The Pros and Cons of Using Self-Storage for Business Purposes

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Written by Admin

10 March 2023

When it comes to using self-storage for business purposes there are plenty of pros and cons. If you are a business owner then you probably need to store things which is why renting a storage unit can be incredibly useful. Below we have listed the pros and cons of using self-storage for business purposes. 

Pros Of Using Self-Storage


Self-storage can be extremely cost-effective for businesses that need the extra space as it is generally less expensive than renting a larger office or warehouse space. 


Self-storage is designed to be as flexible as you need it to be. Renting a storage unit for your business is perfect if you need it for a short period of time. Self-storage facilities offer flexibility in terms of lease terms, so businesses can rent storage units for as long or as short a time as needed. A lot of storage unit contracts are done on a week-by-week basis.


Most self-storage facilities offer security measures such as surveillance cameras, security personnel, and secure access, which can give business owners peace of mind knowing that their items are safe. At Storage Tameside, we have over 200 CCTV cameras on site, high-security fencing, secure, modern storage units, a modern red care alarm system, a 24/7 monitored alarm system, and staff on site 7 days a week. Security is one of our priorities when it comes to our customers. We want our customers to have peace of mind when storing with us. 


Self-storage units are typically accessible 24/7, so businesses can access their items whenever they need to, making it more convenient for businesses that have irregular or extended hours. 


Self-storage units can provide businesses with room for expansion without having to move to a larger space or incur the costs that come with building or remodelling.

Cons Of Using Self-Storage

Limited Space

Self-storage units come in a variety of sizes, but they may not offer enough space for larger businesses with a significant amount of inventory or equipment. 

Lack Of Amenities

Unlike traditional office or warehouse spaces, self-storage units usually do not offer amenities such as loading docks, restrooms, or break rooms.

Climate Control

Not all self-storage units offer climate control, which can be a problem for businesses that need to store temperature-sensitive items.


Although self-storage units are generally accessible 24/7, some facilities may have limited access or require appointments, which can be inconvenient for businesses that need frequent access. 

Risk Of Damage Or Theft

Whilst most self-storage facilities have security measures in place, there is still a risk of damage or theft to items stored in the unit. If you are worried about this happening, you might want to consider getting some insurance


Renting a storage unit can be pricey. A lot of the time storage units can be a reasonable price however, for some businesses, the price can be difficult for businesses to justify. Also the bigger space you need, the more you will need to pay. However, renting a storage unit can still be cheaper than renting an office space, 

These are all of the pros and cons of renting a self-storage space for business purposes. If you are interested in renting a storage space then please get in contact us here at Storage Tameside. If you choose to store with us you can get 50% off your first 8 weeks of storage which is an absolute bargain. To get a quote, contact us on the number 0161 304 5695. 

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