Even in today’s digital age, many businesses have lots of paper documents taking up valuable space.
Most companies know that some documents should generally be stored for a certain length of time, but a lot of companies struggle to find the space. Many simply don’t have extra storage space to archive physical copies of everything in the office, but have found that renting a self-storage unit makes all the difference.
Effective archive storage is essential for keeping documents in order, and to keep them safe and easily accessible – and this doesn’t mean dumping everything in an archive box, unlabelled and unidentified!
Here are a few hints and tips when storing business documents in self-storage:
- Store the important documents that you need access to at the front of your storage unit, that way you can avoid spending hours trying to find the right box.
- Make sure your items are dry before packing them away.
- Have a comprehensive inventory system (eg by year and type of record) so you know where everything is stored.
- Label all your boxes clearly to avoid having to hunt around for that elusive document.
At Offerfair, we now have three sites across Hastings and St Leonards, offering secure self-storage units for all your important office documents.