Four Reasons that Space = Money
The following is a guest post from Drew Davies.
You’ve probably seen blog posts like “Create a Zen Workspace in Ten Easy Steps” or “Remove Clutter to Work More Effectively” – but did you know that a clever use of space could not only save you money, but help make it too?
Whether it’s optimising your business storage, selling unneeded items, or renting out a spare room, a better use of your environment can work surprisingly hard for you.
The first step is to reclaim your extra space. Our household storage areas are often full to overflowing with things we never use anymore (61% of people questioned in a Big Yellow Self Storage survey admitted to hoarding useless items around the house) and selling them online can free this up. Take a little time to make your photographs look professional and be sure to accurately calculate postage costs.
2. Set up a Home Office
With overheads a real concern for businesses, many professionals are relocating to a home office. Turning a spare room into an office space can cut down on travel and rent costs, but a balance needs to be found to make it a productive place to work. Clearing out anything unneeded is a must (sell it or use self storage) and finding a secure way to keep files, documents and invoices for tax returns is vital too.
3. Rent out your Room
A great way to earn extra money is to get a lodger in. Whether it’s a short-term let or a long-term solution, getting the junk out and a tenant in can really help with mortgage payments and household costs.
4. Business Storage
Space isn’t just important around the home, it’s key when it comes to your business. As many businesses are downsizing, self storage is becoming a draw for savvy entrepreneurs attracted by good rates and flexibility – last year the Self Storage Association reported a 5% annual shift away from domestic customers towards business customers. eBay sellers and ecommerce stores alike can use self storage for stock overspill or for storing merchandise short-term – while also using the storage unit as a distribution hub.
Drew Davies writes in the UK. To find out more about domestic and business storage visit the Big Yellow Self Storage website.