Why Businesses Should Use a Storage Unit

Many people are still under the impression that storage units are purely used to keep household and personal items. Even though this is true, storage units are also widely used for businesses. In 2013, the BBC conducted a survey that found that 42% of self-storage space was for commercial use, compared with 39% in 2012.

If you are a business owner, you will understand how bills and overhead costs add up, and one thing you can do to reduce your cost is to work from a storage unit. Why…?


If you choose to rent a storage unit instead of an office, you will save £1,000’s. We know this because businesses have told Spaces and Places how much money they have saved! Not only do you not need to pay council tax and business rates, but you can also reclaim your VAT if you are VAT registered.


Instead of travelling through rush hour traffic, you can pick your own working times. With Spaces and Places allowing you to have 24/7 access, you can turn up and leave at your convenience.

Unnecessary risks

If your business is booming, then you can expand to other storage units, however, if your business is struggling, you can also downsize. There are no long-term contracts, which means you are not taking any unnecessary risks.

Secure location

Security cameras are used at many self-storage sites. At Spaces and Places, we have CCTV as well as secure fencing to ensure your belongings are kept safe.

If you are interested in how Spaces and Places can help your business and income grow, get in touch today.