Bernardino, California, check out this San Bernardino storage facility which offers guaranteed pest control, 24/7 security and temperature-controlled storage units.
Creating a Home Office
Given the current conditions, working from home is the new normal now, and in order to successfully work from one’s home with any degree of efficiency, they need a dedicated home office. It would be absurd to suggest that someone can sit and work inside a storage unit of course, but it can help with creating a home office nonetheless!
While transforming one of your spare rooms into a home office, you will find that some of the furniture, electrical appliances, etc. need to be moved elsewhere, and that’s precisely what self-storage units are meant for. Unless you are willing to give away all that stuff immediately, self-storage units will prove to be the perfect intermediate storage facilities to store the extra furniture and whatever else might need moving, in order to make way for your remodeled, new home office.
Paper Data/File Storage
Digital storage has immensely helped lawyers, medical professionals, accountants and other professionals who deal with a lot of paperwork all the time. However, a lot of files and paper-documents from previous years will still be relevant today and they can end up taking a lot of space over the years.
Besides, not every document can or should be digitized, and that part applies to a lawyer in particular. Self-storage is the perfect place to store those important documents away, but be wary of rats, mice and other pests. You need a guaranteed pest-controlled facility due to the fragile nature of paper if your documents are to survive in the locker.
It is often startling to realize that something meant for personal use may have so much more business potential. As long as you have a business that can make use of anything we just discussed, now you know what you might have been missing out on. Even setting aside business for a moment, storage units can finally make your living room look more like a home than a warehouse again!