Businesses you can run in london out of a self storage unit

The growing numbers of entrepreneurial businesses mean that there are more people working independently and, in many cases, out of their own homes. Whilst a lot of businesses start out that way, often the success of these enterprises means that working from the house becomes inconvenient, impractical and inefficient. We all know, however, how expensive it can be to lease an office or industrial space from which to run a business – especially in space-restricted areas such as London! There is another option though, that provides a practical and affordable solution – secure business storage!

Here are some examples of the kinds of businesses that could benefit from small business and office storage:

Cottage business

Many arts and crafts businesses have sprung up in recent years. Different shopping habits, online and such, have presented a platform for individuals to take what where often, traditionally, viewed as ‘hobbies’ and create businesses from these activities. Self-storage units can be used both, as an workshop to create your craft goods, and also for stock storage, once completed and ready for sale.

Online shop

If you are selling any type of goods online you are almost certainly working out of your home – but that’s not an ideal place to keep any stock you’re dealing with! Self-storage units are ideal for storing your stock and can also act as an administrative office to work from.


Most charities, or charity shops, will have storage issues for stock retention – secure business storage units provide the space, and are also useful for keeping marketing materials and other literature your charity may require.

Fashion business

As with the arts and crafts business, business storage units are ideal both as workshops and storage space for finished items. Power supplies in the units allow you to use sewing machines and laptops, if required.

Local contractor

As the number of self-employed and small business continue to rise, certain service businesses have a requirement for storing tools and equipment. If, for example, you’re a self-employed landscape gardener, you’ll have certain, bulky and ‘industrial’ tools required for the job. Nobody’s particularly enthralled at keeping a lawnmower or leaf-blower in the kitchen, and these items can be too bulky for the garage or shed at home! Secure business storage units are ideal to keep these large – and expensive – tools safe.

Event planner

Event organising is a job that requires physical space both from an office storage and administration point, as well as storage for props and room-dressings and such. Small business storage units are an ideal environment from which to run such a business.

Chelsea Self Storage

Chelsea Self Storage we have 30 years experience in providing the ideal storage solutions for businesses. We understand the optimal storage methods for archived documents and records and can help you calculate the right size of unit you’ll need to maximise your budget. With some of the lowest competitive rates in the capital, we’re convinced that we can offer a file management solution that’s just right for your business.

We are conveniently located near Kensington, a short walk from the Kings Road in Fulham, and have satisfied clients right across London who can testify to our capability and customer service.

If you need to reclaim valuable office storage space then contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you archive your records safely and securely.