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Storage units are multifunctional. Not only can they be used for your big house move or to store any additional belongings you don’t want cluttering up your house, but they can also be used for business purposes. Whether you have your own independent business or are a large corporation, you could benefit from having your very own unit.
In fact, there are probably many ways that you can use a unit for that you don’t even realise are possible. To name a few, containers have become so popular that people have used them to build their own home or business. Take a look at Spark in York. Two young entrepreneurs set out on a new business venture and have reached success by creating a quirky business from storage containers. I’m not suggesting that you go and buy hundreds of units and hire a construction team (though by all means do so if you wish), I’m simply demonstrating the extremity of a storage unit in use for business.
Carry on reading to find out exactly how you can utilise a storage unit for the benefit of your business.
As aforementioned, storage containers have been explored for the architecture of business sites: however, not every business requires an empire of storage containers. Rather, you can purchase a single container in the size of your choice to run your business from.
With some built in walls, a lick of paint, some decoration and connection to plumbing and electrical points, you can easily create something different for your customers to admire. Think of a pop-up shop that sells coffee, cake, crafts or clothes – there’s so much you could do with a storage unit that would provide a unique space for your business. Plus, your customers would admire the effort you have gone through to create something so niche.
This method would require you to purchase your very own storage unit and find a spot of land with successful planning permission to proceed with your business. Don’t let that scare you as this could still cost less than renting a store in the city centre.
Whether you’re a busy industrial tradesman or have turned your love for arts and crafts into a business, a space to keep all of your materials in one place where all your magic work will happen is essential.
Considering the idea of a workshop could be just what you need – not only will it provide you with your very own personalised space for your tools and day to day jobs, but it will free up space in your own home.
A shipping container has proven to be a reliable resource for this as it provides you with a secure space that doesn’t clutter up your home or garden. That means you’re free to create your very own masterpieces and can show them to the world from one contained, yet spacious storage room.
No matter what your business is, it’s almost always guaranteed that you’ll have stock that needs a home. Rather than letting your stock clog up your home, a storage container could be your perfect solution and can store everything from tools to clothes. The whole purpose of using a container as your stock room is to keep everything in one place and organised, so it’s no good aimlessly throwing things into your container. The motto ‘out of sight out of mind’ won’t work in your favour when you’re frantically searching for your spanner. A storage container has space so you can easily utilise it properly for stock. Follow the below steps for optimal business storage.
If you put your items into storage covered in dust and dirt, then you’ll take them out of storage that way too. To keep your belongings in good condition, give them a good clean before storing them. This includes:
What’s next is to make sure you pack your stock into your chosen packing items correctly. Some examples follow:
To make your unit even more organised, you can go beyond the labelling system by creating sections in your unit. This can be done by the following:
The below will provide you with inspiration for businesses you can actually run from a container:
Most business ideas would benefit from a container unit for stock but take a look at the list below for inspiration:
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