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5 Downsizing Office Tips: Why You Need Onsite Storage For Your Business

Running a business is stressful. Of course, there is always the small day-to-day stuff that might add stress, like managing excess inventory or office essentials. But recently, there has been an increase in stress due to COVID-19 and the fluctuating regulations.

The pandemic has forced many businesses to adapt and to survive. Many small businesses have been looking into ways to reduce their monthly costs due to the pressure of the past year. Due to this, there has been a trend in businesses downsizing or moving, as many people have been working remotely or working from home. For many, this has meant having to consider downsizing their office space to reduce overheads.

When you’re growing a company; sufficient space for all your operations can be hard to come by. 

Whether you’re working from home, building a full team of employees, or seeking ways to cut overhead expenses, storage can have tremendous benefits in a number of ways.

Let’s take a look at 5 ways your business can benefit from using on-site storage.

1. Free Up Your Workspace and Declutter Your Office

A recent study conducted in the United States revealed that an average person spends one year of his/her life looking for lost or misplaced items and the average office employee spends 1.5 hours a day (6 weeks per year) looking through their desks and drawers trying to locate important things.

Bottom line: clutter takes up a ton of room in your office or storage room and can create a chaotic environment. 

An office space should be a place where you can focus on your work; however, with excess clutter, it becomes more difficult to work productively. 

Storage is a core necessity for an organized life, be it a home or an organization. Portable storage units, in particular, are a great way to keep items and belongings safe while also being cost-effective, convenient and accessible.

On-site storage is the perfect way to deal with all that clutter that’s been building up in the office that you can’t just throw away.

That way, you can clear up some of that precious office space and keep your things close by for convenient retrieval whenever they’re needed. 

2. Reduce Operating Expenses

Most of the time, it doesn’t make sense to rent out a building or a part of a building to just store furniture or computer monitors that are not in use. 

You could instead use portable storage units that come in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet your needs.

Reduced operating hours, and reduced services mean reduced revenue, so businesses need to find a way to reduce expenses, as well, so they can keep their doors open and remain in business.

On-site storage can be a convenient way to store extra office equipment and furniture if you have had to temporarily downsize staff, or downsize your office space.

This way, the equipment and furniture are still there for you to use when you’re finally able to expand and grow again, which can save you a ton of money if you have to replace everything – and it will keep everything safe and in excellent condition for when you need it.

Storing your items also costs a fraction of the price of commercial property rentals, plus you have easy access day or night.

Whether your business is closing for good or awaiting more stability to reopen, portable storage is a great way to help maintain your inventory and supplies until they’re needed.

3. Seasonal Equipment and Supplies

Depending on your business, you may have a large inventory of seasonal equipment or supplies that take up a lot of space that you could be using more efficiently.

It can be expensive to replace supplies and decorations every season, and if your business has seasonal offerings, your inventory could drastically change from season to season.

On-site storage allows you to keep your seasonal equipment and supplies safe and secure while keeping them close by for convenient access whenever they’re needed.

Portable storage units will drastically reduce the risk associated with moving goods and items frequently and will ensure that delicate items are protected from wear and tear by not having to move too frequently. 

Your storage items have very little chance of getting wet, damaged from being moved around or being affected by any potential condensation, while they are stored.

4. Safety and Security

When it comes to your small business or home office, safety and security are of utmost importance. 

Realistically, you can’t afford to leave your valuable business documents, inventory and merchandise unprotected. 

That’s why portable storage units are equipped with premium safety and security features to give you peace of mind when you need it most.

One of the greatest advantages of portable storage units is the security that they come feature-packed with. 

While the storage units are being used, you can use your own padlocks to keep them under lock and key, meaning you will not have to worry about the safety and security of the items while they are stored. 

This is especially great for high-value items, confidential documents and agreements etc.

5. Streamlined Inventory Management and Equipment Storage

From retail to sales to lawn care to e-commerce, a wide array of industries encounter the need for more storage solutions. 

If you’re lucky, it won’t hinder your productivity or ability to work – but often, it can. 

And when you’re simply focused on the many tasks at hand, keeping your physical space organized is probably the last thing on your mind.

Some items that commonly consume space in commercial buildings and offices include:

  • Excessive inventory
  • Sales and marketing collateral
  • Tools and equipment
  • Office supplies or materials
  • Paper records and documents
  • Unused office furniture

Whether you have a surplus of goods or have to pre-order supplies, inventory, or sample products consistently, it can be a struggle to keep it both organized and out of the way. 

When your business grows and sells even more, that spare closet or bedroom likely won’t provide the most sustainable storage.

Using on-site storage is a fantastic solution to streamlining your inventory management and keeping your office space clean and organized. 

Final Word

No matter the contents of your unit or the length of time you will be using it, your belongings deserve the utmost protection. 

You can find the perfect storage unit at any one of our locations. 

Contact us online here or call 519-749-9331 to get started and see how on-site storage can help advance your small business to the next level!


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