As your company grows, the stuff you need to store often does, too! It’s no secret that storage can be a huge hassle for business owners. But, finding one that suits your business needs can be a challenge as well. Below, we discuss the pros and cons of different commercial business storage solutions.
Commercial Storage Solutions: Pros and Cons
Whether your company stores important documents, equipment, inventory, or materials, there’s no such thing as too much space. However, not every storage solution is suitable for every organization. Get a better understanding of your storage options so that you can make the right decision for your business.
Self-storage units are a relatively low-cost way of expanding your business’s storage space. This option often includes the flexibility of a month-to-month agreement, so you can manage what you pay for as your storage needs change.
Still, business storage units are not without their challenges. You’ll want to ensure that your unit has 24-hour access (or extended hours at a minimum) so that you’re able to access your inventory when you need it. You’ll also want to consider the level of security you’re comfortable with, whether or not you need climate control, and accessibility for your vehicles to load and unload items.
Warehouse Storage Facilities
If you know you’ll need frequent, convenient access to your materials or have so much excess inventory that a storage unit won’t work, then additional warehouse storage space may fit the bill. Of course, the bill itself will be a bit larger. Commercial real estate can be costly. You’ll need to consider the pros and cons of moving to an entirely new space or remodeling to make room for inventory.
Overhead Storage Solutions
What if you need the security features of your own building but want to avoid the expense and time of a remodel? Expanding the storage that you already have can help you make room for extra inventory.
Overhead storage solutions can drastically increase your storage space. In fact, Lift and Store’s overhead storage lifts nearly double your storage area. This can be invaluable for many different types of businesses. Retail businesses can get bulky and seasonal storage up and out of the way, while manufacturers can free up floor space to keep paths clear and employees off of dangerous ladders.
Still not sold? Our lifts move up and down with the use of a keypad. This means easy access for you and safety for your inventory as items are kept securely out of reach from anyone without keyed access. We’re always working to innovate and improve our systems.
If you’ve outgrown your current storage capabilities, Lift and Store’s solutions may be right for you. Our overhead storage lifts, wall-mounted lift systems, and overhead security cages offer the customizability to fit your business needs. With 28 years of experience, we’re confident that we can help you take advantage of your underutilized overhead space. Get in touch today to request a quote and start taking your storage to new heights!