Business Storage Bedford, St Neots, Sandy & Biggleswade
Business storage units can be perfect to hold your business files or records that you may have to legally keep for a certain number of years. Depending on size, they can hold a large number of these boxes. They’re also suitable for storing small pieces of office furniture should you not want to get rid of them.
When you have an office, it’s crucial for the space to be clear and organised. Too much stuff crammed in an office and you have a fire hazard on your hands. That’s not even considering the fact that people are less productive when surrounded by clutter. If you think your office is getting a little too crowded with stuff, consider renting a storage unit for the excess.
In some businesses, you have to hold onto certain records for a minimum number of years. Luckily, nowhere does it say that they have to stay in your office. There’s nothing to stop you hiring a storage unit from Bedfordshire Storage and using it to store all your archiving. This frees up space for staff to work in or to give you more precious room for equipment.
Perhaps you’ve downsized offices, had an office reshuffle or just ended up with too much furniture somehow. Excess furniture can cause chaos and health and safety issues. You could also be preparing to move offices and acquiring furniture ahead of time to ensure the move goes smoothly. Rent a storage unit from Bedfordshire Storage to keep extra furniture safe and secure until you need it.
On occasion, you might have an influx of extra merchandise that you’re not able to store safely in your warehouse. In this case, consider hiring a storage unit to house the excess. This also applies in the case of archiving paperwork. You may be required to keep for a number of years due to legal reasons. There’s no point having paperwork taking up valuable space in your warehouse when it could be used for more stock.
There are many reasons a retail business might want to utilise storage. We even offer options for electricity, power and lighting in the units.
You may not have enough space in your retail unit to store all your extra inventory. That’s where renting one of Bedfordshire Storage’s storage units is a good idea. You can also arrange for us to put racking in the units if necessary. So you can get to everything easily and quickly.
Perhaps you have a range of seasonal items that you don’t want cluttering up your stockroom all year round. With a storage unit you can keep these items safe and secure until next season.
If you’re just starting out, you could utilise a storage unit to take advantage of leasing a smaller property while you grow your business. This would work out cheaper than having a large shop with lots of space. Giving you the financial breathing room you need to invest in other aspects of your business.
Those in hospitality can use storage units to store extra tables and linen. This is particularly useful if you’re used to catering for smaller functions but want to begin expanding your business, or if you have a wide variety of sized events you cater to. You can also use it to store any other equipment you may need for your hospitality business.
If you’re running an online business, you likely to be doing it without a physical space to use as storage, eg. from your own home. In this case, even if you have a storage space such as a garage, chances are you’re not going to want to fill your property with your stock. This is inconvenient and inefficient. It can also make you more of a target for potential robbers, if they hear that you are storing a large amount of stock in your home. We have high levels of security at Bedfordshire Storage, so this is not a concern.
In a storage unit, however, you can organise the dedicated space to be more efficient and help you to make sales more effectively. This particularly applies to if you craft things yourself. It can often be cheaper to buy things in bulk and it’s not always practical to have that level of materials in your home. It’s also a great idea to rent a storage unit if your stock tends to fluctuate throughout the year, as you’re not committed to a long lease.
Large Equipment Storage
It can be difficult to know where to store large pieces of equipment, especially if you’re self employed. You don’t want them cluttering up your home, and you definitely don’t want the security risk of having expensive large equipment just laying around your property.
The same goes for expensive tools. You’ve probably seen tradesman’s vans with a notice on the back saying ‘tools not stored in van overnight’, but have you ever wondered where they are instead stored? Chances are, in a storage unit just like the ones at Bedfordshire Storage. This deters thieves from breaking into the vans as they know there will be nothing worth stealing inside. Keeping tools somewhere secure like a storage unit means that you won’t have to worry about loss of earnings through your tools being stolen. With our flexible access times, you can even pop by at the end of each work day to drop off your tools and spend your downtime knowing that they’re safe and secure.
When using a storage unit for business purposes, it can be important to be able to access the unit frequently. If this is the case for your business, a drive-up storage unit can be beneficial, as it saves valuable time. If you’re storing larger items, or lots of items, drive-up access makes it easy to load and unload without stress, and zero stairs make manoeuvring no problem whatsoever.
At Bedfordshire Storage we work with Store and Insure to offer a fully insured service. Their cover is ‘new for old’ with no excess. This offers you peace of mind if you ever need to make a claim.