When you are moving an office or reorganizing it, you may come across a situation that requires you to temporarily store some items until they are needed for use again. The best way to solve this problem is to go in for self storage in storage facilities that are easily available in most cities. It is a facility that gives you the option of increasing the size of the unit hired as per your convenience.
Most commercial self storage facilities offer easy access through wide corridors between units, with double doors or rolling shutters that can allow you to easily store even larger pieces of equipment. It is best if you create pallets or standard sizes of packed material so that you can make the full use of the available space, both in terms of area and height. Many of these establishments that rent out space for storage, will even have forklifts and other handling equipment that can make it very easy to transport your stored material to your hired unit, and also when you need to remove stored materials from the unit.
You can use these facilities to store samples, sales literature and other stock that would normally take up a lot of space in your commercial or other office space, that you can more profitably use for staff and employees. Many businesses prefer to rent out such storage facilities on a permanent basis so that any fluctuating needs for such commercial self storage does not in any way disturb their normal working environment. This storage can result in financial benefits as there is no need to move into larger and more expensive premises to take care of needs that are not constant.
It is best to plan the use of any self storage units before you hire the space. Estimate your requirement of space over a further period of time, the materials or items that you need to store, and the method of storage. If you require to frequently access the storage unit for removing or adding to the items stored, plan your palletization or method of storage accordingly. Set up a proper system to keep track of the inventory and its in and out system. There needs to be proper authorization and record keeping to ensure that you get the full benefit of the additionally rented space.
If there has to be a constant movement of stored materials you may need to find a facility that is close to your present place of business so that not much time is spent moving from your workplace to the storage facility. These units, where you want this convenience may be costlier, because of higher real estate costs. But if your need for accessing the unit is very occasional, you can consider facilities that are situated on the outskirts of town that may offer you much cheaper rentals.
Find a unit that has good security arrangments and one that can offer you access to your unit at any time of the day so that you are not bound by their timings.