Why You Need Self-Storage When You’re Self-Employed

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It doesn’t matter if you’re an artist, home stylist or accountant, running a business from home can be challenging. You’re dealing with limited space, noisy children and dozens of household distractions. But there’s a solution that can make running your business much easier – self-storage. Read on to find out how it can help you declutter, save time and provide all the perks of an office without the hefty price tag!

Mail receipt and dispatch

When you’re running a successful business, dealing with incoming and outgoing mail can be a hassle. Deliveries are left on your doorstep, leaving them prey to damage or theft, and dispatches can send you to the post office multiple times a day. But self-storage eliminates this problem altogether. Most facilities have a logistics team who can collect and store mail for you – and they can even arrange the dispatch of goods if you want to send orders directly from your unit. This will save you time and money in the long run, and allow you to focus on more important aspects of your business.

Stock storage

If your business is growing, it can be hard to find enough space to store merchandise and stock. While renting an office or small warehouse is always an option, it can be quite expensive. You often get locked into three-year contracts and need to pay ongoing utility bills. With self-storage, you can rent a unit on a monthly basis and not worry about additional expenses. What’s more, you can scale up or down depending on your needs. If you’ve got a small retail outlet, a unit can keep excess products safe and out of the way, particularly if they’re expensive or fragile. 

Document and archive storage

While most paperwork is stored electronically these days, you may have contracts, catalogues and other documents that need to be kept for archival purposes. This is particularly important if you’re going to be audited in the future. Instead of cluttering up your office with boxes or filing cabinets, store these items in a high-security, climate-controlled self-storage unit. It’ll prevent your documents from deteriorating or getting damaged by children and pets.

Meeting rooms

When you’re self-employed, meeting clients in your home is less than ideal. It can be noisy, messy and – let’s face it – unprofessional. But if you’ve rented a self-storage unit, you can book meeting rooms and use kitchen facilities – often for free. This allows you to meet clients in a neutral, secure environment, and also arrange staff meetings if you’ve got a small team.

Work Space

Running out of workspace at home? Depending on the self-storage facility, you may be able to use workstations or set up an office in the unit itself. Many warehouse units have electricity, which means you can power up your tools or use your laptop. What’s more, outdoor units can be opened up, allowing you to invite clients to view your stock. All these options are handy if you want to protect your privacy or split your time between two offices.

Affordable

A self-storage unit is much cheaper than renting an office, retail space or warehouse. What’s more, you pay month by month, and it can save you money on dispatch costs, forklift services and meeting room hire. And the best part? You can claim it as a deduction at tax time! If you’re self-employed, self-storage can benefit your business in many ways. With its high-security units, dedicated workspaces and fully-equipped meetings rooms, it can keep your products safe, help you build client relationships and even save you money in the long run. Want to know more about our business storage solutions? Contact our friendly team at StoragePlus to discuss your needs or obtain a free quote.

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