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Seven businesses suited to self storage

Written by on July 24, 2019


Some new research out this week has revealed that 41 per cent of people under 40 prefer to shop online – a figure backed up by our experience at McCarthy’s Storage World, where we’ve had a boom in online retailers taking self storage space over the last few years.

Self storage is ideal for small businesses who are looking for flexibility and to keep costs at a reasonable level.

Although we have a wide range of businesses within our self storage centres at Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield, here are seven of the more popular sectors which use our facilities:

  1. E-retailers – from eBay to Etsy there are now hundreds of different ways for small businesses to get their products in front of consumers, without requiring an expensive shop front. Self storage provides an ideal place to store stock, or to ‘pick and pack’ and broadband, phone lines and power can be provided as needed.
  2. Plumbers, kitchen fitters and builders – if you’re constantly having bathroom suites, kitchens or building materials delivered, but the property they’re destined for isn’t quite ready for them yet, self storage can be an invaluable and safe holding space.
  3. Craftspeople – finding a safe workspace where you can store everything you need, and work when required, can be tricky. When it’s time to move out of the garage, self storage can be a wise next step.
  4. Seasonal businesses – some businesses are all about summer events, whereas others are focussed purely on the festive season. If your business works in peaks and troughs, or if you have long periods of time when your items aren’t needed at all, self storage provides somewhere safe to keep them.
  5. Importers/exporters – if you have a sudden influx of items, or are collecting things ready to be shipped, a convenient, safe location to store them is essential, before they head to their new homes.
  6. Charities – charities often have large amounts of stock for fundraising, event or marketing purposes – but may not have anywhere to store them, making self storage an ideal solution
  7. Document archiving – paperwork can take up valuable office space, but in some businesses, it’s essential to keep a paper trail. Self storage can be a great, secure place to keep files – or why not consider our document management service? Our barcode system means we can retrieve any box in minutes should you need to access it. We can also put a deadline on keeping the items, automatically sending them to our shredding business to be carefully destroyed once they are no longer needed.

McCarthy’s self storage centres are safe and secure, alarmed and monitored, with unique pincode entry to the building and a lock to your unit which only you can access. You can come and go as you please, to suit your own business requirements, and all of our centres have ample parking and are conveniently situated. Lifts and trolleys are provided to make moving your items easier, and we even have drive up units available.

We can scale up or scale down the size of your storage unit, depending on what you need. So, if you know you’re having a busy few months and need a bigger unit, just come have a chat and we’ll see if we can get that sorted. You’re not tied into any long contracts and we always try to be as flexible as possible.

For businesses which also require office space, we also have our serviced offices alongside our Leeds storage centre. With central reception facilities, kitchen, bathrooms, spacious meeting rooms, bright and airy offices in a variety of sizes and even a roof terrace, it’s the perfect place for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

For more information about how self storage could help your business, why not get in touch?


Excellent service all round. The ladies in the reception at Harrogate were professional and friendly, the storage unit itself was modern, easy to access and exactly what I needed to store some of my belongings during a house move, cannot fault this facility at all.

5 Stars

Extremely great service

5 Stars

Overall safe and effective storage although my unit occasionally leaked when it rained.The continual fee increases during Covid were unacceptable and my complaints received no reply. Compulsory insurance issued by McCarthys is another rip off factor.

2 Stars
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0113 262 3000 /
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