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Your Business ‘To Do’ List for Storing Items

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It’s no secret that self-storage is a game-changer for businesses, and here at Kangaroo, we’re proud to help countless companies get organised with the help of our storage units. However, it’s not just as straightforward as renting a storage unit and all your organisational issues floating away; it takes a bit of planning and prep to get to that point.

While you might be stressed about where to start and what you need to do to get your business items safe and securely organised in your unit, we’re here to help! Today, we’re providing you with the ultimate to-do list to get you and your belongings ready for storage. From finding the perfect size unit to packing tips to make your life easier, we’re covering everything.

So, grab a paper and pen and take notes as we explore everything you need to know to get organised when storing business items!

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Research the Ideal Storage Facility

Before choosing a storage facility, you must do your research. Take into account its location, as the closer it is to your place of business, the more time and money you will save! At Kangaroo, we have business storage units across Scotland and North West England, each conveniently placed close to motorways and city centres, so you have quick and easy access between your unit and your business location.

As well as the location, you must also research how secure your items will be in their unit. We take this seriously, employing the best security and technology for the safety of your items while you store them with us. We have CCTV cameras in operation 24/7 in each of our stores, as well as an access keypad to enter the facility. You will also have your own padlock to your storage, so only you have access to it – your peace of mind is our priority.

Of course, you should also spend a bit of time researching the price of storing, but with Kangaroo, we make this simple. Our extremely competitive rates for self-storage, as well as a number of special offers and deals, guarantee you get the best possible price for your self-storage needs! Just check with the staff at your chosen location to discover what you can save.

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Which Unit Size is Best for My Business?

Another important consideration when preparing to store business items is the unit size. Too small, and there won’t be enough space for all your belongings, too big, and you’ll be wasting money. We have plenty of sizes to choose from, from lockers to 500ft sq units, and our experienced team will advise you on the right size to choose. And, if you find that you need to up- or down-size while storing, you can! Changing unit sizes is simple and something we encourage with our storers so you get the best out of your time with us.

It’s important to note that we also offer a free pick-up service that you can take advantage of, as well as forklifts, easily accessible car parks, and staff who are always happy to help, making moving your belongings from unit to unit even more hassle-free!

Get Organised in Time

As a business owner, it’s essential to be very organised, which includes how you prepare to move your items into storage. So, we recommend starting with sorting out your furniture and equipment and deciding what to keep in the office and on site and what you’ll need to clear out. As well as this being a great chance to get rid of any items you no longer need, it’ll also help you determine how much bubble wrap and boxes you’re likely to need to protect your items during transit.

Doing this in a timely manner means minimal disruptions to your company, which, of course, is a win-win for yourself as the business owner, your staff, and your customers or clients!

Pack Everything Correctly

When packing everything up for storage, make sure you label every box so everything is easy to locate. Stumbling through boxes and unpacking everything just to find one thing isn’t ideal, and, as a business owner, you’re unlikely to have that kind of time to spare.

Our Box Shop has everything you need to move your items into storage, such as boxes of varying sizes, bubble wrap, tape, padlocks and more. Taking advantage of this means only one thing: your items are secure and ready for storage! Whether you’re moving televisions and computer monitors and need specialised boxes or glassware that needs wrapping tightly in a blanket of bubble wrap, we have what you need to get your business belongings from A to B.

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Streamline Access to the Unit

Another thing to add to your to-list is to plan the layout of your unit. You’ll need to find and access your belongings quickly, so arranging an excellent layout for your unit is essential. We’ve found that creating aisles in the unit is the best way to go about it, as you won’t have to remove boxes to find what you’re looking for. Also, shelves will help keep smaller items within easy reach and free up floor space, so don’t be afraid to ask if we can add these to your unit – whatever we can do to make your time with us easier, we will!

The Kangaroo Self Storage team is available to answer any of your questions over the phone, so give us a call at 0800 012 1528 to find out more about how you can benefit from our business storage today.

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