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.
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.