Posted on: October 24, 2017 | by: Paul Darden
Contractor Self Storage Tips
In order for contractors to perform a job, they most likely have to use a lot of tools and equipment. That goes without saying. But, when the tools and equipment aren’t being used, contractors need a place to store them. Leasing a building to store equipment is not convenient because when the job ends, a contractor will have to travel to a new location to work. This makes signing a long term, lease not a viable solution. Instead of leasing out a building to store equipment and getting tied down to one location, consider renting a storage unit.
Use a Contractor Storage Container
In order to keep overhead costs down and to have flexibility for travel, many contractors have seen the benefits of renting a contractor storage unit to store their equipment. Choosing a storage facility in a centralized location around multiple job sites will keep travel costs down and ensure your equipment is always around when you need it. Finding a storage rental facility that doesn’t require long contracts means that you won’t be tied down to one location. When you finish up your job, you can simply end your rental and travel to the next job site.
Contractor Tool Storage Tips
Organize Your Contractor Storage Box
When using a storage unit to store equipment, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, there’s the importance of organizing your storage unit. The equipment that is used most often or on every site should be stored at the entrance of your storage unit. This will not only help with the ease of loading and unloading your unit, but it will also help minimize time spent digging around the storage unit.
Consider a Climate Controlled Storage Unit for Expensive Equipment
Equipment and tools that will be stored for a long period of time should be stored in a climate controlled storage unit. Over time, fluctuations in temperature and humidity can damage the equipment, causing it to rust or corrode. A climate controlled storage unit will help to protect expensive equipment from damages caused by temperature fluctuations.
Label Every Box in Your Storage Unit
There’s nothing more frustrating than when you are in a hurry to get somewhere but can’t find the item you need. For contractors, time is money. Avoid wasting time digging through your storage unit looking for a particular tool or item by labeling all boxes with a list of their contents.
Are You Looking for a Storage Facility to Store Your Contractor Equipment?
Find Self Storage has five storage facilities with climate control throughout Texas and Louisiana: Plano, TX, Carrolton, TX, Leesville, LA and in Alexandria, LA on Windermere Blvd and Lodi Rd. Many of our locations are located close to major routes and highways, so you can easily stop in, grab the equipment you need and head back to work.
Interested in learning more about a storage contractor storage unit rental? Contact us today!