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22 Businesses You Can Run Out of A Storage Unit

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Did you know you can run a business from a storage unit? At Kangaroo Self Storage, we offer plenty of units for clients needing business storage or office space, helping them keep their company running smoothly regardless of their industry.

So, today, we thought it would be interesting to look into the different types of businesses you can run from a Kangaroo storage unit, from plumbers to children’s entertainers and everything in between. If you’re about to set up a business, are looking to relocate, or just need some extra space, discover how our storage facilities will help.

1. Online Retailers

If you run an online shop or a retail business, you know how easy it is to find yourself surrounded by boxes and surplus stock. To avoid your home becoming a fulfilment centre, you can use a storage unit instead, as it allows you to store inventory, pack orders, and complete admin in a dedicated space. By choosing a unit, you can unblur the lines between work and home and have a specific workspace to complete tasks and store your goods.

2. Artists

One of the best things about a storage unit is that it’s a blank canvas, which is exactly what artists need to start off with. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, or illustrator, you can create art directly from your storage unit and store your supplies at the same time. Let your creativity flow and arrange your storage unit however you see fit. Put an easel at the back and your supplies organised on wracks on the walls, or leave the middle of your unit free to bring your sculptures to life – it’s completely up to you.

3. Content Creators and Influencers

Content creators and influencers can utilise storage units as a convenient solution for storing props, equipment, and merchandise, keeping their living spaces clutter-free! With readily accessible storage units, you can easily access and rotate items for different content or campaigns. Additionally, to film an item, a vlog, a how-to video or an ad, you need space; preferably, space you can decorate as you please. Storage units provide a secure and private space for creating and filming content, ensuring a professional and controlled environment away from distractions.

influencer filming a makeup tutorial in a storage unit

4. Writers

Some people work better in silence and without interruption, so if you’re a writer, our storage units will provide a dedicated writing room to shut off the outside world and work in peace and quiet. Writers can also use storage units to store their extensive book collections, research materials, and manuscripts, keeping them organised and easily accessible.

5. Charities

Running a charity or a charity shop requires a lot of space for stock and donations, not to mention important documentation. Our units are safe and clean, so you can use them for various purposes, from inventory keeping to fundraising.

Team Kangaroo are fundraisers ourselves, so we understand the need to keep everything organised and in check. So, if you need to speak with us or get advice on how best to keep your unit as a charity owner, we’d be more than happy to help.

6. Photographers

Are you a professional photographer? At Kangaroo, our storage units are perfect studios, allowing you to add lighting or backgrounds to create the perfect scene and store your other props neatly. Alternatively, if you photograph events such as weddings, you can even add a desk and computer in the unit to edit the photos. We have all the space you could require since we offer a wide range of unit sizes, so tell us if you’d like more information or help choosing the best size unit for your photoshoots.

7. Estate Agents

Estate agents can benefit from using self-storage units to store furniture and declutter homes before a viewing, creating more open and appealing spaces for potential buyers. Additionally, self-storage units provide a safe and secure location for storing clients’ personal belongings during house viewings, alleviating concerns about the privacy and safety of valuables.

storage unit with boxes and guitar inside

8. Gardeners and Landscapers

As a landscaper or gardener, you do all your work outdoors but still need a place to keep your machinery and equipment, especially during the winter when you may not be as busy. Tools of the trade are expensive, so you can’t simply leave them in your van, and you may not be able to keep them at home either since they tend to be bulky.

By storing the equipment in one of our units, you’ll know that your shovels, hedge trimmers, lawn aerators, and more are safe, sound, and ready to collect at a moment’s notice.

9. Tradespeople

Contractors and those in the construction industry, such as builders, plumbers, and electricians, also need a safe space to store business materials and tools. We offer equipment storage services and units ranging from 16 square feet to over 500 square feet. This means we can accommodate all sorts of machinery and equipment, so you don’t have to worry about running out of space.

10. Theatre Companies

We’re proud to say you can use our units for virtually anything, including a storage space for theatre companies! Due to the many sizes we provide, you can store your set design, costumes, lighting, props, and more, without a hassle at Kangaroo.

As well as storage, our larger units would make the perfect rehearsal space. With an empty self-storage unit as your stage, you can rehearse on your own or with a group, all with one easy meet-up point to get ready before your big show.

11. Fashion Designers

Something that can quickly get out of hand is running a fashion designer business from home. Finding the necessary space for all your fabrics, mannequins, and a sewing machine can be tough, even if you live in a large house or flat. At Kangaroo Self Storage, you can work without interruptions and have all the space you require for your equipment.

No more struggling with surfaces at home! We also have plenty of boxes and other materials at our Box Shop, which you can use to store designs or pack completed projects before sending them off to clients.

padlocks in kangaroo self storage box shop

12. Event Planners

As an event organiser, staying on top of everything is important – in fact, it’s what you’re paid to do. From binders to advertising materials, space can quickly run out, leaving you struggling for a way to store everything efficiently and safely. However, this isn’t the case with storage space. When you choose one of Kangaroo’s units, you can securely keep your clients’ information, store all materials and promotional equipment when not in use, and sit down to plan your next big job in peace and quiet.

13. Luxury Items Seller

As mentioned earlier, selling items is easier if you rent a unit to store all products. The same is true for high-end and high-cost items. Instead of risking leaving the items in your garage or spare bedroom (which isn’t viable as you grow your business anyway), you can put them into storage and relax, knowing they’re protected against accidental damage and theft.

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we take your security seriously and have a range of measures in place to protect your belongings, such as 24-hour CCTV and burglar alarms.

14. Sports Club Owners

Gym equipment is bulky and heavy, so running a sports club from your home is impossible unless you have plenty of space, which most people don’t have. Sports club owners can utilise storage units as a convenient solution for storing sports equipment, gear, and supplies in one centralised location. With a storage unit, club owners can keep their facilities clean and organised, making managing and maintaining inventory easier.

At Kangaroo, we also offer secured drive-up units in Wirral, meaning you don’t need to navigate corridors and stairs; you can simply drive to your unit and load or unload.

kangaroo drive up storage units

15. Art Collectors

Art collectors will benefit from using a storage unit to safely store and protect their valuable art collections when they’re not on display. Our storage units offer those in the art industry the perfect environment that helps preserve the condition of delicate and sensitive artworks and keep them safe. In addition, with a storage unit, art collectors can also maintain an organised collection inventory, making it easier to rotate artworks or prepare for exhibitions or auctions. Furthermore, storage units provide enhanced security measures such as 24-hour CCTV and individual locking mechanisms, ensuring the art collection is kept safe and confidential.

16. Property Managers

Property managers can utilise a storage unit as a convenient space to store extra furniture, appliances, or supplies for staged showings or model units. By having a storage unit, property managers can easily rotate and update the inventory of their furnished units, keeping them fresh and attractive to potential tenants. Additionally, storage units provide a secure location to store important documents, such as lease agreements, maintenance records, and tenant information, ensuring easy access and organisation.

17. Entertainers

Whether you’re a princess for children’s birthday parties or a dancer with a range of props and costumes, we have the storage you need to get ready to entertain. Those in the entertainment industry can run their business from a storage unit by storing equipment, props, and costumes when they are not being used for performances. With a storage unit, entertainers can keep their living spaces clutter-free and organised, making finding and transporting necessary items for gigs or events easier.

18. Teachers and Tutors

Teachers, tutors, and those in the education sector can run their business more efficiently by utilising a storage unit for storing educational materials, equipment, and supplies, ensuring easy access and organisation while freeing up valuable space in their classrooms or offices. A storage unit can also be used to store event-related items, such as audio-visual equipment or exhibition materials, providing a convenient and cost-effective solution for organising educational events and activities.

19. Refurbishment Companies

Self-storage units are the perfect place for refurbishment companies to run their business from. This is because they can utilise storage units to store and organise their tools, equipment, and supplies during a renovation project. This allows for easier access to the necessary items, increases efficiency, and keeps the work area clutter-free.

Not only this, but they could actually complete their refurbishments in their storage units, too! In fact, Cheshire Pianos have been using our self-storage in Warrington for many years to complete their intricate refurbishment work.

cheshire pianos kangaroo self storage

20. Painters and Decorators

Another business that could be easily ran from a storage unit is a painting and decorating company. As mentioned, our units are the perfect space for storing equipment, supplies and tools, saving space and keeping everything organised, leading to increased productivity. Additionally, a storage unit can function as a workspace where they could prepare materials and store their work in progress, making it easier to transport items to a job site and complete projects on time and within budget.

21. Fitness Instructors

Similarly to sports club owners, fitness instructors can utilise business self-storage units to help with the smooth operation of their company. As well as storing bulky workout equipment, such as weights, barbells, and mats, they can complete admin in their unit. Fitness instructors and PTs often work closely with clients, providing them with 1-1 training, meal plans, and workout guides, sometimes delivering their service in person, but this is often done online. All this work can be completed in the unit on video calls, so you can train your clients in a private and quiet space, surrounded by all the equipment and tools you’ll need.

22. Musicians

Whether you’re a music teacher, you’re writing your own music, or you’re in need of a private and quiet practice room, self-storage units give you the space you need. Of course, they also make the perfect storage rooms for your valuable and bulky instruments and musical equipment, giving you easy access to take to the stage whenever you need.

So, whatever your business venture is, and whichever industry you work in, it’s clear that our self-storage units can help you run your company smoothly. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we have locations across Scotland and North West England, including:

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information or to request a quote for your storage unit from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

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