5 things you need to know before renting equipment storage

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Flexible storage for any sized business in 2022

Whether you are looking to start your own business or expand your business in 2022, you will need somewhere safe and flexible to store your equipment. Equipment storage can come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some things you will need to consider before you sign the lease on your container space. 

From 6ft containers perfect for a handyman to 12ft containers great for having a workshop set up, containers are versatile and flexible, making them great for a novice or longstanding business owner. 

This month, Jennings takes a look at what you need to know about equipment containers, including what you can store, the benefits of keeping your equipment away from your home and how you can get cost-effective solutions from Jennings Storage in 2022. 

What you need to know about your equipment container

Business equipment storage is an essential asset for your business. If you have a lot of equipment and need to find somewhere safe to keep it, you need to know a few things before renting an equipment container

Prohibited items for your equipment storage container

To keep facilities safe for everyone who uses the containers and who works onsite, there are a number of equipment-related items that you will not be able to store in your container: 

  • Combustible or flammable substances including gas, paint, petrol, oil, solvents and compressed gases
  • Firearms, explosives, weapons and ammunition 
  • Chemicals, toxic waste or any potentially hazardous substances
  • Any goods that are environmentally harmful
 

You will receive a full list of prohibited items when you choose to store your equipment with Jennings. 

Having access to your equipment when you need it 

If you are a small business owner, the chances are you won’t keep ‘normal business hours. You will need access to your equipment at all hours of the day, whether you are a handyman going to fix a domestic client’s kitchen or selling your items on amazon and need to get to your stock quickly. 

Choose a reputable container team that gives you access to your unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you aren’t left without your equipment when you need it. 

Is your equipment safely stored onsite?

Whilst you may initially think that your tools are equipment are safer at home than at an external container site, how do you plan to protect your tools overnight or whilst you are away on holiday? 

Storing your equipment at a specialist container site means you have the confidence that your tools are protected, and you are not inviting unwelcome people to take more notice of your home and the contents you have. Get a good night’s sleep or a welcome holiday when your equipment is stored safely in your container. 

Choose the best size container for your equipment

How much space do you think you will need? Many storage companies will ask you to scale up or think of how much space you may need in the future. This can be a costly exercise, and you may never utilise your equipment container to the max. 

At Jennings, we understand that your space needs may fluctuate with your business, so we offer flexible pay-as-you-go rental terms that allow you to increase or decrease your container space as needed. 

How close can you park to your container?

If you are storing heavy equipment, you don’t want to be parking your car or van in a nearby carpark and hauling your stuff to and from your container. You will need access to a container with parking just outside it, so you don’t need to waste time or energy making long trips when you load or offload your items. 

The benefits of equipment storage away from your home 

We know that businesses can often underestimate just how much equipment or stock they will need to succeed. With budgets tightening at home, space is an all-time luxury, and many of us cannot afford to keep our equipment at home. 

If this sounds like you, then you will benefit from off-site equipment storage from Jennings Storage. Here are some critical benefits to storing your equipment in an external container: 

  • Protection for your belongings
  • Cost-effective storage units 
  • Flexible terms that meet the continued needs of your business 
  • High-quality site security 
  • Separate your business from your home life 
  • Access whenever you need it 
 

With so many benefits to renting equipment space from a local storage company, it’s easy to see why so many businesses will move towards cost-effective unit rental in 2022. 

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Jennings Storage offer bespoke equipment storage to businesses

When you think of storage, you probably imagine a place to keep all your stuff. Somewhere you can keep your old books, the extra boxes of Christmas decorations and all those old clothes that you never wear. 

You might not think of it as a place where people run businesses. But if you are looking at renting an equipment container in 2022, you might want to start thinking about renting with Jennings.

Since 1993, we have been providing reliable equipment containers to local businesses. Whether you are an Amazon seller or a local tradesperson, our flexible containers offer a cost-effective central place where you can hold your stock or equipment indefinitely. 

With access 24/7 and high-quality site security, we are the choice for many businesses and homeowners running out of space. For more information about our equipment storage, get in contact with Jennings Storage today.  

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