Mums really can do anything. More and more mums are making their dreams come true by starting their own home-based businesses. This allows the flexibility to still be a full time and totally involved parent, while pursuing professional aspirations and earning an income. Mumpreneurs have been behind some of the most successful start-ups and online business in recent years, splitting their time between being their own boss and spending quality time with their families.
But that’s not to say that starting a home-based business is without its challenges. The Mumpreneur faces just about every obstacle any business owner faces, but with the limited space and time that comes from working in a home office around the needs of a family. In this blog, we’ll walk you through a few reasons why self-storage can help Mumpreneurs who are struggling to keep the balance.
It can help you keep your home organised
Family homes are always busy with children coming and going from various activities and play dates, homework to complete and meals to cook. Mixing in another element can often make the home feel a little chaotic. Depending on the type of business, some can mean you accumulate a lot of paperwork, post, equipment or various materials that may be required. This can sometime make the home rather difficult to keep organised.
Finding room at home to install a large shelving unit or a place to keep large boxes full of materials isn’t often possible, so keeping large items like these in a self storage unit can be a real lifesaver. Whether you need extra space for overflow stock, organising postage and the shipping of items, or document storage, a self-storage facility can provide any function you need. This will free up space in the home and ensure that your business doesn’t start taking over.
It can provide a designated workspace without the distractions of home
Working from home can often provide distractions, especially if you don’t have the space for a designated home office. There are always reminders of jobs that need to be done around the house, distracting visitors, and family members who need attention. This can mean that at times, it can be very difficult to get the quiet time and space that you need to work on your business.
Having a workspace that is separate from the distractions of home can make a very big difference for productivity and morale, making flexible office solutions a perfect option for Mumpreneurs. It’s also important to have a place to work that makes you feel inspired and productive, which can sometimes be difficult to do at home. A self storage unit can mean you are able to set up your workstation to best compliment the way you work.
It can offer you the flexibility that you need
One of the main reasons many mums choose to start their own business from home is because they want the flexibility to both work and spend time with their family on their own terms. Working around the schedule of a family can mean that the best times to work are at odd times of the day. Self-storage facilities offer the flexibility which allows you to come and go as you please, with the knowledge that the premises are monitored 24 hours a day.
You are also able to use flexible storing or office solutions only for as long as you need to. This means that if you are going through a transition with your business, or perhaps moving home, or require extra space during seasonal times, you only need to use the space for as long as you choose, for exactly what you need.
If you’d like to learn more about our business storage or flexible office solutions, please contact us today.