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Inventory Storage Ideas: How to Store Clothing Inventory in a Business Storage Unit


April 20, 2020


5 min

A female retail business owner using a storage unit for clothing inventory storage

As a clothing company owner, your apparel is your money. This means that it’s important to you that your inventory is stored correctly to maintain the quality. We understand, which is why we compiled a list of 7 tips for storing apparel inventory in a storage unit. Read them below.

6 Tips for Storing Apparel Inventory in a Business Storage Unit

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

ezStorage is Here to Help

During this period of uncertainty, our lives are getting shifted around. Staying indoors, social distancing and working remotely has become the norm for many people across the country. For a small apparel business owner working out of their home, you may be feeling these changes. While the spare bedroom may have been your spot for storing boxes of inventory, it’s now being used as your spouse’s office or your kids’ schoolwork zone.

We’re here to help. We’ve recently rolled out a contactless rental option where you can rent a storage unit without having to leave your home. We’re still here to serve you during this time. If you have questions, or prefer to rent onsite, we’re still available

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