At Smart Storage, you can find the perfect units for business owners, whether you own a start-up, a charity or are a well-established business. Our business storage in Bromborough, for example, is a fantastic choice for this, as it offers everything you could possibly want to run your company, from office space to secure premises and enough space for large businesses.

Don’t believe us? Just check out what our customers have to say about our Bromborough store!

But how can you choose the right business storage unit? How do you know you’re making a good decision? There are several different factors to consider before selecting a unit, and we’re taking a look at them below.

  1. Size of Storage Unit

Don’t underestimate how important it is to find the right size business storage unit. Consider what you will want to store inside and if the space is capable of fitting all of your belongings – half-full storage units are not cost-effective, so you’ll want to make a list of the items and their sizes before you select your unit. This way, you can more easily get a quote and can be confident that you’ve made the right choice.

However, it’s also important to have some extra space to account for anything you may want to add to the space. Choosing a small storage unit may not be enough to meet all of your business needs and the last thing you want is to have the hassle of emptying it and moving everything to a bigger unit.

  1. Have You Outgrown Your Home Office?

When you’ve finally had enough of working from home, be it because you’ve run out of available space or you simply can’t focus with so many distractions, it’s time to consider a business storage unit. These units provide you with the space you need to run your business without interruptions and ensure your business needs are met, whether you need a desk or fast internet connection.

You also reclaim your home once you move to a business storage unit – which we’re sure your family will appreciate… While running a business from home can be a great idea in the beginning when you need to keep costs low and don’t require a lot of room, it becomes a hassle when your business starts to grow. It’s easy to leave important documentation lying around when you don’t have a specific place to store them, for instance, and separating your work from your personal life can be more complicated when you don’t have a space dedicated to your business.

  1. It’s All About Location

There is no denying that this is one of the most important elements to take into consideration before making a decision. For example, our self-storage in Preston is situated close to the A59 and A6, ideal for businesses in the area. We understand that business owners lead very busy lives, so we aim to make it easy for you with well-located storage units.

You also need to think about whether you’re going to need regular access to your stored belongings. If you have to visit the unit often, you’ll need to choose a storage company that offers one such arrangement – for example, at Smart Storage, we offer 24-hour access to our storage units, which means we work to your schedule. We can also offer you fantastic drive up units in Widnes that are ideal if you’re in a hurry!

In addition, you will probably want to choose a self-storage facility near you, since it keeps you from having to drive to a remote location every day; not only would this be a waste of money, but of your time as well, which is better spent growing your business! If you don’t need to access your storage unit regularly due to the nature of your job, then you’re not as restricted by location.

  1. Security of the Premises

What good is a business storage facility if they can’t guarantee the safety of your belongings, whether your inventory, your equipment or your tools?

At Smart Storage, we’re aware of just how important it is to be able to either work from your storage unit or to store your belongings without stressing about security. Our service includes a 24-hour security system, access door entry controls and intruder alarm systems that we’re confident will keep your mind at ease. Be it day or night, you never have to fret about your things ever again!

Besides these features, Smart Storage also has superb fire precautions and safety, so your possessions will be protected against accidents.

  1. The Features of the Storage Facilities and Units

If you’re unsure how to choose your new business storage, just think about what you will be using it for; this will help you to narrow down your choices and pick a unit with features that will suit your needs and your business requirements.

For example, if you want storage space to keep important documents safe and sound, you probably need a different unit than if you intend to pack inventory or film a YouTube video. Different storage units will come with different features, so give us a shout if you’re unsure how all this works.

We’ve helped countless business owners to start and grow their company, and we can do the same for you.

  1. The Cost of the Unit Matters

Whether you’re looking for self-storage in Liverpool, self-storage in the Wirral or self-storage in Warrington, for example, you will want to consider the cost of business storage. Cost-effectiveness is important for business owners, especially if you’re just starting out, so we offer 50% off the first 8 weeks you store with Smart Storage – and, if you choose our self-storage in Preston, you get 12 weeks at half price (make sure to check out our other special offers too). Our quotes are also very competitively priced, so you don’t have to worry about going over budget.

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  1. Are There Any Hidden Costs?

Surprises aren’t always nice, especially when it comes to unexpected storage costs. When looking for your storage space, you want to be on the lookout for hidden expenses like utility bills. At Smart Storage, we make you a guarantee from the get-go that we won’t surprise you with additional costs: there are no business rates, no utility bills and no security fees to pay. Everything is included in your quoted price!

What’s more, we also collect deliveries on your behalf if you require it, offer an ‘easy in, easy out’ contract with no long-term commitments and even have pallet trucks, trolleys and forklifts at your disposal. None of this incurs extra costs.


Make sure you’re getting the best value for money when you choose your business storage unit. Whether you’re looking for self-storage in Widnes or self-storage in Altrincham (or in any of our other locations), you get a wide range of benefits designed to help you streamline your business operations and expand your business.