It’s an interesting article title, correct? How can renting self storage units actually save small businesses money? How can spending money save money?
Self storage saves money?
Let’s look at a typical scenario. A small business owner, let’s say a home-based business owner, is successful, so successful that he/she needs more room for product and supplies. The good news is the increase in business. That is, after all, the purpose of being in business; however, it also gives birth to a problem: how to afford the extra space needed?
Renting an office space will cost between $750-$1500 per month. Renting a small warehouse will cost a similar amount. How does a home-based business manage that kind of added expense? That kind of added expense quite possibly will cripple a small business.
The answer may be in mini storage rentals.
True, a mini storage unit will not solve the office space problem. For that problem we suggest you consider a coworking space or a virtual office rental. But instead of renting a small warehouse, we strongly suggest you consider a mini storage unit as an alternative.
A great amount of product or supplies can be stored in a 10×20 storage unit. Yes, that is only 200 square feet of floor space, but if you count vertical space, which means cubic feet, you suddenly realize that a great amount of stacked inventory can be stored in such a space. And a 10×20 storage unit will cost considerably less than a small warehouse.
Thus, you save money with a self storage unit. How much? The least expensive warehouse for rent that we are aware of can be found at Box Office Warehouse Suites in Fort Worth, 320 square feet of storage space for $875 per month. A similar storage unit will cost considerably less than that.
Are storage units secure? Secure self storage is a must for business inventory, so check on the security measures before signing a lease. Is the storage unit accessible 24/7? It’s mandatory, as a business owner, that you can access your inventory when you need it, so check to make sure you are allowed easy access at all hours. And is climate controlled storage available? In areas of extreme temperatures, climate controlled storage is mandatory to ensure the safety of your products, so check on that as well.
If all those considerations are met to your satisfaction, it would behoove you to consider a self storage unit to solve your business “space” problems.
About Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated. It has topnotch security, 24/7 access, and climate controlled storage if needed. It is, and has been, a trusted name in the mini storage industry for many years, and it will continue to be so for many years to come. Give us a call and learn more about saving money with storage units.