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Expanding the home office into self storage

Expanding the home office into self storagePart 2 of the guest post by Big Yellow Self Storage begun with Maximising space for home business:

The major benefit of business self storage is the flexibility. Take, for example, a freelance accountant who works from home. With the run up to the end of the financial year, they find themselves, as you’d expect, inundated with documents from their clients – all needing to be carefully organised, kept safe, and on hand for easy reference.

Our accountant initially rents a storage room for a few months to house the overflow of paperwork (the facility is a quick car ride down the road… the UK now has as many self storage facilities as it does McDonald’s restaurants – around 1,200), but finds the storage space much easier to work in because, as a blank canvass, it can be organised in any way they want.

Suddenly our accountant takes on a new huge client. Good news for the business, and no problem in terms of space either. Our accountant can remove the partition to the next storage room (as it’s available) and create one bigger space – with enough room for a chair and desk, this time too. When all the chaos of the tax returns is complete, the Accountant can either shut down the room completely until next year, or maintain a smaller space.

Of course, you’re probably thinking – how could you leave clients’ important documents “offsite”? But like we said earlier – security is taken very seriously and the perception of storage space as being a large galvanised shed in the middle of nowhere is also no longer true. At Big Yellow, customers are given their own unique PIN, which gives access to the lifts; sensors show when rooms are accessed and even if a room is occupied. 24 hour CCTV, parameter fencing and individually alarmed rooms, means that security is definitely not something you need to worry about. And you probably can’t say the same about your hallway…

Big Yellow Self Storage has more than 70 purpose-built self-storage sites across the UK. Our industrial units to let range from 10 sq ft for a locker up to 500 sq ft, with everything in between. 

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  1. Leland says:

    I work in a self storage unit in London and we are finding that more people are working from home and using storage units to keep their spare room things in. Another thing in London are doing is room renting, giving up their spare room to take in a lodger especially with the olympics coming up, every room in london counts!