Business Storage Uses
You can store and organize most anything for use in self storage. For example, you might choose to store mobile equipment, office files, business records, manufacturer’s samples, seasonal decorations, theatrical scenery and any additional supplies. Furthermore, self storage can help your traveling sales staff by allowing them to have stock on hand.
For tips and hints for storing household belongings, please click here.
It's best to treat filing cabinets, tools, metal items, and other equipment with rust protector first, or at least wipe them down with an oily rag. We do not recommend the use of WD-40 as it is not intended to prevent rust.
Business storage tips
Self storage is cost effective, safe, and convenient. Its benefits include:
It allows you to expand your business without expanding your premises.
By using self storage, you will avail yourself the flexibility of space: allowing you to increase or decrease the amount of space to suit your specific requirements.
You will find that access is easy and convenient.
Appointments are not needed for access.
You are in possession and control of the key to your space.
Likewise, you are in control over who is allowed to access the space.
All businesses (small or large, young or old, and any type) may benefit by using self storage facilities.
Rapidly growing businesses may find that they are limited by lack of appropriate in-house storage space.
Self storage creates a solution for many of your needs.
Carefully Plan The Use and Layout of Your Storage Space.
You can easily get the most out of a small storage area if you plan carefully. Do not place heavy items on top of fragile items. Separate the storage area by type of item. Make sure you have easy access to the items you need to get to often by placing them near the opening of your storage space.
Electronic Equipment, Home Entertainment, Personal Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices (printers, external drives, etc), Cameras
In all cases, if you have the original box and packing material it came in, use it! The original packing is designed to protect the equipment during shipment and storage. It is helpful to label each cable and each connection type as you disassemble the peripherals and pack with the components. Put packing material in the bottom of the box. Wrap each piece individually in bubble wrap. Place plenty of loose Styrofoam or crunched up newspaper in the voids and cavities in the box as you pack. Put packing material in the top of the box and seal it with packing tape. Label and mark the boxes “fragile” and identify which room they go into. Make sure not to place heavy boxes on these items to avoid crushing.
Power Tools, Maintenance Equipment, and Other Mechanical Devices
Follow the instructions in your owner’s manual or contact the original manufacturer if you no longer have the manual for advice. Remove all fuel, check lubricant levels or remove lubricant to avoid spillage. Its best to treat tools, metal items, and other equipment with rust protector first, or at least wipe them down with an oily rag. We do not recommend the use of WD-40 as it is not intended to prevent rust. Do not put these items in boxes; however wrap them in plastic or cloth tarps and secure with rope or heavy tape. Label each item after covering. Do not put boxes or other heavy items on top of your mechanical items.
Self storage allows you to:
• Choose the right amount of space to suit your needs.
• Select the right length of time you will need to store your items.
• Pay only for the space you need.
Files, Records And Other Documents
Books should be packed flat to protect their spines, or, if packed vertically, with like books and tightly so they cannot sag or move. Suitable archive boxes or packing cartons should be in sizes that can be carried and moved easily. Not only will you save space and offer the best protection for your goods or records, but your goods will also be easier to retrieve. Fill empty pockets in the boxes with packing materials. Make sure that all boxes are clearly labeled to easily identify contents. Lighter boxes should always be placed on top to prevent collapse of those underneath
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