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Storage nightmares when running a business from home

Many of us have dreamed about starting up our own business at some point and it seems as though more and more of us are biting the bullet and going for it. In fact, in the last couple years, the number of business start-ups in England and Wales has been at a record high.


Thanks to advances in technology, those who decide to set up their own company can easily do so from home. As well as saving money on transport costs, it also completely eliminates the expense of renting office space. The only downside is once your business gets going, what do you do with all the furniture, products and paperwork you’re likely to accumulate?


What do I do with all my stock?


If you’re making or selling products, chances are you will have a lot of stock on your hands. As well as taking up valuable space, there is also the concern that items might get damaged if they're simply lying around. Putting unused stock into business storage is a great solution because you know it’s locked away somewhere safe and secure and can be easily accessed whenever you need it.


I have paperwork coming out of my ears


The amount of paperwork you collect when running your own business can become somewhat overwhelming. Contracts, invoices, bills, tax returns and other important documents soon start to pile up and before you know it, you're faced with a mountain of paperwork that you don't know what to do with.


It's obviously important to hold on to all this information but you don't want an un-organised mess that’s going to make life difficult when you actually need to find something.


Sorting everything into labeled boxes or filing cabinets is a great way to ensure that you will be able to find whatever you need quickly and easily. If you’re concerned that you don't have the space for all this, simply put it into a business storage facility so it's out the way. When you need it again, say at the end of the tax year, you can easily access it again.


I need somewhere to keep my marketing collateral


An important aspect of running a business is marketing and promotions. Although this is a necessity, it does mean that you end up with brochures, flyers, pens, exhibition stands, banners or whatever else you choose to help you reach out to potential customers.


It doesn't help that ordering in bulk normally works out much cheaper so you end up with boxes of items you don't know what to do with. Again, putting all your marketing collateral into business storage means that it's safely out of the way until you need to use it. The best part is that you get to work in a comfortable, clutter-free zone that you can enjoy.


For more information about our self storage facilities, please feel free to contact M Store and we will be more than happy to help.