Starting your own business can be overwhelming. You may be investing a lot of time and money into the business to get it off the ground, and attracting new customers can be tricky – especially in today’s hyper-competitive market.

If you’re a business that sells products online, then it’s likely that you will have stock to store as well as all your business paperwork and files. And, if you’re like most of us, you don’t have a lot of extra space around your home or garage to keep these things stored and secure.

Therefore, taking out a business self-storage unit could be a great option. Most people tend to think that self-storage units are only for personal use, but many businesses use them as a convenient and cost-effective storage solution.

Safety and security

If you have invested in stock, then safety and security should be high on your agenda. Stock left at home or outside in your garage could get lost, misplaced or damaged, which could be very costly.

Storing your stock in a self-storage unit can give you peace of mind as it can often be safer and more secure than if stored at home or in your office.

Here at McCarthy’s Storage World, you can rest assured that your goods are well protected. Our site has perimeter fencing, 24hr CCTV, burglar alarms and staff on site 6 days a week. We also have remote monitoring for when we are not there, plus individual unit alarms and unique PIN code access. We also have the very latest in smoke detection too.


With 24/7 online shopping, online sellers need to be able to work 7 days a week, often at weekends and out of hours. Therefore, you need to choose a storage solution that is flexible and available when you need to access stock.

Our receptions are manned 6 days a week and we can also give you PIN code access to your unit/warehouse 24-7. This is ideal for market traders, wholesalers and retailers who need quick simple access to fast-moving stock.

Our self storage depots in Leeds and Harrogate also have 24-7 drive-up units, so you don’t have to worry about carrying heavy or bulky items. Simply back your vehicle up to the units to unload or reload as often as you like.

The right size storage unit

Finding the right storage unit for your products is really important.

Of course, every penny counts when it comes to running a business, so you don’t want to be paying for a unit that is too big. However, if you take a unit that is too small, you run the risk of over-filling it, which could result in damaged inventory.

A unit that is too small might also make your life harder in terms of locating stock when you need to find it or limiting the space you need to pack items to send out in the post.

It’s helpful to know that, later on, as your business grows or changes, you can always move to a different unit if you need to. We offer complete flexibility meaning that you can book more space or downsize – all we need is 7 days’ notice to prepare. We know that you need flexibility in an ever-changing business world and that’s what we can provide.

We offer business storage units in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield, so if you are running your operation from any of these areas, we would love to hear from you. Give us a call on 0113 262 6500 for Leeds, 01423 625 000 for Harrogate or 01924 663 555 for Wakefield.

Alternatively, you can get a storage quote online now.