Personal storage is wildly popular worldwide. In the U.S., nearly 11% of households rent a self-storage unit. However, “personal storage” is a bit misleading, as businesses account for at least 30% of self-storage customers. So, which industries are renting commercial storage units? And what are they storing in them? Read on for six uses for commercial storage units.

Professional Companies

Professional companies that own or lease office space benefit enormously from renting commercial storage units. Companies that maintain paper files, documents, statements, and more find the extra space keeps their workspace free of endless filing cabinets. Medical practices, law firms, accounting firms, and others who must maintain records often benefit from renting a commercial storage space.

Offices that have shifted to a hybrid or work-from-home model also benefit from renting business storage units. It’s much more cost-effective to store excess office equipment and furniture than to lease unused space.


Retailers of all products can benefit from the added storage space offered by commercial storage units. Racks of clothing, boxed inventory, and seasonal decorations stored in a secure offsite location do not occupy valuable floor space. Even a small commercial storage unit allows you to keep your newest inventory on the floor without cluttering your store. 


 Plumbers, HVAC technicians, electricians, painters, roofers, and landscapers who work primarily from their homes maximize the cost-effectiveness, security, and accessibility offered by business storage units.

E-Commerce Businesses

Individuals who sell items online (Amazon, eBay, etc.) almost always need storage space. A waterproof, secure shipping container storage unit is ideal for keeping inventory safe and from overwhelming your home.


Excess inventory needs to be safe until it is ready to be shipped. Manufacturers rely heavily on industrial storage units to keep products safe until they are required.

Restaurants, Bars, Catering Companies

Outdoor dining furniture that restaurants do not use during the winter must be stored somewhere. Likewise, seasonal decor, excess serving ware, catering tables, and tents are all excellent items to put in business storage.

What to Look for in Commercial Storage Units

When shopping for the perfect business storage unit, look for a facility that offers:

  • Fenced perimeter
  • Gated access
  • Ground floor access
  • Extended hours for storing and retrieving items
  • CCTV monitoring
  • Onsite security personnel
  • Limited points of entry into each unit
  • Sizes large enough to accommodate your belongings
  • Drive up access
  • No term minimum contracts (move in when you like, move out without being charged an entire month)
  • Easy online payment options

 Secure, Affordable Business Storage in Lane County, OR

Chambers Connector Storage offers commercial storage units to businesses in all industries. Our stainless-steel sea cargo container storage units provide superior security. There is only one entry point through the front opening. With no minimum contracts, easy online payments, CCTV surveillance, and perimeter fencing, your items will remain safe until you need them. Call 541-302-8060 from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday to learn more. Or feel free to send us a message 24/7.