Running your own business can be challenging. Employers and employees can spend hours of their day searching for misplaced documents or equipment and before you know it you’re behind on your daily tasks. At Ample Storage, we offer long-term and short-term leases for our self-storage units in Reno, Nevada. We strive to help our customers create a clutter-free, organized work environment and fulfill all of your company’s Reno storage needs!
Ample Storage Tip: Don’t just start throwing documents and equipment into boxes! Make sure that you go through every item in your office and assess whether or not you need it!
No matter the size of your business, deciding what you would like to keep in the office and what can be stored is extremely difficult. Having and maintaining an organized office space will not only improve the look of the space but will improve overall efficiency in the workplace! Ample Storage has a few tips for tackling this task:
As much as you would like to get everything stored in one day, it's just not feasible. Make storing items easy by coming up with a game plan!
Go through your everyday tasks and assess which items you absolutely need for each day of the week. For those items that aren't used throughout the week, you can simply pack them up and put them in storage. As time goes on continually pack up unnecessary items and store them!
A self storage checklist is an incredibly useful tool. Checklists can help keep tabs on tasks that have been completed and highlight what work needs to be done. If you have a specific deadline, a self storage checklist will be great for keeping you on track!
Now that you've started to pack up and move all of your items into your self-storage unit, it's time to decide how you want to store them. The most important question to ask yourself is, what is the most efficient layout to fit all of our items in the unit comfortably? Planning ahead will save time and energy and make it easy for you to replace items as time goes on!
We hope these tips help make the packing and storing process easier! If you are in need of a secure place to store your business's items, Ample Storage in Reno is your go-to self storage unit company! We want our customers to walk away knowing that their items are secure. For that reason, we offer both short term and long term storage and have a gated facility, security cameras, and a live-in onsite manager. Call Ample Storage and reserve your Reno storage unit today!
The A&E reality television series, Storage Wars, debuted in December of 2010. Since then the show’s gain in popularity has influenced the creation of multiple spin-off series. This popularity has also created a rise in the interest of auction “hunters” in real storage auctions. So, we thought you might like the nitty-gritty lowdown on: how real storage auctions are.
Even if you don’t watch the series, there is still a good chance that you have heard of the show. Possibly because of the numerous lawsuits that have surrounded its short 3 year lifespan. These suits range from authenticity to salary disputes and have caused grief for much of their fan base and the “reality tv” sector as a whole.
In the Storage Wars series, each episode will showcase multiple storage units being auctioned at one location. This in itself is not accurate.
In reality, the frequency of people abandoning their unit with all of its contents is not high. This frequency diminishes even more so when people have valuable things within their storage unit.
Which brings us to our next point... there may be treasures that turn up in abandoned units but unfortunately, not as often as we would like. Storage Wars has a pretty consistent 2 out of 3 ratios that they work with. Most episodes showcase two units that are winners and one that is a dud. Generally only one BIG winner, but nonetheless the auction hunters who get these units walk away profitable or at least breaking even.
One piece of very valid information that every prospect hunter should know, and that Storage Wars either misrepresents or skips over completely... sunk costs.
Think about this, when a storage unit is auctioned off you are buying everything in it, whether gold or garbage, and becoming responsible for removing all said content.
To ensure the removal of all content many storage facilities charge a clean-up deposit.
Then you have to be able to remove everything so, do you have a truck? If not you’ll need to rent one.
On top of that, garbage dumps will often charge fees to dump.
Finally, unlike the auction hunters on TV most of us don’t own pawn shops, vintage stores, or have 50 friends who happen to “experts” on dating priceless nic-nacs, so you will need to be having to pay a percentage fee to put whatever you do find in someone elses store.
One thing that the television series has dead on is that when there is an auction, bidders are not allowed to enter the unit. This helps keep the auction moving at a fast pace and eliminates the risk of something being removed before it has been auctioned.
Auctions are always a LAST resort...
Although this type of auction has become popular, we'd like to emphasize we don't jump to auctioning a unit’s contents. The process of trying to contact a client is very long and very thorough. We will exhaust every option for contacting a client, including emergency contacts, before we consider putting the unit on auction. Even after the unit is set to be auctioned, if at anytime we receive contact from the client the auction process will be stopped.
Group auctions aren’t always how facilities get rid of a unit’s contents either. Some laws forbid this type auction so, the unit will be auctioned off one piece at a time.
Despite the reality check, storage auctions are real. They very well could be the new, landlocked, non-violent and completely legal equivalent of being a pirate... which is awesome. If you are interested in finding out when and where there are going to be auctions in Reno, check out StorageTreasures.com.
Or go ahead and give us a call and we’d be glad to answer your questions!
Running a business can often result in a large amount of items and paperwork that are difficult to store in your office. Don’t let excess paperwork or tools clutter up your workspace. At Ample Storage we have a one of the best solutions for business self storage in Reno. We have small affordable Reno storage units that can handle tool chests or up to 100 business-sized boxes. We have a large selection of 5x5 and 5x10 units that are perfectly suited to handle your business’ storage needs.
About the size of a regular closet, our 5x5 Reno storage unit can handle an average tool chest for contractors and carpenters. You may not need to lug all of those tools around from site to site. This unit is an affordable option that will free up the bed of your truck for other uses.
The 5x10 units we offer in our facility are about the size of a walk-in closet but have big storage capabilities. They are sufficient to store 100 business-sized boxes. This can free up some filing space for new clients in law and accounting offices.
When you leave valuable business materials in our facility you can rest assured that they are in a safe place. We hold security to be of the highest importance. Your tools and files are important elements of your business. When the need for them arises, they will be here waiting for you.
Even if you only need a little storage space, you need Ample Storage's inexpensive storage solutions. We have dozens of these affordable Reno storage units and are always looking to take care of our customers’ needs. We provide the highest quality, most secure business self storage in Reno. Load up your files, clear out some extra space in your office and head down to Ample Storage. We have you covered.