Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift towards working from home in Northern Ireland. The Covid pandemic accelerated the trend towards a more flexible way of working. It’s now not a matter of working at the office or at home, a new work life balance has emerged – that of hybrid working.
The concept of hybrid working simply means that employees and employers will be able to choose where they do their work in the future. For many people, this means that they will now have to alternate between working from the office and working from home on a permanent basis.
Belfast Self-Storage: Where Does It Fit?
Hybrid working will firstly have one major effect – companies will no longer need as much office space as they did in the past. According to a recent survey, UK businesses plan to reduce their office portfolios by as much as nine million square feet.
As a result, there will simply be fewer people going to the office in Belfast and using the space. Do they have furniture in their office, archive documents, tools and computer equipment? What happens to this?
Here’s where self-storage can be useful, whether you need it for a long or short period of time. Several items which a company houses in its offices along with its employees may not need to be accessed every day (or every month), and some items may simply be retained as a backup. Instead of using expensive office space to store these items, a self storage unit can be used. While self-storage units are cheaper and the terms are more flexible, they still offer easy access and security.
Also less obvious is the increase in housing market activity caused by more people working from home in Northern Ireland. Pre-pandemic, many workers in Northern Ireland commuted long distances by road or rail to get to work or indeed lived in Belfast to be close to their jobs. The flexibility that working from home offers, many will feel that they can live anywhere they want, and if they only need to visit their office occasionally, that is very different from the regular back and forth 5 days a week.
Self Storage Units for Hybrid Working
Belfast Self storage is also a great way of decluttering that spare bedroom. If you want a more permanent office then you may have to clear out the room to make way for your work essentials. Rather than getting rid of the furniture, bed etc, it may be useful to store all the items away in one of our storage units. Then, you can have these items on hand whenever you need them. Hybrid working looks like it’s here to stay and that’s where self storage can really come in to it’s own.
Secure Offsite Storage Solutions in Belfast for your Business
Running out of room for your paperwork and documentation? Go Box Self Storage offers a range of flexible Belfast business storage options to suit your requirements.
Go Box can deliver single unit self-storage trailer or a double unit self-storage trailer to your business premises using our secure mobile trailer service. The trailer is parked safely at your premises on the day of your choice, and you have all day to load it. Each trailer comes with loading ramps, a convenient trolley and we can supply any additional packing materials you might require. (Assisted loading can also be provided.) When you’re finished loading, simply lock the storage unit with your own padlock and key. We will collect the trailer again and bring your goods safely back to our storage centre. We unload your whole storage unit and store it safely within our warehouse. You can still have access to your unit at our storage centre by appointment. Go Box self storage units are so much more convenient because they are portable and can be delivered to you door for 24hr loading.
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Organising document storage doesn’t need to be stressful. At GoBox Self Storage, we offer great value offsite, secure self storage for businesses in the Greater Belfast area (stretching as far as Bangor, Lisburn, Crumlin, Templepatrick, Ballyclare and Carrickfergus). Our storage services have been specially designed to be simple, secure and convenient..it’s as simple as 1,2,3!
To book your Belfast self storage solution, go to:
E: [email protected]
T: 028 9600 5005
NOTICE: We cannot store Food, Flammable Liquids (including Aerosols, Paints & Varnishes), Firearms or Illegal Substances.