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…)
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.