As a new or growing business, one of the most important assets you have is your equipment. Not only do you need to ensure your equipment is safe at all times, but you also need to ensure it is being stored correctly to ensure it doesn’t lower in quality. For a new or small business, hiring warehouse or large storage space can be too expensive, but thankfully, there is an alternative. Below we explore the benefits of using storage units to store work tools and machinery.
1. Ideal storage conditions
If you are struggling for space to store your work tools and machinery, you may be tempted to simply keep the items in an outdoor area. However, should the weather take an unexpected turn, you risk your materials becoming unusable or damaged. Plus metal machinery can rust if exposed to rain, making a secure storage unit a much more suitable option.
2. Secure from theft
Unfortunately, there are malicious individuals in the world who will take every opportunity they can get to steal and vandalise machinery and equipment. At Big Box Self Storage, we have 24/7 CCTV and strict pin code access systems to ensure no opportunistic criminals will be able to get their hands on whatever goods you store in one of our storage sheds. With an effective security system, you can leave your tools and machinery for as long as you like in the confidence that they are secure and protected.
3. Long-term solutions
Should you need to take a leave of absence from your work, renting a warehouse or similar can be a huge financial drain. A storage unit, on the other hand, is a cost-effective long-term storage solution that allows you to store your items for as long as you need with a flexible contract.
4. Room for maintenance and repairs
To keep your tools and machinery in the best condition possible, it is important they are regularly cleaned and maintained. Renting a storage unit will give you plenty of space to clean and repair your tools in a clean and calm environment.
5. Store extra stock
Often due to global factors out of your control, you can never predict when demand for a certain service will surge. For this reason, it is always wise to keep extra materials and tools on-hand to help you meet customer demand should the need for a particular service soar.
6. Create a professional appearance
As a new or small business, you may be operating predominately from your home address. Whilst this is a smart way to keep costs low, if you hand out your home address to clients and potential business partners, it can make you look unprofessional and untrustworthy. Using the address of a storage facility, on the other hand, can create a clear distinction between your home and work life, and make you appear more professional.
Contact Big Box Self Storage today
For more information about how Big Box Self Storage can help keep your tools, material and machinery safe and secure, contact us today!