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Business and Self Storage


January 10, 2013

Business & Self Storage
Most people think that self storage is just for storing personal storage stuff. But, self storage is a great low-cost option for business of any size. While it is true that the majority of self storage facilities are filled with people storing personal items, there are more and more businesses using self storage for their extra storage needs. As opposed to leasing larger warehouse type space or leasing space from expensive records management companies, self storage is a cost-effective alternative for businesses for storing excess inventory, furniture, files or equipment. Self storage also gives the business owner peace of mind that their product and files are safe and secure. Why should a business use self storage?

  1. Renting a self storage unit costs less than remodeling, moving to a larger office or leasing warehouse space for an extended period of time.
  2. If your company is relocating, then self storage is a great option to store items until the move.
  3. Retail shops and sales representatives can store excess inventory in a self storage unit.
  4. Is your files and older office equipment taking over every space in your office? Renting a self storage unit will help you reorganize and clean up the clutter.
  5. Contractors, landscapers and construction companies can use self storage to store their equipment.

Properly storing your business files or equipment for storage is very important. If you are storing electronic equipment, then you might consider renting a climate controlled storage unit. Make sure to take proper inventory of the items that you are storing and write a content list on the side of the boxes that you are storing. This is especially true for boxes of files. Then keep an inventory list of each of the boxes. This will allow you to cross reference items on your list and easily access an item when you need them. If needed, add shelving units in your storage unit to better organize your inventory or files. Keep the items that you will need most often in the front of the storage unit.

For sales representatives, self storage is a great option to eliminate clutter in your car or home office. Sales representatives should choose a storage facility that is in the center of their sales territory so they can easily access their inventory. ezStorage’s 46 locations in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC have the best storage amenities for businesses. Our facilities have the best in security to protect your stored inventory, equipment or files including personalized code entry, gated entry, video surveillance, individually alarmed storage units and online reservations and payment options. Climate controlled storage units are available at most of ezStorage locations and customers can have easy access to their storage units. Stop in to any one of our locations to see how we can help you with your business storage needs!

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What size home are you storing?

1 Bedroom Apartment

2 Bedroom Apartment

2-3 Bedroom House

4+ Bedroom House

Single Dorm Room

Studio Apartment

5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!