The title of this article might confuse you a bit but yes, there are small shops for lease available at storage facilities.  Not all of them, mind you, but enough for you to consider this as a viable option for your small business and/or hobby pursuit.  We have the information you need to pursue this avenue, so read on and then give us a call if you have questions.  Our number is (817) 439-1380 and we are standing by with the information you need to save money.

What do small shops for lease cost?

Call up an industrial real estate broker and inquire about the cost of a small shop.  Let’s say you want a small shop which is approximately 10’x20’, or 200 square feet in size.  The first problem you are going to face is actually finding a shop for rent which is that small.  Most industrial properties are at least 1,000 square feet in size.  But let’s say a minor miracle happens and the broker finds a 200 square foot shop for rent for $1.50 per square foot . . . total monthly rent of $300.  Honesty, that is a pretty good price in a perfect world. Mind you, there probably are no shops in your city that size and that price, but play along with this scenario.

Mini storage comparison

Now let’s say that same business owner calls up a local self storage facility and inquires about a 10’x20’ storage space.   Since industry prices are pretty standard in the self storage business, we will use ours for an example.  At Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, a 10’x20’ storage space costs $135 per month, and if you want that same space climate controlled storage it will cost you $149 per month.

You save about half going the self storage route!

But does a mini storage have what you need in a shop?

What is it a shop needs?  It needs doors, ventilation, and electrical outlets to handle the machinery you use, and the answer is yes, many self storage facilities have units available specifically for that use.

Not only that, but a self storage unit is rented by the month, on a month-to-month basis.  You are not locked into a long-range lease of a year or more.  And most mini storage buildings have 24/7 access, so you can do your shop work at any time of the day or night.

Do you want cheaper still?

Check out the move in specials that most self storage facilities have.  Many will offer the first month free, cutting your costs even more.  Many offer military discounts.  There is money to be saved simply by knowing which questions to ask.

More questions about small shops for lease at storage facilities? Call Blue Mound 287 Self Storage and ask our storage pros.  We will be happy to help you gather the information you need to make an informed decision.  Not every person looking for a small shop for lease will find a solution at a self storage, but it certainly is a possibility worth pursuing in order to save money.