Renting a self-storage unit is an excellent option for small businesses. Whether running your business from home or office, having an affordable and secure place to put your documents and inventory will help you stay organized. Further, the convenience of U-Lock-It Self Storage Belleville's 24-hr gate access gives your schedule flexibility. For these reasons, we are proud to host many small businesses, from food trucks to lawn care companies.
While you're not allowed to sell items from your storage unit, it's still a convenient and secure place to keep inventory. That said, you'll need to stay organized and make sure items are correctly stored and easy to access. Below are three tips on how to keep inventory in your self-storage unit.
Our indoor self-storage units come in four sizes, so make sure you choose the right one. Before securing your storage unit, take inventory measurements and estimate how much room it will take at its peak. If need be, you can always rent another unit, but keeping track of your inventory is easier if it's secured in one place. Next, make a detailed list of all your merchandise and equipment that you'll be storing. Thankfully, there are many inventory management software options.
We offer insurance at U-Lock-It, and we can't stress enough how worth it is, especially if you're a business owner. Even though we keep our facilities well-maintained and secure, unfortunate events can still happen. You'll sleep easy knowing that your inventory has an extra security layer when you purchase your unit insurance. Doing so is simple, and we'll offer it to you during sign-up. Of course, you'll have to double-check with your accountant, but a business' insurance expenses are usually tax deductible.
Proper storage is key
First, check with our front office about what type of inventory you plan to store before renting a unit. For example, some items, such as food and scented candles, are not allowed since they attract pests. Next, ensure your inventory is adequately sealed, packaged, and protected. As a Michigander, you know we can experience a range of temperatures and weather, so make sure your items are packaged in a way to handle fluctuations. Heavy plastic bins with secure lids and bubble wrap are your friends! Finally, when adding the inventory to your self-storage unit, make sure you're able to access your items in a safe and manageable way. For example, don't store things you need easy access to under heavier items you don't use as much.
We understand what it takes to run a small business, so we proudly offer an affordable and secure alternative to expensive retail and warehouse spaces. Further, you'll find when researching top self-storage facilities near you that U-Lock-It's 24-hr access is a must for business owners.
If you're searching for self-storage solutions for your business, please get in touch with us for more information. We hope to see you soon!