Spring Cleaning Tips for Businesses
Spring is a natural time for us all to start thinking about cleaning, organizing, and cutting down on clutter. When we talk about spring cleaning, most of us think about clearing out garages, basements, and sheds at home, however, it’s also something businesses like retail stores, restaurants and hotels, as well as schools and churches, should plan for.
Here are a few situations where your business should consider renting a portable storage unit this spring:
1) Business Renovations
Many larger scale business renovations kick off in the spring, so plan ahead to avoid clutter or lost revenue while construction is in progress.
It’s important for businesses like hotels and restaurants to keep their establishments clean and organized for their customers, even during a major renovation, so that they’re free from clutter and unsightly maintenance equipment.
Keeping a hotel looking current and continuing to deliver a quality experience to their guests is important. As such, it’s common for them to undergo renovations every few years.
For hotels, it makes more financial sense to rent a storage container as opposed to using revenue-generating space in your hotel to store extra items. In many cases, the monthly cost of a BigSteelBox is paid off in one night! Don’t use your extra rooms to store furniture and other items during a reno – store them in a BigSteelBox.
While most restaurants will close down during a major reno, having on site storage is still an important aspect to consider. Whether you use your storage container to store tables, chairs and other important items to keep them clean and out of harm’s way during construction, or you use it to keep tools, supplies, and equipment safe, it will be extremely helpful in keeping your project on schedule, saving you money, and giving you peace of mind.
We can place a BigSteelBox just about anywhere, and our storage containers are wind, water and rodent-proof, so your items will stay safe. Our rental containers also come equipped with a lock box to protect your padlock from bolt cutters, so you don’t have to worry about theft. You can also have shelving brackets added to your BigSteelBox to make it even more efficient.
2) Storage for Winter Equipment and Seasonal Items
Many businesses and organizations like schools and churches, have snow removal equipment like snow blowers, Bobcats, and shovels that they need to keep clean and secure over the summer months. They also have summer equipment, like lawn mowers, brooms and other yard maintenance equipment that needs to be kept safe year-round. Renting a BigSteelBox storage container can help with this.
A BigSteelBox is a great storage option for schools to store things like desks, tables, chairs, and filing cabinets. In addition to furniture and seasonal items, churches also often need a place to store donations. Some schools and churches will actually choose to buy a shipping container in order to have a permanent on site storage space since they need ongoing storage year-round. If you’re looking to purchase a storage unit for your business or organization, we can help.
A portable storage container will keep important items safe and dry. Plus, they’re extremely convenient, especially if you need to occasionally access your stored items, because the container can be placed right next to your building.
PLEASE NOTE: Many facilities also have regulations against storing equipment that requires fuel inside their buildings for fire and safety reasons. A 10’ or 20’ BigSteelBox will give you plenty of room to safely store any or all of these items, however, we also recommend that fuel tanks be empty while stored in the container.
3) Storage for Excess Inventory
Retailers are always dealing with the management of seasonal inventory. A portable storage unit like a BigSteelBox is the perfect option for keeping excess inventory clean, dry, and safe until you can return it to your warehouse or sell it during the next season.
We’ll deliver your storage container to your business when and where you need it. You can keep it at your location for as long as required, or we can move it to our secure storage facility until you need it redelivered. We have a variety of BigSteelBox sizes available, so we’re sure to have something that will work for your retail business’s storage needs.
4) Storage for Christmas Decorations
Christmas is a holiday that tends to come with a lot of decorations – many of them large and bulky. Don’t try to squeeze them all into a back storage room or into a room that would be better used for things you need to access during the summer months!
Order a BigSteelBox in the size that will work best for your needs and have peace of mind knowing that your decorations will be in the exact same condition as you packed them come next December. You can load your container and keep it at your location, or we can move it to our storage facility and store it until you need it delivered again.