Five Tips for Storing Catering Supplies in a Commercial Storage Unit


If you run a catering company and you want to store some of your supplies, you need to ensure that you store them carefully so that they are in good condition and ready to use when you need them. Here are some tips to keep in mind while choosing a commercial storage facility and placing your items in storage:

1. Choose a storage facility that is accessible when you need it.

If you are storing catering supplies that you use on a regular basis but don't have room to store in your home, you need to be able to access them when you need them. To ensure you can, check out when the storage facility is open, and make sure that it works. For example, if you need to start prepping some food the night before a catering event but you work at your part-time job until midnight, you need a facility that has 24-7 access.

2. Invest in industrial racking.

If you are storing a lot of heavy cooking supplies, baking dishes, serving dishes and other items, consider investing in industrial racking. That gives you a sturdy place to put your items. It also boosts the organisation of your storage unit, making it easy to find the items you need. Finally, if you are storing food stuffs, industrial racking lets you get it off the floors.

3. Store flour, sugar, spices and other dry goods in airtight containers.

If you are storing food, make sure that the commercial storage space is climate controlled. That helps to control humidity levels and ensure that your items don't get ruined by moisture. In addition, also transfer all items to airtight containers. That helps to ensure that insects don't get into your food. Ideally, use glass containers or BPA-free plastic, and label each container with the expiration date of the food you are storing.

4. Clean everything before putting it into storage.

Just as you don't want to attract insects with food, you also want to ensure that you get all the old food crust of your other items. To that end, clean everything thoroughly before putting it into storage. Also, make sure that everything is dry so the extra water droplets don't spread condensation through your stuff.

5. Don't store combustible cleaners.

If possible, try not to store combustible cleaning products with your catering equipment. Cleaning products in aerosol cans or certain chemicals can cause explosions in the event of a fire. If you need to store these types of things, talk with the commercial storage manager to make sure it is allowed.


26 September 2016

Storing my stuff while I'm on exchange

I'm going on a year of foreign exchange, so I am moving all of my stuff into a storage unit until I get back so I can save money on rent. I don't have much money so I am trying to do this for as little money as possible as I want to make sure that I know the best way to pack things to save space and get the smallest possible unit. This blog has some of the tricks that I have picked up in packing my household in the most space-efficient way and should be useful for anyone else packing up a household for storage.