There are many uses for storage units that go beyond simply packing things in the unit for long-term storage. In some cases, a storage unit will be used to hold inventory for businesses. Many times, people who sell things online will have a lot of inventory they don't want to fill their home with. If you have a lot of inventory, then you may not be able to keep it in the house in an organized manner and this can cause lots of problems for you. Here are some things you should know if you are thinking about moving your inventory into a storage unit:
You can set the unit up in a way that allows for excellent organization
You can bring shelving units in the storage unit, so you can better organize your items. You can label the shelves and put them in the unit as high as the unit is and as wide as the walls are. You can even make aisles, which allows you to move freely through the shelving units to get at the items you need to take pictures of or send out to customers who purchased them.
You can use a portion of the storage unit for other tasks
When you have your inventory in a storage unit, you can also create a space in the unit where you can take care of other job duties that are related to the business. For example, you can put a work table in a corner with a good lamp and an appropriate backdrop. This can be the area where you take pictures of the items that you are going to list for sale. Once you take pictures of the items, you can put them in the correct places on the shelves until they sell.
You can also use that work table as a shipping station where you can properly pack and label the items that have been sold. Being able to take care of everything from preparing for listing the items to storing them and then getting them ready for shipping all from the storage unit will help you to keep a lot of your business duties out of the home. Also, if you choose to use a folding work table, then when you aren't using it you can fold it up and store it against a wall which will free up more space in the unit. This is good if you also need to do other things, such as assemble certain items.