Small businesses selling hand-made goods aren’t so small anymore.
In fact, Etsy recently released a report saying that its sellers contribute a combined $4.7 billion to the U.S. economy. That’s a lot of scarves, necklaces, home décor items, and more.
It seems that—in this era of cheap, mass-produced goods—people are beginning to value quality hand-crafted items.
There’s only one problem that comes with that kind of success: You may find that your business is starting to take over your home. The good news is that’s an easy problem to solve. Let’s take a look at how self storage can help—no matter what you’re selling.
Benefits of Self Storage for Home Goods Inventory
Sure, you could pick up a scarf at the big-box store down the street for $5.99, but there’s something so luxurious—not to mention gorgeous—about a one-of-a-kind hand-knit creation.
But to open your own online shop, you need to have a wide variety of product to display. Then there are all of your supplies, plus the materials you’ll need to ship orders out.
If you have an extra bedroom, that might work. But if you’re stashing supplies in your bedroom, dining room, or your spouse’s office, you will quickly realize you’re out of space and totally unorganized.
Renting a storage unit can give you just the extra room you need to allow your business to flourish. You can rent a unit from about the size of a closet to the size of a garage—and there’s no long-term commitment required.
Benefits of Self Storage for Furniture Inventory
If you’re a furniture maker, nobody has to tell you how much room the craft requires. Chances are, you’ve already taken over your garage and your basement—and are still in need of more space.
Self storage might be exactly what you need to allow your business to continue to grow. You can rent a unit as big as your garage. What’s more, no long-term contract is required, which allows you to increase or decrease your storage space to keep pace with the changing needs of your business.
Benefits of Self Storage for Art Inventory
It’s an absolute dream to be an artist who is demand and selling pieces. But it’s not quite as dreamy when your art has consumed your living space.
If you’re running out of room, consider renting a climate-controlled storage unit. Your work will be protected from temperature and humidity swings and you’ll get the full use of your home back. Plus, units are monitored 24/7.
At StorageMart, we pride ourselves on our clean and well-lit self storage units that are available to rent on a month-to month basis. Learn how you can rent a unit online