4 Small Businesses that Thrive when Using Self Storage

Isabella Blake | January 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Self storage is a booming business for good reason. It allows us to make extra room at home or in the office while keeping our extras safe. It’s especially good for businesses, as it allows them to keep inventory, records, and more somewhere safe and affordable.


Here are four types of business that thrive using self storage.




If you sell physical products, then you run a retail business. You might do so out of a physical shop, you may run an e-commerce business selling your goods online, or you may do both. Whether you run a toy store or an Etsy shop, when you’re successful, you may find yourself running out of room for your inventory. You may also need a place to keep displays, price tags, shelving, and so on.


That’s where self storage can help. Renting a unit here at Rock Safe Storage is like expanding your stockroom at an affordable monthly price. There’s no need to rent a larger storefront or home when the cost of a rental unit is less per square foot than either commercial or residential space.


Put your extra inventory in airtight, plastic containers, label them, and store them in your unit. Our gate hours are 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily, so there’s always time to grab what you need to restock a shelf or ship an order. 


Plus, we accept deliveries for our tenants. Just ask. You can have your business packages shipped here and we’ll put them right in your unit for you.


Pharmaceutical Representatives


If you work for a pharmaceutical company, educating your customers about new medications and treatments, you may not want to keep samples at home, where children could potentially get into them and where they may just take up too much space.


A self storage unit provides a safe place to store those samples. Stop by in the morning before you begin your rounds and pick up just what you plan to highlight for doctors that day.


Landscaping and Construction


Painters, roofers, interior designers, plumbers, and related occupations. People in these industries require a variety of tools to ensure they can successfully do their jobs. 


If you run such a company, you may have more equipment than you can fit in a garage or a van. By keeping your stuff in storage, you can retrieve what you need for a particular job without lugging around every tool you own. Also, you can count on our security to keep your tools and supplies safe.


We do have a couple of notes for landscaping and construction storage. Flammable paints are among the items prohibited in storage for safety reasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t store non-flammable supplies. Also, we ask that you clean yard supplies and others that get especially dirty before storing them. Yard waste, such as dirt and grass clippings, can attract pests.


Catering & Restaurants


You may have heard that you can’t store perishable foods or open food containers in self storage units, and that’s true. However, tables, dishes, chairs, buffet chafers, and other appliances are right at home in self storage. Just like other businesses, you can keep those things in your unit and retrieve just what you need for a particular job.


You can also store seasonal displays, menus, and other items you swap in and out of your restaurant during the course of a year.


Other Advantages


We’ve mentioned some of these previously, but it’s worth reiterating how they help a variety of businesses.


Renting a self storage unit is an investment in your business, and while you may pay a little more in the beginning, it will be worth it in the space you save. Also, it will allow you to expand your business, giving you more room for inventory, tools, and more.


Your storage unit is also a great place to keep documents such as inventory sheets, orders, insurance and tax information, and more. While we suggest scanning those documents as well and storing them digitally, some paperwork should be kept for several years before shredding it, and storage gives you a safe place to do that.


When you check out our storage units, you’ll be able to choose a size that works best for you, from 5x5 to 10x20. As your business grows, you can upgrade to a larger unit at any time.


If you have any questions about renting a unit for personal or business use, send us a message via our Contact page and we’ll respond promptly. We’re here to help you, your family, and your business.