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Racking Storage and other tips to maximize your storage


If you are a New York business, the chances are you will need storage. With the most expensive retail rents in the world, New York is a city squeezed for space, making every sq foot you can save count. This means that it doesn’t matter if you run a restaurant, a boutique or a lawyer’s practice, everyone at some point has to think like a warehouse manager. In this article, we at Boxie24 will share some of our years worth of storage expertise with you to show you some of the most intelligent ways to save space, as well as introducing you to some of your storage solutions once you simply need more room.

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Why is efficient storage important?

Storing items efficiently is an extremely underestimated reality for most businesses. Often, it is the last thing that is on a business owner’s mind. However, it doesn’t matter whether you are in the retail, wholesale or even service industry, in a city as claustrophobic as New York, storage really is something you need to pay attention to. Firstly, efficient storage will help your business to run smoothly. This is because it will neaten up and declutter workspaces, like kitchens, stockrooms or workshops. This will enable employees to find the right items as soon as they need them, rather than fumbling around and delaying your work. Effective storage will also project an air of cleanliness and professionalism for your business. This will help pass things like hygiene or standards inspections, as well as the added benefit of making a good impression on your customers. Finally, efficient storage will make sure that you are getting the most out of your retail space. In New York, we all know that you pay dearly for every sq foot, so being able to save on room here and there to be able to free up some floor space can help you to get more out of the property you pay so much for.

Tips for more efficient storage:

  1. Rack ‘em up: In New York, if you are going to build, build up. This adage holds true for storage as well. With floorspace going at premium prices for businesses in the city, there is much to be gained from utilizing your vertical space. Invest in a few good sets of racking storage. These racks, the kind you see in warehouses, are meant for storing items in an efficient, and easy to reach manner.

  1. Label: All of the effort you expend on getting your items in order will be totally wasted if you have to unpack everything to find one specific item. This is where good organization is of paramount importance. Label everything, even if doing so seems obvious, this will help you when you are in a rush. Have labels for boxes, shelves and individual items. Also consider keeping a logbook of your items so that you know at least roughly where everything is.

  1. Organize intelligently: Think deliberately about the choices you make when you are packing your shelves. Keep heavier items on lower racks, with lighter ones higher up. Keep your most frequently accessed items, such as popular or daily use items, closer to hand than items which you almost never need.

  1. Be precious with your space: Most businesses' single biggest expense is rent. This means that often it will save you money to be more precious with your space than with your items. Organize regular sales or giveaways for items that are not moving out of your stockroom fast enough. Explore options to outsource some storage so that you save money in the long run as items that are sitting in a storeroom are still items you pay for.

Explore professional storage:

While having your space organized and efficiently storing your items are helpful tips for all businesses, the fact is that at some point it will not matter how efficient you are because you will run out of space. This is simply the reality of renting in New York. If you feel as if your business has reached this stage already, then it may be time to explore other storage solutions. Self-storages are an institution in New York but often they are not the right choice for business owners. For a start, they create extra labor needs because of the fact that you are responsible for moving items to and from your unit. This is simply not an option for many people who are busy enough running their own businesses. In addition, storing items, such as retail stock, without the requisite expertise means you run the risk of doing very real damage to your items. This means money lost for business owners. Luckily, there is a growing New York market for full-service storage. Full-service storage means that you are able to get back to focusing on the business you know best while leaving the pick-up, transport, storing and return to the professionals.

As a market leader in this field, Boxie24 has experience helping businesses optimize space in 3 countries, working for everyone from Starbucks and Spotify, to locally-owned restaurants, boutiques, and every other service you can imagine. We have a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled warehouse with 24hr security and first-rate fire suppression systems, meaning that you can be sure that your items will be safe, leaving you to focus on the plenty of other stresses that your average New York business-owner has to face. Taking the option of professional storage may seem like an unnecessary expense, but we often see our clients feel as if it is an investment worth making. This is because it allows you to keep more stock at any one time, enabling more rapid growth particularly among online audiences. This way you can turn storage from an administrative chore to a business opportunity! If you are interested in finding out how Boxie24 can help your business, give us a call at: 844-337-7739.

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I looked all over for reasonable storage to take care of my stuff while I'm out of the city indefinitely. Boxie was super helpful and easy. Kevin worked with me to find exactly the right storage unit for my stuff and went over the pricing with me very patiently. On the pick-up day, the movers were a little late but they worked so fast it was all over by dinner time. They were friendly and professional. I'm so grateful.

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Wanted to update my review after we received our items back. Again, 100% effortless process. The guys showed up on time, dropped things off and then came back for the boxes once we had unpacked. We feel so lucky to have found Boxie in the mess of terrible moving & storage companies out there, these guys stand above the rest. If we ever fall out of our post-Marie Kondo lifestyle again and need storage, they will be my first call.

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“Great experience and I'm recommending to everyone. Gave me a fair quote that also included moving my stuff, loading/unloading, and storage.”

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“5 stars! Friendly, attentive, reliable, on time and fast. And a very good price for high quality service. We would book again any time.”

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Rent storage space with Boxie24: like self storage, but better!

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Select your required storage space. But don't worry, you only pay for what you really need.

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WE STORE IT

We store your items safely and securely for as long as you need us to.

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WE DELIVER

Whenever you want your items returned, we’ll bring them back to you.


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The pick-up is free of charge up to a storage size of 5' x 10' from the ground floor, 1st floor, 2nd floor and from buildings with elevators. For all other jobs we charge a small pick-up fee.

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We do pick up outside of the city. Please reach out to us for an individual offer.

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