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Restaurant and Catering Equipment Storage Solutions


April 10, 2020


5 min

Catering equipment on a table

Restaurants and catering businesses can also utilize a self storage unit to store excess equipment and supplies.  Most restaurants and catering businesses run out of storage room very quickly. They need to have a place to store their extra furniture, supplies, dishes, glassware and holiday displays.  A self storage unit is the easiest and most convenient solution for restaurant owners and catering businesses to store the items that they don’t have room for at their business location.

For any business, but more so for those who need restaurant storage and catering storage,  it is important to keep a running inventory list in the storage unit as well as at your business of the items that you have in storage. This helps you keep track of what you have and what you might need for future engagements.

Self Storage for Businesses

 Self storage is an easy, safe and convenient way for businesses to store excess office equipment and document storage. The business storage solutions can run the gambit from office to retail to construction storage.  Retail stores can use self storage for excess inventory and fixture storage. Contractors can store their tools and equipment in self storage. Businesses can use self storage in a variety of ways from a simple storage unit to a storage unit that is set up specifically for document storage with filing cabinets or storage shelving.

Restaurant Equipment and Supply Storage

A storage unit is a great place to store restaurant catering supplies.

  • Excess Supplies and Inventory: Restaurants can use a self storage unit to store excess equipment, chairs, tables or supplies including dishes, flatware and cutlery that they do not have room for in the actual restaurant building. A storage unit is also a great place to store excess pots, pans, dishes and other restaurant equipment and appliances. Make sure that the dishes and glassware are wrapped and packed properly to prevent breakage during storage.
  • Patio Furniture During the Off-Season: A self storage unit is ideal to store a restaurant’s outdoor patio furniture during the colder months. When storing patio furniture, stack the chairs whenever possible in order to utilize all the room in the storage unit.
  • Holiday Decoration Storage: Restaurants can also store holiday decorations in self storage to relieve the clutter in the restaurant. Store the holiday decorations toward the back of the storage unit until you need to use them again the next year.

Storing Commercial Catering Equipment and Supplies

There are many benefits to using a restaurant catering equipment storage unit. Find 3 below.

  • More Space with Small Business Storage Units: Self storage is also great option for catering businesses, especially for caterers working out of their homes!  Most small businesses do not have the room to store excess inventory, furniture and other needed equipment. 
  • Prevent Clutter with Storage During the Off-Season: The busiest seasons for caterers are the summer months as well as during the holiday season. During the “off-season”, caterers and party planners need a place to store their furniture, chairs, tables, decorations, dishes, glassware, silverware, serving utensils, pots, pans and linens. It is much more convenient to store these items together in a secured self storage unit.
  • Ease of Access: Caterers can rent a storage unit that is central to their business and their events to make it easier to pick up the supplies when they are needed.

We’re Here for You

During this period of uncertainty, things are constantly changing. While many people across the country are working remotely, unfortunately, restaurants and catering companies don’t have this option. If you’re in need of temporary storage for storing extra dinnerware, chafers, uniforms and more, we’re here to help. ezStorage has a variety of storage units sizes in both climate and non-climate controlled that are great for storing everything for the restaurant or catering industry. Let us help you find a storage solution that works for you.

Within the last few weeks, we’ve rolled out the contactless rental option. When you choose this option, you’re able to rent a storage unit from your home without risking person-to-person contact. If you prefer to rent a storage unit in person, that option is still available for you. For the safety of our customers and employees, our staff is wearing masks and working hard to keep the facility clean and sanitized.

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ezStorage has storage facilities all throughout Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Northern Virginia. Find a location near you and reserve your unit from ezStorage today.

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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!