Prevent Milton Syndrome and Achieve a Clutter-Free Office Space


If you’ve ever seen the movie Office Space, you’re familiar with the scene where Milton’s cube is overtaken by boxes upon boxes of archived files. Funny, but often true – some of you may work in offices where this is actually happening.

In offices and businesses where storage space is tight, using an external storage facility is a good solution. You can store boxes of archived files, sales collateral and company literature and backup tapes from the IT department. Not only will this save on space, but you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the files and backups are safe if anyone ever tries to burn down the building.

I once worked in an office where we kept most of our files and archives in the basement. But after a few severe rainstorms, a flooded storage area and a whole bunch of damaged documents, we learned to keep our files in climate-controlled storage facility.

Here’s a list of things that you can easily store in a nearby storage facility:

  • Sales collateral and marketing materials
  • Annual reports
  • Financial and tax documents
  • Overstock of office supplies
  • Backup tapes and IT equipment
  • Extra office furniture and cubicle components
  • Tradeshow pop-up booths
  • Seasonal decorations

What types of business or office materials do you have tucked away in a self-storage facility? Has offsite storage ever saved the day? Share your experiences here.


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