Like any organisation, charities follow marketing, branding, and other important business guidelines. And like other businesses, charities often run out of space for important documents and donations. And, sometimes, even out of office space, which combined with no space for donations can become quite stressful. Self-storage units help charities to keep organised and relaxed about how their donations are safely put away – which helps them to focus on what they do best: helping people.
So, what can charities do with self-storage space?
Big and Unexpected Donations
Even if your store does have enough space for donations, like bulky furniture and other large items that need a lot of space, you might get an unexpected and big donation that you simply can’t fit anywhere in the shop. Our units can fit all the donations that kind people have given your charity shop – with units of 2000 square feet or more! Remove the stress of organising big donations by storing them where you can easily access them, with 24/7 security here at Smart Storage.
Toys and Children’s Supplies
Children’s charities often have many toys and clothes to distribute to needing children and their families. It’s easy to accumulate these donations, as children often need a lot of items for their basic necessities. Keeping them in one, localised, safe place will ensure that you can get them when you need to distribute them.
Chip off the Old Stock
Is your charity shop receiving so many donations that you have a lot of stock? Your showroom is likely to not be able to handle everything at once – and it’s always best to not showcase all new stock. Organising the store can be a hassle and it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, especially if you have a lot of stock to sort through and not enough space to do it. Keeping stock in storage that you don’t currently need is more efficient for your charity, and your showroom.
To raise needed funds, promotional items such as silicone wristbands and other promotional supplies are ordered in bulk for campaigns. Although they might seem to not take up a lot of space, they can pile up and occupy valuable room in your shop. And who likes to trip over boxes and boxes of stuff? No one! And the answer? Self-storage gives you all the extra space you need for all the promotional items you have.
You can easily organise them and label them to make sure you find everything you need, when you need it. Promotional items can get accidentally mixed up and you probably want to keep everything labelled according to campaign, which self-storage affords you the floor space to do!
Here at Smart Storage we support local charities, helping them to help their communities and their residents. With our safe and secure self-storage locations in Liverpool, Wirral, Widnes, Preston, Warrington, and Altrincham. Get in touch with our friendly team to learn all about our different storage units and their sizes, which guarantees that you can safely store your donations and important documents!