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Where to Store Inventory for Your Party Planning Company

Jul 5, 2008
Starting a party planning company is a great way to become an entrepreneur. Almost any city has a large population of people who need to throw parties for weddings, birthdays, retirements, baby showers, etc.

While party planning companies can be lucrative, they also pose some logistical problems for you, especially if you are operating out of your home or out of a small office. The good news is there are several effective ways to store the inventory you need for your business.

Purchase Storage Space

One of the easiest ways to store your inventory is by purchasing additional storage space. Storage units are available in a wide variety of sizes and are generally located throughout most cities so you should be able to find a site conveniently located.

Traditional storage units can be secured with a lock. Most of these sites also have separate security measures, including video camera monitoring and on-site management.

If you have no way of transporting your inventory to the storage units, you can also consider services that bring the storage to you and either remove it for you or allow you to keep the unit on your own property. The costs for these types of storage are higher but might make more sense if you don't live near any traditional storage areas.

You may also want to consider spending the extra for a climate-controlled storage unit. These types of units maintain a consistent environment so your inventory will not be damaged by extreme cold or heat.

Getting Organized at Home

Whether you decide to use a separate storage unit or to store your inventory in your home, you need to get more organized. That can be a huge challenge for most of us but if you have the right supplies you'll find the process easier.

First, you're going to need to purchase these supplies. Plastic storage boxes are a good idea. These boxes keep out bugs, rain, or other damaging elements. Plus, if you purchase clear boxes you'll still be able to easily see what each one contains. Take a look at the inventory you need to store before you start buying the boxes. Keep similar items together. For example, you might want to keep all of your wedding reception decorations separate from all of your "over the hill" birthday party decorations.

In addition to the clear plastic boxes, you should also invest in a filing cabinet to make it easier for you to organize your paperwork.

You may also want to purchase other types of storage boxes - perhaps some smaller boxes or bins - depending on your inventory.

Second, once you have the supplies you need to divide your inventory into separate piles. Throw away anything that you won't need - there's no point hanging onto a handful of balloons, for example. Separate all of the other items in terms of type of party and type of inventory.

After you've separated everything, begin filling up those storage boxes and stack them neatly in another room, in a closet, or in your separate storage unit.
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