You may be wondering what COVID-19 and the profound influence it has had on our lives has to do with self-storage, but because of the effects this virus has had on the way we live, work, study, and relax, we may find we need to think creatively about self-storage more than ever.

Job losses have gone up in Fareham and surrounds and the number of jobs advertised has decreased by at least 60 % due to Coronavirus. This has had an adverse effect on our community.

One of the consequences of the pandemic of 2020 is that many people have lost their jobs and are struggling financially. Most businesses and economies will take a long time to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our lifestyles have changed dramatically over a short few months, especially for those of us who may still not be able to return to our places of work.

The shock of being confined to our homes at such short notice was dramatic. Getting used to having family around 24/7, keeping our children occupied, while at the same time having to work from home to keep earning an income left many of us feeling overwhelmed and afraid of what the future may hold.

This change of work patterns, however, could well be the beginning of a permanent way of life, or certainly so it seems for the foreseeable future. As humans, we are resilient, and adapt to change. In some ways, the discomfort, insecurity, and upheaval caused by this event has made us stronger, and more determined to make the most of life.

Lockdown has Fueled Our Creativity.

Driven by the phrase “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”, and by being forced to be locked down, has given many people who may have their backs to the wall an opportunity to reinvent themselves. Not having to spend hours in the traffic each day traveling to work or taking the kids to school, we all have had more time on our hands for ourselves.

This has given us the chance to reimagine ourselves, going online to research new business opportunities, looking for gaps in the market where businesses have closed or downsized. The playing field to some extent has been leveled for us all, and those that can see the opportunities and be bold enough to grab them will emerge victorious.

This is where space to operate and grow is important. Let’s look how storage space can fit into the new way of doing business and help us recreate our future.

Establishing your Home Office

Storage units have been around for a while but have really come into their own during this pandemic. Storage units offer innovative choices for many kinds of applications, from enabling you to set up your home office area by storing your excess furniture, to using a storage unit as an office. Never has there been such a cheap storage option that offers so much flexibility as offered by Stop & Store Fareham, right around the corner from you in your town.

Let’s take a look at how renting a self-storage unit can help you with the changing status of working from home which is a reality faced by many of us in the present state of the economy. The nature of how we conduct business is changing and having a secure storage space to keep our extra belongings safely, is an appealing option.

  • Use a storage space for clearing out a home office

You may have been working from home either full time or part time due to Covid-19 and have been reluctant to make this permanent by creating a dedicated workspace. You may have felt that any day could mean the end of the lockdown and that you would be able to go back to your old office. But with the realization that this will be a permanent way of working for the foreseeable future, you have decided that it is time to turn a spare room into your home office.

Organization is key for a productive workspace and you may have to rearrange your furniture and remove beds and other furniture from the room to make it work friendly. This is likely to be your office for a while, so you need a tidy, uncluttered space to be productive.

Consider renting a storage unit at Stop & Store Fareham when you have decided to make your home office arrangement more permanent. Store your unneeded furniture, clothing, and other items safely. Our prices will please you and we have some special offers available so please contact us for details.

  • Use the storage space as your office

If you decide that working from home is not for you but your normal office is either still closed so you can’t return there, or maybe you have decided to go out on your own and start a new business, consider renting one of our storage units and converting it into an office.

With no long-term rental contracts to be signed, and a well-maintained facility protected by state-of-the-art security, a self -storage unit at Stop & Store Fareham could be your perfect office away from home. Any face to face meetings can be conducted at a coffee shop if your unit is too small to be a meeting place as well. Once you have rented one of our storage units you may access it any day of the year.

Stop & Store Fareham is conveniently situated in the Fareham Shopping Centre which is the heart of town. There is easy access to the units for convenient loading and off-loading. Our units, which vary in size from 12 sq. ft. to 200 sq. ft., are modern, steel partitioned rooms which are clean, dry, and secure. Rentals are available from 1 month to as long as you need with no contracts. Make use of our Space Calculator if you are not sure how much space you need for storage, or contact us and we can assist you.

The storage facility is fully secured with monitored CCTV and intruder alarms. This offers a secure place for business or personal storage, accessible seven days a week.

Please contact us on 01329 556174 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

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