Self-storage is becoming more and more popular in the UK among domestic and commercial customers. This is mainly due to the fact that many people have realized the benefits of using self-storage facilities. Self-storage can benefit homeowners and businesses. So, without further ado, here are ways to use self-storage domestically and commercially.
How businesses can use self-storage units
Businesses mostly use storage depots as an extension to their workspace. Here’s how businesses use self-storage facilities:
1. Used by removal companies to store items
Forklift facilities, warehouse and convenient access for lorries make storage units ideal for removal companies. Self-storage units are also secured. This has made it a preferred choice of storage of many removal companies.
2. Used to store excess stock
Renting a storage container is often cheaper than moving to larger premises. This is what has made many businesses opt for self-storage units to store excess stock. And since storage units are flexible, the amount of space can increase or decrease meaning that the amount of space a business owner can hire changes depending on their storage needs.
3. Used to store equipment or tools
‘Grade B’ containerised storage is ideal for heavy commercial users. Such units are often older than standard storage units but are cheaper.
4. Used to store building materials
Builders, construction companies and engineers usually need secure compounds to store their building materials. With self-storage units, building materials can be stored in the most secure way and can be unloaded easily.
5. Moving premises
When a business outgrows its premises, it may be time to move to a larger workspace. During such a move, it is good that the business continues running smoothly so that office furniture, stock and equipment can be stored temporarily in storage units.
6. Used by market traders and boot sale enthusiasts
The fact that self-storage units are a cheaper form of storage has made this storage option a preferred choice of market traders and car boot sale enthusiasts.
7. Archive storage
Storage units can be used for short or long term storage of records, paperwork and archives.
8. Self-storage units are great distribution points
Storage containers are often ideal for the storage and distribution of eBay stock.
9. Used to store commercial vehicles
Self-storage units can be used to store commercial vehicles such as lorries, vans and cars.
Domestic uses of self-storage
Most people use self-storage when moving house. … Read the rest ...