Is your business downsizing due to Covid-19

Admin | December 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Unfortunately, it looks like the COVID-19 pandemic is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Every day, more and more businesses are closing their doors as they are unable to adapt to the reality of business in 2020. If you are a business that is transitioning from the old business model to a lighter, socially distant footprint, consider using Forney Storage to hold your equipment and infrastructure while you weather the storm. Forney offers affordable storage that will help you meet your bottom line and stay in business. Storage is one of the things you can count on in times of crisis

Don't waste time using cheap storage units that can risk your assets

Conveniently located near interstate 80, Forney’s storage facility caters to the Dallas, Heartland, Lawson, Talty, and Mesquite communities offering storage unit prices that are the best around. Don’t waste your time looking for cheap storage units because they will ruin your property. Forney Storage offers climate controlled storage space that will protect papers and other valuables without subjecting them to the extreme hot and cold temperatures experienced in Texas.

They offer every storage space size imaginable from a small locker all the way up to a 10 foot by 30 foot unit. One of the best features they offer is the simplicity of access through a secure application on your smartphone. Gone are the days of pesky combinations or forgetting keys back at the house after you’ve made the trip to your storage facility. In addition to the electronic access, all business related to your account is conducted securely online so you don’t even have to interact with the staff if you don’t want to. This is the easiest and safest way to remain socially distant and slow the spread of the virus. With an impressive 440 total units, Forney will be able to service all of your needs.

Finding Storage Space during the Pandemic 

When you are packing up the items at your business, it’s important to start with a detailed inventory of all the items you are putting away so they can be easily sectioned off within the unit in case you need to withdraw them on short notice. This is even more critical during the pandemic when you want to remain flexible. You should also create a separate list for each individual box so you don’t lose track of any particular items. Consider special labels like “fragile” or “this side up” to protect your goods from unwitting movers. Keep all your boxes closed when not actively adding or removing items to prevent dirt and dust from contaminating the contents.

It’s extremely important to prepare appliances like refrigerators or washing machines well before you plan to store them. Refrigerators will need to be thawed before transport and the doors should be cracked while in storage to prevent mold from developing. If you fail to thaw refrigerators and freezers, they will cause a leak in your unit and lead to untold damage to the rest of your goods. Also, be sure to drain any fuels and oils from machinery like lawnmowers. 

With a little bit of preparation and ingenuity, it is possible for you to keep your doors open during this pandemic. As vaccines begin to show their efficacy, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Instead of completely closing your business, consider utilizing the excellent services at Forney Storage to help you contract and expand as needed, and keep your dreams alive.