MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY STORAGE
Pharmaceutical and medical supply companies have turned to self storage as a home base for many of their sales representatives. Learn more about how the commercial amenities at Extra Space Storage can help you safely store and access medical supplies, inventory, and equipment below.
BEST AMENITIES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL SUPPLY STORAGE
When storing pharmaceutical samples, supplies, and other inventory for your medical sales business, it’s a good idea to look for storage facilities with amenities that can preserve and protect your items. Extra Space Storage locations have many convenient features that can help your commercial storage needs!
Business customers choose Extra Space Storage because they know we value security. Our storage facilities across the nation utilize security features like perimeter fencing, electronic gate access with keypad entry, and video surveillance cameras. Some facilities even offer more advanced security, such as individually-alarmed storage units, on-site resident managers, and security access to your floor only (for multi-level facilities). When you rent with us, you can rest assured your supplies are protected.
Renting a climate-controlled storage unit can protect your pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and other inventory from extreme heat and cold throughout the year. This helpful amenity ensures your unit stays comfortably between 55 and 80 degrees year-round to prevent damage to items kept in self storage. We highly recommend this feature for medical and pharmaceutical storage needs.
Indoor Storage Units
Along with climate control, we suggest indoor storage units rather than drive-up access units for storing medical and pharmaceutical products. Not only does indoor self storage present an additional layer of security for your commercial supply, but it also provides more protection from the elements since it’s inside a storage building. Indoor units can be as small as a locker or as large as a warehouse space, so Extra Space Storage has plenty of solutions available for your medical supply storage needs!
TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR SELF STORAGE
Invest in Plastic Containers
For items that are highly sensitive to moisture like clothes, photos, books, and more, cardboard boxes might not be the best storage solution since cardboard can absorb moisture over time. Airtight plastic containers will keep moisture out and provide you with a lasting storage solution for practically any use.
Clean Your Belongings
If you want to keep your belongings in great condition while in self storage, make sure you put them into storage in great condition. Wood, leather, and upholstered furniture—as well as clothes and appliances—shouldn’t be put into storage without a thorough cleaning first.
Take Extra Care with Fragile Items
Make sure that you take the proper precautions with fragile items. Use bubble wrap and label boxes containing fragile items to make sure they’re handled and stored appropriately in the storage unit.
Think About Storage Insurance
When you move your belongings into storage, they’ll need to be covered by insurance. This can be through your homeowners or renters insurance or through self storage insurance offered at the storage facility.
TIPS FOR MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL INVENTORY STORAGE
While you’re reviewing the best self storage options at Extra Space Storage for your business, here are a few more factors to consider…Confirm Facility Access Hours
Extra Space Storage facilities typically have extended hours from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Some facilities will even offer 24/7 access available for commercial customers. If you’re storing pharmaceutical or medical supplies that you need to access frequently at different times of the day, this is a self storage amenity that can be helpful. Make sure to talk with facility managers about when you can access your unit.
Ask About Delivery Acceptance
Some storage facilities with Extra Space Storage may accept deliveries at their locations for commercial customers, which can be a huge time-saver for pharmaceutical and medical reps. Don’t forget to ask your manager if deliveries are allowed and work with them to set up a schedule that works for everyone.
Don't Store Hazardous Materials
At Extra Space Storage, we do have rules about what you can and cannot store in a storage unit. While do allow medical and pharmaceutical sales representatives to use self storage, we do have restrictions on certain items that can be stored. Learn more from our Safe Storage Tips page and be sure to speak with a facility manager before renting a storage unit to double-check that your items are allowed.