For many of us ‘shelving’ or storage solutions – is something we associate with home improvements – a job for Dad on a rainy Saturday afternoon, something not too high in priority on our ever growing ‘to do’ list.
However some frightening statistics revealed by Deloitte Real Estate *, identified that your storage systems, or lack of them, be they in the office or the home is actually a fairly serious subject!
The research, which is part of the Self-Storage Association’s annual survey, actually demonstrates that renters in London often have to rent an additional bedroom, not for accommodation, but for the storage of ‘non-essential items’. These ‘non-essential’ items are listed as things such as…clothes, sports equipment, shoes, music collections, books…you get the idea.
To give you an idea of how costly clutter can be – the cost of renting an additional bedroom in Hammersmith & Fulham is £120 per week. What the survey results show is that people renting an extra room in Hammersmith & Fulham are spending a whopping £4500 extra per annum, in order to simply accommodate their ‘stuff’.
These stats don’t just apply to households either – businesses are just as guilty, if not more so, when it comes to storage solutions. Renting that extra conference room or corner office to accommodate files and paperwork is not an economical way to run a business.
Either we have come out of a double dip recession and now find ourselves swimming in money to spend on renting additional space(for belongings!) Or …more realistically – many of us are badly mismanaging how we store our personal/business possessions, that it’s actually costing us our well-earned cash.
This is where a storage system, such as those provided by Shelfstore, can revolutionise your life – and clearly save you money. Creating a shelving system that encourages you to organise belongings, files, paperwork, toys, accounts etc. will mean that extra space in your office or home is not being wasted. Renting a two bedroom house, rather than a 3 bedroom house, (perhaps in a more preferable area) simply because you’re shelving the kids toys better sounds like a better plan, doesn’t it?
Clearing the space to accommodate more staff in what are now junk rooms in your highly expensive rental building in the city, could make all the difference to profits next month! Creating bookshelves, shelving your paperwork, files, accounts and technology in a more organised fashion will help to free up those highly expensive ‘junk rooms’.
So, what are you waiting for? You can start revolutionising your spaces now and design your whole shelving system – for your company, home, personal office – all online – just using our simple online shelving wizard.
Get smart with your storage!
Stats taken from – Deloitte Real Estate Survey
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