When you’re in business the paper war can be hard to manage, even in today’s computer age. And for legal reasons, it’s important to keep records for a certain amount of time. If you have a small office space, with only a minimum amount of room for storing items, that can be a problem.
One solution is self storage units, which are an excellent way of keeping business gear and important documents safe when they’re not being used. It’s great value for money and is a business expense for tax purposes. The cost of self storage units is also a lot lower than the cost of commercial space, so it makes sense to spread your business materials between two sites if you have a significant amount of business gear, archives and other files that aren’t used on a daily basis. Because self storage units come in different sizes, you can even rent exactly the size you need for your document holding needs. You’ll be surprised at the cost efficiency involved.
Self storage units are also a very safe way to keep your important documents secure because the controlled environment means they stay dry and free from insects and rodents until you need them again. This is a much better option than keeping paper documents in the roof cavity or in a back cupboard where they can be affected by heat and damp. With a monitored self storage unit, your documents will also be locked securely away and can only be accessed with your permission.
If your business storage needs involve a lot of documents, you can even rent self storage units which are specially designed for storing documents to allow easy access, including racks for storage and retrieval. These purpose-built racks and filing systems mean your documents will be available when you need them, as well as being easy to find.
Businesses often use self storage units for other purposes too. Sometimes shop owners use them to store shipments of new stock that are not quite ready to be put on the shelves. Business owners may also keep some of their equipment in storing utilities because it’s only needed occasionally and would take up too much room at the office.
You can’t put a price on a stress free business life, and that’s what self storage can help you to achieve. Once you know your important documents and other business gear are safe and secure, you can get on with all the other important jobs that keep your business ticking along.