Warehouses can range in size, from the size of a standard room to an entire complex. They are typically used for storing and distributing trade goods, but did you know that you could use a self storage unit to get the same results?

Rather than getting into a scuffle about who is bigger than who (they started it!), we thought we’d put our side of the story forward, just in case you were wondering who to choose if you were in doubt (hint – it’s us!)

You Will Save a Lot of Money

We all seem to be pretty good at flitting money away as a species, don’t we? Money? Pah! That’s nothing… until you’re running dangerously low on funds and can’t afford buying that brand new product that you’ve been waiting for.

Warehouses can be incredibly large and, because of their sheer size, the amount of money that you will have to pay to cover the rent, and even paying for the land of the warehouse and running maintenance costs, will be huge. Will you even need all that space? Probably not.

However, with a self storage unit, it’s more beneficial for a wider variety of people, since you only have to pay for the storage unit itself. As such, if you are concerned about spending too much money on maintenance costs, then self storage could be the solution you’ve always wanted. We’re all about saving you that extra money; we’re nice like that!

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Self Storage is Very Local

Who wants to travel halfway across the country to get to their business storage? No one? Thought not!

Having your storage local to you is a great benefit, because most warehouses tend to be outside of the surrounding area, due to their size and that there isn’t the room available for a warehouse close by.

However, self storage needs to be close to their users because, as stated in a Self Storage Association report, 85% of people that use self storage units want to travel 15 minutes or less – unless you’ve got a super speedy van and are somehow above the law when it comes to speed limits, having to travel long distances is not really ideal, is it?

Because of this, self storage companies, like us here at Smart Storage, prefer to be situated closer to the city centres, which is fantastic for businesses – especially if they deal with trade goods a lot. This way, you’ll always have access to your products and stored items!

Self Storage Units Are Incredibly Secure

Warehouses tend to be victims of burglary because they might not have the required surveillance equipment, and they aren’t monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore, people tend to get quite nervous when they use warehouses to store their goods, as they could potentially be stolen or damaged. No one wants other people’s grubby mitts on their products!

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However, our self storage units have 24/7 security, meaning that your business assets and goods are safe and secure, preventing anyone from attempting to break in and take the items. Self storage units, especially the ones that we provide at Smart Storage, are so secure that only you are able to access your storage unit, which is fantastic for businesses; once we hand you the keys, we’re hands off!

Self Storage Units are Incredibly Versatile

People like to invest in warehouse spaces because they can be used for an array of things, such as stock management, tracking, trade item storage, and much more. Warehouses are versatile with what they can be used for, however, self storage units are actually just as versatile – we can do all that and more if you need us to!

Self storage units can be used as an incredibly secure storage space for your business’ assets, as well as being an ideal solution for start up businesses. These units may seem like they’re simple with what they have to offer, but they are incredibly effective, making it perfect for any business – no matter what your business may deal with!

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Self storage units have the same capabilities that a warehouse have to offer, but they also have some distinct differences, making them more affordable, secure, and spacious for all your storage needs – we’ll store almost anything you need!

At Smart Storage, we are able to provide safe, secure, and affordable business storage solutions in Preston, Liverpool, Warrington, Altrincham, Widnes, and the Wirral, meaning that no matter where you are in the North West, you will be able to find a business storage unit in your area!

If you want to know more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today, we will be more than happy to help.