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5 Ways to Use Your Self Storage Unit for Your Business

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A lack of space limits professional growth if you want to expand or enhance your business’s efficiency. If you have an influx of inventory and paperwork, limited space can hinder your business’s day-to-day functioning. But expanding space might not be an option due to your budget, so what can a business do? Self storage is an excellent, affordable, and convenient solution to give you the additional space you need to support business growth. Not only is self storage an option, but the many ways you can utilize the additional space can help skyrocket the development of your business. Our storage experts at 10 Federal Self Storage have gathered five ways to use a self storage unit so you can benefit your business. The Business Benefits of Self Storage Among the many reasons to consider self storage, using it for your business is one of the most beneficial. Self storage provides numerous foundational pillars, and below are three of the most prominent examples. Organization. If a business has the capacity to handle everything, it has a place to put everything. With inventory being labeled and stored neatly, the organized space will assist in the flow of activity. Efficiency. The speed and accuracy of a business are enhanced with organization and adequate space to work. All items previously unaccounted for or misplaced are in an intentional location, allowing for efficiency. Growth. The organization and efficiency of a business factor into the growth and opportunity for expansion. Growth is the ultimate goal for your business, and once a location has the space, then development will follow. How to Use Self Storage for a Business Here are five practical ways to use self storage for a business. You can apply one or multiple approaches. Inventory storage. Excess inventory, overstocked products, or items that are unavailable, or not in rotationcould all be stored in a self storage unit. Placing inventory in self storage opens up space ...

October 24th, 2023

Things To Know About Storing Business Documents

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As the holiday season comes to a close and the calendar turns over to a new year, many people take the time to clear their minds of the things that caused them stress over the previous 365 days. Whether it’s dealing with personal matters, ditching bad habits, or setting new goals, the start of a new year is an easy way to reset yourself and your daily life. But once the new year has begun and you’ve worked your way back into your regular schedule, you may unfortunately find that your surroundings aren’t as well arranged as your brain. According to a study from the National Association for Professional Organizers, 54% of Americans feel overwhelmed by the amount of clutter they have, and 78% aren’t sure how to get rid of it. This can be especially true of the office or workplace, as it’s easy to get bogged down by files, forms, and whatever other papers settle on your desk before you even realize it. One of the smartest ways to clear up your place of business and organize your office is to invest in business document storage with 10 Federal Self Storage. Finding affordable document storage will allow you to stow away the files from previous years taking up valuable space in your cabinets and maximize the efficiency of your day-to-day work output. Keep a Clear Workspace, Keep a Clear Mind Renting business storage can have many benefits for both your personal and work life. You’ll instantly feel more productive in a cleaner workspace, as your mind won’t be dragged down by unnecessary messes and can instead stay focused on your task. You’ll also get sidetracked less often. When it comes to office distractions, the best practice is “out of sight, out of mind.” Storing documents can also streamline your overall operation. Keeping physical forms scattered around or in multiple locations will slow you down, as it’ll be easy to lose track ...

February 14th, 2023

Self Storage for Small Businesses: Why It Can Help

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While running a small business, you have many projects, operations, and other aspects to juggle. Regardless of where you run your business, space is always a factor that impacts how smoothly you can run your business. Self storage for businesses allows you to maximize your office space and have the flexibility of utilizing another space for your inventory. Benefits of Self Storage You Can Have Flexibility Within Your Office Utilizing a storage unit enables you to change the look of your office or even clear out unnecessary items inside your office without upgrading to a larger space with less maintenance. Keeping items that you don't use on a day-to-day basis in self-storage opens up the space in the office. This also enables you to change out furniture, seasonal decorations, or additional products without having the clutter of storing in the office. The possibilities are endless within your office with more space! Additionally, as your business grows, you can easily adjust your storage unit needs. You Can Have Flexibility Within Your Schedule Finding the right storage unit for you is key! Whether you need climate-controlled or non-climate-controlled storage, 24/7 access in an option at many of our facilities. This allows you to come whenever it fits your schedule to either change items or add more items to your storage unit. In addition, drive-up access right to your unit allows for convenient unloading and loading from your unit. You Can Address Supply Chain Issues Having a commercial storage unit, you can address the everchanging timetable of import shipments. If your business has received a surplus of products but has limited shelf capacity, being able to store the rest for a later date when needed is beneficial to your business space and, ultimately, your profit margin. A storage unit also comes in handy for a surplus of seasonal products. At the end of each season, it is sometimes nice to ...

August 31st, 2022