Everyone knows that people aren’t allowed to live in self storage units— and if you didn’t already know that, you do now. But does the same necessarily go for using your self-storage rental as a workspace? Interestingly enough, there are self-storage rental companies that offer units designed specifically to operate as workspaces. These units are priced higher than standard storage units, and are intended for commercial use. But why would you want to rent office space at a self-storage facility? Here are the top three reasons why this might just be a great idea:

  1. Lower cost. If you’re looking for an office that will serve primarily as a base camp and won’t be seeing incoming traffic from customers, the cost of office rental in a standard business park can border on astronomical. Storage companies that offer workspace rental do so at a far lower price, allowing those who are just going into business for themselves to cut unnecessary expenditures.
  2. Increased productivity. Working from a home office has its fair share of drawbacks, in addition to its benefits. Operating from home is far cheaper than renting storage units, but if you’re easily distracted you’ll likely find that having a space separate from home will yield a higher rate of work productivity.
  3. Keeping home life separate. There’s a temptation by many who run a business out of their homes to work around the clock. This can wreak havoc on the needs of family, and can actually make for a far more stressful work life. Office storage units offer an affordable way to separate the two.
Tony Emerson