We are delighted to let you know that Kangaroo Self Storage has gained the highest service award by well-known review site, Feefo.
All our self storage stores across Scotland in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee have won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award. An independent seal of excellence, the verified award recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.
Feefo gives Platinum Trusted Service awards to businesses that have achieved the Feefo Gold standard for three consecutive years or more. The Feefo Gold Trusted Service award recognises organisations that have collected at least 50 Feefo reviews in a year and have achieved a service rating of at least 4.5.
Our boss, Chris said: “We’re very excited to receive this award because it’s based on the feedback of our customers, who are the most important judges of all. It recognises how hard the whole team works to give all our customers the best possible experience, especially in the recent tough times. Everyone at Kangaroo is fully committed to the highest quality of service, we know it’s important for us to listen, understand and respond to all our customers. The beauty of Feefo is that the feedback and information we receive enables us to improve constantly. So a big thank you to our customers too.
“At Kangaroo we make storage simple. We understand that our customers often use storage at challenging or uncertain times in their lives – so service can make all the difference. Our teams understand this and work really hard to support our customers and make this process as hassle free as it can be. I’m delighted that the team’s hard work has been so clearly recognised!”
Congratulating the team at Kangaroo on winning the award, Steph Heasman, Director of Customer Success at Feefo, commented: “The Trusted Service award has always been about recognising companies that are outstanding in customer experience and generate great feedback from happy customers.
“Despite the incredible challenges of a global pandemic, so many companies using Feefo have continued to provide remarkably high levels of service and they deserve a huge amount of credit for what they have achieved.“
Did you know you can run a business from a storage unit? At Kangaroo Self Storage, we offer plenty of units for clients in need of business storage, as well as clients who need office space or somewhere to keep their stock. You don’t have to let paperwork overtake your home – instead, opt for a storage unit to keep your work and personal life separate.
To commemorate our 15 years in business, Kangaroo is looking into 15 types of businesses that can run out of storage units. If you’re about to set up a business or have just started a company and are in need of space, check out how our storage facilities can help.
Benefits of Using a Storage Unit
There are several reasons why you should use a storage unit for your business. For example, renting an office can quickly become expensive, especially because you must pay utility bills on top of your rent. Seasonal businesses will also need more space during certain times of the year but, when things are quieter, they can end up paying for space they don’t need.
By choosing one of our units, you’re not obligated to stay for a long period of time. We offer flexible agreements that allow you to leave as soon as you no longer need storage, and you’ll also find it easy to scale the space you need up or down.
We don’t charge any business rates, service fees or utility bills. All units are also under 24/7 security and have protection against intruders and fire. You can rest assured that your possessions will be safe at all times.
1. Online Shop
If you run an online shop, you know how easy it is to find yourself surrounded by boxes… to avoid your home becoming a fulfilment centre, you can use a storage unit instead, as it allows you to keep inventory, merchandise, and more – it even allows you to take pictures or videos of your products.
By choosing a unit, your home will remain tidy, and you don’t have to spend money on a dedicated office. Take a look at how our units can help online shops.
2. Arts and Crafts
Many people have started – or are interested in starting – a business selling homemade items. However, these types of business can take up a lot of room, as you need the space to keep your materials and your final products, not to mention the space to actually make them.
Your very own unit will help with this, so you can grow your arts and crafts business without worrying about running out of room.
3. YouTube Business
Nowadays, more and more people are becoming YouTubers or using the platform to sell their products. To film an item, a vlog, a how-to video or an ad, you need space; preferably, space that you can decorate as you please! With Kangaroo, you can add your own branding to a unit and film your videos without interruptions.
4. Writing Business
Some people work better in silence and without being interrupted so, if you’re a writer, our storage units can provide you with a dedicated writing room where you can shut off the outside world and work in peace and quiet.
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 a range of purposes, from inventory keeping to fundraising.
6. Photo Studio
Are you a professional photographer? At Kangaroo, our storage units are perfect as a studio, especially because you can add any lighting or backgrounds you want to the scene. If you photograph events, like weddings, you can even add a desk and computer in the unit in order to edit the photos. We have all the space you could possibly require, since we offer a range of unit sizes, so speak to us if you’d like more information.
7. Independent Publisher
Small publishers often have a lot of products to move and need the necessary room to keep them, be it books or magazines, for example. Our units will give you plenty of dedicated space to store everything, pack it all, and make sure it’s all ready to go to shops and industry events.
You can be confident that your stock will be secure and clean, so that nothing becomes damaged whilst in storage.
As a landscaper or gardener, you do all your work outdoors, but you still need a place to keep your machinery and equipment. Tools of the trade are expensive, so you can’t simply leave them in your van. 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 have the peace of mind of knowing that your shovels, hedge trimmers, lawn aerators, and more, are safe and sound – and ready for you to collect them at a moment’s notice. For instance, we’re offering 24-hour services at our Glasgow facility (and have plans for Edinburgh later in the year), allowing you to easily retrieve your business tools at any time of day or night.
9. Local Contractors
Contractors like builders and plumbers also need a safe space to store business materials and tools. We offer equipment storage services and units that range from the smaller 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.
If you want to move to a smaller or bigger unit, don’t hesitate to let us know. The process is easy and straightforward.
10. Theatre Company
Our units can be used 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. And our units make great spaces for practicing and rehearsing as well.
11. Fashion Designer
Another thing that can quickly get out of hand is to run your sewing or fashion designer business from home. Even if you live in a large house or flat, finding the necessary space for all your fabrics, models and a sewing machine can be tough. At Kangaroo Self Storage, you’ll be able to 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.
12. Event Organiser
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 many 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 we’ve seen, selling items can become an easier and faster process 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 (which is not viable as you grow your business anyway), you can put them into storage and relax knowing they’re protected against accidental damage and theft.
Maybe you sell appliances or maybe you’re in the furniture business – no matter what you’re selling, you want to make sure that you can retrieve your products at all times and that only you have access to them.
14. Sports Club or Gym
Gym equipment is bulky and heavy, so it’s not feasible to run a fitness business from your home unless you have plenty of space – something most people don’t have. From machines to marketing tools, you can store it all with Kangaroo.
15. Cake Decorator
While you may not be baking cakes in your Kangaroo self storage unit, you can still make use of that space to decorate your creations. You can set up lights and tables as you see fit and, with a base of operations close to your clients, you can finish a cake and deliver it immediately too.
We also accept deliveries on your behalf so that you don’t have to visit your unit regularly if you don’t need to, allowing you more time to grow your business. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Kangaroo Self-Storage has just appointed Bryan Lee as our new Chief Financial Officer.
Bryan has almost 25 years of experience in industry and commerce and has held leadership positions in a range of businesses, from household names to those private-equity-backed and family-owned. (more…)
The number of businesses online has been rising for a long time. 2020 saw a boom in online businesses like no other. According to Growth Intelligence, more than 85,000 businesses launched online stores or joined the online marketplace in the first few months following the first lockdown.
In a post-pandemic era, businesses need to be more flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances. Self-storage can help play an essential role in this, but how can Kangaroo Self Storage help businesses move online?
Keeps Costs Low
Kangaroo offers a wide range of storage spaces for businesses at great prices. If you’re thinking of moving your business online, a storage unit allows you to store your inventory safely and securely. Our self-storage services are tailored to your requirements and are ideal for companies that need to store excess stock, expand their operations or create more space at home or in the office.
At Kangaroo, we do not charge business rates, security fees or utility bills. The costs you save with us can be invested in your business instead.
Our services offer your business the flexibility it needs, allowing you to rent as much space as you require only for as long as you need and no longer. In uncertain times when you want to minimise your financial exposure, storage space can reduce your high street presence.
When you rent storage space with Kangaroo, you can reduce your overheads with our fixed rates, so you always know exactly where you stand with your cash flow.
Free Up Space
It can be a challenge to store your entire inventory for an online business without a physical premises.
But when you have a dedicated storage unit, you don’t need to rely on storing boxes and packages in your home. At Kangaroo, we have storage units in a vast range of sizes, so you can easily find a unit that is as big or small as you need for your requirements, available when you need it. You can scale your unit up or down for no extra cost to suit your business as it develops.
Units as Fulfilment Centres
Our self-storage units are great for storing stock, but they can also be used as a mini fulfilment centre. You can request lighting and racking so you can organise your space exactly how you need it. You can pack and label your items easily, ship boxes to where they need to go and keep your dedicated space organised to meet your needs.
At Kangaroo we have everything you need, from shelves, desks, computers and a fast internet connection. So you can move your business online with minimal disruption, just as fast as you can set up your website. Simply move in your business and take advantage of our self-storage units.
Get Flexible Office Space
Businesses need to be flexible, and Kangaroo provides a flexible service to suit. We adapt to you, not the other way around.
We offer incredible deals and services, including a flexible storage agreement from as little as just seven days. So you won’t be tied down to any long-term contracts, great for start-ups and established companies. You are in complete control of your storage space, able to run your business as you see fit and control the costs.
If your business changes during your stay with us, you can scale up to a bigger unit or downsize at any time, such as if you take a big delivery or want to cut costs. We make it easy for you so that you can focus your business.
When you rent a unit for 12 weeks, get six weeks free!
Lose the Retail Space
Storage units make it easier than ever for businesses to move online because they remove the need for a physical retail space. If you no longer want to pay rent for a premises you are not using fully, or you want to switch to online operations completely, you can rely on storage units to give you the space you need.
Whether you are an eBay seller, a YouTube business or anything in between, a self-storage unit has a wide range of uses. It can be used to store your merchandise, but our business customers also use our units as an office or even a studio to create product listings or photograph items for their online store.
Kangaroo is ideal for those needing business storage, as you can save on rent while also benefiting from a goods receipt service. You could also combine your rental with other services such as our mailbox service. Our units have free Wi-Fi too.
Enjoy Fully Secure Storage Facilities
Security and safety will likely be high on your list of things you want from a storage unit. At Kangaroo Self Storage, you can have peace of mind knowing your belongings are always safe with us due to our 24/7 security systems, access door entry controls, intruder alarm systems and fire and safety precautions.
All our stores are completely COVID-secure. Our staff wear face coverings while providing a friendly service, and there are sanitation stations in our loading bays. Our facilities are deep cleaned throughout the day to ensure most commonly touched areas like PIN pads and door handles are being cleaned regularly.
Why is Kangaroo Self Storage the Right Option?
Our storage facilities offer clean, modern units for you and your business needs, be it for office space, offsite stock room or large space storage. We can even provide you with drive-up units for your stock. Our services are very cost-effective and ideal for businesses that are just starting up and don’t require a high street presence, or for those wanting to scale down and move their business online.
So whether you no longer need retail space or you’re setting up an online business, Kangaroo can give you the flexibility you need for your business.
The team here at Kangaroo Storage would like to wish all of our valued customers a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
It means the world to us that you choose to use our services, and we have been working tirelessly to ensure your storage solutions haven’t been interrupted despite the challenging year we have all had. Thank you to everyone for continuing to use Kangaroo Storage, we have some exciting plans for 2021, so watch this space!
Monday 21st December 8am – 6pm
Tuesday 22nd December 8am – 6pm
Wednesday 23rd December 8am – 6pm
Thursday 24th December 9am – 2pm
Friday 25th December – Closed & No Access To Customers
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Tuesday 29th December 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 30th December 9am – 4pm
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When starting a new business, every penny counts, which is why so many new companies start at home. Working from home can save you money, but you can quickly run out of space, especially with the whole family spending more time at home these days.
Renting or outright buying an office space is a costly venture, and in these uncertain times, it can be risky too. A great option is to use a self-storage unit as an office space, as they offer a low-cost alternative without a long-term contract.
At Kangaroo Self Storage, we believe in supporting start-up businesses and so we offer business storage in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. Many businesses have set up shop in our storage units, as they provide many benefits, including:
Wide variety of unit sizes
Accept deliveries on your behalf
Wide Variety of Units
At Kangaroo, we offer a large number of storage units at our centres for you to choose from, which are ideal for your needs. We know that every business has its own size requirements, so we have units that range from a small 16sq ft locker to a 500sq ft unit.
You can take a look at our full range of unit sizes to figure out which one is right for you and your business.
With a wide range of units to choose from, Kangaroo can make the running of your business just that bit easier. Working from home is great to start with, but space soon becomes scarce, and your stock will encroach on the dining room table or kitchen counter. Keep your home life and work separate with cost-effect storage.
Our storage units are dry, clean and modern, allowing you to separate your personal and professional life with ease. If you need to meet clients or work partners, they can also be a great option, as they can help you present a professional front to your business. Whether you’re a tradesperson or an eBay seller, you will find what you’re looking for with Kangaroo.
There are many advantages to choosing business storage with Kangaroo and using a storage unit as an office. For starters, you will have complete flexibility from day one, which will be incredibly important to you as a business owner.
When your business starts to take off, Kangaroo makes it super easy for you to scale up to a bigger storage unit. The same applies to downsizing, whether to cut costs or because it suits your business better. Whatever your needs or reasons, you can switch to a smaller or bigger storage unit completely free of charge.
We have flexible agreements starting at just seven days, so you can rent for as long as you need and no longer. You can also take advantage of our special offers such as six weeks of free storage when you rent for at least twelve weeks.
Another benefit of choosing Kangaroo is that we have no business fees or hidden costs.
Whether you are a start-up or a well-established company, we offer a unique and tailored service to all our customers that provide you with cost-effective self-storage.
We do not charge business rates because we want to help you grow your business instead of spending too much money on storage space. You also won’t have to pay utility bills, and we don’t charge security fees.
Using our storage units as office space is a cost-effective way to run your company that you should consider today. We are on hand to answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate to talk to us if you would like to know more about our business storage options.
We want to support any essential businesses and customers that are classed as key workers. Kangaroo has remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Health and safety is incredibly important to us, and we know it’s important to you too. Behind their masks, our staff are still providing the same friendly service you can expect. We ask that you also wear a face-covering when in-store and use our sanitation stations in the loading bays.
Rest assured that we have implemented cleaning routines throughout the day to ensure that the most commonly touched areas are regularly sanitised. This includes:
Communal door handles
We ask that you also adhere to the social distancing measures currently in place.
The security of your business assets and belongings is crucial. Kangaroo has 24-hour security systems in all our stores that allow us to monitor the facilities and control access. Each site has access door entry controls, allowing us to monitor who has access and when, as well as security alarms that are active throughout all stores.
Additional Advantages of Choosing Kangaroo Self Storage
We pride ourselves on offering top-notch service to all our customers, which is why we provide additional benefits such as:
Pallet trucks, trolleys and forklift trucks –this machinery is at your disposal to help you to move things around with ease (and we do not charge you extra for using them).
Shredding service – certified and secure document shredding for your business.
Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you run your business from a self-storage unit.
As the UK lockdown starts to ease and businesses can get back to operating fully, you’re probably making plans to ensure that you’re premises are compliant with the latest guidelines. Here is where you could benefit from flexible business storage. Surplus furniture in your place of business may make it tricky to ensure that customers can adhere to social distancing measures, so self-storage can help you out.
But regardless of whether the pandemic is affecting your business, there are several things you can do to prepare to store your items in self-storage and maximise the use of the storage space.
Security of your belongings is likely to be your biggest concern, which is why we employ the best security strategies and technologies to ensure 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. Your storage unit will have your own personal padlock, so only you have access to it.
You don’t want a facility that doesn’t make security a priority, but you also don’t want to spend an extortionate amount. That’s why Kangaroo Self Storage provide extremely competitive rates for self-storage, as well as a number of special offers and deals to ensure that you are getting the best possible price for your self-storage needs. Get a quote today to find the right unit for you.
Another important consideration is the size of the unit. Too small and there won’t be enough space for all your belongings, too big, and you’ll be wasting money. That’s why we have a wide range of storage facilities from just a locker to a 500ft sq unit. Our experienced team can advise you on the right kind of size to choose.
As well as a number of promotions and competitive pricing, we also offer a free pick up service that you can take advantage of, making moving your belongings even more hassle-free. And should you need to change the size of your unit at any point during your stay, you can do so free of charge.
Get Organised in Time
As a business owner, it’s essential to be very organised, including how you prepare to move your items into storage. Sort out your furniture and/or equipment and decide what you will need to keep in the office and on site, and what you will need to clear out so you can adhere to social distancing guidelines. This will help you determine how much bubble wrap and boxes you are likely to need to protect your items during transit.
Consider how long you want to keep your items in storage so you can take advantage of our fantastic promotions, such as getting up to six weeks free storage when you keep your belongings with us for more than 12 weeks. Depending on how long you plan to stay, you could take advantage of some of these offers and save money, so make sure you factor that into your decision.
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 is not ideal and, as a business owner, you’re unlikely to have that kind of time to spare.
Our boxes and packaging shop has everything you need to move your items into storage, such as boxes of varying sizes, bubble wrap, tape, padlocks and more.
Consider your boxes when packing your items. Things like televisions and computer monitors will require specialised boxes where they can be kept safe from breakage. Don’t overload your boxes with too much, either. If they become too heavy, they will be a nightmare to shift and could end up breaking through the bottom of the box. Distribute heavy items across many boxes with lighter items to ensure no box becomes too heavy to move easily.
Tape your boxes shut and write on them to mark where they are going to be stored, and which way up to stack them. This will help keep fragile items from breaking. Any furniture pieces that can be dismantled should be taken apart to maximise the amount of space in your unit.
Streamline Access to the Unit
You will want to access your belongings quickly, especially if you’re pressed for time. Planning an excellent layout for your unit is essential for this reason.
Create aisles in the unit so you won’t have to remove boxes to find what you’re looking for. Shelves will help keep smaller items within easy reach and free up floor space. Make sure everything you could want access to is in easy reach within your unit.
See You Soon
We are open seven days a week, and our hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-2pm. In accordance with government guidelines, you should enter the store via our loading bay and not the reception. We ask that you please make use of the available sanitation bay and observe social distancing guidelines, as well as wear a face mask while in store.
Short-term storage is perfect for those who only need storage space for a few days or weeks and who do not want to be tied into a lengthy contract.
At Kangaroo Self Storage, we believe that our customers should not be paying for a unit for longer than they need it. So, that’s why we offer the best deals and storage options for you, including a flexible storage contract for as little as seven days.
We will give you all the reasons why short-term business storage is right for you, including:
As a solution to your office situation
For relocating to a new office
For business storage
For seasonal stock
For office renovations
To archive documents.
So, let’s take a look and discover whether short-term storage is right for you.
1 – As a Solution to Your Office Situation
Due to the current global situation, there is plenty of uncertainty in the marketplace. Businesses everywhere are unsure about whether to choose remote working or returning to the office, or whether to downsize to a smaller office. You may want to go with a completely different kind of space.
Self-storage can provide you with the time to consider what your business really needs.
When you store the likes of desks, chairs, office equipment and furniture, it is much easier to assess how much space you need, or what you need in the office. You may decide that remote work is the right choice for your company, or you may want a dedicated office for client meetings.
Kangaroo can provide you with a workspace ideal for your needs. Our units vary widely in size, from tiny 16sq ft lockers to humungous 500sq ft units. They are ideal for office storage to keep your inventory safe or fulfil online orders.
2 – For Relocating to a New Office
Moving is a stressful time, whether it’s to a new home or office. You may want to downsize your office due to the pandemic, or maybe you’ve discovered you actually need a larger premises. Whatever the reason, short-term storage can be exactly what you need to facilitate the move.
Storage can give you a temporary space to store your equipment or stock. At Kangaroo, you can change units completely free of charge, so you can take things out of storage or add stuff with no problems whatsoever. Simply upgrade or downgrade to a bigger or smaller unit just like that.
You will want the office move to be as smooth as possible so your employees can continue to work, with as short a period of disruption as possible.
Short-term storage can facilitate this. At Kangaroo, we have pallet trucks and trolleys at your disposal, and we have a forklift service too, making your move into and out of storage much less time-consuming.
3 – For Business Storage
You don’t need to be moving into a new space to take advantage of self-storage units. Many businesses come to Kangaroo to store equipment, tools and marketing materials. We are popular for companies that want to keep stock and fulfil orders from inside the storage unit. Ecommerce businesses use our units for storage and fulfilment while benefiting from our free delivery receipts service. We are always in, so you can manage your business without having to wait around for deliveries to arrive.
Need more space but don’t want to rent a larger premises? Storage is a great alternative, especially if you are running a business from home.
Treat the storage space as an extension of your business premises and use it to store inventory, equipment and essential documents. Self-storage from Kangaroo can be more cost-effective than using office space.
If your business has seasonal spikes and is busy for short periods throughout the year, then short-term storage can be a great idea.
Alternatively, seasonal materials that are only used intermittently throughout the year, such as Christmas decorations or sale promotional materials, can be safely stored away in self-storage until they are next needed. Whether you work from home or in the office, you likely don’t have the space required to keep everything, so a storage unit can take things off your hands, making them available when you need them.
And should there be an unexpected spike in business, you can benefit from a storage unit to keep that extra inventory on hand. With our flexible agreements, you can rent more space instantly for short periods.
5 – For Office Renovations
Are you considering having the office renovated? Knowing that you can store equipment and furniture while you do this can give you peace of mind. At Kangaroo, we will easily stow your belongings for as long as needed, a few weeks, months, years…it’s totally up to you.
And if you need storage boxes or packaging materials, you can get them at our Box Shop, as we aim to be a one-stop-shop for our customers.
So if you’re having an office revamp or expanding the space, you will likely want to keep your desks and cabinets out of harm’s way and avoid any damage or mess during construction work. Short-term storage can provide you with the reassurance you need.
6 – To Archive Documents
Business owners know that keeping documents safe is paramount, and so do we. At Kangaroo, our storage units are clean, modern and ideal for keeping your belongings safe, whether tools, furniture, laptops, uniforms or documents.
Paperwork can take up a lot of space, which is frustrating for a number of reasons, especially if your company needs to keep original documents for some time. In situations like these, archive storage can be the right choice for you, as it is cost-effective and entirely secure.
Our short-term storage space is ideal for business owners who don’t want to be tied into a long-term contract. So contact us today, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our storage services and facilities.
Everything we know about office working is changing.
While many people would already work from home, the coffee shop or a bench, they still typically had a permanent office base to go to. However, because of Coronavirus, traditional office requirements are changing. Many people who thought working from home was impossible due to the nature of their job have discovered that this isn’t the case, and they have been able to work effectively from the comfort of their own home.
Millions of UK workers have been working from home and succeeding. So we can definitely expect that the traditional office space is going to be completely transformed.
Rethink Your Office Requirements
Even though lockdown measures are easing and much more of the high street opening up, preparing to return to the office is a little more complicated than we might have expected.
Across the country, companies must ensure their premises are COVID safe, in line with government guidelines. Public transport is still restricted and with social distancing still the norm, it won’t be easy to get everyone back into the office while observing all the relevant safety measures.
For many people, remote working will become their new normal. There is also the idea of hybrid weeks, where staff spend half the week working from home and the other half in the office.
Even though social distancing will eventually be reduced, and likely stopped completely, the mentality will likely persist. People are more aware than ever of how easy it is to catch illnesses off others, and the experience of working from home will change how many people view work itself.
Digital technology has allowed for fantastic connectivity, with meetings being conducted with every attendant in a completely different place. So it’s not surprising that we’re moving away from the traditional office.
So, you may need to rethink your office requirements.
Do you really need that physical office space for all your employees? Or is there money to be saved by opting for remote working? You can save on costs or invest it in technology to make at-home working even more efficient.
While home working isn’t ideal for every kind of business, for many office workers around the world, an internet connection is all that’s needed. You can attend meetings with anyone from anywhere in the world and easily share documents with co-workers. With these kinds of technological advances, there’s no need to be physically present at all.
The Future of the Office
With a computer and internet connection, the traditional office space as we know it is likely to change. Many people won’t have to commute anymore, and others will do their jobs from where they find the most convenient.
Of course, some offices will remain the same, as not all employees will want their staff working from home and prefer the more collaborative environment where there is physical interaction. But in general, we can expect to see more employees working from home in the future.
One downside to working outside the conventional office is the lack of social interaction, but this can be mitigated by the hybrid weeks. And because people won’t need to commute (or at least not every day), they are likely to develop a better work-life balance, which will help boost their wellbeing and productivity.
Employers may rent out office space in a less expensive location or simply opt for a smaller office space as their needs change. Some business owners have even chosen to create their own office space here at Kangaroo Self Storage. Our units are perfect for both business storage and as an office space, they are equipped with everything you might need to run a business, including powerful Wi-fi.
Kangaroo Self Storage Can Help with Your Storage Needs
At-home working, or working from a café or the park, means that your makeshift office has little or no storage space. That’s where Kangaroo Self Storage can help. We offer flexible leases across our storage units, including a lowest price guarantee. We also provide a range of business-specific services too. There’s free Wi-fi, and we can accept deliveries on your behalf, so you won’t need to wait around. We have a shredding service and can provide you with pallet storage, archive storage and warehouse storage.
Even if you prefer the traditional office space, you may be thinking of downsizing to save on costs. You can rent or buy a smaller office space and have some staff working from home, or all your staff on a rotation, so only some people are in each day.
While we have been open and serving customers throughout lockdown, we ask that you still enter our stores via the loading bays and not the reception area. Our cleaning regime has been intensified, with commonly touched areas like PIN pads and door handles being frequently sanitised. We also have sanitation stations and our staff wear masks and gloves when in the storage area.
With business everywhere having to make some stark changes recently, there has never been a better time to consider business storage for your company. Covid-19 has completely transformed the way businesses in every sector operate. From more stringent hygiene regimes for those in offices and other traditional places of work, to new rotas to accommodate those working from home. The way employers run their companies, and the way employees work is changing in drastic ways.
To help you settle into this new normal, Kangaroo Self Storage is on hand providing flexible space for all your business storage needs. You’re likely to be facing some tough challenges and decisions need to be made, so here’s how you can navigate these workplace changes and keep your business operations flexible by using business storage.
Downsize the Office
Your business may be facing financial challenges now and over the last few months because of a drop in demand or perhaps you’ve even had to close part of your business operations. As such, you’re probably looking for ways to reduce your expenditure and hold on to more of your cash to get your company through this difficult time.
One of the ways to seriously save some money is to temporarily (or permanently) downsize your office space. Rent is probably one of the more costly expenditures you’re enduring at the moment, and if you have employees capable of working from home, you might be paying for space that you’re not even using.
Consider moving to a smaller space, or possibly even ridding yourself of an office entirely in favour of at-home working. Business storage can offer you a fantastic temporary storage solution for all your office equipment and furniture while you settle into your new way of working. At Kangaroo, our largest storage units are 500 sq ft, offering you plenty of space to store the entire contents of your office premises for as long as you need. We also have specifically tailored business storage spaces including pallet storage, warehouse storage and equipment storage.
Store Stock and Merchandise
You may have a surplus of stock that you haven’t yet been able to sell If this is the case, don’t sell that stock off at crazy prices because you don’t have the space needed to store it, book a storage unit and keep your inventory safe and secure with us at Kangaroo until business picks up again.
We offer very competitive rates on storage, including a 10% lowest price guarantee and great discount rates for long-term stays. So rather than cut your losses and rid yourself of unsold stock, consider putting it in storage for a future date when your sales pick up again.
Use Storage for Your Business Operations
Aside from just storing your stock or surplus furniture in a storage unit, you could even consider moving your business operations into your unit entirely to save on expensive office rent.
Storage units are large spaces that can be useful in so many ways. Whether it’s as combine office and storage for your eBay company; plain backdrop to do photoshoots and record videos, or just a peaceful place to write or undertake sewing projects, your storage unit can offer you so much more than simply storage. Take a look at a previous blog post about the kinds of businesses you can run from a storage unit.
Protect Your Assets
If all your employees are working from home and no one is in the office, you might be concerned about theft. All those computers, laptops and other costly pieces of office equipment sitting in an empty office could be at risk.
And, if working from home is something you are going to encourage your employees to do for the time being, you should consider moving your valuable business assets into a secure storage unit. At Kangaroo, we have a top-notch security system in place to ensure that your belongings are safe and sound with us. We have 24/7 CCTV cameras, a sophisticated electronic security system, a security perimeter fence and fire alarms to ensure our customers’ peace of mind. What’s more your unit is locked with your own padlock, so no one other than you has access to it.
Not only that we offer very flexible terms across all our storage units and we can provide a free collection service too. Alternatively, if you’re moving a large amount of equipment or office furniture into storage you might want to take advantage of our free 24hr transit van hire, available with our partners, Enterprise. T&Cs apply – so ask in store or take a look at our free collection page for more information.
Give yourself peace of mind by moving expensive assets into storage to keep them safe before you go back to working in the office. Or if you decide working from home is something you want to keep in place for the foreseeable future, you can store the assets with us for as long as you need until you figure out what to do with them.