Packing Books into a Box

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.

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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.

At Kangaroo, we offer self storage in Edinburgh, self storage in Dundee and self storage in Glasgow. Our stores all offer the same fantastic security measures, and each one is staffed by a friendly and knowledgeable team who would be more than happy to help you with any enquires you might have. Give us a call today on 088 012 1528 to book your unit and find out more about how we can help your business in this challenging time with business storage solutions.

Packing customer's orders in box

For many business owners, this is a time of much uncertainty. Carrying on as normal as possible may seem difficult, or downright impossible, with everything that’s going on at the moment; however, while there is no denying that things have changed, one thing hasn’t: you can still run your business from your storage unit. (more…)

25 sq ft storage room partially full

At Kangaroo Self Storage, you will find the perfect storage unit for your business. Whether you own a start-up, run a charity or an established business, our business storage units in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow can help you to run your company.

But how do you make sure you pick the right kind of storage facility and business storage unit? There are several different things to consider before you make your decision, here’s seven of them:

The Size of Storage Unit

The size of the unit is important. Consider how you want to use the unit, what and how much you want to store inside, and if the space is suitable. A half-full unit is not cost-effective, so make a list of everything going into storage as this way you will be confident in your choice of unit size and get an accurate quote. Our website can help you work out the space you need and our friendly team will be able to offer more advice too – remember, they’re the experts.

However, remember to include some extra space to account for anything that might go into storage at a later date. While Kangaroo allows you to upscale or downscale your units free of charge, you don’t want the hassle of having to re-pack and unpack everything into a bigger storage unit.

Is Your Home Office Too Small?

When you think you’re done working from home, either because you’re running out of space or you can’t focus with all those distractions, it could be time to consider a business storage unit. Units can provide you with the space you need to run your business with no interruptions.

A storage unit can also help you to reclaim your home. Running your own business from home might seem like a good idea at first when you need to keep costs low, but it can soon get on top of you and completely take over. You could end up losing important documents without a proper place to store everything. Keeping your work life and your home life separate is essential for your wellbeing, and a self-storage unit can help you create a dedicated space for your business.

Think About the Location

Where the storage centre is located could be crucial. For example, our storage units are located in major cities across Scotland. At our Edinburgh store, we’re in Sighthill, just off the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720), so we can be seen clearly from the A71 Calder Road, the main access road from the west in and out of Edinburgh. Our accessible locations make us ideal for business owners leading busy lives.

You will also need to consider if you want regular access to your stored belongings. If you need to visit frequently, you will need a self-storage company that offers that kind of arrangement. At Kangaroo, we are open seven days a week, so you pick up your equipment and stock every day.

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Security of the Company

What good is a business self-storage facility if they can’t guarantee the safety of your belongings?

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we know how important it is to you, to store your business assets safely and securely. We provide 24-hour digital CCTV both inside and outside the building to monitor all entrances and exits, a sophisticated alarm system and a coded electronic gate to access the premises. Whether it’s day or night, you won’t need to worry about your stock or equipment.

Features of the Storage Facilities and Units

To help you decide how to choose your business storage unit, consider what you will be using the unit for. For example, if you need space to store and archive important documents, you probably need a different kind or size of unit to that required to let you store and pack stock or film a YouTube video.

Aside from storage units, we also offer the likes of pallet storage so that you can store bulky or high-volume goods in our organised warehouse facility.  We provide a forklift service too.

What’s more, we also take deliveries on your behalf.  So you don’t need to wait in for your new stock orders – we’ll take care of it. You can pick up from our secure holding station at your convenience.

Different storage units will come with different features, so don’t hesitate to contact us to ask how it all works.

The Cost of the Unit

Wherever you need self-storage, you will need to consider the cost of the business storage. Cost-effectiveness is crucial for business owners, especially if you’re a new business just starting. That’s why we offer incredibly competitive prices for our units, including our lowest price guarantee. On a like for like quote, we will knock 10% off any price.

Additionally, if you store with us for long enough, you could also be eligible for free weeks of storage as part of our special offers and promotions.

Stored Boxes

Are There Any Hidden Costs?

Surprises can be nasty, especially when they’re unexpected costs. When looking for your storage space, be on the lookout for hidden expenses like utility bills. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we won’t surprise you with any additional costs. The quoted price includes everything from the storage rental, rates, service charges, utility bills and maintenance costs.   But you will need insurance and a padlock – we can help you there too, just ask our team.

Make sure you’re getting the best value for money when you choose your business storage unit. Whether you’re looking for business storage in Edinburgh, business storage in Dundee or business storage in Glasgow, contact Kangaroo Self Storage for safe, secure, competitive hassle-free storage today.


Charities, bookkeeping and eBay sellers, these are just a few of the different kinds of businesses that can be based in a storage unit. Instead of piling your kitchen table with paperwork or taking over your garage with stock, a storage unit can offer the perfect solution to keeping your work and home life separated.

Leasing an office space can be expensive; rising rents as well as the costs of utility bills and business rates along with the requirement for a long-term commitment make this option risky and costly  And, if you have the type of business that sees the demand for space fluctuate – you can often end up paying for space that just isn’t needed very often.

Well, with a storage unit from Kangaroo Self Storage, you won’t be tied to a long contract as there are no long leases. It’s also very easy to upscale or downscale to a different sized unit if you need more or less space – and there is no penalty.  With one fixed monthly invoice that includes all your business rates and utility charges – costs are transparent and easy to manage too.

Here’s a look at just some of the businesses you could base in a storage unit:

Online Seller

If you sell products online, you don’t want your house to become an order fulfilment centre. Whether you’re selling goods on eBay, Amazon or Etsy, cluttering up your home with products is never the solution. A self-storage unit can safely store your merchandise, and even provide a space to photograph it and create product listings. Moving everything into a storage unit allows you to clear up the goods piled everywhere in your house.

Online Seller Taking a Photo of Goods

Arts and Crafts

Handmade items have exploded in popularity over the years due to the growing appeal of websites like Etsy. It can be challenging to find the right place to both store the raw materials and the final products but to also craft those products in the first place. So, whether you need a workspace, a place to store your finished products prior to sale, or you need space to keep your crafting supplies, self-storage can help.

A Woman Making Jewellery

Video Business

If you run a video-making business such as a channel on YouTube, a storage unit can help make your business operations easier. The walls of your storage unit can be great as a neutral background for vlogs and instructional videos, or you can decorate as you see fit. You’ll also have the necessary quiet to film uninterrupted. No more disruptions from your home life. Our units have lighting and electricity sockets, and we also offer Wi-Fi at Kangaroo Self Storage, so you can upload your online content the same day you film it.

A Vlogger Filming

Writing Business

Don’t have your own office at home to concentrate on writing? Tired of being tempted by delicious cakes and overpriced coffee at the café instead of finishing that first draft? Or perhaps you get distracted people-watching, instead of writing? For many writers, it can be incredibly challenging to focus when surrounded by noise or constant interruptions. A storage unit could be the space that helps you concentrate on your work and boost your productivity.

Writing in a Notebook

Theatre Company

When you think of storage units, theatre is probably not what comes to mind. However, a storage unit can provide a world of benefit to businesses in the arts, such as theatre. There is an awful lot of materials needed to put on a show: costumes, props, backdrops, lighting, sound equipment etc. So, a storage unit can provide you with the space to store it all and keep everything secure and protected. You could even use the storage space for some last-minute rehearsals!

Props and Costumes


If you run a charity, it’s essential to have a dedicated space to store all the donations and any stock, as well as a place to securely keep records and sensitive information. You could also use your self-storage unit as an operations base for fundraising, including storing marketing material and competition prizes.

Group of Volunteers

Independent Publishing House

Independent publishers will deal with a lot of stock like books, brochures, magazines and pamphlets. Before shipping these materials or distributing them to retailers, you need a place to store, sort and label everything. A self-storage unit will give you all the required space you need and ensure that your products remain safe and don’t get damaged. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we have units in many different sizes, so you can expand as your company grows.

Packing Books into a Box

Photo Studio

Is there a better place than a storage unit to shoot your photos? With some simple adjustments, such as professional backdrops and lighting, no one will ever be able to tell where those photos were taken. Storage units are also an excellent space for post-production editing; just add a desk for your laptop, and you’re ready to touch up those photos.

Photography Studio


Contractors, like landscapers, can benefit from a spacious and safe place to store their equipment, supplies and tools. Not only is landscaping equipment expensive, but it’s also bulky and not easy to keep at home if you don’t have a safe space. This could be anything from lawnmowers, ladders, leaf blowers or woodchippers. Rather than disrupt your home life, store your equipment in a self-storage unit to keep it safe and secure.

Landscaping Contractor

Fashion Designer

Tired of discovering thread and fabric in every corner of your house? Don’t know where you’ve put your spare bobbins? Well, with a self-storage unit, you have the perfect space to be creative and store all your materials at the same time. Whether you need a desk to draw your designs or a power outlet to plug in your sewing machine, Kangaroo Self Storage can help by providing you with the space required to run your business.

Fashion Designer

Event Organiser

Planning events is a very methodical job that requires intense organisation skills to ensure the event runs smoothly. Carrying around binders with crucial information, keeping relevant documents lying around the house or dragging essential equipment with you every time you have to be somewhere is not making the best use of your time.

Instead, a storage unit can provide you with a secure space to keep everything from props to client information and business cards. This way, you can work in peace, be prepared for anything and plan spectacular events without worrying about missing information or materials.

Brainstorming Notes

Our storage units are perfect for business use. Whether you need to work from them or are using them for storage alone, they can take away the stress of running your business and ensure you only need to focus on your day-to-day activities.

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we also accept deliveries on your behalf, so you’re not tied to your unit 24/7. We’ll keep them safe and let you know they’ve arrived.  We provide a forklift service and we have plenty of trollies to help move your goods to your unit.

If you need self storage in Edinburgh, self storage in Dundee or self storage Glasgow, we can help; contact us today if you have any questions.


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