Self-employed? How a storage unit can benefit you
28 Jan 2021

Self-Employed? How a Storage Unit Can Benefit You

Do you own a business or brand? Are you self-employed and looking for some extra space for your business needs? If this sounds like you, then a storage unit can easily be the solution to your problems. Many people use storage units frequently for several reasons. Storage units are no longer limited to just keeping junk, tools, and seasonal items; they can even be reinvented as office spaces. If you are self-employed or thinking of starting your own business, read on to discover how a storage unit can help you grow your business efficiently and affordably, without breaking the bank!

Conduct Meetings Comfortably

Are you looking for a professional yet affordable setting to conduct meetings with clients? Are you tired of having to host your meetings at home with the kids running around and pets making noise? If these issues regularly come to mind, it might be worthwhile to look into using a self-storage facility as a meeting space for you and your clients. Many storage facilities offer meeting rooms as a bonus or add-on with the fee of your storage unit. This way, you can have some extra space as well as a place to quietly and comfortably conduct your business meetings in a professional atmosphere.

Store Company Inventory and Seasonal Goods

A common way that storage units are used in businesses is as additional storage for inventory and seasonal items such as décor. Why crowd your retail area or pay more for extra retail space (which is more expensive), when you can keep stock items offsite in a convenient and easily accessible location? You can essentially use a storage unit as a warehouse and save more money this way. Not only is it cost-effective, but also more secure to store these potentially valuable items in a unit that is monitored by cameras and security systems. While you may have strangers or visitors in your home from time to time, a storage unit is only accessible to you and whomever you choose to allow in. This means greater security for your business inventory, which can be worth hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Document and Archive Storage

Another great use for a self-storage unit is for documents and archives. Your business, regardless of size, will accumulate much paperwork throughout its lifespan. While not all of this paperwork is meant to be kept indefinitely, much of it is. In any case, it’s better to have a record of all such documents should you need to produce it at any given time. This is especially true if your business gets audited in the future. Keeping all your important business papers safe and secure in one location is usually the most convenient option. A storage unit can give you this peace of mind. Storage units provide high security levels for your confidential paperwork, as well as climate control to ensure your documents stay legible and do not deteriorate. Humidity, pests, and water damage can all wreck your important paperwork. Therefore, it’s best to choose a unit that is climate-controlled so that you don’t risk ruining important client files, transactions, and business reports.

Space for Work

Sometimes, we just need a room to clear our head and work without distractions. You can use a storage unit as an office or studio to work without interruptions. While our homes are comfortable, they can be noisy, messy, and a source of frustrations when it comes to work. Also, many people prefer to keep their home and work life completely separate. An offsite storage unit can be the answer if you are looking for an additional space to work. For example, if you are a painter or artist, you might find it best to work in your storage unit, set up your supplies, and also keep your artwork there overnight. This way, you achieve a work-life balance with an area entirely dedicated to your passion and pursuits.

Cost Effectiveness

Lastly, we can’t ignore how cost effective it is to rent out a storage unit for your business, as opposed to using expensive retail space. You can save money for your business by taking a smaller retail space and not overpaying for warehousing. Keep in mind that at Jiffy Self-Storage, our facility is also conveniently located at the corner of Highways 400 and 401 for easy access no matter which direction you’re coming from. This, plus the cost savings of renting a storage unit, is the ultimate convenience for your business.

Contact Jiffy Self Storage

Whether you are self-employed, an entrepreneur, or a local artist, a storage unit can help you manage and grow your business in a way that is convenient, comfortable, and safe.

For more information on Toronto storage rental, please call Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here. We are Toronto’s top choice for premium storage space with state-of-the-art amenities such as high ceilings, top security levels, climate control, and more. Contact us today for a quote and to get your business on track for success.

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Hammad Assan joined Jiffy Self-Storage in June 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in various Customer service, Sales and Management roles and is a Certified Self-Storage Operator through the Canadian Self Storage Association. His passion for sales and customer service has maintained Jiffy Self-Storage’s position as one of the GTA’s most successful Storage Facilities, as recognized by winning the Consumer Choice Award 22 years in a row, a perfect A+ rating with the BBB with zero complaints and a 4.5/5 Star Review rating on Google. Our tenants greatly appreciate his dedication to exceptional customer service and as a result Jiffy Self-Storage has been recognized and awarded for that. Please contact Hammad about any of your storage, parking, workspace or retail unit needs.

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