Storage lockers can be used for more than just personal storage. In fact, business can owners benefit greatly from the low costs that a storage locker presents for their business. As a business owner, how can you mobilize a storage locker in your own dealings and reap the benefits of this useful asset?
1) Use a locker instead of leasing more real estate – As a growing business, you may soon find yourself bursting at the seams of your current office or business space. Because many businesses are required to hold on to old files and documents and store them in boxes or old filing cabinets, they find that after a few years, these documents begin to clutter up valuable floor space. If they need to hire on new staff, that room formerly used as the storage closet may need to be converted to additional office space. And while leasing more office space or building more on-site storage are two good idea’s to deal with office overflow, these options can be extremely costly and unsustainable in the long run if your goal is to continue to grow. Consider sending your overflow of documents to a secure off-site storage locker. This option can be significantly less costly than on-site storage, and you can free up office space and present a cleaner appearance for customers and clients.
2) Use a locker to store seasonal or over-stock items A storage locker is a great option for retail businesses. As Summer becomes Fall and so on, the nature of your businesses’ stock will shift accordingly. But what do you do with all your unsold winter coats (for instance) once the temperature goes up? Rather than overloading your on-site stockroom, an off-site storage locker is a great alternative. Whether storing holiday decorations, seasonal merchandise or overstocked items, a storage locker is a cheap, accessible and effective way of keeping your stock safe until the following year. By the way, when you bring those coats out next year at 50% off, let me know…ok?
3) Use a locker while your office is renovated Office renovations are also a great time to look into a business storage locker. The inherent messiness that comes with any construction project can pose significant risks for items around the office. Documents may accidentally get wet, expensive office furniture may have paint dripped on it and additional obstructions make it hard to maneuver around the office. By transferring office contents to a storage locker, you keep everything safe from damage and debris during your office renovation.
4) Use a locker for sensitive documents needing added security Sometimes the security of our office or business space is not adequate to ensure the safety of particularly sensitive materials. In cases like these, an added-security storage locker may be beneficial for your business. Planet Storage offers its customers both an electronically coded entry and individually alarmed units. All movement is logged within the computer system so you can see exact times that your locker was accessed and the facility also has 24-hour video surveillance, security lighting, insurance options and an on-site manager during business hours.