If your small boutique or retail business is running out of space and you aren't sure what to do with the extra inventory, a storage unit can be an easy solution. There are some things you want to do before you pick a storage facility, and before you put any of your items in storage. The storage facility will have locking options on your unit, but often you can find a facility that has a locked gate at the front entrance too. Here are some of the things that you want to think about when you are ready to store your items.
Temperature Regulated Options
You don't want condensation to occur in your storage space. A temperature controlled unit will have a higher lease cost, but it's worth the expense. You can avoid having condensation that freezes or moldy and mildewed materials in the storage unit. The climate controlled storage units are also often inside of a building, which gives you an additional set of doors someone would have to get into.
Solid Plastic Containers
People don't need to know what you are putting in your containers, and you want everything to be sealed tight. The solid plastic containers will stop someone from seeing what items you have in storage at a glance, if they see you while you are in the unit, and it will protect the clothes. Storage containers protect the clothes from moisture and pests, from dust stains and odors. It also makes it easy to stack and transport the items you have.
Pest Repellant Options
Pests can run through the ducts and get into units through vents. Be sure to have everything sealed, and to add some pest repellant products in your unit if you worry they will leave waste or try to damage your storage totes.
Choosing a storage unit to keep inventory safe and on hand is ideal, because you can get into the unit at any time for anything that you need. These units provide you free space to move around when you want to dig through your items, you can keep everything in one place, and it's easy to let more than one person have access to the unit. If you don't want people at a house, or you don't' want to limit access to inventory to just a single person, call around to ask about the cost for different sizes and the duration of leases.