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Storage Solutions for a Startup

To keep offices, schools, restaurants and homes uncluttered it is necessary to have sufficient storage space and there are so many options to choose from today. Storage space can be designed beautifully around the area that you require it for and for its function.  

  1. Racks

Racks are used in the workplace, factories, schools, restaurants and homes to save on floor space as these can be easily assembled against walls, not to say that you can’t get stand alone racks – it all depends on what they are utilized for. They come in various materials such as wood, steel, plastic and now in thick glass shelving and steel frame work which is very modern. If used in a industrial setting you would have to use a strong framework such as steel, especially if it’s a tall structure – and you may even need to get Forklift Guys to hoist the goods down for you! In a home setting you can really use any of the materials (provided the goods you are storing are of average weight and size). Should it be used around water or where there’s a build up of condensation, then you would not opt for wood for example, so choose the correct material for the surroundings, weight and what it is intended for. 

  1. Cabinets


Cabinets are an all-time favourite and with the designs they have today you can really have so much fun designing cabinets to suit your needs. Cabinets can also be used in areas that are wasted space, for instance a flight of stairs, cabinets can be built beneath the stairs and take its form and shape to be used as a storage space, that would otherwise have gone to waste. There are so many different kinds of cabinets used for different areas. Cabinets don’t have to be seen, they can be built into a wall and they can be decorated as a feature, no more plain boring wooden cabinets. 

  1. Cloud Computing

Cloud storage may be a techy storage solution, but it’s a storage solution, nonetheless. It’s certainly the most effective storage solution for a startup as files and confidential data is stored in the safest way possible. As a startup it especially it’s imperative that data is protected, because it could mean the difference between success and failure. The best way to back-up, manage and maintain data is to use the service model known as cloud storage which is available to users with internet access. The best way to explain cloud computing or cloud storage is to understand it in the way of virtual storage cabinet. Cloud computing has many advantages, and one is the ability to access the data from wherever you are, connecting you to your business anywhere at any time in the world making it a ‘virtual office’ of sorts, provided you have access.

  1. Desk Organisers

Desk Organisers

Organising your desk and the space around you should really not take that much effort if you are equipped with the correct desk organiser. With a neater desk and all your ‘tools’ organised neatly and close to you, you will be more productive and able to find what you are looking for. A neat working area is very impressive not only to your colleagues but to clients and anyone that might be in your office. Your desk should be clear of pens, rulers, erasers and any stationery allowing you the space to work professionally and smartly. It saves you time and stress not having to look for things you need. Organisation is key and desk organisers will help you to achieve just that. 

  1. Boxes


When you think of storing solutions, boxes are the first things that come to mind especially when you are wanting to store your items in a storage unit. You want to store your belongings in a safe and secure box and there are many to choose from like cardboard, plastic, steel containers, wardrobe boxes and speciality boxes, each for the purpose they have been made. For fragile items a speciality or plastic box would be considered the best option as it is hardy and can be sealed and packed on top of the other with the confidence that it will not collapse into the one beneath. Make the right choice of box for the function that it is intended for and make sure you know the size box you might need. For clothing items, a wardrobe box would be the best choice as it has a rod across it for hanging items, don’t overload any box and utilize every bit of space, like putting shoes or smaller items at the bottom of your wardrobe box. Label your boxes so that when you are looking for something you will find it without having to unpack every box until you find what you are looking for.

After working as digital marketing consultant for 4 years Deepak decided to leave and start his own Business. To know more about Deepak, find him on Facebook, LinkedIn now.


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