Short-term storage is ideal for anyone who needs storage space for only a few days or weeks and does not want to be tied down to a lengthy contract.
At Smart Storage, we believe it is important that our customers are not left paying for a unit for longer than they need. So, we offer them the best deals and storage options, including flexible storage agreements as low as 7 days.
In this article, we are talking about a few reasons why you should choose short-term business storage, such as:
- You are unsure about your office situation
- You are relocating to a new office
- You need business storage
- You have seasonal stock
- You are renovating your office
- You need to archive your documents
So, take a look and see if short-term storage is the right option for you.
1 – You Are Unsure About Your Office Situation
Due to the COVID-19 situation, there is a lot of uncertainty in the marketplace. Businesses are not sure whether to opt for remote work instead of an office or whether they should rent a smaller office. Many also wonder if they should go with a completely different kind of space.
Storage provides you with the time to consider what your business really needs.
By storing items like desks, chairs, office equipment and furniture, it is easier to see how much space you actually require – or what you need in your premises. You may find that remote work is the right thing for your business, or that you need a dedicated office for client meetings.
Smart Storage can also provide you with a workspace tailored to your needs. We have many different unit sizes at our stores, as you can see from our space calculator. They are perfect as an office, to hold inventory or to fulfil online orders.
2 – You Are Relocating to a New Office
Moving is usually stressful, whether you are moving house or office. Maybe you are moving to a new office because you must downsize due to the pandemic. Maybe you are growing and need bigger premises. Whatever the reason behind your move, short-term storage can be exactly what you need.
It gives you a temporary space to keep your equipment or stock, but that is not all. You can also reduce or increase the size of your units as required, so that you are not paying more than you need.
You will want the moving process to be as smooth as possible so that your employees continue working with as short a period of disruption as possible.
Self-storage helps you achieve this. At Smart Storage, we have pallet trucks and trolleys at your disposal and offer a free forklift service too, which will make your move into and out of storage a lot less time-consuming.
3 – You Need Business Storage
You don’t have to be moving to a completely new space in order to take advantage of self-storage units. Many businesses turn to Smart Storage routinely to store equipment and tools, as well as marketing materials. We are also popular for businesses who want to keep stock and fulfil orders from a storage unit.
Ecommerce businesses use units for storage and fulfilment whilst taking advantage of our free delivery receipts service. We’re always in, so you can be doing what you do best, rather than waiting for a delivery to arrive.
If you need more space but don’t want to spend money on renting an office or larger premises, which can be expensive, then storage is a good alternative, especially if you already have an office or are running a business from home.
Treat the space as an expansion of your business premises and use it to store your inventory, important documents or bulky pieces of equipment. Self-storage can be more cost-effective than using back offices as cupboard space.
We even offer 50% off the first 8 weeks to all our customers, or 50% off the first 12 weeks for our Preston and Wirral stores.
Additionally, with Smart Storage, there are:
- No maintenance costs
- No utility bills
- No business rates
- No security fees
So, keep your offices for your employees and clientele and use Smart Storage for storage space. Also, we know that safety is important to our clients, so our full business service includes:
- 24-hour security system
- Access door entry controls
- Intruder alarm systems
- Superb fire precautions
4 – You Have Seasonal Stock
You may want to choose short-term storage if your business has seasonal spikes and is very busy for short periods a number of times a year.
Alternatively, if you have seasonal materials that you only use once or twice in a year, such as Halloween and Christmas decorations, or sales materials, then you will need a safe place to keep them when you are not using them. Whether you work from an office or from home, you probably do not have the necessary space to store everything in your premises, so a storage unit will take things off your hands while ensuring they are available whenever you need them.
And if you see an unexpected spike in business, you can greatly benefit from a dedicated storage unit to keep any extra inventory on hand. Flexible agreements mean you can rent more space quickly and for short periods.
5 – You Are Renovating Your Office
Are you renovating your office or thinking about doing it soon? Knowing you can store your equipment and furniture while work is in progress is sure to give you peace of mind. At Smart Storage, we can easily store your belongings for as long as you need, whether a few weeks, months or years – it is up to you.
We also have all the storage boxes and packaging materials you need at our stores, as we pride ourselves in being a one-stop-shop for all our clients.
So, if you have finally decided to revamp or expand your workplace, you probably want to keep things like desks and cabinets out of harm’s way and avoid any damage to furniture during construction work, from paint drops to scratches.
6 – You Need to Archive Your Documents
Business owners understand the importance of keeping documents safe and sound, and so do we. Our storage units are clean, modern, and perfect for your items, whether they’re tools, furniture, computers, uniforms or paper.
Paperwork can take up a lot of space, which can be especially frustrating if your business is required to keep original files for specific periods of time. In this case, storage can be the right option for you. It is cost-effective and secure.
Our short-term space is perfect for business owners who don’t want to be tied to a long-term commitment, so get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our storage services and facilities.