Every business needs a place to store the items that keep operations running smoothly. From pharmaceutical representatives to antique dealers, a business—or at least one that sells tangible goods—is nothing without its products. Even internet-based companies that don’t sell an actual product still occasionally rely on storage to safeguard office-related items, such as displays used at conferences and tradeshows.
If you’re a business owner who would like a storage solution for your products or the seldom-used items that are cluttering up your office, self storage is the answer. The rapidly growing self storage industry serves more than just individuals looking for personal storage; it can be an affordable, business-friendly option for commercial storage users too. With a wide variety of storage unit sizes and business-focused amenities, here’s what you need to know about renting a storage unit as a commercial tenant at All Storage Fort Worth.
Package Receiving and Delivery
This is an amenity that you won’t find at many storage facilities, and it’s a real time-saver for busy professionals. If you have a shipment that you need delivered and stored, All Storage can accept those packages on your behalf and put them in your storage unit. This will save you time that you can use to grow your business. If you’re a frequent traveler, this negates any need for you to make a trip back to Fort Worth to put items in your storage unit; the facility will do it for you.
In hot, humid Texas weather, climate control is essential. This is important for all storage users, but it’s especially important for commercial tenants, who can lose revenue if products are destroyed due to extreme temperatures or moisture in the air. If you’re storing paperwork, climate control keeps those important documents from being ruined by humidity. If you’re storing medicine as a pharmaceutical representative, extreme temperatures can compromise these drugs. Fortunately, All Storage offers indoor, drive-in climate controlled units that will keep whatever you’re storing safe so that your business can be profitable.
You can’t keep an eye on your office 24/7. In self storage, your items are protected. This is important if you’re storing documents that need to be kept private or if you’re storing products that would be costly or impossible to replace. In addition to offering a secure storage facility, All Storage Fort Worth has proactive management, excellent lighting and numerous other security features. Talk to the All Storage team to learn more.
What Not to Store
Keep in mind that if your business creates any products that are perishable, combustible or strongly scented, those might need to stay out of storage. If you’re planning on storing perfume for your beauty business or building materials for your construction business, be aware that these may fall under the category of prohibited items. If you’re not sure whether or not something can be stored, check with All Storage.
Filling Out a Lease
As a commercial storage user, you might be wondering whose name to put on your lease. After all, it’s possible that multiple employees will need access to the storage unit. How do you ensure that the people from your business who need to enter your storage unit can do so?
When you’re filling out your lease at All Storage, specify that you will be using it for your business and not for personal storage. You’ll be asked to put down one primary contact, and you can give access to other members of your team. You can choose to put your lease under an individual’s name or under the business name. Putting it under the business name rather than an individual’s name is usually a better idea, that way everyone who needs access will always have it, even if there are changes to staff.
With all of these tips in mind, you’re ready to rent a storage unit, unload your inventory, and get back to business.