For many businesses, the biggest part of hunkering down for the winter means shifting inventory and operations. Clothing stores need to break out the coats and wool suits from on site storage containers. Department stores put away the patio furniture and start advertising comforters and blankets. Construction companies begin the dance of scheduling tasks based on the expected temperatures.
If you are like most people, you've noticed the increase in mobile storage businesses in recent years. Growth in any industry is a sign of successfully meeting a need. In this case, the need is for temporary or cyclical onsite storage. Why build a brand new warehouse if you only need extra space a few months each year? But each new customer begins with that familiar question, "How much does it cost to rent a portable storage container?"
By now most business owners have at least heard of portable offices. Companies in the construction, renovation, and mobile sales industries frequently use them. But many people either have outdated notions or outright misunderstandings about the actual product.
Storage unit facilities are a booming industry with good reason. Businesses frequently need separate storage units. Perhaps they have extra inventory, or they need temporary space during renovations. Whatever the reason, a growing number of people depend on the extra storage at some point. Before you start searching for "storage units near me," there are some things to consider.
Home and office renovations are among the most stressful events within a lifetime. Very few situations are as troublesome as a long-term major disruption to your home or office space. Even if the final product is an improvement, many people regret the choice during the process. The noise can be unbearable. Furniture and storage can be a hassle. Continuing to live and work can become increasingly difficult as the project endures.
After a long hot summer, cooler temperatures may finally be right around the corner. Of course, we know that in some areas of the Midwest United States it can still get unbearably hot in the fall. The reality is even worse for those working outside in warmer states. Sun exposure and physical labor can create heat safety concerns well into November. How can managers ensure the health and well-being of employees working outside?
It happens to everyone. You can research, plan, and prepare, but surprises still occur. How you deal with those surprises can be the difference between failure and success.
Most businesses know the basics of preparation. We use alarms and cameras to prevent product theft. Individuals and organizations need insurance to cover structural damage from fires and storms. Managers use safety and emergency training to help employees make wise decisions. In this time of uncertainty, is there more you can do?
Here are some ways you can use portable storage to protect against unforeseen situations:
It happens to everyone. Sometimes you are trying to fit another box in the basement. Other times you are deciding where to place the new baby crib. Sooner or later pretty much everyone needs more room.For those in the retail or construction businesses, it may happen even more often. Construction sites need mobile offices to conduct onsite business. They may need a storage container to organize and store tools after a shift. Clothing stores may utilize the same time of portable container storage as a place to store seasonal items that won't be popular for a few months.
Those familiar with storage container rental or buying may know the routine. The rest of us might need a little help. Below are a few tips to consider before you search for a Conex box for sale or rent.
Retail businesses are closing across the country. Within the first four months of 2019, the number of retail store closures exceeded the number that closed in all of 2018, according to Coresight Research. Does that mean that in 2019, the retail industry is not as strong as it was in 2018?
Summer is synonymous with severe storms. If you are in the construction industry or work in or own a retail business, then you know severe weather can wreak havoc on not only on your equipment or product but also with completion dates and sales.
Though the impact of severe storms will be mostly felt by the construction industry, other businesses experience it too. Below are examples of what can happen during a severe thunderstorm and how using container storage (in conjunction with your safety plan) may be the solution to these problems.