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How Self Storage Can Help Small Businesses

Starting a small business? Whether you’re working out of a home office or you have a dedicated workspace, self storage can help. By renting a commercial storage unit, you can maximize your available workspace and keep business documents, inventory, equipment, and more organized!

Benefits of Business Storage

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Whether you’re a small business owner, starting your own business, or working with a team, self storage could be an affordable solution for your commercial storage needs! In fact, landscaping companies, contractors, e-commerce retailers, and more are just a few businesses that benefit from self storage. Here are some benefits of renting storage units for businesses.

Reduces Clutter

Cramped or disorganized office spaces can reduce productivity within your business. With less room to move around and poor organization, it’s easy to lose important items in the clutter. Renting a commercial storage unit can help with organization in your small business since you can use it to store inventory, equipment, files, and other items that might not be used for day-to-day operations.

Lowers Expenses

Small business owners often have smaller budgets. Storing equipment or inventory in a large office space could cost more than many small companies are able to afford. If you need more space for business storage but not for daily operations, it might make more financial sense to rent a business storage unit rather than upgrade to a larger office space. You can solve both budget and space concerns by renting affordable storage. Plus, many storage facilities provide month-to-month leases, so you don’t have to worry about being locked into a long-term commitment.

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Provides Flexibility

While owning a small business, you might need to scale your business operations up or down, and you’ll want to be adaptable for when that happens. When renting a commercial storage unit, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of storage unit sizes—from small storage lockers to large warehouse spaces—depending on your business storage needs. And with flexible month-to-month rental options, you can easily switch to another unit size if needed.

Offers Easy Access

Many storage facilities provide convenient features that make accessing your commercial storage unit easier. Drive-up access lets you pull a vehicle right up to your space, so you can spend less time and effort unloading and loading items. Or, you can skip the stairs and opt for a first-floor storage unit for quick, indoor access to your business storage unit. Additionally, if your small business runs during odd hours, you might want to consider a 24-hour access storage facility or one with extended access hours. Whether you’re just starting your own business or have been running one for years, you’ll most likely work outside of the typical 9-to-5. Extended access hours allow you to access your inventory and equipment at times that work for your schedule.

Helps Protect with Climate Control

Depending on what you plan to store in your commercial storage unit, climate-controlled storage might benefit your business! This is especially helpful if you’re a home-based business owner needing a place to store temperature-sensitive items like wooden furniture, artwork, candles, electronics, and more, consider renting a climate-controlled storage unit. By maintaining a consistent temperature range year-round, climate-controlled units can help protect items from extreme heat, cold, and even humidity.

Can Allow for Deliveries

Important packages are often left on the doorsteps of homes or offices. If you’re running a small business that gets a lot of deliveries and you’re concerned about those packages being left out in the open, a commercial storage unit may provide you with a solution. Many storage facilities allow for delivery acceptance. This means staff accepts packages on your behalf, which helps secure them until you arrive.

Features Advanced Security Options

Storing your items at a self storage facility can help add an extra layer of protection for small business storage. Storage properties use security measures to create a safe environment, so you can have peace of mind when renting business storage. At Extra Space Storage, our business storage units utilize advanced security measures like an on-site resident manager, electronic gate access, video surveillance, and more!

Types of Business Storage

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If you’re new to renting a commercial storage unit, it can be difficult to choose which type of unit may be right for your business. Below are the different unit types and features you can choose when renting a business storage unit from Extra Space Storage!

Self Storage

Traditional self storage is a great option for small business storage. These units come in sizes as small as 5×5 and get as large as 10×30. With a range of sizes and unit features to choose from, small business owners can find the space they need for an affordable price. Small storage lockers offer a secure place to store business files, while larger units can accommodate bulky pieces of equipment, company cars, excess inventory, and more.

Warehouse Storage

Consider renting a warehouse storage space if your small business needs a larger storage solution. When renting a warehouse unit, you can find sizes ranging from 350 square feet to 1,000 square feet. Additionally, storage facilities with warehouse units come with convenient features like loading docks, climate control, drive-up access, and more.

Vehicle Storage

Looking to store your company car, commercial van, trailer, or another business vehicle? Many Extra Space Storage facilities offer vehicle storage, with options for indoor, outdoor, or covered parking spaces. Renting secure, affordable vehicle storage for your business vehicle allows you to free up space in your driveway or office parking lot. Estimate how big of a storage unit you need with our Vehicle Storage Unit Size Calculator!

Office Space

Have you outgrown your home office space? At select storage facilities, you’ll have the option to rent an office space. These rentals are equipped with amenities like phone and internet access. Renting office space from Extra Space Storage is an affordable option for small businesses that don’t have enough room in their current space!


Need commercial self storage for your small business? With storage locations throughout the country offering storage units, warehouse storage, vehicle storage, and more, Extra Space Storage is the partner you can count on. Find affordable storage units near you!