The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s daily life. From the closing of schools and businesses, social interaction, access to groceries and healthcare. One of the biggest changes has been the opportunity for businesses to furlough their staff and the requirement for employees to work from home where possible.
Whilst many of us have returned to the office, some workplaces have made the decision that remote working, or a combination of home working and time in the office, is the way forward in the current climate.
What does this shift towards home working mean for you?
If you have previously held a full time position where you were expected to work in a corporate office environment there may well be some challenges you have had to face whilst working from home.
The first and most obvious challenge is that of finding an appropriate space for a home office. Most people find that they do have a space that is suitable to work from, be it a spare bedroom, conservatory, boarded attic, or the like.
If you are making a permanent change to a work from home environment you will probably wish to set up a proper office, which begs the question – what are you going to do with all the items you no longer have room for?
If you’ve got furniture of sentimental value, or a book collection that you just can’t consider getting rid of then you will be reluctant to sell these items or to donate them to charity. In most cases, self storage facilities are the ideal choice for items that you want to keep but just don’t have the room for at home.
Self storage units are a safe, secure and cost effective way of keeping precious items safe and making space for your new office.
I was working for home already but now I need more space
If you were already working from home running your own online business you will be keenly aware that online sales have grown massively.
For the online business owner this presents both challenges and opportunities. The challenges being that you will, no doubt, be stuck for space. More packaging materials, orders to be processed and despatched, more paperwork, the room you had put aside for storing business related items may well be at breaking point.
Self storage is ideal for storing anything that you won’t need to hand on a daily basis. Self storage units can be used as overflow for your limited space at home – allowing you to reclaim your personal space.
Business growth also offers opportunity. You may be considering bulk buying goods or raw materials. The benefit of bulk buying is that you will get your goods at a more competitive price, meaning a better margin and profit. The downside you will need somewhere to store the extra goods that you may not have considered when you first set up your online business.
This is another way in which small business self storage can help you reclaim your personal space and grow your business at the same time. Self storage units are available in various sizes meaning you can expand and contract your storage needs.
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.