How to Choose a Storage Unit for Your Business

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Just like catching the train at peak hour, no one wants to be squished into a space like sad sardines–and it goes the same for your business storage! But how do you choose the best storage unit for your business? Whether you’re starting out, established or looking to expand your operations, we understand the importance of having enough space to store your business inventory, equipment, and sensitive documents. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help Perth businesses like yours choose the best storage unit to help you maximise your storage space and make the most of your budget!

Why do businesses need storage?

With business growth comes the need for space that can grow with you. But with the real estate market in Perth being a bit of a rollercoaster, many businesses turn to storage units to fit their needs and budget. As a leading commercial storage unit facility in Perth, these are common reasons you may choose a storage unit for your business:

  • Your company is relocating, and you want temporary storage.
  • Your current location needs more room for inventory.
  • You have extra furniture you don’t want to sell but don’t have the space for. 
  • You need to store archives and files off-site for security or space.

Get started by assessing your commercial storage needs

By answering the questions below, you can narrow down your options and find a storage solution that meets your specific needs. 

  • How much space do you need? 
  • What items will you be storing? 
  • Do they require climate-controlled storage?
  • Do you have specialty items like wine or insured belongings?
  • How frequently will you need to access your items? 
  • Do you require electricity?

How to choose the right storage unit size for your business

At Guardsman Self Storage, we understand selecting the appropriate commercial storage unit size is crucial to saving money, time and the stress of shuffling items every couple of months. To help you make an informed decision, we have a few key questions to guide us in finding the perfect storage solution for you:

What are the dimensions of your most oversized item?

  • Knowing the size of your largest items, such as desks or shelving, will assist us in determining the amount of space required.

Do you require storage for an entire office or just a part of your business?

  • For an entire office or just specific aspects of your business, understanding the extent of your storage needs allows us to narrow down the options and suggest suitable unit sizes.

Do you have an idea of the type and quantity of items you’ll be storing?

  • Understanding the items you plan to store and their approximate quantity helps gauge the required storage space. Whether it’s office furniture, equipment, documents, or inventory, knowing these details will help identify the right unit size. 

At Guardsman Self Storage, we’ve further simplified the process for you with our free space estimator tool for more precise estimation. This handy resource will accurately calculate the space you need based on the items you plan to store. It eliminates guesswork and ensures you select the perfect storage unit size without unnecessary costs or wasted space.

Choosing a secure storage facility

Security should be a top priority when choosing a storage facility for your business. When it comes to storing sensitive documents, data or other business valuables, you need to know they’re protected and not at risk of any theft or damage. This is why we offer 24/7 CCTV surveillance, secure access controls, and on-site security personnel to ensure peace of mind and safety of your items. Our storage facility in Perth is fitted with alarms for additional after-hours security, and there’s no public access outside office hours (customers can access outside of office hours, just not outside of facility hours 6 am-8 pm). It’s also important to note that assessing whether you need insurance to cover the goods is essential for storing high-value items. Simply contact us and depending on your storage items, we can recommend adding extra insurance to your unit to ensure zero risk of damage or loss.

Location and accessibility

When it comes to storage, location is key. You want to avoid running around the countryside and wasting precious business time. When you choose a storage facility close to your operations or living space can help save you time and money in the long run. At Guardsman, we offer a convenient, central location in Myaree, Perth – making it easy for you to access your storage items when you need them. Depending on your operations, you may also require access to power in your storage unit–some organisations work right out of them! Although some of our commercial storage units are powered, most are not. However, we’ll happily arrange a powered unit if you’re looking for long-term storage; just be sure to call us to speak to our friendly team about a powered unit request!

Flexible storage options

As your business grows and evolves, your storage needs may change. That’s why choosing a flexible storage solution accommodating your changing needs is a great way to stay ahead and organised. With no lock-in contracts, short one-month minimum storage terms, and easy upgrade options, you can ensure that you have the space you need when you need it.

How much does it cost to rent a commercial storage unit?

The cost of self-storage increases with the size of the unit, the kind of unit (e.g., wine storage or commercial), and the time of storage necessary. It’s important to compare prices when choosing a storage solution for your business. The good news? We offer competitive prices and transparent billing to ensure you get the most value for your investment. Our team is adaptable and will always strive to find the storage unit that best meets your demands and budget. Check out our storage unit prices and more helpful information to help you maximise your space while lowering your storage costs.

Your Perth Business Storage Specialists

Do you have questions about our self-storage units, prices, facilities or contracts? Visit our storage FAQs for all the answers. If you require further tailored advice or assistance, please get in touch with our friendly team today at 9330 7188. We’ll provide you with a personalised storage commercial storage unit and solutions to keep your valuable items safe and secure while maximising efficiency and convenience. Contact us today!