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Running a business from a storage unit

Jun 17, 2019 | Storage, Uncategorised | 0 comments

Renting or leasing commercial property such as an office, can be a very expensive outlay which most SMEs and start-ups struggle to afford in the early years. During slow periods, you could end up paying a premium for space you simply aren’t using.

Working from home is often an appealing option for new businesses, but the way you are perceived by clients can be damaging to your reputation. Breaking away from the free lancer model is often a difficult step because of the costs associated with business premises. Separation of home and work life can be very difficult when working from your kitchen table.

A storage unit can be a cost-effective solution for an office or studio. Here at Chesley Storage, we offer flexible agreements so that you aren’t tied into lengthy contracts and can walk away at any point. If you need to scale your business we can also help with a variety of different sized units to suit your changing needs. The facility is new, very modern and works incredibly well for a wide range of businesses.

There are lots of businesses that are ideal for being based in a storage unit. Having the kids shouting in the background when on the phone to a client isn’t ideal. Separate your work from your home life by opting for a storage unit with Chesley storage.

Lets take a look at some of the types of businesses that can be easily based in storage units;

Ecommerce Store

Probably the most obvious choice is the online seller scenario. The ability to securely store your products is a huge obstacle for most online shops. Whether you are selling on Etsy, Amazon or Ebay, trying to store and fulfil orders from your kitchen table is never a great solution. A self-storage unit offers the ability to be the office, fulfilment centre and storage facility all rolled into one. The costs involved are drastically cheaper than those associated with industrial lease options.


With van crime on the increase, storing your valuable tools and materials in the back of your van is incredibly risky. Insurance companies want a premium to insure expensive tools these days, and more often than not, are able to wriggle out of paying should the worst happen. All types of contractors can benefit from the security offered by a storage unit. There’s no need to disrupt family life trying to store equipment in the garage of garden shed. The flexible opening hours are also invaluable, especially if you have early morning starts.

Photographic Studio

Photographic businesses lend themselves perfectly to a self-storage unit. Being creative with backdrops and lighting will produce results on a par with any other traditional studio space. A secure unit is also the perfect option for storing your expensive cameras and equipment.

As you can see, most businesses can be easily run from a storage unit at a very competitive cost. Here at Chesley Storage, we offer short term monthly options that are flexible and scalable to suit your enterprise. Get in touch today on 01795 844144 and take the first steps in taking your business to the next level.

We hope that you found this guide useful. Whatever your storage requirements, our modern and secure facility located in Kent provides a cost-effective secure environment for all your storage needs. Please get in touch for a no obligation quote or call us on 01795 844144.


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