There aren’t many types of successful businesses that can operate for any length of time without needing extra space to store inventory, tools, equipment, and product. After all the purpose of a business is to grow and become more profitable, and this will often mean running out of space to operate during a rapid growth phase, to which a self storage facility can be the solution.

As a growing business you will eventually need to hire more staff which means additional desks, office furniture, and electronic equipment need to be added to your present space. If you cannot afford the move to bigger office immediately self storage may be the ideal solution to your lack of space. If you manufacture goods, you will need extra space to store product.

What makes a storage facility the perfect one for storing your business stuff? If you are choosing a storage provider for your business items these are some of the points to consider.

How Secure is the Self Storage Facility

Security measures at the facility you choose will most probably be at the top of your priorities. After all, you want to be confident that your business assets will not be stolen and that everything will still be there when you come by. Look for a facility that has monitored security cameras 24/7.

Make sure that access is limited to clients only and that it is well controlled. Good lighting will help deter intruders, but the monitored CCTV cameras are the most important security aspect as this will give you the confidence that someone is watching out for you even when you are not there.

What Do You Need to Store

Once you have decided what you want to put into storage you will be able to decide whether you need direct access for loading and unloading. If you have documents and files to store you will need to make sure that the unit is moisture proof to prevent your papers from being damaged by mildew and mould.

If you are unsure about whether the items you wish to store are allowed, check with the facility. The items that are not allowed may include anything that is flammable such as any petroleum products, explosives, live plants and animals, lithium batteries and anything illegal such as drugs or firearms.

The Location of the Storage Facility

This is a very important consideration as you need to take into account how often you need to access the items you store in the unit. If you are going to want access on a regular basis it will be much more convenient to be close to your base as the cost and time of a long round trip will end up being a source of frustration.

Check the Sizes of the Units

Bear in mind that when you hire a self storage unit you are paying by the square foot, so it is important to get the right sized unit in order not to pay for space that you are not using. Look for a facility which offers a wide range of options so that going forward, you can always upsize to a larger one if your needs change.

Will You Be Locked into a Contract

Is there a long term contract to be signed or is it available month to month? And is there a deposit to be paid? The benefit of hiring a storage unit at Stop & Store Fareham is that there are no contracts to be signed, and there are no extras to be paid for services.

Prepare Your Items for Storage

Once you have decided which of your items are going into storage, create an inventory list.

Make sure the furniture is clean and dust free, and that large items are disassembled to make for easier packing.

Pack documents into clear plastic bins and make sure you label each box in detail. This way you will be able to put your hands on anything easily if you need to. Plastic bins will also keep your documents safe from possible damage from moisture which can cause mould and mildew, and also damage from any insects or other vermin.

Check Customer Reviews

This will tell you what other customers of your chosen self storage facility have to say about their experiences. This is a very good way of verifying the credentials of the facility.

Finding a storage facility with these qualities will go a long way to ensuring that your business assets are kept safely out of the reach of burglars, pests, and anything else that may harm them.

Stop & Store Fareham –  Benefits for Your Business

At Stop & Store Fareham we offer you the perfect solution to storing any of your belongings in a safe environment.

Most importantly our self storage facility is fully secured with 24/7 monitored CCTV and intruder alarms, so you can rest assured that your belongings are in safe hands.

We have a state-of-the-art operating system that enables you to book and pay online for your self-storage unit. We will email you your individual PIN code so that you can access your storage unit straight away. This keeps people with no business being there out as access is strictly monitored.

Our units vary in size from 12 sq ft to 200 sq ft so whatever you wish to store you will find one that is the perfect size.

The units are safe, dry, pest controlled to ensure that your belongings stay in perfect condition.

We have a trolley that you can make use of when moving your goods in or out, and also hire out plastic stackable boxes.

Our facility is conveniently located in the Fareham Shopping Centre, which is in the heart of the town. There is easy access to load and unload your goods. Stop and Store Fareham is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm which gives you many hours of access.

Tel: 01329 556174 We look forward to hearing from you.