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Tips for Running a Small Business Out of Your Storage Unit


Whether you're starting a full-time business or new side hustle, you'll need space. At first, working out of your home may seem like the logical thing to do, but you'll quickly discover that between inventory and paperwork, you won't be able to tell where work ends and home begins. Of course, you could lease office space, but the cost would seriously eat into your profits. Luckily, there is a solution – run your business out of a self storage unit. Here are a few tips to help you take your business out of your home and into a convenient and affordable workspace.

Find a Space With LIGHTS

With so many entrepreneurs starting online shops, the idea of running a business out of a storage unit has become commonplace enough that some self storage facilities have begun outfitting storage units with LIGHTS and internet. At CitiWide Self Storage in Long Island City, New York, we can help with units that offer electricity. Purchasing a wireless mobile hotspot will take care of the internet.

Find a Space With P.O. Boxes or That Accepts Package Deliveries

In addition to power outlets, you want to pick a self storage company that offers P.O. boxes or accepts package deliveries to send and receive inventory. Chances are if the self storage company that accepts packages, they'll also have packing equipment – a convenient option when you find yourself in need of packing and shipping items. Here at CitiWide, we’re happy to accept deliveries on your behalf. We also offer a full lineup of packing and moving supplies for your convenience.

What You’ll Need

Once you find a space that works, you have to turn it into a proper workspace. For this, you won't just need your standard desk and file cabinet. Stand-alone wire shelving is ideal for your inventory and keeping your space well organized.

Make CitiWide Your Business Partner

If you're looking for storage space for your business or personal needs, CitiWide Self Storage has a variety of unit sizes, so you don't pay for space you don't need. Our month-to-month lease terms and move-in specials are perfect for short- or long-term needs. We even have custom-built units available. If you're in the NYC area and looking for a self storage space for any and all situations, CitiWide is the place for you.

For more great storage tips, be sure to check out our other blog posts.

CitiWide Self Storage


4555 Pearson St Long Island City, NY 11101