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Why Small Business Self Storage is Needed More Than Ever

There’s nothing more distracting at work than a messy desk or filing system, and with the current rise in people working from home (WFH), there is now the additional need to keep your working area from encroaching on your personal space. In this article, we give 5 tips on how to WFH effectively and we explore how small business self storage could help you.

As a small to medium business owner operating during the current coronavirus epidemic, it can be hard to achieve that all-important work/life balance. Perhaps you have a business that usually sells products in-store but all of a sudden you’re selling more online and needing to send your customers their products. Are the towers of boxes and shipping supplies currently overtaking your living room? Or, perhaps you normally work out of a small office space but now that you’re working from home, you need to store excess paperwork and files closer to home and out of the reach of little hands!

Here at Hogleaze self storage in Dorchester and Weymouth, we’re all about making space for the things you love and safely storing the things you need. So what do you do when you no longer have the luxury of an office space or a physical storefront? Read our top tips on how to make your new home office space work for you, whatever the size.

  1. Find the perfect space

Whether you already have an at-home office, a spare bedroom or a segment of the living room in which to work, having a dedicated workspace is essential. Staying focused on work whilst you are at home can be difficult. You need a place to go to, but equally, a space to leave once you have finished your working day. If you have excess furniture in your new home office, consider storing it safely in a self-storage unit until it is needed once more. Take a look at our Dorset storage solutions here >>

2. Clear your space

Think hard about what you really need on a day to day basis, and what items you can either live without or can be stored elsewhere. The stricter you are during this process, the better the result. Consider filing old paperwork away, boxing up excess stationery supplies and printer paper or treating yourself to some new desk accessories, which you can buy online. For tips on document storage read our article here >>

3. Make things accessible

Now you’ve sorted through what things you need access to more regularly, consider where to locate them in your workspace. Placing your most-used items such as pens, paper, post-it notes etc. within easy reach helps in your mission to work more efficiently. Consider placing these items neatly on your desktop or in your top drawer for easy access.

4. Say NO to procrastination

When you’re WFH it’s easy to get distracted from the task at hand. Is the latest Netflix series or garden project calling out to you? Perhaps your mounting pile of washing up is in the corner of your eye? Try these techniques from Harvard Business Review to stay focused whilst you’re working from home.

5. Keep up the good work

After all the effort to get your space working for you, it would be a shame to not keep it up. At the end of each day, organise things as they should be so that when you come ‘into the office’ the next day, you can get straight to work and start off on the right foot.

With these 5 easy tips, you should be able to achieve the work/life balance that we all need right now. If you require help with your domestic or business self storage or you find you need more space the longer you work from home, contact Hogleaze Storage today to find out how we can help. Our business storage units come in different sizes and we offer a zero deposit policy at both our Dorchester and Weymouth sites.

Excellent Security and Beautiful Views

I very much appreciate the security (and, by the way, the beautiful

scenery) surrounding Hogleaze.

Claire Gross Dorchester Self Storage
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Hogleaze provides excellent facilities and service

We are emailing you to inform you that we have sold our motorhome and will no longer require the pitch. Should we buy another van, we will of course come back if you have availability.

You provide excellent facilities and service.

Ken and Cordie Tett Dorchester caravan Vehicle Storage
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Really impressed with the service & customer-focused attention

I was really impressed with the service and customer-focused attention I received dealing with you both. Prompt replies to my enquiries and professional standards throughout mean that my first thoughts on needing storage will be towards Hogleaze. Also, as I mentioned when meeting you, my work involves motor homes, camper vans and the occasional ‘shed’ and I have and will continue to recommend you. I took several of your cards for this purpose!

Unfortunately, our house move failed as the buyers pulled out on Christmas Eve (nice) so I’ve put my MX5 back in our double garage but I was happy knowing it was safe and snug at yours!

Guy Henville Dorchester Self Storage
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Fantastic value, easy and secure.

Fantastic value, easy and secure. Would not hesitate to use again if needed.

Alex Davies Weymouth Self Storage
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Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years…

Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years I have seen great improvements made to the facilities. It is a really good storage area offering very secure facilities for whatever your storage needs.
Jan Hankin Dorchester Self Storage
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My second time of using Hogleaze for storage.

My second time of using Hogleaze for storage. Friendly, accommodating and efficient. Easy access and secure. Everything you need. Thank you.

Richard Allen Dorchester Self Storage
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Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. 

Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. Clean, bright and modern storage with easy access at any time. Trolleys provided for moving your items. Very reasonable costs.
Bronwen James Dorchester Self Storage
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Found the facility to be safe and secure

I used Hogleaze Storage for many years and found the facility to be safe and secure. My belongings stayed dry; the ambient temperature seemed just right and there was no dampness. Wooden furniture; cardboard boxes and books all survived intact. The staff are also helpful and friendly. I recommend this facility.
Peter Lewis Dorchester Self Storage
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Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Having never used self storage before your help was much appreciated. I would certainly use your facility again when there is a need. I would also recommend your company to others.

Bob Malone Dorchester Self Storage
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Excellent facilities.

Excellent facilities. Gave us exactly what we were looking for.

Peter Bachrach Dorchester Self Storage
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Very secure.

We used Hogleaze Storage for nearly 1 year excellent faculties and all storage units very secure and high standard. Staff always friendly and happy to help. Would highly recommend them!

Claire Beaumont Self Storage
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Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage.

Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage. Really good rates, clean and light building with easy access. Can’t rate them highly enough. Thanks Hogleaze Storage!

‎Rob Hodgkinson‎ Self Storage
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I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have.

It was lovely to meet you last Friday and finally get the Caravan in to secure storage. I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have. I received your welcome letter yesterday and have set up the standing order for the 1st July and then to continue at the begin of each month thereafter.

Thank you once again.

Kirston Dorchester caravan Vehicle Storage
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I would recommend Hogleaze Storage to anyone thinking of storing their possessions

It has been a most enjoyable experience entrusting Hogleaze Storage Ltd with my furniture, household and personal possessions, since August 2012.

It was good to meet Shelley, her helpful and friendly demeanor, nothing was too much – she even brought along bolt cutters in case I could not open the padlock on the shutter doors. She was happy to show Gentleman Removals and myself the way.

The service has been excellent throughout the seven years, with up-to-date monthly invoices and security information – thoughtful and caring – all my possessions including the ones I did not know I had stored in the unit, were intact and working.

I would recommend Hogleaze Storage Ltd to anyone thinking of storing their household, office and personal possessions, whether short or long-term. The location is worth a visit on its own, the site is safe and secure, clean and accessible 24/7.

Simon Dorchester Self Storage
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The storage facilities are amazing!

Mr Evans caravan Vehicle Storage
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Using Hogleaze again

We are very pleased with the service and will be using Hogleaze again at some point!

Mr Stein Self Storage
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I have been delighted with the facilities provided and I’m sure I’ll be using Hogleaze again!

Mr Walsh Self Storage
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Excellent storage facilities

Hogleaze has excellent storage facilities which are also impressive both from a security and cleanliness point of view

Ms Maskall caravan Vehicle Storage
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A great experience

I have had a great experience with Hogleaze’s storage services and would recommend to anyone

Mr Huxford Self Storage
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A pleasure

It’s been a pleasure using your great facilities

Mr Beaumont Self Storage
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Recommended secure storage

I would recommend you to any people looking for secure strorage

Mr Graff Self Storage
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Thank you

I would like to thank you for the good service we have received whilst storing our caravan with you

Mr Bosley caravan Vehicle Storage
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Enjoyed the services

We have enjoyed the services at your storage facility and will hopefully be returning to you again in the future

Mr and Mrs Marsden Self Storage
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Find Us


Hogleaze Storage
Town Hill Farm
Town Hill
Winterbourne Abbas

phone 01305 889777


Hogleaze Self Storage
12 Cambridge Road
Granby Industrial Estate

phone 01305 830000

Areas we cover

  • Dorchester
  • Bridport
  • Weymouth
  • Bridport