Many small businesses start in small places – the guest bedroom, a home office or garage – sometimes even the corner of a bedroom or the kitchen table. As they grow, they might convert the garden shed or take on a serviced office and when things are really ramping up progress to an office suite. However, what most small businesses have in common is that as they grow, they don’t have much room and they’re always outgrowing what little space they do have.
With some careful planning and organisation, this problem can be easily overcome in an instant. If space is at a premium, High Street stationers, Ryman, has some great ideas for clever storage solutions…
Arriving flat-packed, these sturdy cardboard boxes are easy to assemble as you need them. Archive dated paperwork or use for general storage and then stack the boxes neatly together saving space in the office. This pack of boxes is fully recyclable making them a great eco-friendly storage solution.
Another eco-friendly option, these solid storage boxes are made from 100% recycled materials – post-industrial plastics such as car bumpers, crates and drink bottles which results in a very durable and reliable storage solution. Each box is 45 litres and is strength tested to resist high impact damage. They also are resistant to cold temperatures so, if necessary, could be stored in an outbuilding to further free up space.
3. Tontarelli 4 Drawer Linea Modular Storage Unit (£29.99)
Create a partition wall between desks with several of these modular storage units or stack them on top of each other to provide floor-to-ceiling storage. They are lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, and the drawers are deep enough to provide ample storage for paperwork, cleaning products, electrical supplies or stationery. There are lots of options with this versatile unit.
4. Nostra Bamboo Storage Trolley (£59.99)
This three tier Nostra Bamboo Storage Trolley features plenty of storage space to keep items organised. A stylish addition to any office space, the white Nordic style and renewable bamboo frame will fit seamlessly with any decor. With three deep box shelves, this wheeled unit can be moved around the office with ease.
5. Melania 2-Tier Locking Office Storage Cabinet (£67.99)
Keep office stationery or high-value items under lock and key with this classy, white cabinet. With anti-slip feet that ensure stability and won’t scratch office floors and a large internal capacity, the Melania cabinet also provides a sturdy surface for the office printers.
6. Pierre Henry A4 4 Drawer Maxi Filing Cabinet (119.99)
Store important documents in four large drawers holding up to 30 A4 suspension files per drawer inside this bright white large filing cabinet. It is lockable and supplied with two sets of keys, ideal for adhering to safe document handling policies and data protection. With a strong steel construction and a hard-wearing gloss paint finish, it comes fully assembled.
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