Storage units aren’t just for movers and hoarders. If you’re running an online business and your workspace is being inundated with files and inventory, it may be time to increase your storage space by renting a self-storage unit.

A practical and economical way to clear some room in your workspace, hiring a storage unit is perfect for giving your online business additional space for stock and paperwork. They can even be used as an extension of your office, offering a private space where you can get your emails and admin duties knocked over for the day after dropping off your new batch of products.

From helping you stay organised to ensuring your company records are kept secure, let’s talk about the benefits of renting – and making the most of – a storage unit for your business.

Declutter Your Workspace

Clean desk, clean mind, as they say. A tidy work environment could help promote morale, organisation and productivity, whether your business is a one-person show or a big team.

When you don’t have a mountain of merchandise boxes or stacks of archived invoices getting in the way, you might be surprised by how much easier it is to focus on each day’s important business tasks.

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Organise Your Inventory

Is searching for a specific item or file currently a time-consuming and disruptive process? With a storage unit, you can say goodbye to wasting time and hello to improved efficiency. By intelligently storing all your inventory and paperwork in one place, you can help keep your company operations running smoothly.

Top tip: Labelling and alphabetising your items before placing them into storage will make things easier to find, so when you return to your storage space in need of something, you can be in and out without a hassle.

Some National Storage centres (like Brisbane City and North Melbourne) even offer a full records management service, where we catalogue and store your records for as long as you need, as defined by the Australian Taxation Office. We can even retrieve documents and deliver them to you when required. The same goes for your stock; we can arrange dispatch and delivery of merchandise on your behalf on short notice.

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Only Pay for What You Need

While leasing a warehouse or premises for your business can be a costly long-term commitment, renting a storage unit is a flexible option that is particularly suitable for start-up businesses just finding their feet.

With flexible payment plans and the option of short- or long-term storage, you simply choose the unit size you require and you only pay for what you need. It’s just one less thing to worry about when you’re building your business.

If your growing online business is starting to feel cramped or disorganised, a self-storage unit could be the golden ticket you’ve been searching for.