As a business owner, you understand how important it is to create a budget and stick to it. Businesses in our service area are always looking for ways to stay cost-effective. With self storage, you can maximize your business’ space without breaking the bank. Whether it’s for storing inventory or decluttering your office, Right Space Self Storage has a few tips on how to make the most of a storage unit as you plan your yearly budget and control cashflow.
Business Storage Tips for Budget-Minded Owners
Store excess inventory
Inventory comes and goes, but sometimes you get stuck with more items than you know what to do with. Buying in bulk is more affordable for many businesses, and this is only a good thing if you have a place to put it all. Store your extra inventory in an off-site storage unit to save space in your business and have everything ready to bring into the store when you need it.
Declutter the stock room or the office
Stock rooms aren’t always the most organized areas in a business. In fact, they can become disorganized and cluttered when new inventory arrives. As a result, you may become low on space quickly. Instead of continually paying for more in-house space, go with a storage unit to keep your items organized away from your business. In addition, if you have no space for unused electronics or filing cabinets, placing them in storage creates useful space back at the office.
Store seasonal and promotional materials
If you have a neat and organized stock room, the last thing that you’d want to do is to clutter the space with seasonal or promotional materials. Promotions and holiday sales are planned for specific times during the year, so you don’t need signs and other items taking up space in your business in the meantime. It’s an easy way to hurt your business’ efficiency as well. Store your marketing materials in a storage unit to optimize space until a special sale takes place.
Secure Document Storage
If paperwork and important documents like contracts and insurance policies begin to accumulate in your office, you may want to consider renting a storage unit to archive all of these important papers. This will ensure these valuables are kept safe off-site with surveillance cameras and peace of mind.
Storage Clears Up Space
Rather than paying an annual lease on space used mostly for storing inventory, equipment or paperwork, business owners can save space and money with a storage unit rented month-to-month. Renting a unit offers a great deal of flexibility as well, serving as short-term storage during relocation or long-term to store inventory or upscale your business. Virtually any type of business can find some use in renting a self storage unit as well, storing things like:
- Important documents or policies
- O.S. equipment
- Trade equipment
- Import and export goods
- Overflow of stock
- Seasonal products
- Sales material or brochures
- Home office materials or furniture
- Equipment and supplies for a mobile business
- Unused or surplus office supplies
- Unused office furniture and equipment
- Out-of-season store displays
If your business or office is becoming cluttered or you find yourself paying for a larger storefront just to store inventory or seasonal stock, stop by Right Space Self Storage to learn more about our affordable monthly rates and latest promotions.
Save Money with Business Storage
Self storage is not limited to individuals. It’s also for businesses in need of affordable storage space for inventory, promotional materials, and other items outside of their current space. Contact Right Space Self Storage for more information about unit availability and mini warehousing solutions. We’ll help you to select a unit for your business that helps you stay lean, efficient, and within budget.