Self-Storage Benefits

July 17th, 2021

The holidays are here! It’s a time of joy, cheer, and lots of shopping which means many businesses will be stocking up on seasonal inventory to meet holiday demand. If you’re one of those businesses, you’re likely concerned about space. 
It is always top of mind for businesses to be fully stocked for the holiday season especially since many people begin shopping as early as October. Managing and storing the extra inventory may become a challenge. This is why self-storage is the perfect solution for business owners. Let’s explore the benefits of using self-storage units for holiday inventory.
How a business can use self-storage
Store records and filesIf you’ve been in business awhile, chances are you have a few filing cabinets filled with everything from employee records and human resource documents, to accounting and payroll files. Truth is, you could use the extra space. Boxing up old documents and storing them in a climate controlled, self-storage unit is a great way to reclaim your office. 
Manage retail overflow
Does your business have a peak season? If you answered yes, then chances are you are familiar with having more inventory than space to store it. Whether it’s anticipation of holiday shoppers or peak time for your business, you not only need to be fully stocked but need to have extra inventory on hand. If you find that you’re out of space in your office, self-storage units are a great investment for storing those extra items. We’ll touch more on this later in the article.
Store extra equipment
Many professions require equipment and many times employees are responsible for housing that equipment. If you don’t have a garage or shed, chances are you’re already short on space. Self-storage units are a great resource for storing equipment you don’t have room for. Plus, if your job changes with the seasons, you’ll have a space to store your equipment for extended periods of time. 
Use it for temporary storage
Are you in the home staging or event planning industry? Self-storage units are an asset to storing items for short periods of time. If you staged a home that just sold and are waiting to stage your next home, you can free up your personal space and store the items in a climate controlled unit. Or, like many businesses this time of year, you may be investing in decorative items for your upcoming holiday party and can free up space by reserving a unit for all your new stuff.
How a business benefits from self-storage
Free up space
Because inventory for the holiday season arrives months before the actual holidays, all businesses must figure out where to store these items. While it makes sense for a business to store inventory in-house, not all have that capability. Unless you’re a huge department store, chances are your storeroom barely has enough room for one person to walk around in or, maybe you run your business from home and have filled every nook and cranny with inventory. Since self-storage units are available in different sizes, you can choose one that offers just enough space to meet the storage needs of your business. Whether you need to store a few boxes or a whole month’s worth of inventory, there is a unit available for you.
Keep inventory intact 
You’ve invested in a surplus of inventory for the holiday season but may not be using some of it for months. It’s important for businesses to keep those items in the condition they arrived in. Whether you are storing apparel, equipment, or documents you want to be sure they remain in the same condition they were in when you first stored them. 
In a climate controlled unit, temperatures are regulated to ensure that your inventory stays in its best condition. Climate controlled units also limit the ability of pesky pests to invade your inventory. In addition, there is always adequate lighting making it easier for you to quickly go through your inventory to get just what you need, right when you need it. 
Secure and accessible 
As a business owner or operator, the last thing you want is for any of your inventory to end up in the hands of someone other than a paying customer. Storing a surplus of inventory anywhere other than your storeroom can certainly cause some uncertainty. At Key Storage, all of our locations offer resident managers, computerized security gates, well-lit driveways, and 24-hour security cameras to provide you with the peace of mind that your belongings are safe and secure. 
In addition to your items being secure, Key Storage provides access to your storage unit seven days a week, 365 days a year. As a business owner this is especially important as supply and demand can change on a dime and you’ll need to have accessibility to your excess inventory. 
These are just a few benefits of utilizing self-storage units for your holiday stock. Self-storage units are always a great solution to save space in your storeroom, no matter what your business is. Our team at Key Storage is always ready to help you find the perfect unit for your storage needs. 

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