Winter’s Most Common Business Storage Needs

Looking for self-storage in Great Yarmouth? Perhaps you need to store items in Beccles Body, or somewhere else in the close proximity? Whatever your Norfolk/Suffolk storage needs are, the team here at Waveney are here to help!

This time of year is particularly handy for it too! Why? Because it’s winter! And winter brings with it some specialist and distinct challenges, leading to seasonal requirements for storage and your overall business’ operations.

To give you an idea of what we’re talking about, let’s take a look at winter’s most common business storage needs.

Important Document Storage

This one stands to reason pretty much all year round, but possibly even more so at winter time. The Christmas period often means businesses will close for at least 7 days. For many companies, this is the longest period of absence throughout the entire year. For complete security, it’s probably wise to lock up all of your important documentation somewhere safe – just in case! You never know what might happen whilst you’re away!

Manage Overflowing Stock

Businesses that work on a seasonal basis will often have overflowing amounts of stock around winter time. This is especially true if you sell summer-related items and you’re getting your stock pile ready for the sunshine. Instead of over-packing your warehouse/place of work – why not opt for a safe storage place instead?

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

Are you moving offices, or are you planning on moving sometime in the near future? This should be a simple case of moving your equipment from one place to another, but we all know it never really works out like that. There’s too much back-and-forth for you to truly keep a check on things. Often, it’s much easier and much more organised to place your smaller items and pieces of equipment into storage before you begin to move your larger items, furniture and staff members.

Precious, Antique or Fragile Items

Businesses that deal with antique and fragile items will also massively benefit from safe and secure self-storage in Norfolk and Suffolk. This is true across the whole calendar year, not just in winter. Whether you sell these items, or depend on them for your business operation, it’s always more reassuring to have them stored somewhere securely. Rather than running the risk of damage/breakages!

Exhibition or Seasonal Equipment

Your summer-orientated marketing tools and equipment will need somewhere to live until the sun comes out again. For example, if you own a restaurant, it’s likely your business will make use of seasonal promotional gear and other time-specific communication materials. There’s no point throwing them away as they may come in handy again next year. Using a self-storage container means you don’t have to clutter your storage cupboards at work, or other areas of your workplace.

Outdoor Furniture

It’s also likely that, as a restaurant owner, you won’t be serving many people outside of your establishment during winter! So it’s time to bring in your outside tables, chairs and benches and find somewhere for them to live over the festive period. A storage unit allows you to store these away safely, without having to worry about their condition or whereabouts until they are needed again.
Self-Storage in Norfolk and Suffolk

From Loddon to Norwich and everywhere in-between, we’re here to help with all of your Norfolk/Suffolk storage needs, no matter the time of year. Get a quote online today or call 01502 679911 to find out more.

Jingle Bells, Windy Spells, Summer Stuff Stored Away!

Oh what fun, it is to hide, all your summer gear all away! Because otherwise – it’s just in the way! Seriously though, it’s that time of year where everyone’s thermostat is working overtime and we’re all just ambling around the place like tired, frozen zombies. Yes, winter is officially upon us and the icy chill that comes with it brings a whole host of changes to your daily life.

You’ll be wearing a lot more clothes, and seeing a lot less daylight, that’s for sure! Another thing we say goodbye to temporarily is our summer stuff. This can mean different things for residential or commercial environments, but the notion remains the same.

Carry on reading to see examples of summer-exclusive items that will need somewhere to hibernate over the coming months.

Summer Garden Furniture

Garden chairs, tables, patio umbrellas and sun loungers are all examples of summer garden furniture. These are great during the warmer months, but often wasted and exposed to the harsh elements during winter. Sheltering from the winter wind and rain is particularly important if you have wooden furniture. This helps to prevent green algae and/or mould from taking hold.

This is also true for commercial properties that may have wooden benches outside, or patches of grass that feature places for people to relax in the sun. Throughout winter it is important to close off such areas for health and safety reasons – as ice can be extremely dangerous.

Barbecue Equipment

Your barbecue equipment is a continuation of the above too. These things don’t last very long during the British winter! Rot, mould and breakages can all occur due to moisture and frozen conditions. If you’re a business owner that likes to treat their employees to a summer BBQ every now and then, you don’t want to waste money replacing your equipment ever year!

You could get yourself a cover, but nothing will protect your stuff better than storing it away safely, away from harm. Plus it makes your garden look a lot less ghastly, removing the snow-covered dome and cooking tools!

Summer Sports Gear

Some sports are best played in the winter, whilst others are most definitely not! Boating, kayaking, sailing and anything else performed on water – you may not fancy this on the wrong side of November! We don’t blame you either! Keep your equipment safe, dry and in one place by locking them up in storage.

Kids Garden Toys and Accessories

We saved one of the most obvious examples until last – children’s stuff! This stuff gets absolutely everywhere! You probably have enough toys inside your house to even contemplate those scattered across your lawn. So why not remove the potential for worry completely and clear the garden of the mess?

Self-storage will ensure your children’s sandpit, paddling pool, pedal cars and whatever else will remain protected and ice-free all winter.

Self-Storage in Norfolk and Suffolk

If you’re looking for extra space to store your summer stuff in the Norfolk or Suffolk areas – we can certainly help with that! From self-storage in the Waveney Valley, to storage facilities in Beccles and Great Yarmouth. We’ve got storage units available in sizes to suit all needs. Get a quote online today or call 01502 679911 to find out more.