I have a question about Storage? Updated!

By
Home Stager with Creative Staging Solutions LLP

 Hi all!

 I wanted some information on storage. I use a local lock up that is clean,dry and cheep. I spoke with another Stager in Ks. and she has a small store front where she sells some of her old stock. She is only open on Fri. and Sat. for a few hours. I think this is a great idea! Anyone doing this? I found 2500 square foot space and the rent is fair. I want it for storage 1st of all, but the idea of having a store front sounds good to me! What do you think? What works for you? Any information would be great!

Thanks Chris

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the folder to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Groups:
Real World Home Staging for Newbies
Stage It Forward...
Stager 911
Staging Secrets
Staging Successes

Comments 12 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the printer to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainer
6,491
Chris Williams
Creative Staging, Solutions HSR Certified Stager -ASHSR
Creative Staging Solutions LLP

Wow nothing? Really? Come on people I am sure some of you have some sort of storage system. What works for you?

August 12, 2008 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
33,016
Kathi Presutti
Re:Style, LLC
RE:STYLE LLC

Hi Chris,

I didn't see your blog earlier, and I just posted one with many questions about storage--check it out! However, I have long thought that the perfect combination for a home stager would be to own a resale/consignment shop. You could get one with some storage in the back, and then have a perfect way for easily refreshing and restocking your inventory, and selling off your older pieces! 

August 12, 2008 01:19 PM
Rainmaker
486,417
Kathy Nielsen
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager
http://atlantahomestaging.net

If it's great rent then I say go for it.  I am eye-spying a location close by that would have a similar set up.  Definitely keep us posted.

Kathy

August 12, 2008 02:14 PM
Rainer
42,191
Susan Smith
Rooms That Work LLC

Also a great way to build awareness.  Perhaps you could even sublet to a complimentary biz?  Great way to think outside of the "storage" box!

August 12, 2008 03:05 PM
Rainer
79,709
Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC

It is a good idea for someone who is constantly turning over inventory.

August 12, 2008 06:17 PM
Rainer
54,664
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging

Chris, It sounds like a wonderful idea, just as Susan said - awareness and some extra income.. Let us know if you decide on the space.. God bless,

August 12, 2008 07:18 PM
Rainer
6,491
Chris Williams
Creative Staging, Solutions HSR Certified Stager -ASHSR
Creative Staging Solutions LLP

Thanks for commenting! I thought I was all alone here.LOL! I got the building and will post some pictures soon! 2500sf for 300.00 a month are you kidding me! I cant wait to get organized!

August 12, 2008 07:46 PM
Rainmaker
186,427
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas

Hi Chris, Let us know when you get up and running with this, I love this idea. Sounds like a good reason to take a road trip and come over your way and visit you and your new store front!

August 12, 2008 08:44 PM
Rainer
56,633
Tori Lynn Wallitsch
Prudential Ambassador / Ross Designs, LLC

It depends on what the rent would be; if the rent is anywhere NEAR the rental of the of a storage unit that you would need, I would absolutely go for it!  I would love to have a store front/office/store/warehouse space to further professionalize (is that a word???) my business, but just can't afford it now.  A large storage unit is the best I can do. Let us know what happens.

August 12, 2008 09:38 PM
Rainer
6,491
Chris Williams
Creative Staging, Solutions HSR Certified Stager -ASHSR
Creative Staging Solutions LLP

Thanks guys!

Donna I would love to host an Open House! ALL WELCOME! Heck you might even buy something! LOL!

Cheryl Awareness is a hidden benefit! If you don't think I will use this a marketing tool! I see Story boards with "Why staging works" OH YA!

Kristina  One of my biggest fears is that I get known for the same old furniture. This is a way I can keep it new! I want to keep on top of my game! I see so many home owners copy my rooms. I guess I can take that as a compliment.

Susan Thanks!

Kathy I will keep you all posted!

I had to share a picture with you all!

It is a start! Thanks for looking!

 

 

 

August 12, 2008 10:18 PM
Rainer
253,850
Cindy Lin
Staged4more Home Staging & Redesigns // EcoJoe

As long as it works with your overhead, go for it! Make sure you can figure out how much ROI you can generate with this storefront idea.

Cheers,

Cindy

August 13, 2008 01:31 AM
Rainmaker
660,136
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

I wish we could rent 2500 sq ft for $300/mo in my area -- but it would be more than $1,200/mo here.  You are SO lucky!

August 13, 2008 11:56 AM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the tree to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainer
6,491

Chris Williams

Creative Staging, Solutions HSR Certified Stager -ASHSR
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the balloons to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase: