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How to make the most of commercial storage in Bristol

A photo showing the exterior of the Vanguard Self Storage branch in Bristol.

Commercial storage can be an incredibly valuable asset for businesses of all sizes in Bristol, offering a secure and flexible solution for storing equipment, materials and excess stock.

As the perks of commercial self-storage can be many and varied, we have put together a handy guide on how to make the most of commercial storage in Bristol.

Select the right storage facility

When choosing a storage facility, it is important to consider the location, accessibility, and security features. A facility that is conveniently situated near your business can save both time and transport costs. Ensure that the facility provides 24/7 security measures, such as CCTV cameras, security personnel, and access control systems. Additionally, the facility should be easily accessible with loading bays and parking spaces available for your vehicles.

Organise your storage space

After selecting a storage facility, organise your storage space efficiently. This involves categorising and labelling your items, and arranging them in a way that maximises space and accessibility. For example, heavier items should be stored at the bottom and lighter items at the top, while frequently used items should be kept at the front for easy access.

And if you're wondering 'what size storage unit do I need?’, as your storage provider we want to make sure that we provide you with the space you need, and at a competitive rate too. A convenient way to assess how large a storage unit you’ll need is to use our self storage size calculator and storage size guide.

Use appropriate storage containers

Choosing the right storage containers is crucial for maintaining the good condition of your goods. Consider the nature of your items when selecting containers. For instance, fragile items may require bubble wrap or foam padding, while electronics may require anti-static packaging to prevent damage. Additionally, using standardised containers makes it easier to stack and arrange items in the storage unit.

Take advantage of additional services

Many commercial storage facilities offer extra services such as insurance, transportation, and packing. These services can streamline your operations and ensure the safety of your goods. For example, you may want to hire a professional packing service to ensure that your items are packed securely and efficiently. Insurance can provide peace of mind in case of loss or damage to your goods.

Make regular inventory checks

Regularly checking your inventory helps to keep track of your items and ensure that everything is in good condition. This also helps to identify any items that may be approaching their expiry dates or are no longer required. Regular inventory checks can help identify any issues with your storage space before they become more significant problems.

How to find the right business storage in Bristol

Vanguard's reputation for quality, competitively priced storage services is brought to Bristol through our self-storage facilities. We have provided friendly, efficient, safe and secure storage for over 55 years to businesses, individuals, and students.

Our self-storage units in Bristol are located in Redfield, in the city centre, and offer a range of storage unit options. Whether you require a 10 sq ft locker for a few boxes or a bespoke unit of up to 2000 sq ft for use as your very own warehouse, we have the perfect storage solution for you.

We understand the significance of the safety and security of your belongings, so we go to great lengths to ensure that our storage units in Bristol are the most secure in the area. Our self-storage units are under continuous CCTV surveillance, and we have extensive burglar and fire alarms throughout the facility. Entry is limited through a robust access system, ensuring that only authorised individuals can enter. With Vanguard Bristol, you can relax knowing that your belongings are safe and sound.