Published: May 08, 2020
Whether you’re in construction, delivery, moving, or any other business that requires the ongoing use of portable storage units, every business is all about the bottom line. That’s why it’s so important to make the most of your investment in portable storage units, using them to get your full money’s worth. Here are some tips for using them as efficiently as possible so your business expenses are kept low while your service quality stays high:
One industry that’s well-served with portable storage units is the real estate industry. Agents who schedule home showings can use portable storage units effectively so that a homeowner’s belongings are safely stored out of sight, allowing for the interior of the home to put its best foot forward.
Of course, in an industry like real estate, it’s difficult to tell how long exactly these storage units might be needed. Maybe the house sells quickly—or maybe it takes a little longer than anticipated. The good news is that it doesn’t matter, because UNITS® Storage allows you to keep the storage unit as long as you want. This flexibility in time often means no additional costs over the fees you agreed to.
Yes, it’s important to try and be accurate with how long you’ll need a storage unit at the outset—but if you need to use it longer, there’s no reason why you can’t.
If you had the idea to spend labor and man hours moving the storage units yourself, don’t fret. We can actually offer that service for your business, which is great especially for businesses that rely on a mobile command structure, such as construction companies. When you have to move stored items from site to site, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether your own people will be able to do it—instead, the storage company should be able to move it for you.
We offer that service here at UNITS® Storage, and we recommend that you take full advantage of it. Having us move your storage units will save you time—time that can be otherwise spent serving your own clients and customers.
We offer 12-foot and 16-foot storage units, and we recommend that you give yourself a little space to work with. Having this flexibility will not only make you feel more at ease, but it will give you the freedom to add to the storage container and save on renting an additional storage unit. This saves you money as well as time in arranging for a new storage unit to arrive.
How do you know which size is for you? If you’re not quite sure, you can always start with a larger unit and see how it works for you. If you end up not needing the extra space, you can simply relocate to a smaller unit—but if you do, then you don’t have to upgrade the size or do any extra moving. We find that many businesses often find they need extra space.