Are you moving into a new office and need business storage for items and equipment? Did COVID cause your organization to downsize, and now you have all of these extra items? Look no further! In this blog post, we at OnDemand Storage will provide tips to help you find the best place for storing your business items. Below is that list.
- Location, Location, Location – Needs to Be Close
- Ease of Access to Storage – It Better Fit Your Schedule!
- Storage Space Availability – Company Downsized…Need More Storage!
- Price – Find the Biggest Bang for Your Buck!
Location, Location, Location – Needs to Be Close
Picture this: it is 8 AM and you are making your way into work. You generally account for typical Boston morning traffic, but now you have to head into your storage unit to grab some items for the newbie. The last thing that you want to do is fight additional traffic between leaving the storage unit and rushing to the office. Location of your storage unit is important.
There are storage companies all over Boston! There is bound to be some available storage space within 10 miles of your company. Start local. Ask around at different storage companies for available unit pricing. Do not put yourself in a position where you add 30 minutes to an hour to your commute, simply because you need to head to the storage unit before starting the day.
Ease of Access to Storage – It Better Fit Your Schedule!
Imagine this: your schedule is crazy. Some days you work from early morning to late at night. Some days you work through the night. And others, you do not need to go into the office until midafternoon. Regardless of your schedule, you want to store your items with a storage company that is flexible to YOUR schedule. Some storage companies don’t open until 9 AM. Some close as early as 5 PM. If you work from 9 – 5, how do you expect to be able to access those storage units? You must store your items with a storage company that fits you and your company’s schedule.
Storage Space Availability – Company Downsized…Need More Storage!
Especially during the COVID pandemic times, storage space is a hot commodity. Some places are totally full, some may have limited selection in storage space, and others have more space than they know what to do with it. Even if your budget is tight, you do not want to choose a storage space that is too small. At that point, you risk damaging your company’s items by over packing. On the other end, you do not want to be stuck with the bill for an oversized storage unit. Make sure that they storage company you intend to utilize has adequate space for your company’s belongings, and is financially feasible. With OnDemand Storage you can request deliveries and drop offs as well – a great added benefit and built in logistics partner.
Price – Find the Biggest Bang for Your Buck!
The last, and generally most important component to finding the right storage space, is price. Storage space in the Boston area is a costly investment. If you find the right storage space that is close by, fits into your schedule, has available space, BUT is out of budget, you may need to look further (theoretically and physically). Especially if you intend to keep your items in storage for an extended period of time, it is important to find the right place that fits your company’s budget. For further tips on finding the right place that is budget friendly, check out our blog post, Affordable Self Storage. For advice on preparing your work items for storage, read our blog post!
Good luck with finding the right storage space! We hope this helps.
If you are an individual looking for a storage unit, view our blog post that discusses Things to consider when renting storage units in Boston.