Can you run your business from a storage unit?

By 20/06/2022Top Tips
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With rent being at an all-time high and office space is a premium we see many businesses asking if they can run their business from our storage units. Today we will cover everything you need to know about using business storage units.

Can you use a storage unit as an office?

You can’t legally register a storage unit as a business address. This is because of legislation, insurance, liabilities and more. But an easy fix for this is to register your home as your business address and then use a storage unit to run your business from.  

If you do need an office then a storage unit isn’t the right choice for you, but for many other businesses, a storage unit can help them run a profitable business.

What types of businesses can use a storage unit?

Online websites that require a place to store their stock are a great choice for storage units as you can hire more storage space as your business grows.  

A storage container is a much cheaper option than a warehouse too so it makes it easier for start-up businesses to grow their business. If you sell on eBay, Etsy, Facebook marketplace or gumtree then hiring a storage unit may be a good choice for your business.

Any online seller who is starting will know how manic it can become when you start selling from your home so if you want to avoid your home being overrun and parcels or items going missing, a storage unit is a great choice.

Tradesmen can also benefit from self-storage containers. Often you hear of stories where tradesmen have had their vans broken into and their tools were stolen. This event happens up and down the country and keeping your tools in your van is going to cause you problems at some point. Instead of risking your tools and making your van a target you can use a secured storage container that has around-the-clock CCTV monitoring.

Office workers especially those in the legal field also have use for storage containers. Office space is expensive so having a room for old documents doesn’t make sense. Storage units on the other hand are affordable and a benefit of hiring a storage space is that your office doesn’t get cluttered with out-of-date documents.

What are the benefits of using a storage unit for your business?

With the cost of living crisis, all of us are looking to save money here and there. One of the main benefits of using a storage container for your business is that it’s one of the most affordable options. New businesses can sign up and start using a unit right away. We don’t have long contracts either like some other options and as your business grows you can rent more space without having to commit to a long lease.

Storage units are also secure. Investing your hard-earned money into something and having it stolen or damaged can be devastating. With a storage container, you minimise that risk. All containers are secure and are monitored 24 hours a day.

Freeing up business space can be a problem for some businesses, but using a storage container can allow you to get around that. Bulky furniture that you don’t use but don’t want to get rid of can be put into storage, instead of the alternative of finding a new office space.

Final Thoughts

Storage containers come in a wide range of sizes and have multiple uses. If you would like to see how our storage units can help you then get in touch with our team. We have storage units in East London and have great deals on business storage.