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What You Need to Know Before Getting a Commercial Storage Unit

June 21, 2022 by CRS Corporate Relocation SystemsBusinessCommercial Storage

Getting a commercial storage unit for a business can be incredibly beneficial, from offering extra storage to freeing up space at your business location. However, it may be difficult to know where to start when considering a commercial storage unit. It’s important to pick the right commercial storage company that meets your needs as a business. Here is a list of 8 things to look out for when choosing a commercial storage unit.

8 Things to Consider When Looking for a Commercial Storage Unit

There are numerous reasons that you may be considering commercial storage. It’s possible that your business location is becoming cluttered, but you are unable to relocate to a larger location. On the other hand, you may be expanding the business but need space for inventory items or space for archiving files and documents that you still need access to but not as frequently as they need to be in your business building. 

Before choosing a commercial storage unit, here are eight things to consider.

What Type of Storage Do You Need?

When looking for storage, two main options are usually offered: standard storage and climate-controlled storage. However, these days most commercial storage units operate as climate control storage because it offers temperature control that protects the things you are storing in the unit. Standard storage offers protection against harsh weather conditions, like a garage, but it doesn’t offer variations in temperature or humidity in the same way as climate control units.


How the facility is maintained can be a good indicator of how they treat your belongings. If the facilities are kept clean and organized, that’s a good indicator that they will practice the same care with your belongings.


Something that can be vital to picking a commercial storage location is ensuring that it’s close to your business. Having a unit that’s too far from your business location can become a problem if you need access to something quickly. It’s important to look for a commercial storage company that is nearby your business’s current location.


Security is a top priority because these are items that are valuable to you and your business. Ensuring that the facility you chose has high-quality security is essential when searching for the perfect location.

Commercial Storage Size

The key to finding a storage unit is finding one that fits your belongings without being too cramped or having too much space left over. A cluttered storage unit can pose problems because things may break, or you may have trouble accessing and finding specific items easily. While having extra storage may seem like a good idea, you’d also be paying for space you don’t need.

Access Hours

The hours you can access the unit should match your business hours and the hours you’ll likely need to access the storage. A storage unit should be convenient and accessible to you and for your business needs.

Extra Services

The difference between an adequate commercial storage unit and a great one could be down to the extra services on offer. Can you rent shelving units from the same company? Will they recommend or offer van hire? Is help available for moving in or moving out?


Insurance coverage is not the same or standard throughout commercial storage companies. It’s important to read through your insurance coverage options before selecting a unit to ensure that if there is an accident and something is damaged, you have the coverage necessary.

A Commercial Storage Company That Meets Your Business Needs

With over 25 years of experience, CRS Movers is a one-stop-shop commercial moving company determined to help your business succeed. We provide state-of-the-art commercial storage options with on-site security for your business. Whether you need to store items to declutter or as a transition into a large location, CRS Movers can help you find the perfect storage unit. 

If you’re looking into commercial storage options or are looking for help with your commercial move, contact our office today at (718) 424-6000 or fill out our contact form.

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