How Business Storage Can Aid Office Relocation

Business storage

Are you coming to the end of your lease on your office space but have found that inconveniently there’s a gap between moving out and moving into your new space? Is your business growing at such a rate that you need to relocate to a bigger office space?

If this is the case, then business storage from Kiwi Movers might be the perfect solution for you. Not only can we help you in moving your business from one premises to another, but we can also store your items in dedicated business storage units to help you keep your business running day to day without any company disruption.

We have a number of storage solutions that are suitable for physical document archives, office furniture, simple desktop relocation requirements, office equipment, and any additional requirements that you might need.

Our self-storage units are accessible 24 hours a day so that you can still access your items whilst they are in storage, allowing you to keep your business clients happy even during the upheaval of moving office premises.

To see what we can do for your business’s relocation, get in touch with our dedicated customer care team, who would be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and requirements further.

Can I increase my business storage space if I need to?

When selecting your storage unit, it is important to make sure that you choose the right size to meet your requirements. Whilst it is possible to increase your business storage space with Kiwi Movers, we pride ourselves on our transparency, reliability, and affordability, and so we would never let you pay more than you actually need.

As a general rule of thumb, a 5 x 10-foot storage unit is around the size of a small bedroom or enclosed office, and a 10 x 30-foot storage unit is roughly the right size for a standard home or entire office floor.  Whether you need something small for storing papers or larger for an office relocation, we have hundreds of sizes of lockers, units, and containers available for you to use. And if it’s too small? We can easily upgrade your storage unit to a bigger size.

However, it might not be essential to increase your storage space to something bigger - rather, it might be that you haven’t been able to maximise the space that you already have. If that’s the case, here are some of our top tips for maximising your storage space.

Use uniform-sized storage boxes

If you can, try and only use boxes that are all the same size. This makes it much easier to stack your items taller as it allows the boxes to balance better. Due to this, you can use almost every inch of space in your business storage unit. Just remember to make yourself a walkway to access the boxes at the back.

Here at Kiwi Movers, we can provide you with box delivery, adequate packing materials, packing service, bespoke crates, standard and affordable crate hire service, and much more to ensure you have everything you need for the job.

Map out your organisation beforehand

Make a map of your storage space on paper detailing where everything will go. Using grid paper can be super helpful if you want to make the drawing to scale with the exact measurements of your boxes. No matter how much detail you put into it, this map will allow you to condense your items into the smallest possible space so that you are only paying for the size of storage space that you need.

Take advantage of boltless shelving and drawers

You might find advice online that suggests taking advantage of the vertical space in your storage unit. If it was your home, this might mean installing shelves onto the walls, but how can you achieve this effect when you are simply renting the unit?

This is where we suggest taking advantage of boltless industrial shelving and drawer units. This allows you to make the most of the vertical space in your storage unit without damaging any items and without having to physically install anything on the walls. It also makes it a lot easier to find the things you need when you don’t have to root through boxes.

Organise archives by date and stock by season

To make it easier to access everything you need, make sure to organise your document archives by date and any stock and promotional material by season. This will allow you to fit more into your business storage unit as you will know where everything is and so won’t need to factor in as many alleyways to navigate your items.

Put most used items at the front

Packing your most used items at the front of your business storage unit ensures that you don’t have to keep taking everything out regularly in order to access the stuff that you need most often. Not to mention it saves you a lot of hassle! To make the process even more seamless, pack the items that will be going at the front of your unit into your moving van first, and the least used last, so that they can be unpacked and placed into the storage unit in the right order with minimum disruption.

Why do businesses use self-storage units?

When people think of storage units, they often think of self-storage for personal use. However, storage units can also be very beneficial to businesses due to the fact that they are a fantastic solution to many problems that companies can encounter. Therefore, let’s look at some of the reasons why businesses might use self-storage units.

Stock and inventory storage

Business storage units are a great option for businesses that have an excess of stock and inventory, or perhaps do not have the necessary storage facilities onsite. This can be particularly useful for companies that have seasonal products, such as items that can only be sold at Christmas, or companies with expensive items such as an art dealers business.

Storing your stock and inventory in business storage allows you to always have your stock to hand for your commercial customers so that you can ensure quick and efficient dispatch upon order without items getting in the way of day-to-day business.

In turn, having stock close by in one of our storage units can improve customer satisfaction and encourage more positive customer reviews due to the increased efficiency of the service that you can provide.

Moving office or studio space

If your business is considering moving to a new location, then Kiwi Movers are here to help. Our office movers can take care of every aspect of business relocation, from office removals to a pre-move crate hiring service, to unloading the items at your delivery destination.

And if there is a gap between the end of the lease of your current office and the start of your new office, this is where our business storage can really come in handy! As we take care of all aspects of business removals, we can provide you with a comprehensive service, storing your office equipment and office furniture securely until it is time to repack and transport them to the new delivery location.

Equipment storage

If you are a contractor or freelancer with lots of expensive equipment, such as building tools, gardening implements, cameras, lighting, promotion materials, and so on, then a business storage unit can allow you to store your work equipment safely and securely, meaning you don’t have to keep it at home.

Businesses might also benefit from storing equipment in a business storage unit if they are clearing out old equipment or need somewhere to store new equipment before it can be installed. This allows you to easily shuffle around your equipment and have your new items installed with minimal disruption to the business day.

Document archive

Kiwi Movers storage business is also a great place to archive your hard copy files and filing cabinets. Though many things are now stored digitally on a computer, taking up mere gigabytes, many companies still rely on hard paper copies of their documents.

Unfortunately, this means that you can end up with countless boxes and containers of documents, which can cause disruption to your business activity and business continuity. It might even force businesses to upsize unnecessarily due to the need for more space for their boxes. However, a business storage unit is an extremely safe and secure alternative place to store your physical data archives.

Convenient, flexible, and cost-effective

Overall, business storage is a great option for companies that need to expand their storage space without having to fork out on renting a bigger office space. Choose from convenient locations throughout London to securely store unused business items until you need them.

Guaranteed security

Another benefit of business storage is that it can provide you with more security than you might get at your office building, or at home if you are a freelancer. Kiwi Movers guarantee the security of your items, with enhanced security measures and climate control to ensure that your items do not fall victim to criminals, insects, or mould.