A quick guide to preparing for office storage

With the easing of lockdown, your business may need to start thinking about how you are planning to move forward by bringing people back into the workplace.

You may find that your current environment requires some significant restructuring and removing of furniture in order to comply with social distancing measures.

That’s where flexible office self-storage can come in handy. Whatever your reason to use office self-storage, here is our quick guide to preparing for office space:

Research your ideal office storage facility

Researching the ideal storage facility is top priority. You want to be sure you are choosing a local storage company as you may need to travel back and forth to obtain items and files. The closer the facility, the more money and time you will save.

At Chelsea Storage, we are ideally located for businesses in Fulham, Battersea, Kensington and Earl’s Court. You also want to make sure you are choosing somewhere with secure storage, as you may be using it to store stock, archiving files and paperwork, or holding larger items such as marketing materials and furniture.

We provide clean, dry and high security storage. You want to choose somewhere that is not only cost effective, but the right size. At Chelsea Storage, we provide affordable and competitive prices, with flexible terms and sizes to suit all needs.

The key to office storage is to be organised

It can be a daunting task, but the key to using office self-storage is to be organised. Sort through your items and decide what needs to stay in the office and what can be put into storage. This helps you decide on the right size unit as well as the number of boxes and packaging required.

You will also need to think about how long you want to keep your items in storage as this might determine how you store items.

Label your packing and don’t overload

Once you’ve decided on what is to be stored, it’s time to start packing everything up. This needs some serious consideration as you don’t want to find yourself sifting through boxes at the storage unit trying to find that one missing item at a later date. Make sure everything is labelled up so it is easy to locate and like-minded items are boxed together.

Heavier, bulkier items will require different storage to smaller, lighter items; and it’s important not to overload boxes as this could result in difficulty later on.  When labelling boxes, be sure to indicate which way up they should be stored to keep fragile items from breaking. Anything that can be dismantled for easier storage should be.

Plan your storage layout for easy access

Once your items are in the secure storage unit, you will want to be sure you can easily access everything, so be sure to plan the layout accordingly.

Consider creating aisles in the unit so you don’t have to clamber over boxes to find what you are looking for. Shelves can help with smaller items and free up floor space.

You will thank yourself later.

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.