Top Contemplations to Ensure You Hire a Commercial Storage Unit That's Right for Your Business

Posted on: 19 May 2017

Businesses, whether small or large, have unique commercial storage needs that ought to be met in order to ensure operations go smoothly. To ensure that you get a commercial storage solution that is suitable for your business, you should carefully assess the storage needs of your business. Let's take a look at some of the top factors you should consider to ensure you choose a solution that's right for your business. 


The first and most important thing that you need to do before you can choose a storage unit for your business is to determine the amount of space you will need. Take a pen and a piece of paper and jot down all the things you need tucked away. Estimate the size of each item and establish the total amount of space you will require to safely store all of the items in your list. Make an allowance for the extra space required to provide proper ventilation within your storage unit. Commercial storage units are not a one-size-fits-all solution — they come in a range of different sizes so that users can find something that can match their space requirements.


You probably don't want to go through the hassle of transporting your business items for several kilometres just so you can lock them up in your storage unit. For that reason, you will need somewhere that's conveniently located. A convenient location, in this case, means finding a good storage facility that's located as close as possible to your commercial premises. An easy-to-reach location will make it convenient for you to get an item from your storage unit if the need arises.


You don't want to pay for a storage unit, only for your commercial possessions to end up being vandalised or stolen. Therefore, you should consider the level of security offered at the facility where you intend to hire a storage unit. The locking mechanism of your storage unit should be built to be tamper proof so it can thwart efforts by thieves who may try to tamper with the locks. 

In addition, look for facilities that offer security enhancement features, such as gated entry with electric fencing, security surveillance cameras, exterior lighting, manned security, trained guard dogs and limited access after normal business hours.

As you go about operating your business, it is important that you enjoy peace of mind knowing your business items are stored at a safe and secure place.


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Last year I was offered a really awesome 12-month work secondment in New York, but of course I couldn't take all of my stuff over there as I have a 4 bedroom house here and I sure wasn't able to afford that in New York! I had to go through the process of packing everything up so that I was able to rent a furnished place over there then come back to all of my belongings. This blog is all about how to be an efficient packer and how to store your items properly if you are heading away for a period of time.