Storing your business document archives off-site in a self storage facility may just seem like an additional cost for your business but it is actually a very cost-effective solution. It means you are not paying high office rents for space that you are simply using for storage. Even warehouse rental costs are higher than self storage rates if you shop around and require a longer term commitment that your business may not be ready to make.
Storing archives offsite also frees up valuable office space to eploy more staff and grow your business – or, at least, make the working environment for your existing staff more comfortable. When you do the calculations you will see that the cost of off-site storage rental is minimal compared with the cost of office space. And even more minimal if lack of space for new employees is holding back expansion of your business.
On balance off-site storage is a perfect cost-effective solution for businesses whose main premises comprise of office space. Even those types of businesses who have plentiful warehouse space can still find that it is cheaper to free up warehouse space for more stock and place business archives in less expensive storage.
There are also the hidden costs in time wasted if you are regularly having to re-organise your office space to make room for the growing mountain of files you are accumulating.