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Why use Compare My Move to find storage for your business?

From start-ups to long-running companies, storage units are a practical solution to help your growing organisation. When it comes to finding the right storage provider for you, look no further than Compare My Move.

We can match you with up to 6 trusted self-storage providers to save on your storage costs. With flexible size options and both long and short-term contracts available, comparing self-storage will save you time, money and stress.

Be it for storing stock, vital documents or excess office equipment, self-storage is an affordable and flexible option for all types of businesses.

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What businesses use self storage?

A variety of different businesses utilise self storage facilities when they need extra space. This could be for storing excess office equipment for a large company or a small Etsy business looking to store craft supplies and stock.

Online sellers such as Amazon businesses and eBay resellers often use self storage units for storing inventory and packing supplies.

Tradesmen use them for storing equipment, supplies, and tools. Other organisations who utilise self storage include sports clubs, charities, market stall holders, events companies and tailors.

A self-storage contract can be a lot more flexible to work with than traditional office space and many companies offer access at any time during opening hours - or even 24-hours a day.

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What can you store in a business storage unit?

Depending on your type of business, what you store in a unit will vary. You can keep just about anything office and business related in a storage unit, providing it is not used as an offical office.

Among the items kept in business storeage units are:

  • Documents and paperwork
  • Office furniture
  • Inventory
  • Stock
  • Office supplies and equipment
  • Surplus and bulk goods
  • Tools
  • Marketing supplies
  • Heavy machinery

What amenities are offered with a business storage unit?

What is offered with the price of your unit can depend on the company you opt for and the price you pay, but many benefits of a storage unit are included in the unit price. These often include:

  • 24/7 CCTV
  • Secure and alarmed units
  • Guard patrols
  • Insurance
  • Free parking
  • Free use of pallet trucks and trolleys
  • Staff onsite to sign for deliveries
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How much does storage cost?

Among the benefits of using storage for your business, it is often cheaper than renting additional office space or a traditional warehouse.

Currently the UK average storage cost is £23.94 per sq. ft.

The cost of storage for your business will depend on factors such as your location, the size of the unit and if you require a specialised unit.

Remember you can save money on your storage costs by comparing storage providers with Compare My Move.

How much space will I need?

According to The Self Storage Association UK Annual Industry Report, 32% of businesses that use self storage units in the UK require units sized at 11-50 sq ft, whilst 24% occupy 51-100 sq ft of space.

What self storage unit size you need will largely depend on the needs of your business and your reason for hiring the unit.

If you are just storing paperwork, it's likely you will only require a small unit of 25-50 sq ft. However if you are storing stock for a rapidly growing business, you may want to consider a bigger space of 75 sq ft. or more and possibly more than one unit.

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