From Halloween to Christmas, this time of year is packed with seasonal fun.
If you’re a retailer with seasonal changeover, it’s also the time of year when your old stock needs to make way for the new. Whether you’re a gardening centre replacing outdoor furniture with heating lamps or a pop-up shop swapping summer accessories for Halloween costumes, all that stock has to go somewhere!
So what are your options? Store everything at home? Or sell everything for less than it’s worth?
What about seasonal storage?
Instead of trying to cram everything in your garage or losing money on an end-of-season sale, storing seasonal items can keep them safe and fresh until they’re needed again next year.
Here are some other things we love about storage for seasonal businesses.
If you keep a lot of your stock in your house or in a storeroom at your business, you’re putting yourself at risk of theft. You could invest in a sophisticated anti-burglary system or a security team but this isn’t in the budget for most small businesses.
Storage is a much more cost effective solution. Both self-storage and premium storage units are designed with the safety of your belongings in mind. For example, our self-storage containers are protected by security fences, alarms, and 24/7 monitored CCTV.
Want to be able to access your stock at any time? Self-storage gives you unlimited access during opening hours.
Want all of your summer stock picked up, stored, and redelivered when the warmer months roll around? Premium storage solutions will do all the hard work for you.
Nothing is quite as capable of stressing us out as clutter. Even if you are able to fit all of your seasonal stock into your home, a jumbled living space isn’t good for the brain.
Give yourself (and your family!) a break and stick everything into temporary storage instead. You’ll be rewarded with a much less stressful environment and a clear mind to make strong business plans for the new season.
When faced with the end of a season, most businesses opt to have a clearing out sale. Unfortunately, if you’re a small business, it’s not always easy to cover the loss of selling products at a price drop.
Take a look at what you’ve got left and ask yourself if it will still be sellable next time summer arrives. If the answer is yes, seasonal storage could be for you.
Whether you opt for premium or self-storage, your goods will be protected in a dry, clean, and secure container, keeping them in mint condition for your next summer sale.
Whichever storage solution you think is right for your seasonal business, TFM would love to help. We offer premium storage, self-storage, and small box storage, so we’re bound to have a solution to suit your needs.
Contact us today for a quote or to find out more about the types of seasonal storage we offer.