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Is It Time To Declutter Your Business?


 As we move into the start of a new financial year, many self-employed people along with most business organisations will be getting there financial records ready for tax filing and then deciding on what records need to be kept for tax purposes and the rest become recycling paper.

Even in this digital age of document scanners, USBs and cloud storage, the requirement to keep certain physical records still exists and needs to be managed. This includes those important documents with original signatures or seals on them that cannot be simply copied.

An important tip when selling your home is to declutter all your personal items into storage so you can present your home in a tidy organised way to appeal to as many buyers as possible. Well in business – doing an annual declutter of business paperwork to ensure you are organised and efficient can also be just as important. Savvy businesses are now using self storage units as their preferred methods of storage – you may ask why?

The traditional working business space that was normally generous in size has now reduced and become more functional and productive due to the much higher office/warehouse rents in most cities these days. As a result of this efficiency, the storage room and large reception areas with cupboards is now well and truly gone. Instead it’s now far more economical to rent a self storage unit to store all your documents and records than pay for the same space in a traditional office where the square metre rate is much higher.

Kennards Self Storage recognises this new demand for business storage by providing the solution of a range of storage units to suit any business need with the added services available such as shelving, power and the increasing popular complimentary document/parcel pick up and drop off service. It is also common for the use of self storage units to include both documents/records and other general equipment that tends to be used occasionally – including the Friday after 5 BBQ!

Benefits of using a Kennards Self Storage unit include:

• Ability to upsize / downsize unit size to meet demands at any time without penalty;
• Flexible shelving options to maximise usage of space and provide a quick retrieval system;
• Option to include power / lightening for temporary use;
• 24/7 pin code access to facility, customer controls access to unit with their own lock;
• Flexibility to move location of storage site to suit business requirements;
• Improved risk management practice, having records off site; 
• No Bond, No Lease, No legals!

They say a tidy desk means a tidy mind, well you could extend that to a business – a business that presents well (aka a business that has decluttered) is a business that is operating well!

Simply put, another good reason to use a Kennards Self Storage unit near you – locations can be found at

Andrew Kirkham

Andrew has been Operations Manager for Kennards Self Storage New Zealand since 2008. Previously working in Operations Management roles in Private Health Care, Cleaning and Car Parking. Having a hands on approach to his role and a quiet competitive nature that likes to lead his Team to success. Being an avid Cricket and Rugby fan, he is particularly loyal to the NZ National teams.

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