Storage units and warehouses are huge businesses since people are reluctant to let go of any
item. This is especially true for numerous businesses that are baffled by the requirements for
record retention for various documents. Some income tax and business tax forms must be kept
for seven years, while some personnel files must be kept permanently. What does a company do
with all of these documents?
If any documentation produced by a company is not covered by state or federal law, the company
should have its own policy stating how long the records may be useful and when the records are
due to be destroyed. Many businesses will have a space problem as a result of this, and they will
be hesitant to store boxes of important documents in their basement or garage. A basement or
garage is not the best place to keep these documents in any case, and it is certainly not the safest
Those businesses that do not have electronic storage of their documentation will
most likely need to find a location where all important papers can be kept safely and
securely. Storage warehouses can be very useful to many businesses if they can
guarantee against damage caused by weather, insects, rodents, or other customers.
When a business requires storage space, security is the most important
consideration, but ensuring that the papers are not eaten by other visitors in the
building is also essential.
Storage facilities are also useful for people who may be assigned to a temporary job for a year or
more and must relocate from their home or apartment while they are gone. They do not want to
sell everything they own and will instead look for a place to store it for the duration of their trip.
Temperature-controlled facilities are available at higher prices than those without heat or humidity
control, but they are frequently in higher demand. This is also true for the parent who has a child
who requires items for six months to a year and then no longer requires them until the next child
Consider the homeowner who recently purchased a second car and has a place to store their
riding lawnmower during the winter. Perhaps offering to pick up large items at home and transport
them to your storage facility will attract new customers. Not everyone has a truck to transport
larger items and may not be willing or able to rent one. Offering free pick-up in exchange for a
storage contract for a specified number of months will encourage more people to use your