Why A Storage Unit Makes A Better Business Place Than Your Basement Or Garage


Many cash-strapped entrepreneurs start their businesses in the garage or basement, but did you know that a self-storage unit can also serve as an incubator for your new business? In fact, a self-storage unit makes will be better for your business than your garage or basement; here are five reasons for this:

It Is Secure           

A typical self-storage facility is more secure than a typical home. Here are some of the security measures these facilities deploy:

  • Human security guards
  • Guard dogs
  • Access control systems
  • Surveillance camera
  • Electric fences
  • Efficient lighting of premises

Therefore, the risk of someone breaking into your self-storage unit and stealing or damaging your business items is lower than the risk of it happening at your home.

It Is Peaceful and Private

Another great thing about operating out of a storage unit is that it is peaceful and quiet, which is beneficial both for you and for members of your household. You won't have to worry about your pets chewing on your business papers or your children getting in the way of your work. At the same time, you also don't have to get in the way of your family members who may need the basement for other things or deny them use of the garage. A storage unit also makes a great working location if you need peace and solitude to work and your house offers none of those things.

They Are Scalable, Space-wise

Lastly, a storage unit also offers you the chance to increase or decrease your space as necessary. For example, if you use a self-storage unit to store your handcraft or homemade furniture, you can rent an extra space when the sales are slow or when you ramp up production. You can also scale down by reducing the square footage you are renting when the size of your inventory reduces. Scaling up may be easy at home, but most people will find it difficult to scale up their space requirements at home. After all, your garage or basement is of a fixed size, and you may not have the resources (such as space and money) to expand their sizes if you need more space.

Before renting a storage unit for your business, talk to the manager to confirm that you will be allowed to carry out your business activities in the unit. Many storage facilities have terms and conditions that outlaw some types of businesses. 


19 October 2017

Acquring A Storage Unit For Your Belongings

Hello, my name is Stella Vincent. Welcome to my website about personal storage facilities. When I was a college-bound scholar, I had to decide if I would sell, throw out or store my belongings. Since I had so many high-value and sentimental items, I decided to store them until I returned from college. The process of selecting and setting up a storage facility was stressful because I did not know what to expect. Since then, I have learned the ropes and wish to share my knowledge with you all through this site. I invite you to come by anytime you need to learn more about acquiring a personal storage unit.