How storage solutions can improve your at-home business

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Transforming a space in your home into a business can be a difficult feat, especially in a smaller sized house. This room will have to be professional and free of overly homely distractions to stay focused on the matters at hand.

You don’t have to have a completely blank canvas, merely use storage solutions to maximise the room and keep it clutter-free. Doing so will allow for improved concentration and a working mindset. Follow our guide on how storage solutions can transform your room to make the most out of your new professional space.

Tip one: Remove all unnecessary belongings
Many of us are guilty of using spare rooms as a place to store bric-a-brac, but this doesn’t make for a professional environment. While you can decorate the room with pieces of art, rugs and other accessories, a place free of clutter will be far more likely to keep you focused.

That doesn’t have to mean you have to let go of your personal items completely. Keeping them in a secure storage unit will allow you to use them, once you upgrade your business space, rather than having them go to waste. You’ll have peace of mind that you’ll be able to access your storage unit seven days a week without having to clutter up your home

when you choose Ready Steady Store.

Tip two: Dedicated space for stationery and supplies
Bulk buying supplies such as paper, notebooks and stationery is an excellent way of saving money, which is crucial for new businesses. This can, however, result in piles of unorganised items that can quickly take over your space.

Have a small filing cabinet or shelving unit dedicated just for these items. Be meticulous when you order them and ensure there are no unnecessary items in there that will clutter the space. Keep everything labelled and do an inventory once in a while to keep on top of things. It may seem over the top, but it’ll keep you incredibly organised and on top of your game.

If you don’t have room for an additional shelving unit, you can keep your supplies in a storage unit. We have locations all over the country, making it easy for you to grab what you need. This is very handy to those who bulk buy but don’t use up their supplies quickly.

Tip three: Cloud storage
When you think about storage, you don’t often think about technology. Limit the number of appliances you need by investing in Cloud storage. It allows you to work on a document from any device while keeping them secure, as well as providing various tools. You’ll be able to limit your technology vastly, relying mainly on a single laptop or tablet.

As well as cutting down the amount of technology you need, you won’t have to print as much and won’t need filing cabinets.

Tip four: Stock
While you may think you have enough space for a few units of stock, your office space will soon become overloaded with boxes. You won’t want this to disrupt your business environment, but it’s also vital to ensure your home doesn’t turn into a warehouse of sorts.

Speaking of warehouses, the traditional type can be an expense that new businesses can’t afford. It may surprise you, but this is where a storage unit comes in. With sizes ranging from 9 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft and 24-hour security, our storage units are perfect for a variety of businesses. They’re convenient, accessible and, most importantly of all, safe.