It is a very well known fact that self-storage is a safe, easy, and convenient way for businesses to store extra office equipment, documents, and inventory. Businesses can use self-storage in many different styles from smaller closet-sized storage units to a storage unit that’s set-up and organized for document storage, or even as a shipping area for small companies. All kinds of businesses, contractors, and even large corporations are excellent matches for business storage solutions. Another type of business that can benefit from self-storage are restaurants or caterers. Most catering businesses and restaurants run out of storage room very fast. They need to have a spot to store their extra furniture, restaurant supplies, glassware, dishes, and holiday displays. Here are a few tips for self-storing restaurant and catering supplies.
Tips for Storing Catering Supplies
For any business, but more so for those who need equipment and supplies space, it is essential to keep a running inventory list in the storage space. Also, keep a list at your business of the items that you’ve got in storage. This will help you keep track of what you have and what you might need for later dates.
Items to Keep in a Self-Storage Unit
There are a few different items and catering supplies you should be keeping in a self-storage unit. Some of those include:
- Extra equipment and dinnerware: restaurants can use a self–storage unit to supply additional tables or supplies. This includes dishes, cutlery, or flatware.
- Extra cooking supplies: restaurants can store excess pots, pans, dishes, and any other restaurant supplies and appliances. An easy storage tip is to make sure that the dishes and glassware are wrapped up and packed correctly to prevent them from breaking during transit.
Catering Supplies to Keep in Self-Storage
Caterers can also rent a storage space that is central to their business and events. Some of these include:
- Food displays: Depending on the type of food that’s being catered at an event, you might need different food displays at your event. To keep these displays from cluttering your business, keep them in a storage space until you need them.
- Offseason items: the busiest seasons for caterers are the summer months and holiday season. During the “offseason,” caterers need a spot to store their furniture, chairs, dishes, and catering supplies.
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