No, we aren’t going to reveal the secret to a beach-ready body in three simple steps. Instead, we’re trimming the fat off our self storage management expenses, to create a leaner, meaner and greener self storage machine. Here’s how:
Stop the press on print advertising!
Let’s face it, gone are the days when people reach for the phone book to look up a business. Create a strong presence online with an updated website and accounts on Facebook and Twitter. You may have to shell out a little dough to get things up and running, but you’ll reap the rewards in no time.
Track your highs and lows.
Are you busiest on a Saturday afternoon, but dead on Sunday morning? Reduce your office hours on low traffic days to save on payroll and instead, offer an online payment option on your new and improved website. Not only will this save you some coin, it will also increase your popularity with customers that like to do pay their bills virtually.
Investigate your insurance options.
When was the last time you shopped around for worker’s compensation or property insurance? Have your plans reviewed by another institution to see if there are any savings to be had.
Rethink your lighting.
Illuminate your exterior with LED lighting, and replace your interior lights with energy efficient bulbs. The planet, and your wallet, will thank you.
Overhaul the office.
How many times have you had to buy ink for that printer in the office? Replace that old ink-jet with a more cost efficient laser printer. Or better yet, have your self storage management office staff do as much as they can virtually. Printing documents to PDF and saving them in a filing system on the computer is a great way to keep your paperwork organized and easily portable, in case of emergency.
For more self storage management cost-cutting ideas, check out Inside Self Storage’s website. Be sure to let us know what works for you in the comment section below.