Running a small business? Whether you’re doing it out of your home or you have a dedicated business space, self-storage can come in handy. Here are six ways renting a self-storage unit can help small businesses out!

Can Declutter Work Space

No matter where you work from, clutter is not ideal. If you have clients that come into your workspace, a cluttered office may leave them with a negative impression. Messiness never looks great, and an excess of inventory can lead some customers to believe your products aren’t as great as you say they are.

To make your business more appealing to customers, and easier for you to work in, it’s worth your time to declutter your work environment. Items that aren’t currently being utilized can be stored in your storage unit until you’re ready to use them.

Wood tables with spools of fabric under them, and across from them are clothing racks with paper clothing cutouts.

Storage units can allow you to take advantage of bulk pricing since you can store more.

Allows for Bulk Purchasing

The best thing a storage unit can do to help small businesses? Allow you to purchase inventory in bulk! With more ability to store greater amounts of inventory, your business can take advantage of bulk pricing. Buying bulk can save your business significant amounts of money when purchasing your inventory.


When your small business begins to grow, that can be super exciting. But a growing business needs room, and if you’re working from your home, you might soon find yourself running out of space. And even if you need just a little more room, small businesses often rent warehouses and end up paying a lot of money to only keep a few things.

Thankfully, self-storage is here to remedy the issue. Storage units are available in multiple sizes and are much more cost-effective when growing than getting a big, expensive warehouse right off the bat.

Accessible Year-Round

Many self-storage units are available to access year-round. This means you have access to your unit whenever necessary. If you live close to your unit, this makes daily or weekly trips simple and easy. It also makes accessing your equipment, tools, or inventory easy around the holidays when your business might be ramping up.

A person signing documents with a pen on a wood table with a coffee mug in front of them.

Keep your important documents in a safe secure location – like a storage unit!

Safe & Secure

Did you know workplace theft is a crime that costs U.S. businesses over 50 billion dollars each year? It’s not uncommon for inventory to disappear but a self-storage unit can help small businesses avoid that.

A storage unit can help keep important documents and inventory safe and secure. At Bay Street Storage, we provide individual alarms for our enclosed units, gated and fenced entry, security cameras, and tenant protection. This helps keep your important items out of potential harm while also being stored in a safe and secure environment.

Provides Flexibility

When you own a small business, it’s best to be flexible so you can scale up and down with your operations. With self-storage, you have that flexibility! You can find storage unit sizes ranging from 5’x5’, the size of a small walk-in closet, to 14’x45’, which is about the length of a school bus. You can also rent your storage unit month-to-month, so you’re not locked into any long-term contracts.

Store with Bay Street Storage

In need of commercial storage? Bay Street Storage is here to help your small business. We have two convenient locations in Post Falls for you to choose from, and we’ve got all your storage needs covered. We’re here to make your storage experience as easy as possible. If you need any help, let us know!