27 September 2019/Business Storage

Smart Spaces: Can You Use a Storage Unit as an Office?

Whether you’re an up-and-coming small business or a more established enterprise, the perfect office space is hard to come by.

Perhaps you’re working from home, with papers stacked to the ceiling—or you’re maxing out on square footage in your current shop. It can be challenging to find the right workplace, one where productivity, collaboration, and inspiration come naturally.

From documents and equipment to shipping and receiving, commercial storage spaces are convenient options for keeping your excess inventory organized. But, have you ever wondered if you could actually run your office from a storage unit? Well, we’re here to debunk any misconceptions and answer your questions on operating a business using a storage facility.

So, can you run a business inside a storage unit?

The answer is two-fold: While our facilities are great for storing your belongings, like files, machinery, merchandise, and furniture, you can’t kick back behind your desk and run your day-to-day operations in your storage space

The ventilation and electrical systems are built to keep your important possessions safe and protected, rather than accommodate a body shop or a retail storefront.

But, there’s good news—you can still use our storage units to boost your business, grow capacity and encourage productivity.

Versatile commercial storage solutions

At U•STORE•IT, we offer an array of benefits for entrepreneurs who need a secure and spacious place to stow their valuable assets.

  • 24-hour surveillance and gated facilities to safeguard your important inventory
  • Climate-controlled bays to shield you against harsh weather
  • Variety of storage unit sizes, from small (25 sq. ft.) to large (300 sq. ft.)
  • Shelving, racks, and aisles to stack up your merch
  • Affordable truck rentals, along with free dollies and hand trucks on site
  • Storage insurance for as little as $7/month
  • Parcel receiving for when you’re away (extra charge)

We offer flex-office business solutions in St. Albert

Still looking for a place to set up shop? Our state-of-the-art U•STORE•IT St. Albert facility has you covered.

From creative freelancers to online apparel stores, you’ll love the freedom and connectivity our flex offices provide. Plus, you’ll be steps away from your storage unit, where you can ship, manage and secure your inventory. 

  • Modern office space with electricity, desks, and chairs
  • Reliab wifi for sending emails and managing digital platforms
  • Professional conference rooms to host client meetings
  • Cutting-edge tech: top-notch security, climate-controlled units, and in-floor heating

Keep business booming at U•STORE•IT

Managing your own venture is a monumental task. Our commercial storage solutions will help shoulder the weight, minimizing the chaos of clutter while protecting your valuables.

Ready to snatch up one of our storage units? We’re eager to help. Choose from one of our trusted U•STORE•IT Red Deer, St. Albert or Edmonton locations

Once you’ve narrowed down a location, be sure to explore our commercial storage options and contact us to get pricing today.