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If you own a clothing company, you’re familiar with the struggles of owning a business. Finding your customer base, managing inventory, mailing out packages… owning a business can be a lot of work! And if you’re running your business out of your home, you have to deal with the clutter of your inventory, equipment and packaging. When you rent a storage unit to store your inventory, a great deal of stress is taken off of your plate. Instead of having to worry about your home being taken over by your business, you’re free to worry about one thing: growing your business. And as your business goes, your storage unit size can grow with it.
As a clothing company owner, your apparel is your money. This means that protecting the quality of your inventory is of the highest importance. We understand, which is why we compiled a list of 7 tips for storing apparel inventory in a storage unit. Read them below!
7 Tips for Storing Apparel Inventory in a Business Storage Unit
- Use a Climate Controlled Storage Unit: When storing something as valuable as your inventory, it is important to utilize a storage unit that can control the climate. A storage unit that can control the climate will maintain a steady range of temperature, even when the temperature outside is fluctuating.
- Consider Drive-Up Loading and Unloading: If you will be in and out of your storage unit loading and unloading boxes often, choose a drive-up storage unit. This will not only save you time, it will save your back.
- Store Inventory off of the Floor: Overtime, moisture can soak up from the ground and into your storage unit. Use pallet boards to elevate your items off of the floor.
- Never Store in Plastic: While apparel is often shipped inside of plastic, it is not a good idea to store it in plastic. If there is any moisture inside of your storage unit, it can potentially get trapped inside of the plastic causing mold or mildew to form on the clothes.
- Label all Boxes: Save yourself a headache later on by labeling all boxes with a list of the contents inside. This will make retrieving items from your storage unit that much easier.
- Avoid Wooden Hangers: Wooden hangers are heavier than plastic and metal hangers. Overtime, the weight of the hanger can pull against the clothing, causing it to become permanently warped. Plastic or padded hangers are your best bet when storing garment.
- Always Check on Your Storage Unit: It is very important to check on your storage unit during your stay. While we don’t foresee any problems, the sooner you are aware of any issues inside of your storage unit, the better.
Reserve Your Business Storage Unit Today
Are you ready to reserve a business storage unit for inventory storage? ezStorage has storage facilities in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and all throughout Virginia. Our storage units range in sizing from the 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 sized storage unit, and everything in-between! Reserve your storage unit today!